Mac Pro Arrived! Pics Included

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Laslo Panaflex, Aug 8, 2006.

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    Laslo Panaflex

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    My Mac Pro just arrived at my door.
    Specs: 2x 2.6, 1 gb ram, 7300gt, 250gb seagate HD
    Boot Time: about 28 seconds
    Noise: Silent


    EDIT: Adding benchmark results of tests already asked.


    Photoshop Test

    Test 1: 80% memory allocation, 20 history states = 3min 52secs

    Test 2: 90% memory allocation, 1 histry state = 3min 4secs

    Test 3: (more a test of raw CPU) Radial blur 100, best quality on Eagle Image in test
    Mac Pro= 29 secs
    Quad G5 = 42 secs


    Compressor:
    source: 5min HDV 1080i60 clip (export from FCP timeline)
    output: Compressor default 16:9 120min fast encode

    my old G5 2ghz 2.5gb ram: 34min
    Mac Pro: 12min


    Handbrake:
    h.264 main profile
    1000kbps Average Quality
    2-pass encoding
    128kbps AAC audio

    Donnie Darko disc (not image on HD) 65fps average.


    Geekbench:
    297.9

    Rosetta test: 194.8

    I posted the results to the site and they can be found here:

    http://www.geekpatrol.ca/browse/2006/?view&id=2925



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    ImNoSuperMan

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    Fantastic. Now how bout some shots of the the actual machine. Keep us posted.
     
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    Eidorian

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    Put in a non-Apple video card. We're dying to know!
     
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    Josias

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    Sweet! OMGr0oxxr! that's the most awesome box I ever saw!:eek: :p

    nah, it's cool, how did you configure you most configurable and speedy mac ever?:D
     
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    mkrishnan

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    Congratulations and thank you for sharing! :)

    I'm surprised they use the Quad Xeon terminology on the box, considering they use a different choice of words on the store site...
     
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    Laslo Panaflex

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    Laslo Panaflex

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    I don't have a PCI-E video card on hand or I would.
     
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    Cooknn

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    Dang that was QUICK :eek: So, what's above the hard drives? Nice pics, BTW. Thanks!
     
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    Eidorian

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    Someone start a donation fund for this man! We only need $50-70.
     
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    Josias

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    Sweet! Thanks alot!:D

    It's gonne be quite a speedbump from your Dual 2 GHz...:p How did you spec your MP?
     
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    Pressure

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    Second that!

    How much did you burn on it? :D

    And for the love of Mac freaks, please try out another PCI-Express graphic card . . .
     
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    mustard

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    You wouldn't by chance be able to let me know the Brand & Model number for the hard drive would ya?
     
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    WildCowboy

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    Optical drives in front, power supply in back.
     
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    Laslo Panaflex

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    Stock nvidia 7300 video card, upgrading it later didn't want to deal with the delay.
     
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    liketom

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    Benchmarks please - Photoshop test / handbrake dvd ripping/encoding
     
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    Nice! Congrats!
     
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    EGT

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    Love those hard drive bays. Congrats with the new beast! :cool:
     
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    Laslo Panaflex

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    Seagate Barracuda, didn't get the model #

    I have to go to back to work, just came home at lunch on the chance that I would catch the FedEx guy and I did. I will mess around tonight.
     
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    Lincoln

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    Waiting for mine

    I ordered one with the ATI1900XTX Graphics card another 1GB of extra memory (no third party memory available yet), wireless and a 500GB hard disk.

    Seeing pictures of one makes the wait seem longer, but I wanted the better graphics card.

    Congratulations on getting yours:D
     
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    mustard

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    Thank you very much kind sir
     
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    Spanky Deluxe

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    I can't see from the photos, do the 7300GT cards have the SLI bridge on them? Even if they don't, the nVidia Windows drivers support SLI without a bridge card which I've tried before to good success. Two 7300GTs >= one 7600GT which would be a good mid-range setup for gaming.
     
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    How much of a delay would it have been?

    From what I have read, the ATI card was vastly superior when compared to the stock nvidia it came with. I noticed that the ATI was a bit more money and the apple store did specifically say there would be a delay if you build to order with the better videocards, but I definitely would have waited it out to get the superior video card.

    That is just me tho of course, and I am sure the system you configured will be just fine for your needs. Also, that seemed like some damn quick delivery! thanks for the pics!
     
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    Congratulations. Thanks for posting the pics - it looks great. Those drive sleds are sexy.

    And yeah, find a friend with an x1900XT (or 7300GT) in their PC and see if it works. Enquiring minds want to know! ;)
     

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