How would you spend £5000?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by The Grood, Jun 27, 2006.

  1. The Grood macrumors regular

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    Say you had £5000 (call it US$7500) to blow RIGHT NOW on any Apple gear you like...

    What would you fill your shopping cart with?
     
  2. macgeek2005 macrumors 65816

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    Are you asking for buying advice? Do you actually have that money?

    Well if so... I would wait for the Mac Pro's to come out, and get the top of the line model, with something equivilent to this Quad G5:

    * 2.5GHz Quad-core PowerPC G5
    * 4GB 533 DDR2 Non ECC SDRAM- 4x1GB
    * 2x500GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    * QUADRO FX 4500 512MB SDRAM
    * Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    * Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    * AirPort Extreme + Bluetooth built-in
    * 16x SuperDrive DL (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    * Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mouse - U.S English
    * Mac OS X - U.S. English
    * Accessory kit

    That's about $9500 US. When the Mac Pro's come out, i'd get a system like this, except with whatever upgrades they have then.
     
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  4. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    That's as good as it gets...until WWDC
     
  5. The Grood thread starter macrumors regular

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    Sadly not. Purely hypothetical question.

    Just interested to hear what everyone's dream set up would be if a wealthy Great Aunt were to pass away in the night.

    PS. Realise I got the £-$ exchange rate wrong - but was trying to allow for the kit being that much cheaper in the US.
     
  6. stonyc macrumors 65816

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    Bah, he said to spend on Apple gear. ;)

    I'd buy a couple 30" cinema displays (leaving about $2500 of the original $7500 after taxes) and a MBP. Or maybe just three of the 30" displays and call it a day. :)
     
  7. Queso macrumors G4

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    I'd do a Buffett. Buy myself a new iPod and give the rest to the world's poor :)
     
  8. iGary Guest

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    Oh...Hmmm.

    A second 30" display and the Quadro to drive it.

    And a MBP for Rob.
     
  9. smwatson macrumors 6502a

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    - Totally Maxed out iMac
    - Loads of software
    - Macbook maxed out
    - iPod
    - Speakers

    Dunno how much that's gonna be. Probabl alot.
     
  10. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  11. iGary Guest

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    Yes, it's under the "iFun" tab. :D
     
  12. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    [​IMG]

    I'm in. :D :cool:
     
  13. poppe macrumors 68020

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    I'd by an apple since I dont have one!!!

    But yeah definitely the Pro Mac! maybe in my dreams they'll have a gig video card if they even have that (for bragging rights of course).
     
  14. celebrian23 macrumors 65816

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    My 7500
    refurbished ipod shufflle 512MB- 49
    refurb emac- 569
    aperture- 299
    apple wireless mouse- 59
    wireless keyboard- 59
    2GB RAM for my mbp-600
    512MB RAM for emac- 100
    20''' ACD- 799
    senhesir px 100 headphones- 59
    mac mini intel solo for dad-599
    3192 is my total :) USD of course Plenty of room left for tax
     
  15. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    I think a 512MB is the phatest available at the moment for retail (Mac or PC).

    Here's a pricey little number: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814133162
     
  16. regre7 macrumors 6502

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    17" MBP with nice options and a 20" iMac. If there's any left after that, a 23" Cinema display.
     
  17. bbrosemer macrumors 6502a

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    Id make my own Mac Pro once the Woodcrest came out,
     
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  19. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That's a ginormous fan.. it could probably heat one's house. I can just imagine the complaints now..

    I have this super expensive video card with a fan as big as my head. It's really loud and hot. Why? What's wrong with it?
     
  20. poppe macrumors 68020

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    No no didn't you hear the new Mac Pro's will be cooled with Liquid Nitrogen... HaHa just kidding (I acctually talked about this possibility in another thread and found a PC that was running 5 GHz this way).
     
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  22. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    The damn thing may catch on fire, liquid nitrogen or not...:rolleyes:
     
  23. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    mmmm

    I'd spend it on drink, fast cars, women and then the rest I'd waste...
     
  24. batman123 macrumors regular

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    Did u realise that he is filling the same glass, over, and over...and it gets no fuller...:eek: :eek: :eek:

    Anyways... i would buy a new...shiny...tasty...juicy............GREEN

    [​IMG]

    Then give the rest to charity. :D

    Arnt i nice. :)

    Batman.
     

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