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Built a killer fusion setup in a quad 2.3 link to build

 
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:39 pm    Post subject: Built a killer fusion setup in a quad 2.3 link to build Reply with quote

2012 quad 2.3 mini with a crucial m500 960gb ssd and a 1tb 7200 rpm hdd fusion drive 1.96Tb size. used the owc kit and put in kingston 16gb 1600 plug n play ram.



http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1568313



very happy with this setup.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 5:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not messing around when you get the Wiha out! Wink

Excellent work!

Did you benchmark it before the upgrade?

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 8:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah I did the novabench with stock ram then with the 16gb kingston plug n play both with the stock oem 5400rpm hdd.

IIRC stock ram stock hdd the machine benched at 970 now it gets 1090. This mini is the first mini that I built that really is "future proof" by that 5 years and it will still be quick.


But tv sets are already building 4k screens

http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2313196


this will be a killer on the video of this machine.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Having just bought a new 60 inch teevee, I've read quite a bit about the 4k systems.

I think it will be a while until they are affordable to the masses, so I'm not too worried about a system that will handle that. It might even just be an expensive fad...

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 27, 2013 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have to agree my need for a 4k TV is not much. I sit close to my 46 inch sony pretty happy with it. A 4k will be year from now. 2017 or later. I really don't see a need for any mini better then the quad if I use it with the sony.
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PostPosted: Thu May 02, 2013 3:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Totally enviousness of that SSD. Saw it on Newegg for $599 and almost pulled the trigger. Then I came back to relativity to it still being $599 and decided to go with another 250GB from Samsung. You gotta love what's happening with the price of these things though. Smile
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