I am now a unibody!!!!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by phas3, Dec 3, 2010.

  1. phas3 macrumors 65816

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    woooooo, saw a Brand New 13" Mac Book Pro mid-2010 model up for grabs on craigslist for $1080. Called the guy up, was very helpful, said that I was going to be the first to ever touch the macbook. I thought he was kidding.

    Met up with him at USC, opened the box and WALLA! it was still in its original packaging plastic things, I said GOOD DAY SIR and handed him the cash.

    Sold my Blackbook for 600.

    bought a new 22" LED Viewsonic(I know not IPS, but I don't need IPS), new keyboard, mouse, mouse pad, desk...

    now I need...a stand/dock any recommendations?

    someone point me to the overclocking threads! CPU/Graphics

    need to upgrade to a 7200rpm HDD maybe the Hitachi Travelstar(any thoughts)?
     
  2. Stvwndr219 macrumors 6502

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    1. iLap is pretty popular but any standard notebook cooler will do.

    2. OC'ing isn't really recommended as these already get pretty hot as is and aren't designed to handle much more overclocking...

    3. That or the WD, just my opinion but I tend to stay away from Seagate... too many horror stories (unusual even given the complainers:problem-free ratio prevalent on the internet)
     
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    These new MBPs are quite capable. You might not feel the need to OC or the need for a special cooler.
     
  4. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what I meant for a stand was those things you put the macbook on the makes it elevated and you can connect a monitor to it and use it in clamshell mode
     
  5. AlphaDogg macrumors 68040

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    I made my own for $20 and a trip to the local Home Depot... Also, I have the Hitachi Travelstar 7K500 500GB 7200rpm drive... I love it! One thing-it needs HDAPM to be applied to it...


    Edit: Try the mStand...
     
  6. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    what's HDAPM? for the Hitachi?

    yeah saw the mStand gonna see if the apple store has it tomorrow.
     
  7. davidlv macrumors 65816

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    HDAPM? - software to adjust the power management settings of a drive.
    Not necessary - I have the Hitachi 500GB HD installed, nice drive, and I have had no need to use the HDAPM software.
    Most posts I have seen have been related to the WD Scorpio blue needing the HPAPM to stop the constant head parking. I had a bad experience with that drive and issue, totally unusable as an internal drive, but the drive works in an USB enclosure just fine, so it must be an issue with the SATA controller in the MBP. Could be that different drives have the setting set differently from the factory too.
     
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  9. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    Why is a stand needed if it's in clamshell mode?
     
  10. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Which 13" model is it? Because, I paid less than that for a new 13" MBP on Amazon.
     
  11. sbddude macrumors 6502a

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    I was thinking the same. I see 2010 models on CL for under $1000.
     
  12. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    wallpaper please :p great setup!
     
  13. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    quite frankly man. i dont give a damn about your set up of the macbook pro.:p i was too enticed by the wallpaper. i didn't notice the MBP until someone mentioned it hahaha..

    but cool set up!
    1. who is that, and 2. whereee wheree wheree!
     
  14. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    omg what! you don't know OLIVE! Olivia MUNN!!!! g4 attack of the show!

    here's the original

    [​IMG]
     
  15. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    base model, umm where on amazon can you link? I don't see any of it under 1100. Plus I wanted it ASAP since I needed a laptop for school after I sold my blackbook.

    Anywho I'm sure I could have probably gotten one under 1000 if it was used. But this one was new, looking at CL right now in the Los Angeles area, I don't see any new ones under 1k.

    Brand new for 1080, I think it's a good deal considering the fact that the new MBPs go for 1199 + california tax.
     
  16. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    omg wow it is olivia hahaha watch her all the time :p
     
  17. Resist macrumors 68030

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    Been a fan of Olivia (Lisa) Munn for years, but never saw that picture of her before. Sure do miss her on Attack of the Show and about ready to stop watching it because she left.
     
  18. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    im not seeing it! :(
     
  19. phas3 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yeah, and the fact that they took the g4 channel off of direct tv sucks even more. But the only reason I watched g4 was for olivia anyway and she barely goes on the show nowadays...so sad.
     
  20. shyam09 macrumors 68000

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    you gotta love how olivia munn is now the center of attention

    macs vs olivia?
    OLIVIA!!!
     

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