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

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    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

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    RAM would be the best IMO

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

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  4. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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