Might be in the market for a mac pro

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  1. quid

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    waste of money, get an imac
     
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    wait for macworld in about a month...
     
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    quid I Piss Excellence OT Supporter

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    while a 27" imac is very tempting, i really want to get some of my HDDs inside the box.

    having 5 drives spread accross 3 external boxes is irritating. though i could go imac + drobo and get rid of some of the irritation.
     
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    now leaning toward the 27" i7 imac......
     
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    27" i7 iMac is the value choice...unless you need/can use/can afford the 8-way.
     
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    They just upgraded the Mac Pros today:

    Apple today quietly upgraded the Mac Pro and Xserve with a handful of feature upgrades. The single-processor Mac Pro now has the option of a 3.33GHz quad-core Xeon, pushing its clock speed up past a fully-equipped eight-core version's 2.93GHz limit. The Xserve has also been upgraded to accept 4GB RAM sticks and can recognize as much as 24GB of RAM in the single-processor version and 48GB in the dual-processor model.

    Both it and the Xserve can now be custom-configured with 2TB drives, pushing the official capacities up to 6TB of storage for the three-bay server and 8TB for the Mac Pro.

    Choosing the 3.33GHz processor adds $1,200 to the price of the Mac Pro, while the added cost for Xserve RAM depends on the system. Choosing 24GB of RAM boosts the price by $2,850, while 48GB costs $5,850. It costs $550 for each 2TB drive added alongside either system's existing storage. All of the options are available today through the Apple Store but may add two to four business days to the ship date.

    http://www.electronista.com/articles/09/12/04/mac.pro.and.xserve.get.quiet.bto.updates/
     
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    and if you're an average home user, a mac pro is over kill...
     
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    I'm not though.

    I might not be a HD video editor but ive maxed out and squeezed the minis for ~4 years now and i just want to finally spend some money and move into something with an excess of power, rather than just a higher ceiling.

    The real hinging factor to this move is ive made some money this year maintaining a webpage and some other little here and there work that i can expense from and in the coming year im going to make an attempt to ramp that up a bit. So this move really has to happen before the end of the year for me to have the financial reason to do it.

    I went to the apple store last night to measure the 27" imac (make sure it will fit my desk lol) and since i can't wait to see the next mac pro i think thats what ill go with. Now ill spend a couple more weeks talking myself into parting with the money.

    So my new question is should i bump the ram from 4gb to 8 alongside the the i7 processor?
     
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    Did you read the post I just posted above? They upgraded the Mac Pro today.
     
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    They gave a new $1,200 processor option.

    For the pro i would be buying the lowest possible configuration, which i think will be getting a revamp in January

    While i appreciate your post, that price point just isnt an option for me.
     
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    OK, but since they added a new processor option now, I'm not so sure they will upgrade the whole line so soon.

    Sounds like a 27" iMac would probably be your best choice. I have a first gen Mac Pro now and it's still great for my needs, but if I were in the market now I'd probably get that too.

    edit to add:

    I think they're going to go to new six core per chip processors in the next major Mac Pro upgrade, and that probably won't be until late spring - summer next year.
     
  13. TheWeasel

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    You really think that Apple is gonna release anything at Macword? One of the main reasons they stopped going to Macworld is because they didn't like having to be on the Macworld release schedule to release products at the show every year.

    Plus the Mac Pro was updated today.
     
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    Thats a good point that i wasnt thinking about.
     
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    oh yeah, forgot they pulled out of macworld...
    disregard my previous comment :o

    today's upgrade doesn't really count... a speed bump isn't really an "upgrade"
     
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    wait
     
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    Fucker out of the fast lane, bitches

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    You might be waiting another 4-6 months for new Mac Pros, a January revamp is wishful thinking rather than a logical estimate, and they might also go up in price for even the most basic models if Intel don't offer a sub $300 6-core processor. That refurb that is linked to, while expensive against other companies, is probably going to be the cheapest Mac Pro for a while.
     
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    I'm pretty set on the 27" i7 iMac, just another couple days to fully talk myself into it.
     
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    what the hell...

    edit: im stupid and was wondering why the c2d was stopming on the i7 lol.
     
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    Now i wait until jan for delivery :hsugh:
     

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