2009 Mac Pro in hand - unboxing etc.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by WonderSausage, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. WonderSausage macrumors member

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    • Processor 065-8315 Two 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xe
    • Memory 065-8333 6GB (6X1GB)
    • Graphics Card 065-8316 ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    • RAID 065-7901 None
    • Hard Drive Bay1 065-8537 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/
    • Hard Drive Bay2 065-7908 None
    • Hard Drive Bay3 065-7913 None
    • Hard Drive Bay4 065-7918 None
    • Optical Drive 065-7923 One 18x SuperDrive
    • Wireless Option 065-7925 None
    • Mini Display Port Adapter 065-8677 NONE
    • Mini Display Port Adapter2 065-8679 NONE
    • Fibre Chl Card 065-7929 None
    • MAC OS X SERVER 065-7932 None
    • Apple Software App- iWork 065-7672 None
    • Apple Software Final Cut Exp 065-7674 None
    • Apple Software App-Aperture 065-7673 None
    • Apple Software App-Logic Exp 065-7675 None
    • SW APP-FILEMAKER 065-8307 NONE
    • SW-MSO 065-8198 NONE
    • Mouse from AOS 065-7938 Apple Mighty Mouse
    • KEYBD + USER'S GUIDE FOR AOS 065-7943 APPLE KEYBD/USERS GUIDE
    • Country Kit 065-7963 Country Kit mac pro

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  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Congratulations. May you have many years of productivity.
     
  3. tobyg macrumors 6502a

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    fake fake fake.... Video of the Mac Pro spinning or it didn't happen!


    Just kidding. Congrats! I only wish I could afford this...
     
  4. More macrumors regular

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    And there's a reason if you've ever needed one that Apple should have stuck with the black box for the Mac Pro! :eek:
     
  5. iBeard macrumors regular

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  7. WonderSausage thread starter macrumors member

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    More pics as my eye-fi uploads them to flickr. In the meantime...

    QUESTIONS ANSWERED:

    - The optical drives are SATA
    - Stock optical drive is an "H-L Data Storage GH41N"
    - The optical drive connectors are single-piece SAS-style with power & signal
    - The backplane for the 4 hot-swap bays is the MAINBOARD. There is no separate backplane. There is no cable between the mainboard and the backplane because the mainboard IS the backplane. The drive connectors are directly on the mainboard.
    - There are only 2 SATA ports remaining and they lead to the optical drive bay. if you use only one optical drive, you could connect the second port to an eSATA adapter but the port is at the very front of the case so you'll need at least an 18" cable.


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  8. cenomans macrumors newbie

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    yours could be the first real benchmarks published for early2009 macpro

    the world's waiting for you:eek:
     
  9. More macrumors regular

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    Standing by with my 8 core 3.2Ghz 2008 Mac Pro if you want to do some benchmarking.
     
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  11. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Yeeeeeah! Buddy!!! That's the candy shot right there:

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    Thank gawd those heat syncs are accessible!
    Dust Bunnies Be Gone!
    Bad Dust Bunnies!
    Bad! Bad!​
     
  12. indiochano macrumors regular

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    benchmarks and youll probably be on the front page of every single tech blog out there :D

    do some photoshop tests plzzz!!!
     
  13. apfhex macrumors 68030

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    Nice!

    Boy, ATI really makes monster sized video cards don't they? Would have been neat if there was a Apple cooler on it like the OEM 3870, it looked cool (in both senses, heh).

    I dunno, my '06 MP box arrived in similar condition, the scuff marks were almost as bad. Though the black box was nicer looking and fitting with the whole "Pro" thing.
     
  14. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    agreed. it's a beautiful machine, but the box just looks dirty - they should have stuck with the black box.

    "The new Mac Pro, dirty on the outside, beauty on the inside"

    congratulations - I'm (and I'm sure many are) jealous :)
     
  15. iBeard macrumors regular

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    Yeah, lets see some Real-World benchmarks.

    Geekbench is neat and all, but...
     
  16. fabriciom macrumors 6502

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    4 or 5 pcie? Cause I see 5 slots on the back...
     
  17. indiochano macrumors regular

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    cant wait for the benchmark scores omg im about to get an orgasm
     
  18. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    The 2nd one from the bottom is an empty hole for GPU coolers.
     
  19. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    Tru-dat! It's very inaccurate!


    What's better?
     
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  21. Jouhne macrumors member

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    well at least GB is easy to launch and fast to have some data + you can see brute force on the processor and memory :)
    (fyi i don't care about the big number on top, I care about all the information below... and it is accurate for that)
     
  22. WonderSausage thread starter macrumors member

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    Below: The two SATA ports that connect to the optical drive bay (right behind the front bezel). You can also see the hot-swap connector for Drive 1 at the top of this photo:

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    Below: Sorry for the blur on this one, I'd have to wait to upload if I reshoot. these are the 2 PCI-e 6-pin power connectors for the Radeon:

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    Below: PCI-e slots. Note the hot-swap drive connectors directly on the motherboard at the top of this area.

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    Below: The two optical drive SATA+power connectors (optical bay removed)

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    Below: Optical drive

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    Below: The CPU/RAM tray has these two cool little flip-out levers that are like miniature versions of the case-side release lever:

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