Where to buy Ram for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by aLfR3dd, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. aLfR3dd macrumors member

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    hi,
    ok i think i will switch from Pc to Mac as soon as Leopard and the new Quad Macs ship (hopefully in June!!) ......everybody is suggesting me to buy ram not from Apple Store.......can you please help me?? i would like to have 16gb of ram ......should i take of the 2x512 gb's that ship with the Mac Pro and add my 8x2 sticks??? ...and most important where to buy?? new egg - crucial? Thanks :apple:
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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    Prices are always changing, check back in June, or whenever the mac you want comes out...
     
  3. aLfR3dd thread starter macrumors member

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    ok ....but i just would like to know a good Ram as replacement...i don't care if is not the cheapest!! thanks
     
  4. eMagine macrumors regular

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    right now the best place to buy seems to be OWC. You can get 16gigs of Apple certified Heatsink FB-Dimm for around $2050. I have them in my Mac Pro, no problems here.
     
  5. aLfR3dd thread starter macrumors member

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    Ok....the important thing is that i have the same quality of the Ram of Apple's Store....!
     
  6. Simon R. macrumors 6502

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    I buy from Crucial.com - 2x1GB at 200 Euros now.
     
  7. eMagine macrumors regular

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    same quality, same guarantee. even better service (if the ram fails they send you new ones before you send the bad ones back).
     
  8. mustang_dvs macrumors 6502a

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    I wouldn't recommend Crucial, at least not until the curb their dynamic pricing practices -- Crucial's pricing is affected by what browser, platform and browsing path you employed to find the product you're looking at.

    If you find the same memory in a "kit" as singles, there is usually a price difference. If you compare the memory between white and black MacBooks, there's a difference in price.

    Yes, Crucial makes very good RAM and they are (sometimes) what Apple includes as OEM memory, but deceptive sales practices turn me off. There's plenty of discussion of this issue: 1, 2, 3, 4.

    Data Memory Systems offers the same warranty (30-day return, lifetime replacement) on high-quality memory for less than Crucial without any of the "flexible" pricing schemes.

    This link tracks the prices on 2GBx8 configurations:
    http://dealnews.com/memory/prices/systems/Apple-Mac-Pro-/44047/2GBx8.html
    (8 Apple Approved DMS 2GB DIMMs: $1,992.00)
     

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