Considering the nastiest beast on the planet

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

  1. Bogie macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2007
    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 68000


    Nov 24, 2002
    Houston Texas USA
    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

    Apr 4, 2007
    I knew I made the right decision in coming here. Thanks!
  4. snickelfritz macrumors 65816


    Oct 24, 2003
    Tucson AZ
    The X1900 GPU will probably outperform the Quadro, unless you are running pro apps that require hardware overlay planes.
  5. GSMiller macrumors 68000


    Dec 2, 2006
  6. jonnos macrumors regular

    Apr 18, 2007
    Sydney, Australia
    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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