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Mac Pro - 2.8GHz or 3.0GHz?


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I am about to order a Mac Pro and have a question regarding the CPUs.

I can't possibly afford the 3.2GHz setup.

But can probably stretch to the 3.0GHZ, but only if it's justifiable. In real world terms is there a big enough performance increase to warrant the 500 cost of upgrading?
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Its not worth the $500 difference, and day to day you will not notice the slight speed difference.

You are better off spending the money on third party ram
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Thanks, that's pretty much what i was thinking but wanted some confirmation!
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Yes do as louishen suggest and max memory out and the less than 10% processor speed difference will hardly be ntoicable.
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