Anyone unhappy with their nMP?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by wesk702, Mar 13, 2014.

  1. wesk702 macrumors 68000

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    After receiving mine and finally clean installing all my apps, I couldn't be any happier. "Breakthrough speeds" pretty much sums it up for me. Coming from a 2008 quad Mac Pro (which wasn't exactly a slouch), the speed difference is night and day. I was just wondering if there were any upgraders that weren't happy with their purchase. I'm also curious if the 2012 fully loaded owners feel justified with their upgrades and if performance difference was worth it to them.
     
  2. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    Which configuration nMP did you buy? Just wondering cause when I finally get one I'll be coming from a 2008 dual quad, and I'd like to see some wicked speed improvements as well.
     
  3. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    I moved from a 3,1 8 core to a nMP 8 core and I couldn't be happier. It's so much faster and quieter.
     
  4. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    im moving from a 2010 12 core and im just really excited to get that behemoth off my desk and enjoy the quietness
     
  5. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    My new rig is the 6 core/1tb/16gig/d300. Couldn't be a better time for us 2008ers to upgrade. Sick new form factor, TB support, blazing new SSDs, ninja fast processors... I debated on getting this vs the base quad and I'm glad I got the 6 core. I plan on keeping this bad boy for another 6 years if possible so it seems like this config is the most bang for my buck. Congrats on your order man! Which ever CTO rig you pick, you're gonna be more than satisfied.
     
  6. lupinglade macrumors regular

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    From 8 core 2008 to 6 core - really impressed.
     
  7. 0x2102 macrumors member

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    You have all rights to be impressed. Almost a 100% speed increase with less cores and less power consumption - indeed that is really impressive.

    And the best part .... it's silent under 100% CPU load.
     
  8. saschke macrumors 6502

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    Even though mine has the whine and it bothers me a bit, I absolutely love the machine.
     
  9. Cole Carrera macrumors newbie

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    No CD player.

    They could totally fit one, especially cause it's round.
     
  10. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    heckkk no cd's can burn in hell
     
  11. Truthfulie macrumors regular

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    Adding an flat optical drive in a horizontal fashion would interfere with bottom-to-top airflow of the cylinder form factor. They could have put it in towards the bottom somehow without interfering too much with bottom intake if they really wanted to but I imagine that will be very awkward inconvenient way to load the disc.
     
  12. JQuick macrumors member

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    Sorry to burst your bubble but CD and DVD burners are only designed to operate up to 35C or 95F. Vinyl LPs are similarly unsupported in hell. It's kind of ironic since folks who sell audiophile cables will all end up there, and will have to make do with mp3s. My theology is a bit rusty but my guess is that there will be Zunes:)

    I am with you, though. I haven't used a DVD in years.
     
  13. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    HP ProLiant servers have virtual DVD drives - at the BIOS level you enter the URL of the .ISO file....
     
  14. lupinglade macrumors regular

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    What about a VHS drive? It's great for video...
     
  15. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Having heard mp3's through 250k dollars worth of Bryson/KEF I have to say even with my tinnitus smashed ear holes they sound absolutely dreadful. Lossless recordings I done off my Roksan Xerxes on the other hand were the opposite :D

    Satan must have air con to store and play his vinyl!
     
  16. wesk702 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    They could have placed it below the intake.
     
  17. brand, Mar 14, 2014
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    quiet ≠ silent
     
  18. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    I thought MP3s were the definition of Hell.
     
  19. Reno Richter macrumors member

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    Apple could of designed the fan to spin at exactly 33.3 rpms and varied the pitch of the blades to control cooling and provided us with a digitally controlled turntable! (freaking slackers).

    I cleaned out my home office ahead of my nMP arriving..egads I had stacks and stacks of 1024 floppies stored in boxes in the back of several cabinets. Early Pagemaker when owned by Aldus must have had 10 floppies to shuffle in and out to do an install. How am I supposed to do a clean install of Aldus Pagemaker on my nMP? Major league not happy!:rolleyes:
     
  20. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502

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    Dude cut the rope.
     
  21. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    I supposed you'd also want of these:

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    In of these:

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    I mean they are similar in size and shape. :p

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  22. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

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    Coffee?

    First one to come up with a coffee warmer attachment for the top of the nMP wins! Use all that heat!
     
  23. WSR macrumors regular

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    6 core/16Gb/1TB/D500

    Coming from a late 2006 iMac that maxed out at 3GB of memory, it's very fast. Even Windows 7 under Parallels boots fast.

    My only problems have been with Mavericks, but some of that is working itself out.
     
  24. lupinglade macrumors regular

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    Technically placing a cup up there on a coaster should work. YMMV.
     
  25. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    quite ≠ quiet too.
     

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