$18,137.00

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  1. Hadley macrumors member

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    thats how much it costs if you buy a mac pro completely upgraded to the best of its capabilities, with all the addons including the 30 inch and 23 inch display keyboard mouse bla bla etc.

    do you think anyone has ever gone on to apple.com and just dropped that much money on their new setup? id love to have that kind of money to be able to drop 18 grand on a computer, let alone a car or college or anything i need in life.
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    $98,212.00

    ...That's the price of a maxed out Xserve & Xserve RAID configuration including Mac OS X Server Maintenance Program, AppleCare Service Parts Kits for Xserve, Mac OS X Server Alliance Software Support, and AppleCare Premium Service and Support Plan.

    And you can get it in just 7 to 10 business days! :D
     
  3. ahuman7341 macrumors regular

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    <german accent> I HAVE SIX OF THEM! </german accent>
     
  4. millar876 macrumors 6502a

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    maxed out mac pro uk - £13429.03 OR $26,337.01
    x-serve & said maxed uk - £32605 OR $63944.22
     
  5. interlaced macrumors 6502a

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    Oh, that is just chump change. :rolleyes: :p

    I don't know anyone that would need that much power. But, want -- now that's a different story.
     
  6. ColdFlame87 macrumors regular

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    who hasnt gone to apple.com and maxed out the mac pro/xserves dreaming they could click that checkout now button and have it home in few days :D
     
  7. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I used to do that all the time about 10 years ago.

    Back then a fully maxed 7500/100 (100MHz 601, I think) with 8 64MB RAM sticks (512MB in total) plus the cache RAM and 4MB VRAM with a 2 GB HD would have cost around £15,000.


    Now I don't do it as it only depresses me.
     
  8. davidjearly macrumors 68020

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    I guess that person would be me. I'm 100% happy with what I have. Although saying that, I have been looking into getting a RAM upgrade for my PB.

    David
     
  9. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    Why didn't you get two 30" displays instead of a 30" and 23". Maybe we should start a charity in your honour, you poor poor soul. ;)
     
  10. tominated macrumors 68000

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    lol. i have
     
  11. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    People who make money from their computers spend that kind of money. Before Final Cut Pro, it cost over $100,000 to do video editing. Many of the professional app.s Apple sells for less than $1000 used to cost in the tens of thousands. There are many people who gladly give Apple $18,000 and say thank you.

    BTW you will have this kind of money one day but your expenses will rise too. Best wishes.
     
  12. islandman macrumors 6502

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    I haven't done it at Apple.com yet, but I did just recently spend almost that amount at BHPhotoVideo.com for photography equipment for my business (cameras, lenses, lights, etc). Mac Pro coming in February, but I doubt I'll buy an $18,000 one :).
     
  13. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    I think a couple of video edit houses have done that sort of thing when expanding or replacing old equipment. A fully equipped powermac pro is cheap compared to an Avid setup.

    When you rent a desk at £500 per hour, you provide the best, and it's the kind of thing I can see edit houses doing.

    Fully equipped Xserves, possibly too. some of these places have insane RAID storage and setups.
     
  14. Hadley thread starter macrumors member

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    they wouldnt let me:mad: :D
     
  15. MattyMac macrumors 68000

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    me:eek:
     
  16. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    Funny... I know a lot of people who were using other apps (Adobe Premiere?) to do video editing before Final Cut Pro, for far less than $100,000. :rolleyes:
     
  17. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    No, big corporations that make money from their computers spend that kind of money, and then write it off on their taxes. A$$holes. ;) :p
     
  18. Shagrat macrumors 6502a

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    But Pro editing? In Premiere 5???

    Premiere Pro, maybe, but I remember what this app used to be like...on both PC AND Mac.

    Horrible. Just Horrible!
     
  19. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    $18,137.00


    Worth every penny I might add. ;) :D :cool:
     
  20. psychofreak Retired

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    Other stuff yeah...but all that RAM is just going to waste...
     
  21. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    But just imagine having 16GB of RAM in your Mac! :eek: :D
     
  22. RedTomato macrumors 68040

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    In 10 years time, we'll regard 16GB as barely enough to open Textedit.

    A maxed out mac from the apple store will have about 12TB RAM and still cost about £20k.

    What will fill that 12TB of RAM? Dunno.

    Today 1GB is barely enough to run OSX smoothly, and to be honest, it still runs pretty much the same MS Office & MS Word apps as it did 10 years ago and edits text in exactly the same way as a computer with 128MB RAM and Office 95 did.

    Triva- MS Office first came out for the mac (before Windows!) in 1989, with Word, Excel and Powerpoint. What's changed in 18 years? Bloody f*** all. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MS_Office
     
  23. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    haha who hasnt
     
  24. AnDi86 macrumors 6502

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    I certainly have and drooled ever so slightly
     
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