Linked by Universal Mind on Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:16 UTC
Apple The "Macs are too expensive" argument is one of the most tiresome and long-lived flamewars in internet history. Obviously, Apple makes a premium product and charges premium prices, and you can always find a computer from another vendor that seems to match or exceed specs that costs less. But if you look at Apple's Mac Pro line, and compare it not so much to other vendors, but to the past lineup of Mac Pros, you discover some very unpleasant truths that help explain why Apple is enjoying record earnings for their Mac line, but doing so to the detriment of some its most loyal and valuable customers.
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RE[4]: Upgrade Decision
by LobalSurgery on Sat 7th Aug 2010 18:18 UTC in reply to "RE[3]: Upgrade Decision"
LobalSurgery
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2006-09-07

Here are the main components of my build:

Gigabyte X58A-UD3R motherboard
Core i7 940
6 GB G.Skill 1600 MHz RAM
GeForce GTX 260 896 MB
1 TB HDD
Sony Optiarc CD/DVD burner
Corsair 850 W power supply
Antec 900 case

The Gigabyte MB's seem to offer the best overall compatibility, but others have had good results with Asus as well.

I recommend following the guidelines at http://www.tonymacx86.com/ - there are clear instructions, downloadable utilities and helpful people.

Have fun!

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