Insanity?MP's RAM

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  1. orb1692 macrumors newbie

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    Isn't it insane to pay $7k+ for 32gb of ram in a mac pro? Also who wud need this much ram?i think it'd be cheaper to buy 3rd party... Frankly,why is apple's ram so overpriced?



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  2. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Did you really just ask "who wud need this much ram?"

    Really?

    And not as a joke? (no, I'm not referring to the spelling)
     
  3. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Apple's prices on RAM are far more aggressive than in the past here in Aus. 32GB of RAM is a requirement for many people doing heavy workstation-class stuff on their Mac Pros.
     
  4. orb1692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i meant who wud buy it from apple when 3rd party wud be cheaper
     
  5. gauchogolfer macrumors 603

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    I suppose a company who wants to deal with warranty/service issues like most companies do, i.e. "fix it" and not have any hassle from Apple over 3rd party RAM.
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    I understand the sound but the word makes no sense.

    Would.
     
  7. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    People who don't know better. I am thikning of going to 16GB soon, but not 32.
     
  8. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Aye? Just cause you can't see yourself using vast amounts of RAM doesn't mean others don't need it.
    At present I have 20Gb and sometimes I wish I got more!!!!!
     
  9. Pika macrumors 68000

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    Mac Pros like that are used in serious scientific labs, universities, hospitals and etc. where a normal computer just couldn't cope. They are NOT meant for playing Tetris and Call of Duty-it could, but that would be like using a bulldozer to bury a hamster. Maybe you didn't read what you were clicking on but you selected 32GB of DDR3 RAM... What kind of applications do you think would require that much? You'll find Mac Pros like that at Boeing, NASA, etc... A normal person doesn't need a Pro.
     
  10. orb1692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But as to not stray from wat i really wanted to kno...why is it so overpriced in general?
     
  11. J&JPolangin macrumors 68030

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    ...for most, just the price of the MP alone is insane:p
     
  12. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    You don't have to buy from Apple.
    There are numerous third-party manufactures online.


    well, that's the price you pay for performance and style. It's a small price IMHO.
     
  13. jons macrumors 6502

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    Can we talk about your poor use of the English language? If would, what and know take too long to spell out, may I suggest a typing class?

    And don't worry, as long as you keep spelling words like that, you won't need to worry about the cost of 32GB of ram...
     
  14. orb1692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thats my point where is the incentive to buy from them(im talking in general)?
     
  15. cmaier macrumors G3

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    Long tradition in the computer industry of manufacturers charging too much for RAM and disk upgrades. Dates back at least into the late 1980's.
     
  16. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    What's with all the shorten phonetic words?
     
  17. orb1692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    jeez thats just how i type sometimes ..when im not typing documents..i get it from my mmorpg communities...WoW(plus im using a celli atm so its conveniency..dont judge)
     
  18. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Various corporations like to buy their machines complete, upgrade and ready for uses, upon arrival. Those same companies won't be worrying too much about he cost, since they'll probably buy a few complete systems with displays. If you think it's expensive.. don't buy from Apple, simple.

    Go build yourself a custom PC, sounds like it's more up your road, no?
     
  19. jons macrumors 6502

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    Listen man, I'm not judging you (maybe I am?), I just want you to realize most people look at that and think you're either uneducated or 13.

    One of the reasons they up-charge that way is that their isn't a whole lot of profit to be made in upgrades. There is no reason for them to cut their margins on ram, HDD's etc, because they don't manufacture those items.
     
  20. Pika macrumors 68000

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    If you want super cheap-o...

    Build yourself a hackintosh with 96GB of RAM of DDR1 3X (1GBx32 dims)

    You get this sexyness:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  21. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    Jonny Ive design?
     
  22. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Just waiting for a leak from the apartment above.. lol

    [​IMG]
     
  23. cmaier macrumors G3

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  24. orb1692 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    this looks more like my kinda system
     
  25. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    Shelfnet?
     

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