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Long time PC user that just spent over 6k on his first mac.

It will get here next week so It better make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
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You will enjoy it.
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Over 6K on a Mac? What all did you purchase? The public wants details!
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I edit photos all day so hopefully it will be fast. hehe

I couldn't justify the extra $800 for the 3.00 Ghz so I added extra ram instead.

2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
4GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-4x1GB
NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
500GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
16x SuperDrive DL
Airprt Extrm & BT 2.0+EDR
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mse
Mac OS X
Country Kit

and the 30in HD Display helped out some.
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Fair enough, you can never have too much ram.. That's probably what killed the cost.. I'd imagine 4gb is pretty expensive.
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what will be the main use for the mac? it would be a beastly editing or photoshop machine.
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You could always buy your own RAM.
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A HUGE TIP - next time buy your own ram and install it your self - its very easy http://youtube.com/watch?v=Lb4KituRM6o

apple charges huge amounts for ram.
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Hyuck hyuck.

Apple charge hilarious amounts for RAM. Ya got ripped oof!
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I know about the ram costing more at apple but I wanted it all to be covered under warranty. If anything goes wrong for any reason I don't want to have to wonder if it's the ram and start taking it out.
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man congrats!! wish i could afford a rig like that! (aside from the fact i have no need for that much awesome power)
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So what everyone seems to be saying is for only using photoshop and lightroom this machine is an overkill?
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well my 30in cinema HD display showed up today so now I get to stare at the box for the next two days until the mac pro shows up.

what a sucky two days it will be.
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Now the wait......My macbook Pro is supposed to ship August 14-17th. I am pretty excited too. Nice machine you have there. $6k...wow, that's going to be a beast.
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well my 30in cinema HD display showed up today so now I get to stare at the box for the next two days until the mac pro shows up.

what a sucky two days it will be.
30 inch??? WOAH.

Can you hook it up to your PC and go 'hur hur, look at my new Mac everybody' and they will go '....'
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