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You won't regret getting a MB pro. I picked up a 15" in may (2.3ghz quad, 8gb ram, 512gb ssd, etc) and it's simply awesome. Amazing laptop for school. Make sure to get the high res anti-glare screen. I'm the only one in my law school with the that screen and everyone else's always looks horrendously dirty and smeared. The glossy screen also always has horrendous glare, just a bad screen for anywhere with florescent lights or lots of natural light.
Not to take away from your thread, just as a response:

Sadly I only have enough funds for the base 13", but I feel it will suffice for my needs. I would love the high res anti-glare screen! When I have it at home though I'll be extending my screen onto my 24" LCD. Maybe down the line when I'm out of college and funds aren't a limiting factor, I'll have to treat myself to one of the more powerful/larger MB pros (depending on what's out at that time of course, and where Apple heads as a company).
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Not to take away from your thread, just as a response:

Sadly I only have enough funds for the base 13", but I feel it will suffice for my needs. I would love the high res anti-glare screen! When I have it at home though I'll be extending my screen onto my 24" LCD. Maybe down the line when I'm out of college and funds aren't a limiting factor, I'll have to treat myself to one of the more powerful/larger MB pros (depending on what's out at that time of course, and where Apple heads as a company).
I bought a second hand 13" 2009 Model earlier this year for $800AUD, which was a great price, and it's served me well so far for UNI, especially as i have been without my Desktop for 3 months while i've been waiting for it to be sent over from AUS. but it's been great hooked up to a 19" monitor
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Not to take away from your thread, just as a response:

Sadly I only have enough funds for the base 13", but I feel it will suffice for my needs. I would love the high res anti-glare screen! When I have it at home though I'll be extending my screen onto my 24" LCD. Maybe down the line when I'm out of college and funds aren't a limiting factor, I'll have to treat myself to one of the more powerful/larger MB pros (depending on what's out at that time of course, and where Apple heads as a company).
Those are honestly a better and more convenient size, just too bad there only one screen option. Toss one of those eye glass wipes in ur backpack tho. If the 13" had the same guts as the 15" it would be the perfect laptop



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Those are honestly a better and more convenient size, just too bad there only one screen option. Toss one of those eye glass wipes in ur backpack tho. If the 13" had the same guts as the 15" it would be the perfect laptop



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agreed with the size... my 15" mb pro is so much huger than my gf's 13" mbp and is so much less convenient, and hers has the mobile i7 2600 variant -_-
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agreed with the size... my 15" mb pro is so much huger than my gf's 13" mbp and is so much less convenient, and hers has the mobile i7 2600 variant -_-
Well her's is a dual-core, but it still has HT (13" only come as dual-cores for i5's and i7's). I wish I could afford that version of the 13", but I'm sure I'll be fine with the i5 especially because it has been tested to be substantially better than the older C2D that has been in the MBP's for a while.
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Well her's is a dual-core, but it still has HT (13" only come as dual-cores for i5's and i7's). I wish I could afford that version of the 13", but I'm sure I'll be fine with the i5 especially because it has been tested to be substantially better than the older C2D that has been in the MBP's for a while.
Surprisingly enough, the C2D isn't actually that bad, I've been using mine for 3 months, full-time and it's been keeping up with most things, except games. I can play things like Minecraft fine, and Gmod and other source games fine on low Just don't even think about MW2 or Battlefield
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Look what came in the mail today Bunch of 6.0gbs sata cables and laser printer toner as well, but those are boring.



I've decided to go with 4x 2tb green, 4x 2tb black, and 2x 240gb vertex 3s. Going to mount the SSDs on the back side of the mobo tray.

Also having a custom right side panel commissioned by Danger Den. Going to be in black acrylic with a modified version of my avatar laser etched on it.
 
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Look what came in the mail today Bunch of 6.0gbs sata cables and laser printer toner as well, but those are boring.



I've decided to go with 4x 2tb green, 4x 2tb black, and 2x 240gb vertex 3s. Going to mount the SSDs on the back side of the mobo tray.

Also having a custom right side panel commissioned by Danger Den. Going to be in black acrylic with a modified version of my avatar laser etched on it.
I've been following you build for a while, Very inspiring!

Remember to turn off hard drive park for the green caviar, otherwise harddrive will die within couple months (7-12month) This is a great tutorial, http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2278208
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I've been following you build for a while, Very inspiring!

Remember to turn off hard drive park for the green caviar, otherwise harddrive will die within couple months (7-12month) This is a great tutorial, http://forums.ncix.com/forums/topic.php?id=2278208
Thank you sir. I'll definitely use that link. I doubt those drives will be spinning up much anyway since they'll be for media storage and such, but it's great to know how to extend the lifespan on them since it is apparently an issue. +1 for the awesome help.
 
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WOAH! This build is not overkill is uberkill

How you plan to use those HDD's?
RAID 10? RAID 5?

Keep it up fat!
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