Switching to Mac and need advice on Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gorda777, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. gorda777 macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2005

    I have never owned a Mac and have been eye-balling the Mac Pro. I like the idea of having RAID with 4 HDD's and 4GB of memory, however, when configuring the Mac Pro with RAID and 4GB of mem, the $$$ is over the top.

    Is it possible to purchase RAID card, memory and HDD's from a third party vendor and install it in Mac Pro without voiding the warrenty?

    Also, does anyone know if the RAID card that Apple sells, is it TRUE 100% hardware RAID?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. kylep6190 macrumors member

    Nov 4, 2007
    I know that you can upgrade the RAM and HDD yourself without voiding the warranty, and they will be much cheaper buying them from a third party (at least half of apples price). RAID card I have no idea about though
  3. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    I can't comment about the RAID card. You will however save a good amount by buying RAM (I recommend Crucial) and hard drives yourself.

    Good luck with your decision.
  4. Grimace macrumors 68040


    Feb 17, 2003
    with Hamburglar.
    crucial has shady business practices. I would shop at datamem.com -- apple certified and great pricing.

    Hard drives -- go to newegg.com and pop in some 750GBs.

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