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mckvakk
Dec 7, 2006, 02:42 PM
Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz PC667, 4M BOXED: NOK 5250,- (Around $861)

Samsung SpinPoint M60S 160GB 5400RPM SATA 2,5": NOK 1420,- ($233)

---- Here we've passed the price for the lowest speced mac mini from apple ----

Crucial DDR2 SO-DIMM 2048MB CL4 Non-ECC, 1.8V, 256Mx64, 200p DDR2 PC2-4200: NOK 13390,- ($2197) for two

Grand total: NOK 20060,- ($3292)

That's around the price for the lowest Mac Pro :eek:



Eidorian
Dec 7, 2006, 02:43 PM
Buy an iMac or Mac Pro then.

mckvakk
Dec 7, 2006, 02:45 PM
I have a mini already, was just playing around with adding new components.

psychofreak
Dec 7, 2006, 02:47 PM
Buy an iMac or Mac Pro then.

His point is that it is amazing that such a price could be put on a computer with nowhere near the power of a Mac Pro, not that he wanted to buy that computer and was really surprised.

EDID: OP, you posted while I was writing

WildCowboy
Dec 7, 2006, 02:49 PM
Two-thirds of your price is for 2 x 2GB sticks of RAM, which the entry-level Mac Pro doesn't come close to.

Not that a mini would be able to use 4 GB of RAM anyway...

Bibulous
Dec 7, 2006, 03:22 PM
and a maxed out Mac Pro is around the price of the lowest priced Civic (13k) :rolleyes:

SkyBell
Dec 8, 2006, 03:30 PM
and a maxed out Mac Pro is around the price of the lowest priced Civic (13k) :rolleyes:

Actually, with all the options at there highest, it's closer to $18,000-$19,000

Killyp
Dec 8, 2006, 05:03 PM
Really? I got 16.5k when I last spent a few hours (:rolleyes: ) on the Apple site. I suppose that's what, about $22k?

ero87
Dec 8, 2006, 05:21 PM
$19,113.

woah mama.

SkyBell
Dec 8, 2006, 05:55 PM
$19,113.

woah mama.

Really? I got $19,172.

Oh whatever. Now we should start a thread on "Who has actually bought this?!" :D

Bibulous
Dec 8, 2006, 08:50 PM
Actually, with all the options at there highest, it's closer to $18,000-$19,000

You can't count dual 30" monitors and AppleCare, that's just crazy, who buys that stuff?

srf4real
Dec 8, 2006, 08:56 PM
Does the intel mini even take the best graphix upgrade?

Bibulous
Dec 8, 2006, 09:57 PM
nevermind, sorry

brad.c
Dec 8, 2006, 10:18 PM
I want to buy a Mini to act as an iTunes based Jukebox, and put all our CDs in storage. Use the TV as a monitor, and watch DVDs thru it too. A nice, small box on top of my stereo's amp/receiver.

But whenever I spec it out, I can't make myself hit the checkout button. My brain screams "Just get an iMac".

Last I checked, I ain't rich enough to task an iMac as a jukebox.

chatin
Dec 12, 2006, 12:57 AM
The Core 2 is a nice upgrade for any Intel Mac Mini. I recommend that the plastic CPU pins be replaced with Nylon screws and nuts. Amazon has them.

I just replaced a 1.5 core solo with a 2Ghz Core 2! I call it my Mini Mac Pro!

:)

gkarris
Dec 12, 2006, 10:27 AM
The Core 2 is a nice upgrade for any Intel Mac Mini. I recommend that the plastic CPU pins be replaced with Nylon screws and nuts. Amazon has them.

I just replaced a 1.5 core solo with a 2Ghz Core 2! I call it my Mini Mac Pro!

:)


What parts did you use and where did you get them?

bearbo
Dec 12, 2006, 12:29 PM
The Core 2 is a nice upgrade for any Intel Mac Mini. I recommend that the plastic CPU pins be replaced with Nylon screws and nuts. Amazon has them.

I just replaced a 1.5 core solo with a 2Ghz Core 2! I call it my Mini Mac Pro!

:)

how difficult is it to upgrade the CPU of mac mini?