ordered a Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iwamas, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. iwamas macrumors member

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    mac pro
    Part Number: Z0D8
    Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme
    Apple Wireless Keyboard and Apple wireless Mighty Mouse - U.S. English
    1 x SuperDrive
    Accessory kit
    Two 3GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    4GB (4 x 1GB)
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    Mac OS X - U.S. English
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI)
    Estimated Ship: 3-5 weeks


    The 3-5 weeks kills me... hope it gets here sooner....
     
  2. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    A little customizing it looks like. Sweet.

    The hard part will be the wait! ;)
     
  3. gadgetgirl85 macrumors 68040

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    I wonder why theres such a long wait. I thought they were shipping already?
     
  4. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Standard configurations are shipping now.

    Customized take time.

    Guessing here, but the demand for the 3GHz Xeons may be higher than Apple anticipated which may be leading to some of the delay.
     
  5. risc macrumors 68030

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    I was spec'ing up Mac Pros earlier and the shipping always blew out to 5 weeks when I added the X1900 XT.
     
  6. Chaszmyr macrumors 601

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    The delay is for the X1900 card
     
  7. ^squirrel^ macrumors 6502a

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    Is it possible to use a regular X1900 XT card from a PC? Or in fact, as the macpro uses an Intel Chipset motherboard can you run any kind of GPU? I know there would be a driver issue in OS X, but if you were running windows on a Macpro could you use any card and just download the Windows XP driver from ATi or Nvidia?
     
  8. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Identical to the one I ordered except for the RAM. Apple seems to soak you on RAM prices so I got the stock 1GB and will buy Crucial later.
     
  9. eyeluvmyimac macrumors regular

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    The delay is also for the Airport/Bluetooth module - supposedly it is a new module just created for this release, and has both the airport and bluetooth built into one device. These push the ship date back anywhere from 2-5 wks as I've been hearing and noticing on the store. Apple Store 5th Ave said they may have them in 2 weeks.
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    2 modules...

    The Airport is now a PCI Express card (or a mini card based on it), the bluetooth a standard USB module (which may be a new shape.)

    The Airport antenna is new, but the Airport card is a whole new ball of wax compared to the last Mini PCI version.
     
  11. JoshRtek macrumors member

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    I ordered mine standard, only with the 160 GB hard drive instead of the 250. Supposed to be shipping on Monday, August 14th...but I'm hoping today or tomorrow...
     
  12. patseguin macrumors 65816

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    Why would you customize it with a SMALLER hard drive? Does it really save that much money?
     
  13. JoshRtek macrumors member

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    I save around $70, which will buy me a 250 GB hard drive at Fry's...so I've basically got a 160 GB hard drive for free (depending on how you look at it).

    The real idea, is that I was planning on getting a smaller sized external USB 2.0 hard drive for my girlfriend's iTunes (she just got her first Mac laptop and is ripping her 700+ CD collection).

    So now, I can used the saved money to get the 250 gig hard drive, take the 160 and put it in a $30 USB 2.0 enclosure...and be a hero! :)
     
  14. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    I thinks it's just the airport card. If you choose JUST airport it extends the delay to 2-4 weeks. This doesn't happen if you choose just bluetooth.
     
  15. bradc macrumors 6502

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    Yeah I ordered

    3Ghz
    2gb RAM
    160GB HD
    2xSuperdrives

    Then I placed another order for 4gb RAM & the X1900XT vid card.

    I also downgraded to the 160gb, because I'm throwing in my other hard drives so the $ it saved me is a nice dinner date out or some new wine & cigars!
     
  16. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    For those of you with a developers discount and a tight budget, you can get the base configuration Mac Pro for $1,699.
     
  17. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    nice purchase!! i think you'll love it. sorry for the wait though, but it'll be worth it when it gets here :cool:
     
  18. iwamas thread starter macrumors member

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    i was thinking avout a second superdrive.... but decided to wait... figuring in the not so disant future... an HD or BlueRay drive will be available and would fit nicely...
     
  19. Trekkie macrumors 6502a

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    I ordered:

    2.66 GHz Quad Xeon
    2GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-4x512
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT 256MB
    250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
    16x SuperDrive DL
    Airprt Extrm & BT 2.0+EDR
    Apple Kybd & Wrls Mgty Ms
    Aperture
    Mac OS X


    Est Ship Date: 9/5/06

    Debating emailing them and telling them to bump it up to 500GB, probably not though. 3.0GHz wasn't worth the $700 something charge to me.
     
  20. quruli macrumors regular

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    Yeah the 2.66Ghz are the sweet spot for price point. When Intel ups the clock on the Woodcrest, you can sell off the 2.66Ghz and upgrade to something else, by that time they should be cheaper.
     
  21. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    Nice Mac. Did you order it at the iSystem Apple Store?
     
  22. iwamas thread starter macrumors member

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    Nahh... online at the apple store... I'm intrigued as to how a cincy native knows about the iSystem store...
     
  23. ipacmm macrumors 65816

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    I was in Amman 3 weeks ago so I checked out the Apple store there. :)
     
  24. Mr. Mister macrumors 6502

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    I bought

    Xeon 2.66
    X1900 XT
    250GB SATA
    Airport + Bluetooth EDR
    1GB RAM

    Ship is September 12th, but I've heard rumblings they might be shipping this week.
     
  25. YoYoMa macrumors 6502

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    Hey Josh, did your Mac Pro end up shipping early or was it sent out today?
     

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