Is Apple Care worth it if i'm going todo my own upgrades?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bigredgpk, Nov 7, 2005.

  1. bigredgpk macrumors newbie

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    Hello Everyone,
    I'm thinking of asking for a New Mac mini for Christmas (wishful thinking...) and when I do i'm going to do my own upgrades (Faster HD, More memory...). Should I bother getting the Apple care package? If I don't, what is the warrenty that apple offers for it's hardware? 1 year?

    Thanks, Timmay
     
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Memory isn't an issue, but if you are replacing the hard drive, you'll probably void the warranty anyway, so -- no.
     
  3. bigredgpk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, So I guess my next question is, does anyone notice a difference if they threw a faster hard drive into a Mini?

    Thanks, Tim
     
  4. mraila macrumors member

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    If you are interested in speed and upgrading, you should get a Power Mac. Of course, they cost quite a bit more...;)
     
  5. bigredgpk thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If I knew I was going to dive head first into the Mac OS I would save up for a Power Mac... but since i'm testing the waters i'm going to get a Mac Mini (or a headless G4 iMac...), also i'm going to get a new Dell Dimension 9100 (replacing my AMD XP 2400 that's showing it's age).

    Still not sure if I want to get a USB KVM with DVI (do they makes these?) or just go with Two monitors and use Synergy...

    Timmay
     

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