Re: Re: Re: How to get a super cheap but seriously powerful mac....
|Originally posted by Lunar Phase 7 |
Originally posted by Lunar Phase 7
Link to a said high specced 2nd hand mac please?
All I've found on eBay are shocking.
Also would not a modern, cheap windows build with ssd beat a 3/4 yr old mac? I fear it would.
|Originally posted by RANN |
@LP7 - just checked ebay for imac 2008 and found one 20" for $300 (will probably go for around $800), and then two other 24" going for around $900. That's more than 40% off their original retail price. And yes, we could get in to the old mac vs PC debate, but as I've said many times before, the imacs are, all thing considered (stunning screen, case, connectivity, reliability, performance, etc) extremely good value, so buying a second hand one for that money and putting an SSD in there will give a damn powerful and fast computer for little money.
Don't make me LMGTFY
|Originally posted by John Cannons |
So im a little confused.
I have an old 24inch white imac. The version just before they changed to the new silver ones.
Am i able to modify that to make it better because its SLOW as!
I have 4gb of ram in it because it cant take more supposdly..
hardrive is full as and its just slow..
I use my macbook pro now.. but can i make my old comp faster than that you rekon?
The short answer is yes. If it's one on the last white ones before the Alu versions came out (2006?), it will be intel processors (good news for compatibility reasons etc).
The only downside (I think) is that the 2006 imac only have SATA1 on those, so you won't quite see the kind of massive boost that SATA2 or 3 do, but still it will be the single biggest improvement you can make to your imac. SHould speed it up nicely.
Here's a link on someelse that did it so it should be very easy: