customized 2.7 PM...

johnny41

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May 25, 2005
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I decide not to buy 2.3 Power mac and go ahead with 2.7. I'll be using new computer for web/graphic design and expand into video editing in a few months. I can't decide which option below I should get. I'm lending toward option one since it cost less and I already own a 250gb external Mercury HD. So I can save a bundle moola and upgrade PM in future if necessary.

Option 2 only cost about 400 bucks more than option 1, but will save about 100-300 bucks compare to apple.com and others retailers and may not necessary to upgrade the hardware in future as option 1 may. I could use some advice/suggestion to decide which one to buy, or suggest different retailer that sell customized pm less than B&H offers...

Option 1

Option 2


Jace
 

ITASOR

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Mar 20, 2005
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Optional In-house Memory Installation and Testing - Select this if you want B&H to Install RAM when Buying Additional Memory - Delivery is Delayed 1-3 Days



B&H# BHINSTALL1
Price: $ 29.95



NO! If you can figure out how to turn on the G5, you can figure out how to install RAM. That $30 you're paying them is a rip off. It will take them around 3 minutes (not exaggerating) to install the RAM.
 

wdlove

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The 6800 Ultra Graphics card will be very useful with your media work. Especially necessary should you decide on a 30" LCD. A wise choice in deciding to purchase AppleCare.
 

iGary

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Don't pay all that extra money for the drive - it's a five minute operation and you can get a drive cheap at www.macsales.com....do get the bluetooth and airport, though.

I haven't had and of the said problems with the 9650, but I don't do video, I do digital images.

Why not get this from Apple.com?
 

wkw

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Mar 23, 2004
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I would lean towards option 1, you can most likely update the video card later for alot less than ~$400. Isn't Nvidia coming out with a new card soon? the 6800's will become alot less expensive when they update. Try out the 9650 card for awhile, it might suit your needs just fine and I think it will run the 30" monitor as well. Spend the extra money on more ram.

good luck

p.s I'm Jealous!

bill
 

johnny41

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May 25, 2005
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ITASOR said:
Optional In-house Memory Installation and Testing - Select this if you want B&H to Install RAM when Buying Additional Memory - Delivery is Delayed 1-3 Days



B&H# BHINSTALL1
Price: $ 29.95



NO! If you can figure out how to turn on the G5, you can figure out how to install RAM. That $30 you're paying them is a rip off. It will take them around 3 minutes (not exaggerating) to install the RAM.
I agree with you, I forgot to mention that I'm buying RAM from Crucial or DMS and install them myself. I think I'll stick with option 1 features, will check around for one more time to see if any retailer offer same features that cost less than B&H.


Why not get this from Apple.com?
If I buy Final Cut Studio with PM from B&H, it saves me about 200 bucks compare to apple.com.

Jace