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weatherman316
Aug 16, 2008, 11:55 AM
Well, I finally made the plunge. 2 weeks after I got my iPhone 3G I got a Macbook Pro. That being said, what's the cheapest place to get a 4GB RAM kit? I was going to get OWC RAM from macsales, but if there's cheaper to be had I'd certainly appreciate it. Also, via monoprice, can someone link 1. a DVI->HDMI cable (I'd like to hook the computer up to my HDTV) and 2. an audio out cable so the audio will transfer from my computer to the TV.

(Normally I don't ask for links, but I want to be sure to purchase exactly the right cable)

Thanks!



ib4walrus
Aug 16, 2008, 12:02 PM
I don't know about the cable but for RAM if you are looking for cheaper than the OWC kit, I would go to Newegg. You can get 4 GB of RAM from manufacturers like Kingston for around $75 (not sure about S&H costs, make sure to check those). Just make sure if you use Newegg you know the correct specifications on the RAM.

queshy
Aug 16, 2008, 12:15 PM
Check BestBuy...Two days ago I got 2 x 2GB for $29.99 each = $60 for 4 GB ram! (this was for my iMac)

duncanapple
Aug 16, 2008, 12:24 PM
I have used www.crucial.com for the past 4 or 5 macs I have upgraded. They are also who the guys at the apple store have recommended (even the guys in the store tell you to get RAM elsewhere which is funny). Right now for your setup you can get 4gb for $95 + free shipping and prob no sales tax depending on where you live.

Congrats on the new laptop!

Chris

velocityg4
Aug 16, 2008, 01:23 PM
Video
I assume the iMac has a mini-dvi (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16834998698) to DVI adapter already, since I don't know whether Apple includes the adapter.
DVI to HDMI (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812270113) adapter

Audio
Minioptical to Toslink (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882339059) cable
or minioptical to Toslink (http://www.amazon.com/TOSLINK-TO-OPTICAL-MINI-ADAPTER/dp/B0002MQGRM) adapter and Toslink cable (http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2104300697%201177537855&bop=And&Order=PRICE) (for lengths other than 6feet)
or go 2 channel analog with minijack to RCA (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882123077) (unnecessarily expensive one from Monster (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16882155267))

Memory
If you are willing to deal with mail in rebates this OCZ memory (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820227251) will end up costing you $57.

techound1
Aug 16, 2008, 06:18 PM
cyberberguys.com is good for cheap(er) cable

datamem.com is great for RAM

weatherman316
Aug 17, 2008, 03:11 AM
Well I've narrowed it down to the following links for my RAM upgrade, which should I get?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820211200
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145193
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820134578
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231135
http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/53IM2DDR4GBK/
http://www.crucial.com/store/mpartspecs.aspx?mtbpoid=85F6BD18A5CA7304

richard.mac
Aug 17, 2008, 03:15 AM
^ go for the A-DATA as it has the best review on Newegg (well by 1% :p) and is the cheapest. the latest comment says it installed fine on a MacBook which uses the same RAM as the MacBook Pros.

weatherman316
Aug 17, 2008, 03:38 AM
^ go for the A-DATA as it has the best review on Newegg (well by 1% :p) and is the cheapest. the latest comment says it installed fine on a MacBook which uses the same RAM as the MacBook Pros.

Yes, but http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820231135 comes with free shipping making it cheaper before rebate.