Mac Mini build opinions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Mattjeff, Nov 4, 2012.

  1. Mattjeff macrumors 6502

    Mattjeff

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    So I did some digging and was able to piece together a Mac Mini and am looking for feedback/suggestions.

    2.6GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7 $869 Apple
    16GB 1600MHz $107 OWC
    750GB Seagate Hybrid drive $125 Amazon
    Logitech Wireless Solar keyboard $59 Apple
    1920x1080 23” Dell monitor $219 Dell

    bringing the total to $1379
    2.3GHz being $90 cheaper $1289

    What do you think?
     
  2. MattZani macrumors 68030

    MattZani

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    I'd go for an SSD rather than a hybrid drive.
     
  3. PCConvert2012 macrumors newbie

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    I 2nd the Crucial RAM and get the SSD so that your purchase will be good for 3+ years...

    If you can afford it - get a larger monitor since that will always help your work. I just upgraded to a samsung 800 series 2560*1440 - well worth it for the extra real estate..
     
  4. Mattjeff thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mattjeff

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    I would love to get a SSD but at about $1 a GB vs $0.16 a GB its hard to justify.

    In regards to the samsung display, why didn't you go for the apple cinema?
     
  5. Lance-AR macrumors 6502

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    I understand not being able to afford Apple's SSD but the hybrid drive isn't much better than a regular HDD. I would get the regular HDD and then later put a 128GB SSD in a GoFlex adapter for an external boot drive.
     
  6. Mattjeff thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mattjeff

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