2017 15" MBP CPU OR SSD

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  1. ilovegoodnugz macrumors regular

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    About to do a BTO and was wondering if I should max out CPU or 1TB SSD? Assuming I could only do one. Thanks
     
  2. vjobs macrumors regular

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    How is your usage? I think you get more out of extra SSD than the processor clock speed and cache increase. Which model is your eye exactly on?
     
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    What are your storage needs? What are your time needs?
     
  5. ilovegoodnugz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mainly work and spreadsheets, I am getting rid of a iMac and MacBook Air and consolidating to one computer so want a nice compromise. I am getting 15" mbp with touchbar and 4gb video card option. Just deciding on final upgrade. Thanks
     
  6. Ries macrumors 68000

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    SSD, CPU will complete tasks a bit slower on large compute loads, but when you're out of disk space, you're out.
     
  7. ilovegoodnugz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Another option was max out CPU and get USB-c ssd for extra storage? Thoughts?
     
  8. PBG4 Dude macrumors 68020

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    I would get SSD over the final CPU upgrade. If you started with the 2,799 model MBP, the 2.9 chip has the same 8MB L3 cache as the 3.1 chip (vs 6 MB on 2,399 model).
     
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  11. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    How big? Please check your full usage. Go to the Apple Menu top left, About this Mac, Storage tab and report your usage.
     
  12. ilovegoodnugz thread starter macrumors regular

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    Like 200gb
     
  13. rezenclowd3 macrumors 6502a

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    Honestly doesn't sound like you need or should upgrade either.
     

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