tax refund check? which 1 to get? blu ray burner, 8 GB Ram, or 8800 upgrade

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ChemiosMurphy, Apr 5, 2008.

  1. ChemiosMurphy macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    Hi everyone. I'm kind of stuck on what to do for my tax refund check of under $500. Here's the options on what to get for my early 08 8 core MP.

    -Blu-Ray Burner (I have boot camp with vista)

    -8 gigs of OWC Ram

    - upgrade my ATi2600 for an 8800. * I read that for core services the 2600 is more optimized, my main background is final cut but i game over on the dark side of boot camp.

    What do you guys think? Any suggestions of anything else to get?

    Currently my rig has the standard 8 core setup, except i bought a 750 gig WD drive and replaced the slow/crappy 320 GBHD.
  2. psychofreak Retired


    May 16, 2006
    RAM would be the best IMO

    Toast can burn to BR btw if you don't want to switch OS.
  3. byocrysis macrumors regular


    Nov 10, 2007
    San Luis Obispo, CA
  4. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

    Lord Zedd

    Oct 24, 2007
    Denver, Colorado
    Invest it in stocks or pay your bills with it so you don't hurt the economy by raising the inflation rate.
  5. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2008
    That will never give you the thrill of opening a box containing a shiny new 8800 GT, 8GB of ram, or a sweet new Blu-Ray burner:D
  6. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    Silly boy (man), no Blu-Ray until media becomes at least some what affordable.
  7. ChemiosMurphy thread starter macrumors 6502

    Sep 25, 2007
    Warminster, PA
    I do digital video...i could make a killing taking HDV and burning it to blu-ray for other students at my university...
  8. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

    Sep 4, 2006
    I would get the 8gb RAM and then later on 8800gt then not even consider the bluray for a long while and just get more HDD space.
  9. trainguy77 macrumors 68040

    Nov 13, 2003
    If you think you could make alot of money then buy the blue-ray. Make that money then buy the RAM and GPU. :D
  10. benpatient macrumors 68000

    Nov 4, 2003
    unless you're charging over 100 bucks a transfer for an hour of HDV, then you won't be making a killing.

    I'd get the RAM.

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