Best place for UK iMac RAM?

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  1. tek macrumors regular

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    I'm going to buy a 20" Core Duo iMac soonish (from PC World) and I want to upgrade the ram.. unfortunately they don't stock the correct RAM right now :(

    I usually buy my RAM from Crucial but the price they want for a 1GB SODIMM for the new iMac? approx $218.75. no. especially when I look at the US prices on dealram etc. and it's half that price.

    So, I'm looking for the best place in the UK for this kinda stuff.

    Anyone got any suggestions?
     
  2. groovebiscuit macrumors newbie

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    I looked around in the UK as well but couldn't find much that was either in stock or at a price I was willing to pay.

    In the end I went to macsales.com and ordered from them, they do international shipping so if you have access to a credit card a US supplier might be the best option.

    Cost me £80 delivered. Much better than what crucial were charging at the time which was £125 (and they had 0 stock).
     
  3. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    I got the 1gb stick from orcalogic.co.uk (or .com cant remember) it works a treat and has a life time warrenty.

    £78
     
  4. tek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, it seems PC World Business can source what I need for roughly £80-90ish, I may just go for that purely for the ease of return if it's bad ram.
     
  5. arcsbite Guest

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    I second Orcalogic.co.uk, got my 1GB for £78, works perfectly in my duo.
     
  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    But it comes with bugger all warranty (12 months i think) and it wont be bad ram from orca - if on the of change it is then just whack it in the post... plus PC world is the worst store ever and are Mac haters :)
     
  7. mkjj macrumors 6502a

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    www.crucial.com/uk

    price includes special delivery next day

    Bugger, never read all your post, sorry!
     
  8. Monty Pavement macrumors regular

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  9. tek thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well, I work there so I shouldn't have any trouble if anything goes wrong ;)
     
  10. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    Oh dear - a PC worlder - is your stock of mac software still hidden and confined to half a shelf :p

    Are your macs filthy and uncared for? like most places ;)
     
  11. indiekiduk macrumors 6502

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    Don't buy your mac from PC World. If you get it from apple.co.uk you can get a 1GB stick in your imac for only £60 which is a total bargain.
     
  12. dcv macrumors G3

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    Not sure where you got £60 from as I'm seeing it as £70.01 at the UK Apple Store. Also this means you'd only get 1GB RAM in total, whereas I think these guys are talking about purchasing an additional 1GB RAM stick.

    Wow, Crucial does seem to be fairly pricey at the moment for the Intel-compatible RAM. Looks as though the prices have dropped nicely for the older models now, compared to 3 months ago. I paid just over £90 for an extra 1GB for my Rev B iMac and it's now £65 :eek:
     
  13. MacMyDay macrumors regular

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    I can't seem to see the Intel iMac on Orca, yet can on Crucial. Am I just being stupid?
     
  14. tek thread starter macrumors regular

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    They aren't filthy and uncared for.. by the staff anyway. The customers on the other hand.. got a new intel iMac and within 2 days there was a big chink in the screen about 1" long making it almost unsellable.

    We do only have one part of an aisle for mac stuff, but we have final cut, MS Office, Tiger, Panther (10 quid!), the norton crap, disk warrior, a few games etc. etc.

    plus £569 gets you a mac mini, 17" TFT monitor, mighty mouse and keyboard.. not bad i'd say.
     
  15. Antiquote macrumors newbie

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    Slightly old topic, but meh.

    As a loyal (ahem) PC World member of staff who is devoted (cough) to selling high standard PCS (chortle) to thoes who need them, it gives me great pride to wander around the store most weekends with the apple remote in my pocket, constantly wowing people as it magically fades to black.

    I've converted 3 people this last week.... Now if only I can wait for the isight g5's to be pla'ed, got a Rev.a g5 imac for £180 before christmas, complete with mouse, keyboard, box, tiger... Love it!
     
  16. james.coghill macrumors newbie

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    Ram

    If you want to import from america go to www.macsales.com and buy from the OWS
    I think it comes out at around £60ish...
    Don't know whether thats any help.
     

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