2.8GHz vs. 3.06GHz

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by vermonter16, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. vermonter16 macrumors regular

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    For $188 more I can get the 3.06GHz imac...worth the money or not? I was set on getting the 2.8 but with the sale today not sure if I should suck it up or not... Help! I plan to order within a couple of hours!
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    You won't notice the difference. There are dozens of threads about this. Save your money and spend it on third-party RAM (don't buy from Apple).
     
  3. vermonter16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah - I read the threads....and then probably read more than I should have because some said that if they were going to keep the computer for more than three years they should get it...that's what boggled me. I'd rather save the money and spend it on an ipod!
     
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    Well, there you go! Hey, look, they're discounted today, too! :p
     
  5. PcBgone macrumors 6502

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    2 ghz is not really going to matter now, or in 3 years. Its really just a marketing gimmick that so many people fall into. They want the fastest available. if we were talking 10ghz yea. then by all means...but 2?

    I went with the 2.8ghz, and upgraded the video card to the 8800gs, Im about to upgrade my memory to 4gb, and then I will be happy as a clam.
     
  6. vermonter16 thread starter macrumors regular

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    That's exactly what I'm going to do. Upgrade the video card...and do the RAM 3rd party... It better be as easy to install as everyone says ;)
     
  7. Scepticalscribe Contributor

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    Exactly my advice, too. Buy extra RAM instead.

    Cheers and good luck
     
  8. Namnorkimo macrumors member

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    I bought the 2,8 Ghz iMac and fittet it with 4 GB Transcend RAM. :)
     

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