so I picked up a MacMini for £20....

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by costabunny, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. costabunny macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    I just thought I'd shre my good fortune here..... :)

    I just blagged a Mac Mini for £20. Long story short I got done but an incompetant admin allowing a colleague of mine to usurp me on a Power Mac 1GHz G4 (Mirror) when I had first refusal. The idiot admin allowed him to have it for £20!!!! WTF

    So I asked about th Mac Mini today and my manager (onmy side) said frak em if they sold the PowerMac for £20 (which is less powerful) then they should let me have the mini for £20 also. Just found out its mine ! !!! ! ! ! !!

    W00t - A 1.8 MacMini is all mine (and I know its good as I am the only one who takes care of mac stuff in our organisation).

    I am gonna spend the princely sum of £20 to up its ram from 512KB to 2GB and then I'd like to give it a nice juicy HDD upgrade. She will be my new 'lounge' mac - for watching movies n stuff on :)

    Quick Question - what HDD do I need to procure for her? (never taken the lid off).
     
  2. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Nice!
    512KB to 2GB will be quite the ram upgrade :p

    You'll need a serial ata (sata) laptop drive.
    Careful with the upgrade, its a bit difficult, enjoy your mini!
     
  3. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    SATA - Cool Ill get online and order a nice lil 320GB+ one :)

    Cannot wait to get her up and running :)

    Thanks
     
  4. polar-blair macrumors regular

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    i think the latest icreate mag has a tutorial on how to upgrade the mac minis HD, not sure. I presume your in the UK as you said £'s :D

    But well done Mac mini for £20 Can you get me one too.:p
     
  5. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    Gibraltar actually, but we use sterling here (and Gibraltar Pounds too) lol

    yeh wish there were more or that I didnt want it - potential for profit is awesome (the Ferenghi in me).
     
  6. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020

    costabunny

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    arrived at work today to find it ready for me. WOW -its even boxed :) cant wait to get home now and play
     
  7. 63dot macrumors 603

    63dot

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    Great find.

    I love my Mac Mini and it's only a G4 1.42 Ghz model with 32 MB video card and a gig of RAM, but it gets the job done. It replaced my dual 500 Mhz Power Mac with 16 MB video card and a gig of RAM. What's cool is that I have the same keyboard, mouse, and monitors. If I ever replace this Mac mini, it will be with another Mac mini with the dual Intel processor and much larger hard drive. :)
     

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