curent macpro upgrades?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bobmane, Aug 24, 2010.

  1. bobmane macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    #1
    I am trying to meet or beat this system


    possible?
     

    Attached Files:

    • comp.jpg
      comp.jpg
      File size:
      507.1 KB
      Views:
      93
  2. Umbongo macrumors 601

    Umbongo

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2006
    Location:
    England
    #2
    2.66GHz 12 core with 6x8GB DIMMs and the Radeon 5870.
     
  3. bobmane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    #3

    where would i get the 8gb dimms? on apple only goes to 32 Gb


    computer i listed is 48 expandable to 96
     
  4. johnnymg macrumors 65816

    johnnymg

    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2008
    #4
    There are several current threads on the best way to upgrade memory.

    OWC is the most common but newegg sells it also. 64GB will cost you $2800.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory#1333-memory
     
  5. bobmane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    #5
    that is good to see, to bad it puts me at about 7900 (VS 7300) bucks for 64 RAM + I end up with the useless sticks of RAM apple ships with computer.

    I guess if i really want to stay with mac pro it could be worth it...i just get sick of paying more

    the only other factor i can see is the graphics card
     
  6. dissolve macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2009
    #6
    Not quite useless...OWC offers a rebate if you buy RAM from them. Only $9 a stick for the 1GB modules that come stock, but at least it's something. Think of it as a start to recuperating that extra $600 :p
     
  7. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

    CaptainChunk

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
  8. Hellhammer Moderator

    Hellhammer

    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #8
    Do you actually need that horsepower or are you just trying to beat your mate's system or something?
     
  9. bobmane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    #9
    no i need it, I am maxxing out on some video projects (nle doesn't matter)...just need more juice all around
     
  10. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2008
    Location:
    forlod bygningen
    #10
    What kind of software do you use?

    I haven't seen Avid Media Composer or Final Cut Pro ever taking that much RAM, After Effects might be different, but that is quite a stretch.
     
  11. bobmane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    #11
    on bootcamp windows 7 64 bit I use Vegas Pro

    (have FCP and PPro but dont like them)

    but....

    $1,237.99 for 32 gb ram for my current MacPro2,1

    I m going to buy this and see what it does for me....better than spending 8K

    Only dif at that point would be I have 8 core 3.0 VS the newer 12 core stuff

    I have been told in my case the processor upgrade wouldn't matter much in the timeline (only rendering)
     
  12. alphaod macrumors Core

    alphaod

    Joined:
    Feb 9, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    #12
    Then you also need to buy Windows 7 then.
     
  13. bobmane thread starter macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2009
    #13
    i just ordered the ram trying to keep the mac2,1 going as long as i can! now we shall see what 32GB RAM does. (maybe nothing!)
     

Share This Page