Mac Pro Ram (mistake?)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by capoeiraguri, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. capoeiraguri macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2007
    I ordered a mac pro and am waiting for it because I opted for the 8800GT,
    but I also ordered 4 gigs of ram with it. That's an extra $500, and I'm wondering if I should cancel my order, and reorder with 2 gigs, and just buy the ram from a 3rd party. Essentially the extra 2 1g pieces of ram were only $450 because I had the student discount. Anyways, let me know what you think. I've been saving for this computer forever it seems, but I'll wait a little longer if its shrewd.
  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
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    Answers to this and many other commonly asked questions can be found under the Guides tab near the top of this window.

    MR Guide to Buying RAM

    Buy your RAM third-party. It's far cheaper than Apple
  3. awad macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2006
    its up to you really, but from OWC, 4 gigs of ram is $199.00
  4. kittiyut macrumors regular


    Oct 28, 2007
    I used the student ADC discount (20%) and didn't even bother to
    buy any extra RAM (and didn't bother with the HD as well).
    Apple RAM hand HD is way over priced. If you can wait, then I'd
    cancel the order and reorder to save money if I were you! :cool:
  5. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
    You could have gotten much more RAM with a third party (like OWC). I would cancel and re-order. No harm done since the 8800GT is holding the package.
  6. Mercuric Oxide macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2008
    Instead of canceling and reordering (and having the 8800 make it take even longer than before), try calling Apple and see if they let you edit that part of the order. They should, as it hasn't shipped yet.
  7. gazfocus macrumors 68000


    Jan 3, 2008
    Liverpool, UK
    I would definately call Apple and ask them to take the extra RAM off your order. You'll get far more RAM (around 8GB extra) for that price at OWC and Crucial.

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