Mac Pro Cube

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by anti-microsoft, Mar 27, 2007.

  1. macrumors 68000

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    an 8-core Mac Pro, Small and compact no fans...
    Wouldn't it be nice?
     
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    mattscott306

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    You seem to have alot of wishes (iPrinter, Cube, etc)... and no it wouldn't be nice.
     
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    Scarlet Fever

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    i very highly doubt there is any way of having a small, 8 core machine with no fans.

    A small machine with no fans; yep
    A small 8 core machine; it wouldn't last long
    An oct-core fan-less machine; it'd be damn big.

    it would be nice, but so would an Aston Martin DB9 which doesn't ever run out of fuel.
     
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    princealfie

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    Let's hope not. I wouldn't want the cube to catch on fire, would you?
     
  5. macrumors 6502

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    eluk

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    2025 for the release of an equivalent. :)

    Released second Tuesday in April.
     
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    Dreadnought

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    Put 4 Mini's on each other and you have your 8 core cube!
     
  8. macrumors 6502

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    That would be a tower not a cube
     
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    Sun Baked

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    You could probably cook cupcakes in the drive bays. ;)

    And keep your coffee warm on the CD trays.
     
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    Luis

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    The ultimate camping accesory!

    Think different: a super computer and a stove at the same time!
     
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    synth3tik

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    YAY for the cube, or someting:p
     
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    Dreadnought

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    The original cube was also a tower with the plexiglass
     
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    Jasonbot

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    I disagree, I can see this coming next tuesday:p
     
  14. macrumors G3

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    4-core possible with Agena and fan.
     
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    Spock

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    "And while i have been showing you demos of the new cube, I have also been keeping my coffee warm!" "woo"
     
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    dmw007

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    While I would like to see a Mac Pro Cube released, I seriously doubt that it would have 8 cores, not for now anyway. :eek: :)
     
  17. macrumors 6502

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    I don't understand why people want pro cubes. Do people want to transport them somewhere? I assume most people have their Mac Pros driving large monitors, so the size issue seems somewhat odd to me. I can understand slightly smaller (perhaps slimmer), but the size never bothers me.
     
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    eluk

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    Wow! You've got me excited now. :apple:
     
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    dornoforpyros

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    I think it just has to do with the wow factor really. I mean the g4 cubes with the old plastic cinema displays looked pretty damned slick!
     
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    twoodcc

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    i would love to see a new cube.....and we know that Steve likes the cubes....but i doubt it will happen, and if it did, it'd have fans (even though Steve doesn't like fans either)
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    Apple could probably build a fanless cube with mini internals. The low energy use drives cut down on heat, the integrated GPU makes little heat, the external PSU helps a ton. They might have to switch to a slower, ultra low voltage CPU core, though. But in a larger case like the cube there would be room for larger heatsinks and some more airflow, so it'd likely work.

    It'd be a cool machine, though. Likely expensive, and more of a novelty than an improvement on anything they are selling now...
     
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    Sweetfeld28

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    I Love the idea of a cube, but i don't see it coming out any time soon. I do think Apple still needs a Mid-range tower/cube. I just hope that if they ever decide to make a revision of the G4 Cube, that they do it using the same kind of hardware [full-sized HD, upgradeable Video card, etc.]
     
  23. macrumors 6502

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    it's a novel idea,, but even if they did release the cube again, it'd run into the same problems as it's predecessor- spending so much for a machine that doesn't come with a monitor. tho it would be fun to try to build one... and watch it catch fire.
     
  24. macrumors 6502a

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    How much room is there in the current MacPros?

    -=|Mgkwho
     
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    mrgreen4242

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    Lots, those things are huge!
     

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