I need to buy a Mini today...I need help with something...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Monicab, Sep 4, 2014.

  1. Monicab macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2012
    Hi guys,
    Ive been waiting for the refresh. My Core 2 Duo Imac is dying , random blue screen followed by login windows, freezing and beach balls u get the idea.

    I have to buy today..

    I'm going fro the Core i5 MacMini (I'm broke), buying from bhphotovideo.com seems slightly discounted, instead of apple...any reason why I should or shouldn't?

    As for monitors with a tight budget...but I do web graphics, vector illustrations on adobe illustrator, I don't have money for a monitor with color accuracy..so I'll just try to do the best I can.

    I'm looking at these options, what you guys think????Would I need extra cables?



    *** what is the difference between the two besides that mobile devices can be hooked up to the white monitor...I can't find reviews for the white monitor...:eek:

  2. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    BH Photo is a very decent place to make on line purchases. What I would recommend is that you consider 3rd party RAM and max out at a pair of 8gig for a total of 16 gigs. This is based on your applications and the fact that more RAM improves some facets of performance. Buying 16 gigs from Apple is just short of ridiculous given their overblown prices and thus 3rd party is the wiser choice for RAM purchase.

    I can't comment on the monitor you are possibly purchasing other than the fact that if you are doing images for web, it may suffice. There was no mention about the colour gambit. Just be aware it would be wise no matter what you buy that you consider some "calibration" tool that generates a proper profile for your monitor.
  3. blanka macrumors 68000

    Jul 30, 2012
  4. KingKen1986 macrumors regular


    Aug 16, 2012
    I just got my late 2012 Mac mini with the core i5 a week ago. I absolutely love it and am running on the stock 4 gigs of ram. Its an extremely fast little computer. You will be very pleased, I got mine at best buy on sale for labor day weekend. I plan on upgrading the ram in the near future but to be honest I'm not having any troubles with my current configuration so I might put that off. :apple::D:apple:
  5. scottsjack macrumors 68000

    Aug 25, 2010
    I bought my 2.3 mini from B&H, been doing business with them for years. I also ordered 16GB of Crucial RAM from them at the same time. Make sure you select 1600MHz RAM.

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