Linked by Thom Holwerda on Sun 25th Oct 2009 12:51 UTC
Editorial A couple of years ago, a professor at my university had a very interesting thought exchange with the class I was in. We were a small group, and I knew most of them, they were my friends. Anyway, we had a talk about language purism - not an unimportant subject if you study English in The Netherlands.
Permalink for comment 391606
To read all comments associated with this story, please click here.
RE[5]: Comment by wirespot
by looncraz on Wed 28th Oct 2009 16:11 UTC in reply to "RE[4]: Comment by wirespot"
looncraz
Member since:
2005-07-24

I found the Xeons on eBay :-)

I should have watched the item, maybe I'll look for them later.

I did the upgrade because I couldn't find an affordable matching pair of CPUs, I went with the best value for the build rather than base-line comparison.

I did this because that is what a person would do when building a system - look for the best bang for the buck. Apple's $1400 upgrade cost is truly mind-boggling.

Likewise, the RAM was cheap because I used 2x4GB sticks, rather than Apple's bulk-bought 4x2GB. 4GB modules were the value king, 2 GB would cost more per GB.

The video was a no-brainer. What a steal! Especially considering Apple charges $200 for it after removing the base card.

Sure, the base-line system from Apple would have cost considerably less, but to build it on your own is not the wisest way to go. In the real world, you look for the best bang per buck, so I did exactly that, upgrading the Mac only if I needed to do so to match the best general-market values.

Of course, if one has the smarts to go this far, one would be expected to be capable of providing one's own support. All the hardware I selected is under factory warranty as well.

I think a comparable chassis is the most difficult part of the game. Apple has been making incredibly lovely machines for years.

Of course, if you really want a good deal, you would just buy a slightly used MacPro for half of the general market expense.

That is just crazy.

--The loon

EDIT: dyslexia rules!

Edited 2009-10-28 16:17 UTC

Reply Parent Score: 2