It's expensive to max out the mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by mckvakk, Dec 7, 2006.

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    Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 2.33GHz PC667, 4M BOXED: NOK 5250,- (Around $861)

    Samsung SpinPoint M60S 160GB 5400RPM SATA 2,5": NOK 1420,- ($233)

    ---- Here we've passed the price for the lowest speced mac mini from apple ----

    Crucial DDR2 SO-DIMM 2048MB CL4 Non-ECC, 1.8V, 256Mx64, 200p DDR2 PC2-4200: NOK 13390,- ($2197) for two

    Grand total: NOK 20060,- ($3292)

    That's around the price for the lowest Mac Pro :eek:
     
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    I have a mini already, was just playing around with adding new components.
     
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    His point is that it is amazing that such a price could be put on a computer with nowhere near the power of a Mac Pro, not that he wanted to buy that computer and was really surprised.

    EDID: OP, you posted while I was writing
     
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    WildCowboy

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    Two-thirds of your price is for 2 x 2GB sticks of RAM, which the entry-level Mac Pro doesn't come close to.

    Not that a mini would be able to use 4 GB of RAM anyway...
     
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    and a maxed out Mac Pro is around the price of the lowest priced Civic (13k) :rolleyes:
     
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    Actually, with all the options at there highest, it's closer to $18,000-$19,000
     
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    Killyp

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    Really? I got £16.5k when I last spent a few hours :)rolleyes: ) on the Apple site. I suppose that's what, about $22k?
     
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    $19,113.

    woah mama.
     

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    SkyBell

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    Really? I got $19,172.

    Oh whatever. Now we should start a thread on "Who has actually bought this?!" :D
     

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    You can't count dual 30" monitors and AppleCare, that's just crazy, who buys that stuff?
     
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    Does the intel mini even take the best graphix upgrade?
     
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    I want to buy a Mini to act as an iTunes based Jukebox, and put all our CDs in storage. Use the TV as a monitor, and watch DVDs thru it too. A nice, small box on top of my stereo's amp/receiver.

    But whenever I spec it out, I can't make myself hit the checkout button. My brain screams "Just get an iMac".

    Last I checked, I ain't rich enough to task an iMac as a jukebox.
     
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    chatin

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    Upgrade to Core 2 like a Pro!

    The Core 2 is a nice upgrade for any Intel Mac Mini. I recommend that the plastic CPU pins be replaced with Nylon screws and nuts. Amazon has them.

    I just replaced a 1.5 core solo with a 2Ghz Core 2! I call it my Mini Mac Pro!

    :)
     
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    What parts did you use and where did you get them?
     
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    how difficult is it to upgrade the CPU of mac mini?
     

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