Ordering new Macbook Pro i7 (15") Recommendations please.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by enyceexdanny, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. enyceexdanny macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys.

    I'm seeking some advice. I'm about to order a new Macbook Pro 15" i7 Model.
    Wondering if it's best to go with the Apple upgrade to 8GB ram + 256GB SSD, or just purchase the base model and upgrade both myself.

    The pricing doesn't seem to vary too much, but I'm not totally sure of the quality/performance of the parts used by Apple.

    This is my first Mac product, and would appreciate some help.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    DIY. You can get quite a better SSD and slightly cheaper RAM.
     
  3. enyceexdanny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Any recommendations on the ram (2x4gb ddr3) and the SSD (256GB)?
     
  4. enyceexdanny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Wouldn't it be better to get the RAM from apple? Since the stock model comes with 2x2gb of ram and there's only 2 slots, if upgrading to 2x4gb modules - the current 2x2gb of ram becomes paperweight. Am I not thinking this clearly? =X
     
  5. enyceexdanny thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. circularforward macrumors 6502

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    The mercury extreme with sandforce is indeed probably the best ssd. And if you can't sell the 4gb of ram or make other use of it, you may be right that it's better to order the 8gb from apple.
     
  7. lilcosco08 macrumors 65816

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    For starters, post in the macbook PRO forum
     
  8. enyceexdanny thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah crap. Didn't even realize that. My fault.
    Can a mod move it there please?
     

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