Ram Suggestion For New 2.8 Imac

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  1. trig macrumors newbie

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    I am planning to switch my wife from her pc to a mac. She is a professional photographer who will use the mac mainly for photo editing (photoshop, don't know much about aperature) and dvd creation. I am looking at the 2.8 with the 2gs of Ram. I was thinking of upgrading the memory to 4gs but the $700 from mac seems a little steep. Any advise as far as just staying with the 2gs or should I seek out another source for the memory.

    Thanks in advance,
    Trig
     
  2. Bobioden macrumors 68000

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    Order the 24" 2.4 for $1799. Upgrade the processor to 2.8 for $250. Upgrade the harddrive to 500gb. This will give you the 2.8 machine with the 1 gb of stock ram. You can then replace the 1g with 2x2gb for $150 or so, and get the same machine, 4gb of ram, and save you a few bucks.
     
  3. Cobra2001 macrumors regular

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    Order a 2.8 with only 1 GB or RAM and then pick 4GB up for $129.99 from OWC...
    http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other World Computing/53IM2DDR4GBK/
     
  4. Sandman1969 macrumors 6502a

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    That is exactly what I did with our 2 24" iMACs. I ordered the memory a few days after the iMacs and all arrived at the same time.
     
  5. Cobra2001 macrumors regular

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    Just ordered my 4 GB kit from OWC and it's now only $127.99:D
     
  6. snail macrumors newbie

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    just checked the OWC link and now its even lower - $119.

    Maybe if I wait a while, it will be free haha

    Thanks for the info. I just ordered a 24" 2.8 so I'll be maxing the ram soon.
     
  7. je1ani macrumors 6502

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    yeah I ordered it from OWC with overnight shipping for $135 and it came here in 17 hours :cool:
     
  8. Senor360 macrumors regular

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    wow..

    It boggles the mind that they're able to 1) have the nads to try and sell memory for that much and 2) people probably purchase it on a daily basis, none the wiser. I'm so glad I visit forums for info like this. When 4gbs of memory cost most then one of your own desktops (mac mini), that's just sad.
     
  9. jessedylan macrumors newbie

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    I ordered the 2.8ghz, upgraded to 500 GB HD, and only requested the 1GB of RAM because I knew I wanted to replace it with 2 2GB sticks (after market). After some research, I ordered from DMS because their prices were comparable and people seemed happier with their customer service. Couldn't be happier!
     
  10. rallycars macrumors member

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    I ordered my RAM from OWC before my imac was delivered. I got it at $230 before it shot up, but only a few months later it is already $110 less, almost half price of what I paid. I know technology gets cheaper, but this is nuts. I'd say get the RAM sooner than later as the price will increase once the demand dries up.
     

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