well i finally ordered a mac pro!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by twoodcc, Oct 2, 2006.

  1. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    well i finally just did it. i stumbled on some money, and i just went for it. [maybe i should have, maybe i shouldn't have, but oh well, too late now]

    here are the specs:

    Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    ** 1GB (2 x 512MB) *
    ** ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI) *
    ** 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s *
    ** One 16x SuperDrive *
    ** Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme *
    ** Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - U.S. English *
    ** Mac OS X - U.S. English *
    ** Accessory kit *
     
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    Geez, whenever I stumble I end up with black & blues on my shins. :p

    Awesome computer, why doubt your purchase? The only difference i would have personally made is to add more ram in the machine. Depending on what you plan on using it for.
     
  3. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

    twoodcc

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    i only doubt b/c it's a lot of money.

    yeah, i was debating on adding another GB of ram, but decided to just wait on that

    this is my first pro desktop from apple. i can't wait
     
  4. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well it says estimated ship by 10/6 and deliver by 10/16. i hope it gets here before that :(
     
  5. sejanus macrumors regular

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    try and get more ram. i got mine with 2gb initially but had to go to 4gb after a couple of weeks
     
  6. amin macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats! I got the same machine except more RAM and less graphics card :). Enjoy your Mac Pro - it is an awesome beast!
     
  7. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    thanks. i'm sure i'll love it. just the long wait to get it.....

    yeah, i decided to go ahead with the video card, and buy more ram later
     
  8. abdm macrumors member

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    I just ordered mine yesterday, the same machine but I got 2GB of RAM and a 500GB HD instead of the 250. I also got Applecare with mine, since i had a problem with my powerbook and got burnt. Just like you, this is my first pro desktop and I can't wait. We should compare ship dates, right now my order says the following:

    Estimated Shipped By: 10/6/2006 (I really hope it is sooner)
    Estimated Delivered By: 10/11/2006 (I paid for 2 day shipping, so I'm really hoping to get it by the end of this week)

    Did you order a monitor or speakers?
     
  9. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    hey. no i didn't order a monitor or speakers. i already have both. i have a 20" widescreen dell monitor. and i have a good set of speakers

    did you order a monitor and speakers?

    looks like you'll probably get yours before i get mine:eek:
     
  10. abdm macrumors member

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    I ordered a dell 2407, I already have a gateway 21inch LCD (1680x1050), so I'm going to run a dual display. I ordered some good DVI cables (at least I think, does anyone know good DVI Cables :)), so I should be good to go. In addition I ordered the JBL Creature II (Aluminum) from Buy.com, so I should get everything in the next couple of weeks.

    I'm very excited :).
     
  11. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    i have a similar dell monitor. but it's the earlier model.

    yeah i'm very excited also:D
     
  12. kered22 macrumors 6502

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    Both of you guys are getting great Macs, you're going to love them. :)

    It'd good to see the shipdates getting under control, I ordered August 19th and didn't receive mine until the 11th of September. The 4 days is the latest it will ship, it will probably ship sooner. :)
     
  13. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It is never too late to pull out ...

    Heck, just ask the guys that pull out and run when the Home Pregnancy Test is positive.
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congrats to twoodcc and to abdm on the purchase of your new Mac Pros. :)


    Interesting analogy Sun Baked. :D :)
     
  15. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well let's just say .....i'm not one of those guys.....
     
  16. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well i hope your right in that it ships before the 4 days. it said 2-4 days, so hopefully 2 :)
     
  17. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    well i got an order acknowledgement email from Apple today. can't wait for the shipping email
     
  18. technocoy macrumors 6502a

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    you'll love it...

    go get some extra ram... new egg has some good prices... while waiting on my 3gigs i only had the 1gig. It felt like a great machine, but once i got the 3gigs it really changed my opinion... it is now just a screamer, period. I can't wait until all my wokr apps (photoshop, illustrator, flash, etc) are universal.. I mean, it's truly a great machine. most satisfying experience I think i have ever had form apple so far.

    congratulations.
     
  19. jholzner macrumors 65816

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    If they had pulled out sooner the test wouldn't have been positive :p
     
  20. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    so any new word on your order?

    so far i've only gotten the confirmation email
     
  21. vohdoun macrumors 65816

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    Damn! I just looked up to see how much Apple wants for 4GB of mem for the Mac Pro on the UK store, ouch £1,009.99!
     
  22. babsuvulawho macrumors member

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    I finally ordered a Mac Pro on Sunday night after several months of consideration. I decided on the following config and will upgrade the memory afterwards and put in my own HDs.

    2.66 GHz Quad Xeon
    1GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-2x512
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
    160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
    16x SuperDrive DL
    Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mse
    Mac OS X
     
  23. twoodcc thread starter macrumors P6

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    very similar to mine. has your's shipped yet?
     
  24. babsuvulawho macrumors member

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    It is showing Oct. 6 as an estimate.
     

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