Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac Pro

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old May 2, 2013, 08:04 AM   #1
maclover69
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: May 2013
Best Mac Pro Setup of all time?

I was just looking around YouTube and saw this incredible setup by this guy MrThaiBox123.

Hes just had a custom desk made for a mac pro with 6 27 inch cinema displays.

although im a regular reader on here i had to create an account to show this to you guys as i think you will appreciate it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-bExxVuEgQ

And his channel is http://youtube.com/mrthaibox123
maclover69 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2013, 09:26 AM   #2
Topper
macrumors 65816
 
Topper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by maclover69 View Post
I was just looking around YouTube and saw this incredible setup by this guy MrThaiBox123.
Yep, I agree.
I'd love to have that setup for running X-Plane.
__________________
ASUS Z87-Pro, Core i7-4770k, 16GB DDR 1866, EVGA Nvidia GTX Titan 6GB, HP LP3065
Topper is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2013, 12:28 PM   #3
TyPod
macrumors 68000
 
TyPod's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: And Yourself?
I can't stop watching his videos now!
__________________
01010100 01111001 01101100 01100101 01110010 00100000 01001100 01101001 01100100 01100100 01101001 01100011 01101111 01100001 01110100 powerhourplaylists.com
TyPod is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 2, 2013, 12:50 PM   #4
MyMac1976
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Nice to see he finally got a proper desk..

I like his videos but his setup is a bit over the top.
MyMac1976 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 12:19 AM   #5
Tesselator
macrumors 601
 
Tesselator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyMac1976 View Post
Nice to see he finally got a proper desk..

I like his videos but his setup is a bit over the top.
Yeah, I posted a link to his room-tour some time back. He's certainly interested in bling-factors. A lot better than doing drugs or nicking other people's goods for sure tho - so no objections here!
Tesselator is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 12:25 AM   #6
Macman45
macrumors G5
 
Macman45's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Somewhere Back In The Long Ago
That is one heck of a setup....I too would love it for X-Plane...The visuals alone would be worth the investment...

Now...Who wants to buy a brand new maxed out Imac 27"

Oh, wait...no new Pro yet.
__________________
Thats Not All Folks
Macman45 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 07:26 AM   #7
DonMega
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Gulf Coast, USA
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyMac1976 View Post
Nice to see he finally got a proper desk..

I like his videos but his setup is a bit over the top.
Over the top AND still lacking. Why do all of that and leave the computer on the floor? Get a Sonnet bracket and hang it under the desk. I also think the computer is on the wrong side. It should be on the left so he has access to the door to get inside without having to move the computer.
__________________
Early 2013 15" MacBook Pro Retina 2.7GHz, 16GB RAM,768 GB SSD
2010 Mac Pro | 3.33GHz Westmere | 48GB RAM | 480GB OWC Accelsior SSD | 4x 2TB WD Black HDD | NVidia 680 GTX Mac Edition
DonMega is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 02:14 PM   #8
derbothaus
macrumors 601
 
derbothaus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
3 of those displays are Dell's. That sucks. Then again, Apple Display's kind of suck too. Not my cup of tea. Day trader wank-fest right there. Complete with the pony-tail.
Rather have 1 Eizo CG276. Or 2
__________________
Mac Pro W3680, GTX 680, 12GB DDR3, SSD; MBP, 2.6GHz Core i7, 16GB DDR3, SSD; Eizo fs2333
derbothaus is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 02:23 PM   #9
KaraH
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: DC
I think I just saw the desk to one up the one my spouse has.
__________________
through the years: Apple ][ eventually upgraded to a //e (and it never really died), Centris 660AV, PowerMac 7600, Macbook, iPod 5G, eMac, a couple of aluminium iMacs, STILL hoping for a 2013 MP
KaraH is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 04:44 PM   #10
MyMac1976
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
I thought he was some sort of geek??
MyMac1976 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 05:23 PM   #11
brand
macrumors 68040
 
brand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by MyMac1976 View Post
I thought he was some sort of geek??
He is. He has been installing virtualized environments for the last 15 years.
brand is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 09:29 PM   #12
Digital Skunk
macrumors 604
 
Digital Skunk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: In my imagination
Quote:
Originally Posted by DonMega View Post
Over the top AND still lacking. Why do all of that and leave the computer on the floor? Get a Sonnet bracket and hang it under the desk. I also think the computer is on the wrong side. It should be on the left so he has access to the door to get inside without having to move the computer.
True, but from the look of it he's a day trader, and won't be going inside of the tower . . . . . . EVER. Hopefully he maxed out the RAM and put some SSDs inside. Otherwise, I agree. Setting a workstation up so the panel is blocked off is a big no-no.
__________________
What do I have?, stuff that I actually use for work! Some old, some new, all effective.
Digital Skunk is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 09:38 PM   #13
brand
macrumors 68040
 
brand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Digital Skunk View Post
True, but from the look of it he's a day trader, and won't be going inside of the tower . . . . . . EVER. Hopefully he maxed out the RAM and put some SSDs inside. Otherwise, I agree. Setting a workstation up so the panel is blocked off is a big no-no.
What is my job and how do i make my money

From one of his other YouTube videos he says that he uses that setup for Spread Betting. His 8 -5 job is implementing virtual environments/infrastructures. Given what it takes to do that I have no doubt that he is fully capable of upgrading the internals of his Mac Pro. He also mentions that he is part of Honey Management. I am not sure if that is the correct link or not since I just Googled "Honey Management".

