Buying a MBP -- which upgrades, accessories, etc.?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by NewSc2, Jan 17, 2007.

  1. NewSc2 macrumors 65816

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    Thread title sums it up :).

    I'm purchasing my 15" 2.16ghz MBP today, using my exalted Student Developer discount.

    The two upgrades I've been considering:

    -- Upgrading the HDD from 120gb to 160gb ($80 extra, PMR, barefeats benchmarks look good)
    -- Upgrading the RAM from 1gb to 2gb ($140 extra).

    However, I think I'm going to hold off on the RAM upgrade though. I can get it cheaper and tax-less from other places, and I'm thinking I should buy it later to save the big hit on my bank account.

    Question though... I've had bad experiences with RAM overall. Kingston, Crucial, and other brands have all crashed my computers 2-3 years after purchase. Any advice on OWC or other third-party RAM buyers?
     
  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    I'd say go for the hard drive upgrade. If you are so worried about RAM, why not just upgrade it now. When you're buying a computer, the $150 extra or whatever isn't that much, especially if you will want more ram soon.
     
  3. vanzskater272 macrumors regular

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    you should get one of the radtech ScreenSavrz and also I think you should just get the 1gb of ram from apple. But if you want to get it somewhere else owc sells 1gb sticks for 120 dollars.
     
  4. MacDonaldsd macrumors 65816

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    There the two upgrades I would do. Your better off getting the RAM now as they will run dual-channel as there matching pairs, and if anything goes wrong with the ram/mbp its easier to deal with just apple.
     

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