COMPLETE customization beyond the normal Apple Store options....

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by onlydroops, Sep 3, 2003.

  1. macrumors member

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    I'll be a buying a 1.8 G5 and I'm trying to save as much money as possible. The thing is, I don't need the 160GB HD and I'm wondering if there is anyway/anywhere I can get it with a 80 or even 40GB HD. I'm also trying to get one with no RAM installed so that I can buy from Crucial and save a few more dollars.

    Anyone ever contacted Apple about this or know if this is possible at all?

    I know that I could go with the 1.6 G5 and get the 80GB HD and less RAM but I want the future expandability and faster bus and all that :)
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    You have to get some RAM, they won't ship it to you without it.

    Try talking to the guys at generalcybernetics.com - b2tm used to work there and they usually have great deals.

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    Sun Baked

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    Most likely NO, since any other company would end up having to buy a standard PowerMac and gut it. But people most likely wouldn't want to pay Apple prices for memory, HDs, video -- so the savings wouldn't be too much.

    I think there's a thread on this at ....


    Better G5 customization places?


    There's alway selling the stuff on eBay...
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Actually I forgot to mention that I wanted to buy from Apple since I'll be using the ADC discount. I shouldn't have asked where else to buy, my fault.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    I think you're right Sun Baked.

    And selling on eBay is a great idea. I can't believe I didn't think of that since I sell on eBay regularly.

    It may not even be worth the trouble and it might be nice to have that storage space anyway.

    I can get a 1.8 G5, Combo drive, ati 9600, for about $2300 WITH the 17" display using the ADC discount.

    Still a damn good price.
     
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    crenz

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    You could also save some money by getting a non-Apple display... There's some nice 17" TFTs out there, and I am not at all convinced that the Cinema Display is the best of them. But it has one of the highest prices... Also, if you have a PC it is nice to have a TFT that has DVI+VGA or 2xDVI so you can share the display between the two computers.
     
  7. macrumors regular

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    Wow. I read the first few sentences of your post up to where you said you'd be fine with a 40GB HD, and I thought I posted again (I posted this topic). I was scared. :p
     

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