Last edited by brand; May 4, 2013 at 09:45 PM.
brand is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 4, 2013, 11:24 PM   #14
Ddyracer
macrumors 68000
 
Ddyracer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by brand View Post
His 8 -5 job is implementing virtual environments/infrastructures.
What is that? In simple nub words.
Ddyracer is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 12:25 AM   #15
brand
macrumors 68040
 
brand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ddyracer View Post
What is that? In simple nub words.
Designing and installing VMware (ESXi, vSphere, and vCenter), Microsoft Hyper-V, and Citrix. Usually involves high end servers, SANs, and the networking to make it happen. Virtualized server environments make it so you can run tens, hundreds, or even thousands of servers on a single powerful host server. It also allows you to have servers move between hosts for connivence during maintenance or upgrades and for hardware failure.

I deal a lot with VMware and thankfully not so much with Hyper-V anymore.
brand is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 12:43 AM   #16
thekev
macrumors 603
 
thekev's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by derbothaus View Post
3 of those displays are Dell's. That sucks. Then again, Apple Display's kind of suck too. Not my cup of tea. Day trader wank-fest right there. Complete with the pony-tail.
Rather have 1 Eizo CG276. Or 2
That would a very expensive setup.


Quote:
Originally Posted by brand View Post

I deal a lot with VMware and thankfully not so much with Hyper-V anymore.
I actually wanted to learn more about that a couple years ago, but lack of appropriate testing hardware killed that. ESXi seems cool though. I've been through a couple books on it.
__________________
world's largest manufacturer of tin foil hats, none of that aluminum foil crap.
thekev is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 12:52 AM   #17
teleromeo
macrumors 65816
 
teleromeo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: kidnapped by aliens
Quote:
Originally Posted by thekev View Post
That would a very expensive setup.
But it would result in an even better Mac Pro setup.
__________________
wie heb ik aan de lijn hallo hallo
teleromeo is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 08:17 AM   #18
Luis Ortega
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Fetcham Surrey UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ddyracer View Post
What is that? In simple nub words.
He works for a cable company.

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by DonMega View Post
Over the top AND still lacking. Why do all of that and leave the computer on the floor? Get a Sonnet bracket and hang it under the desk. I also think the computer is on the wrong side. It should be on the left so he has access to the door to get inside without having to move the computer.
Very good points, especially about the access panel facing the wrong way.
I hope nothing breaks, because it looks like a pain in the ass to service anything.
Luis Ortega is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 11:06 AM   #19
RoastingPig
macrumors 65816
 
RoastingPig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: SoCal
Send a message via AIM to RoastingPig
3 displays is perfect six is dumb...the top ones are those dell glossy 1080p ones
RoastingPig is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 11:18 AM   #20
MyMac1976
Banned
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoastingPig View Post
3 displays is perfect six is dumb...the top ones are those dell glossy 1080p ones
if all you monitoring is networks the quality of the panel is't all that important.
MyMac1976 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 06:47 PM   #21
brand
macrumors 68040
 
brand's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: 127.0.0.1
Quote:
Originally Posted by RoastingPig View Post
3 displays is perfect six is dumb
Its a good thing that is only your opinion and nothing more.
brand is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 5, 2013, 07:22 PM   #22
echoout
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Not sure how useful that would be but it WOULD be nice to maximize my browser and not have to scroll as far through one of Decontruct60's replies!
echoout is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2013, 02:59 PM   #23
slughead
macrumors 68030
 
slughead's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Clearly he uses this for porn and checking his AOL email.
slughead is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2013, 04:42 PM   #24
Mike Valmike
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I won't be impressed until computer monitors fill half the room like when the guy on Idiocracy is watching "Ow, My Balls!"
Mike Valmike is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old May 6, 2013, 08:22 PM   #25
Tesselator
macrumors 601
 
Tesselator's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mike Valmike View Post
I won't be impressed until computer monitors fill half the room like when the guy on Idiocracy is watching "Ow, My Balls!"



Or maybe three of these:




.
Tesselator is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Desktops > Mac Pro

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Display Setup on Mac Pro jakesaunders27 Mac Pro 2 Feb 19, 2014 09:21 AM
What's my Mac Pro setup worth? comatory Buying Tips and Advice 1 Feb 13, 2014 03:41 AM
My New Homebuilt PC + Mac setup (inspired by the New Mac Pro) slughead Community Discussion 28 Nov 9, 2013 02:39 PM
Photography Setup: Retina MacBook Pro vs. 2013 Mac Pro Blue Hour Buying Tips and Advice 13 Oct 28, 2013 07:24 AM
Mac Pro RAID setup gmehje Mac Pro 1 Sep 4, 2012 10:37 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:42 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC