macbook upgrade ... need help. Make me a shopping list.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mcintosh184, May 27, 2007.

  1. mcintosh184 macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2007
    Hey guys. Need some help. I am getting the 2.0 ghz macbook and plan on upgrading the ram to 2 gigs and the harddrive to atleast 160gbs (something thats fast and quiet).

    The problem is, even though i used the upgrade guide here, I don't know what is good and whats not. I have a budget of around $200 to 250 and i want to get good, reliable parts. I have boughten from newegg before so I would like to shop with them again. Could someone make a shopping list for me. What does everyone have or want in their macbooks?
  2. WillJS macrumors 65816


    Jan 6, 2007
  3. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    i want 3gb in my macbook and i am saving for it right now, but 2 would be more than enough for me already, get a sleeve or a hard case if you want some extra protection for your beauty. About the HD I don't know what's bets or cheaper, I only have the 80 stock in my MB but use a P4 for storage...
  4. iBookG4user macrumors 604


    Jun 27, 2006
    Seattle, WA
    I use Patriot RAM in my MacBook Pro and it works great and I've never had a problem with it. Here is the RAM I used, 2GB for just $100. For hard drives, I've had good experiences with Seagate, here's a 160GB notebook hard drive for $120. Both combined fit nicely into your budget.
  5. mcintosh184 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2007

    Newegg has the hd really cheap ...


    and the ram ...


    Total= $216.49

    Are these good parts?
  6. heySparky macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2007
    I just recently bought that HD from newegg. Obviously I thought it was a good choice, I still do. The drive is nearly silent, and I can't feel it spin up. Actually, things seems a tad bit faster after I installed it. I also bought an external case to put the original HD into, but first I put the new drive in the case and used SuperDuper to clone the original drive. Then just swapped the drives and was good to go.

    I don't know about the RAM. I got my RAM from I used to find it. I bought the cheap stuff and am quite satisfied with it. I'd compare the prices before buying. I'd trust the stuff newegg sells.
  7. rjacobs macrumors newbie

    May 9, 2007
    Go to I have been buying stuff from them for a while and they are always good. They have 1gig sticks of Corsair DDR2 677 for 31.99, probably the cheapest I have seen it anywhere.
  8. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK

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