Considering the nastiest beast on the planet

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Bogie, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. Bogie macrumors regular

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    Yes, you read that correctly. I'm considering getting the following:

    Mac Pro with Dual 3.0Ghz Quad core Xeons
    16GB RAM
    4 750GB Hard drives
    Quadro FX 4500 GPU
    30 in ACD
    dual superdrives
    bluetooth and wifi


    My question is, obviously this is a monstrous and obscenely powerful system but is there any new technology coming out soon that might be even more promising?

    By the way, this machine is intended as basically a 4K film editing machine and 3D animation powerhouse hence the high specs.
     
  2. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Right now is a terrible time to order a new Mac Pro. Updates are imminent. Many rumors point to as soon as next Monday (the 12th) as a probable announcement date for re-freshed Mac Pros.

    As always, the MacRumors Buyer's Guide is a great start.

    If you're a masochist, there's also about seventy-kajillion whingeing posts on the subject (only about half of them are mine) across a few threads:
     
  3. Bogie thread starter macrumors regular

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    I knew I made the right decision in coming here. Thanks!
     
  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816

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    The X1900 GPU will probably outperform the Quadro, unless you are running pro apps that require hardware overlay planes.
     
  5. GSMiller macrumors 68000

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  6. jonnos macrumors regular

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    lol. done kthxbye.

    looks like hes got what he needs.

    thats a beasty setup lol. wish i had cash like that.

    yeah i agree with everyone above. updates soon im waiting for one myself.
     

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