Displays for Mac Pro 5.1 w/ Quadro 4000 2GB

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jacobbriggs29, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. jacobbriggs29 macrumors newbie

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    Hello MacRumours world!

    I'm thinking of getting a refurb'd Mac Pro 5.1 from MacBank and I'm a bit unsure which monitor/display would be best suited! I do music production so I'm a big fan of wide-screen/ultra-wide displays... (Can see more of whats going on!!) but I also need clarity.

    The Mac Pro specs are 3.33GHz 6-Core / 32GB RAM / 256GB SSD / 2TB HDD / Quadro 4000 2GB.

    I've done a little bit of research before heading over here but I don't want to get one and it have a few issues with compatibility. I've been eyeing up the Asus VC239H and the LG 25UM58-P 25" 21:9 UltraWide.

    Any suggestions or help at all greatly appreciated!
     
  2. js2704 macrumors member

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    The quadro has DisplayPort and DVI connections so the Asus would be fine. If I'm reading the specs right however the LG only has hdmi which would necessitate adapters of some sort, which is best avoided.

    Nice 5.1 spec though :)
     
  3. jacobbriggs29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ah thanks for the advice!

    I am very tempted by the ultra wide screens but the only one I've found is that with only 3 x HDMI!

    Ahh thank you!
     
  4. Wiltonian macrumors member

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    I'm using a NEC MULTISYNC 29" EA294WMi on my cMP. It's 2560 x 1024, which is shallower than I'd prefer, but it was bought to fit a specific desk. Still very nice, though.
     
  5. jacobbriggs29 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm thinking within a £250- price zone. I'm very much liking the LG monitors! Look slick and nice display too. :)
     
  6. nigelbb macrumors 65816

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    If you want lots pf screen real estate then I suggest that you increase the budget for the monitor & get a 4K. I found the Philips 40" BDM4065UC for £500 & it's fantastic. This model has been superseded by a 43" model.
     

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