Looking at a new Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by llarson, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. llarson macrumors member

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    Found a company that will sell me a new mac mini with

    16 RAM upgrade: Corsair speed 1333MHZ

    480GB SSD (SATA III) is by OCZ - Agility 3

    Graphics card AMD Radeon

    Second internal HDD 1 TB

    Asking price is $1400.

    Sound like a fair deal?

    I am not looking to crack the box and do the upgrades myself so...

    Thanks
     
  2. ivnj macrumors 65816

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    I don't know what sad sells for. But the middle model with amd card is 799 +100 for 16gb of ram which is about fair. So 1400 -900 is 500. And if the ssd's are worth 500 then it6s a good deal. Plus labor I guess its fair if you really need all. So go for it.
     
  3. Poki macrumors 6502a

    Poki

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    Let's break this in parts ...

    Mac Mini: 750
    480 GB Agility 3: 350
    1 TB 2,5" drive: 70
    16 GB RAM: 80
    Dual-HDD-Kit: 20 (?)
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    Sum: 1.270

    So yes, assuming I calculated the US prices right from the EU street prices I looked up, I think this offer is at least okay. But consider the Mini and SSD price to fall a bit in the coming weeks, so with a bit of work you could easily save 200. Or just pay the price and get a great out of box experience. And if there's warranty on this offer, it's even better.
     
  4. golf1410 macrumors 6502a

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    I would get iMac for that price. Probably wait for a new model.
     
  5. llarson thread starter macrumors member

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    why an iMac

    I should have added I currently run two 32 inch monitors so I don't need the iMac monitor plus can I get the 480 SSD and an internal 1 TB drive in the iMac?
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yes you can.

    Follow up. What resolution are you running those 32" monitors at?
     
  7. theRAMman macrumors regular

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    I don't know what that is in the queens English, but id say that would be around £1000 which sounds like a good deal!
     
  8. llarson thread starter macrumors member

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    Monitors

    1080i

    and

    1280x760 60hz

    also running my iPad as a third monitor using airdisplay.

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    My current Mini is filled with data from a migrate from a MacBook.

    Any one have experience with SSD's.

    Is better to do a fresh install, or a manged migration versus a migration with Migration Assistant or Time Machine.

    Should I move folders off the SSD to the 1 TB HDD to avoid stress on the SSD?

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    My current Mini is filled with data from a migrate from a MacBook.

    Any one have experience with SSD's.

    Is better to do a fresh install, or a manged migration versus a migration with Migration Assistant or Time Machine.

    Should I move folders off the SSD to the 1 TB HDD to avoid stress on the SSD?
     

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