I'm a Sinner Please Forgive Me - [Soon to be a mac mini owner]

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by That-Guy, Nov 2, 2012.

  1. That-Guy macrumors 6502a

    That-Guy

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    I have been running a Hackintosh Mac Mini for the last 6 months and I have finally had enough of all the small little bugs like screen artefacts and having to re-install the sound kexts every time I did an update. I was foolish to think it would ever end well......Please Forgive Me :D

    I have now seen the light and ordered a Real Mac Mini

    Here are my plans for my Genuine Mac Mini:

    - Core i5 Base Model Ordered
    - Upgrade the Memory to 16gb (ordered from Crucial)
    - Use existing 128gb SSD from Hackintosh as Boot Drive
    - Use 500gb Drive that comes with Mac Mini as Storage
    - Have ordered the Data Doubler from OWC

    My Hackintosh had the following:

    - Core i3 Processor
    - 8gb DDR 3 Memory
    - 128gb SSD Drive (which is going into Genuine Mac Mini)
    - Intel 3000 Graphics


    So I am hoping for a little performance increase on the new Mac Mini but reviewers are saying because the i5 is the Mobile Version it actually only matches an i3 Processor anyway. But on the other hand I will be have double the RAM (from 8gb to 16gb) and also the graphics will be going from Intel 3000 to Intel 4000.

    Will be using for Internet, Movies, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe Fireworks and occasional Photoshop. All seemed to run fine on Hackintosh.

    I can't afford to upgrade to the i7 Mac Mini unfortunately but hoping this little baby will last me a few years :)

    Opinions on my new setup welcome, all parts should be here next week!
     
  2. Dixi1801 macrumors member

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    What is a Data Doubler? sorry for my ignorance, i've never heard of one!
     
  3. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    That-Guy

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    Its the kit which allows you to add a second hard drive to the Mac Mini :)

    Linky: http://eshop.macsales.com/item/OWC/DIYIMM11D2/

    The video on that page is quite good for giving you an idea of the work involved.
     
  4. Dixi1801 macrumors member

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    Oh i have heard of it, but i'd be petrified to take my mini apart (when i get it!)

    I just don't trust myself, but good luck to you!

    I'm sure your performance will be noticeably better, with the better processor, more ram and HD4000 instead of HD3000 :)

    Let us know how you find it when you do finally get it and it's up and running!
     
  5. mystic man macrumors member

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    Yes the reviewers are true, the mobile version of the i5 matches the desktop version of the fastest i3 (both score at around 4000 on cpubenchmark) but with the mac mini you get the HD4000 upgrade, no bugs due to hackintosh, will run a lot faster because it has true OSX optimized for the particular machine you are buying, far less physical space required for the computer, and a true jewel on your office, ready to devour everything you throw at it.

    You have made the right choise and your mac mini will serve you well
    I would have made the same decision if i was in your shoes and not look back even for a second
     
  6. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    [MOD NOTE]
    I updated the title to make it a bit less ambiguous
     
  7. That-Guy thread starter macrumors 6502a

    That-Guy

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    Just got an email to say its been shipped, due Monday along with my Memory from Crucial :)
     

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