Ram / Display / Storage

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by cydspal, Jan 23, 2008.

  1. cydspal macrumors member

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    Putting together my first mac pro and I am clear (thanks to this forum) not to get my Ram from Apple. So, what is the best source and amount of Ram I should get for a new Mac Pro with two 2.8 quad core?

    What about where to look for a nice sized display 23+" and external storage choices (should I look at time caspule?) Thanks!
     
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  3. cydspal thread starter macrumors member

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    Any suggestions on the amount of Ram to get (I will get no more than entry level from Apple).

    Any display suggestions?
     
  4. richard.mac macrumors 603

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    >4GB ram and youll unlock the Mac Pros potential and see some real speed.

    for a mac pro you should look at good quality TFT panel displays like the Dell UltraSharp or Apple Cinema Display. the TN panel displays like the Samsungs and LGs have a lower quality screen and as a consequence are cheaper and they have less inputs like connectivity and USB.
     
  5. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Regarding the displays, there is no "best display." The best display for photography is the worst display for gaming. You can get middle-ground diplays that use an S-PVA LCD panel inside, but it's really difficult to tell what type of LCD panel is used in a display. This type of display should give you decent response time, and decent colour accuracy. It's a balance, if that's what you're after.


    Here is a list of the type of LCD panel is used in each display. LCD Panel type
     
  6. cydspal thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks! I will be using it for internet and video / photo editing, no gaming.
     
  7. dmb3886 macrumors regular

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    wow thanks man, ive been looking for a site like that. you think that an internal hard drive would be better than an external? (upgrade)
     
  8. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    I think it cleans up your desk space if you occupy your internal hard drive bays rather than getting more external hard drives.
     

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