to keep costs low DO NOT buy a pci card. get yourself 2 7200rpm drives with 8mb cache and you'll be good to go. they will be cheap and the same spec drive made a huge difference for me performance wise over my slow ata33 bus so a 66 will do just dandy.

the mac mini pretty much discounts any large upgrade costs to systems. if you were to buy a pci card and a couple drives you would be with in 150 of a mac mini.

upgrades should serve 2 purposes.
1. to be cheap
2. to get the most performance you can out of the least amount since the pont of upgrading is to save money over a new system. I sure wish the mini was around before I spent about 1000 in total on all the upgrades my system has.

something to think about.

Post edited by: zenstate, at: 2005/03/14 22:34
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