powerbook stolen = :( getting a new macbook = :) (QUESTION)

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  1. elevator

    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    I'm getting a macbook to replace my powerbook. I am planning on ordering the white 2 ghz laptop and switching the stock hard drive with a seagate momentum drive I purchased at page computers (bigger capacity and faster - 7200rpm - something apple doesn't offer when configuring the system). I want 2Gb of RAM as well, but I don't know if there is a reason to order it seperately from another company since I can just upgrade it in the specs when I order from apple... is there a reason (speed) I should get memory seperately and then replace memory that comes with the macbook??
     
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    price them out. Will it be cheaper than the way you have it planned?
     
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    it is more expensive to buy the memory elsewhere, which is why I think that getting it from Apple is the best route to go but I wanted to make sure there isn't any faster RAM that is compatible with the Macbook that Apple doesnt offer (as is the case with the hard drive)
     
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    if someone knows about this, let me know. I have only found it >$175... :x:
     
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    clog NO SOUP FOR YOU!!!!11

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    :wtf: they are only charging 175 for 2gigs now :mad: It seems when i bought my macbook they were charging upwards of $400 :ugh:

    btw, it seems that i bought my corsair ram for like 160-140 about ~6 months ago.

    EDIT: holy mother of christ, i just checked zipzoomfly.com and a stick of 1 gig costs well over $100. :wtf: happened to the price of ram
     
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    when i just bought my laptop they wanted ~ 195 to add another gig....
    you can find them all over the place for 120 for 1 gb

    as for harddrive.... i could have paid ~350 to go to the 200gb
    instead i ebayed the hitachi one for ~180 and still have the stock 120 to use as an external drive...
     
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    is the hdd install as easy as the ram
     
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    elevator The tenants think it's wonderful! ヽ(´ OT Supporter

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    The macbook's HD is very easy to replace, the pro... not so much
     

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