Fantasy Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Keniff, Mar 17, 2009.

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    Keniff

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    OK, so many mixed reactions on the new Mac Pro.

    But if you has the say/choice of how it should have turned out, what would the spec be as an industry standard (before upgrades)?

    The rules are, it has to be realistic, don't just say the biggest amount for Free ;)


    So, I'll start things off.

    Two 3.26 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.
    12 GB Ram.
    1TB 7200-rpm HD.
    1 NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 Graphics card.

    $4000usd/£2900 UK pounds/€3000 euros


    Your Turn ;)
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    4 grand isnt too bad considering I payed 3200 for my mac pro. Damn apple ram! But I was too affraid of opening a computer that expensive. I look back now and realize I could have gotten 12 gigs for the price of 4.
     
  3. macrumors 65816

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    I'm happy with my 8x3.0, I just wish that I could get a GTX260 or GTX280 for it.

    More drive bays would be nice, I guess.
     
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    Umbongo

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    No such speed Xeons ;).

    If the 2.66GHz quad had been $2000 and the DP Mac Pro started at $3,299 for dual 2.66GHz both with 12 memory slots things would have been better recieved. Options for 3.2GHz processors would have been good too, though I imagine this is purely a supply issue right now. I'd have liked to have seen a 4670 instead of the GT 120 and a GTX 260 Core 216 instead of the 4870.

    People would have still complained about Apple going above the $2,999 mark though.
     
  5. macrumors G4

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    3.26GHz...Hmm... 3.2, 2.26 & dyslexia perhaps? :p

    At the current '09 MP pricing, I'd hate to see what Apple would charge if they offered 2x W5580's. :eek:
     
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    Okay, here's what I had calculated to be possible prior to launch:

    3.2GHz Gainestown
    whatever mid-range GPU
    AirPort
    stock everything else

    This configuration would have been... $4200, I think. It would have left them with the same profit margin.

    None of this $6,600 crap.
     
  9. macrumors 6502

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    # Two 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    # 12GB (6x2GB)
    # 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    # 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3GB/s
    # 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3GB/s
    # 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3GB/s
    # ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    # Two 18x SuperDrives
    # Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
    # Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
    # Apple Mighty Mouse
    # Apple Keyboard with Numeric Keypad (English) and User's Guide
    # Quad-channel 4Gb Fibre Channel PCI Express card
    # Xsan 2
    # Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
    # 1-year Family Pack subscription
    # AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll

    A$ 23,410.99
    incl. GST
     
  10. macrumors P6

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    Should have been, not what it is...:p
     
  11. macrumors 65816

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    What you THINK is the same profit margin. Speculation is just that.
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    Indeed.
     
  13. macrumors P6

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    Apple makes about 25-30% profit on hardware, depending on the computer. They can stand to lose a percent or two, especially with the chips being cheaper overall and the highest end having the same original prices as Harpertown's launch prices.

    I particularly like that he has since edited his post to remove this. :p
     
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    voyagerd

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    No, that was in the link that he posted.
     
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    voyagerd

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    I'm looking at getting this. I'll probably get a GeForce GTX 380 when they come out to use with Windows and change power plugs when I restart.

    $4,303.00
    Two 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    12GB (6x2GB)
    1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    One 18x SuperDrive
    One 16x Lacie SuperDrive with LightScribe
    AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card with 802.11n

    Hehe, look at this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D_ld6VVuopQ
     

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