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    New MacBook Pro Owner
    Whats up guys.
    So i picked up a 13"MBP from the apple store on 9/11/13
    I come from a Windows Overclocked, watercooled background, so of course i could not leave it alone

    11 days later i have upgraded the HDD drive to a SSD. I also moved the original 500GIG drive to where the optical drive was. Lastly upgraded to 16gigs of ram.

    What do you guys think? She runs awesome.





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    2.5Ghz Core i5; 10GB 1600Mhz;500GBSSD;Intel 4000; OSX 10.8.5
    Looks super sweet. I bet it runs awesome. I upgraded mine to an SSD right away and I'm super impressed with it. I don't have 16GB of RAM yet I bought 1 8GB DIMM and am running an original 2GB DIMM for a total of 10GB but it runs awesome. I love the HDD in an opti-bay idea.
    2012 MacBook Pro 2.5Ghz Core i5,10GB DDR3 1600Mhz, 500GBSSD, Intel 4000, OSX 10.8.5
    Best computer I have ever owned...

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    Sweet bit of tinkering /upgrading there. Been debating an SSD or optical bay replacement as well. Afraid it won't be in the budget fr a while though.
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    Looks great...congrats!

    - Nick

    p.s. Although I wouldn't recommend folks use their bed as the best place to do this work (too easy to loose those little screws!
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    Quote Originally Posted by pigoo3 View Post
    Looks great...congrats!

    - Nick

    p.s. Although I wouldn't recommend folks use their bed as the best place to do this work (too easy to loose those little screws!
    The bed was used for the SSD install, the bigger install of the data doubler i placed the screws on the MBP on the back cover off the bed.

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    Late 2011 13" MBP 2.4 GHz i5 16gb RAM, Early 2008 Mac Pro 2.8Ghz 8-Core Xeon 6gb RAM OSX 10.9.x
    Looks good! I did the 16gb RAM upgrade aswell and I love it! Contemplating the SSD and Datadoubler still, but so far I haven't needed the extra speed.
    Past Macs: Power PC G4 996mhz, Power PC G5 quad-core, 2006 13" Macbook Intel Core Duo

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    Quote Originally Posted by 19birel View Post
    Looks good! I did the 16gb RAM upgrade aswell and I love it! Contemplating the SSD and Datadoubler still, but so far I haven't needed the extra speed.
    Do It! Its alot of speed and storage in a small package. Who needs an optical

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    Late 2011 13" MBP 2.4 GHz i5 16gb RAM, Early 2008 Mac Pro 2.8Ghz 8-Core Xeon 6gb RAM OSX 10.9.x
    Quote Originally Posted by EssArTee4 View Post
    Do It! Its alot of speed and storage in a small package. Who needs an optical
    Yeah, if I get some extra money I might jump on it, but as it's already the fastest (and most powerful) computer I have owned to date I have no complaints yet Maybe I'll upgrade it when Mavericks comes out since I'll already be spending money anyways lol
    Past Macs: Power PC G4 996mhz, Power PC G5 quad-core, 2006 13" Macbook Intel Core Duo

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