gatortpk
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Birthday:
Mar 9, 1971 (Age: 44)
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Student, Home Theater Installation, Computer Repai

gatortpk

macrumors 6502, 44, from Melbourne, FL

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    1. DoFoT9
      DoFoT9
      Wow good day sir! How are you? I am still out and about here...

      I have since long sold my 2009 iMac, as I moved overseas. Things have really changed here for me. Pop me an IM and we can talk some more :)
    2. gatortpk
      gatortpk
      Hey DoFoT9!

      I don't have a BD drive in my iMac, I have an internal one I hook up externally with a cheap SATA to USB cable (I paid less than $110 for the BD burner and cable last year, it also makes for the fastest DVD and CD burner around too, 8x BD speed is only 36MB/second so USB 2.0 is good enough).

      I do have the 2009 Quad Core i7 2.8GHz, and I love it, you can buy a brand new one for under $1699 now (I paid $1599, no tax, no shipping cost) and 16GB is less than $200 now too. The hyper-threading works wonders, it does easily run close to 800% in the Activity monitor with HandBrake and Folding@home, etc. The Core i5 iMac will only show 4 cores (no Hyper-threading).

      You can upgrade to 16GB for less than $100 now, then sell your Hynix 2x2GB (Apple included) for $50+ to anyone with 2008 or newer Mac. Tell them it's top quality from Apple for half the cost.

      This is where I get my SODIMM Memory:

      http://www.mushkin.com/Memory/Notebook-Memory.aspx

      Tom
    3. DoFoT9
      DoFoT9
      Hello gatortpk! I wish I could afford a BD drive in my iMac (2009 i7 model, right?), I only have an external one currently. 12GB is lots of RAM, however not quite enough for me, I might be upgrading to 16GB soon.
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    Birthday:
    Mar 9, 1971 (Age: 44)
    Location:
    Melbourne, FL
    Occupation:
    Student, Home Theater Installation, Computer Repai
    I've had a Mac since 1984 (yes, still have the 128k "Thin" Mac). I have owned 20+ Macs (currently have 12 MBPs for repair) and I'm surprised I rarely use any MBPs anymore after I got my 32GB RAM 27" iMac. I like to cycle, and read about technology.

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    27" iMac 2.8GHz Quad Core i7, 32GB RAM; Several 13"-15" MacBook Pros with Core 2 Duo, 3-16GB RAM; iPad 3rd Gen 64GB AT&T; Every iPhone from 3GS to 6 Plus with max storage; 2 x Apple TV (3rd Generation)
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