Dunno what to do

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jetjaguar, Oct 27, 2013.

  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

    jetjaguar

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    I was originally going to keep my Mac Pro and wait a year or two before going to the new Mac Pro. But now I am thinking I could sell my stuff and pick up a base model nMP or possibly the hex core.

    Currently I have a 3.46 hex with pcie ssd and 780gtx and a 30 acd. It is plenty of fast but it would be nice to have a new machine with warranty and everything. The base model would probably be more than enough.
     
  2. mcnallym macrumors 6502a

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    Unless you are doing heavy Video Editing with something like FCPX that when they have the next release out will make real use of the second GPU for OpenCL acceleration then you may as well keep your existing rig.

    Certainly at least wait until these are in real peoples hands, I am guessing from the spec that is 5,1 ( either genuine or a 4,1 flashed ) level so if the performance is fast enough for now then why bother.

    Of course there is always the nice glow of a new toy, which only you can decide if is worth it or not in the end, of the cost.

    Hopefully over the next 12-424 months the price of Thunderbolt Expansion will come down and make the migration cost more acceptable.
     
  3. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    I'd love a new machine too but I still think that expandability via costly external peripherals won't be efficient. It will probably be a while before there are 3rd party graphic cards upgrades. I'm sure they will be expensive and then you'd have to purchase 2x.

    I do wonder if it would be possible to swap a second CPU card with a GPU card? 24 physical cores would be pretty darn cool in such a small computer.

    The new Mac Pro doesn't seem much more than a Mac mini workstation with 2 overprice GPUs.
     
  4. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yea I mine my machine is fine .. All the gaming I do is just a little wow here and there. I use fcpx and aperture. I would really like a 4k display eventually like the sharp one or something but my gpu prolly couldn't handle it. Hopefully the new gpus from nvidia will work.

    I do like the sleek design of the new one and the only external box I would need would be for hard drives.

    I have a feeling that the new 4k display from apple will be all black like the Mac Pro. Buy probably no way to hook up to older Mac pros.
     
  5. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I think I am going to keep my Mac Pro because it does everything I need it to do and upgrade once the new Mac Pro is property tested. And also when 4k monitors come down to acceptable price ranges
     
  6. GrandPhrase macrumors 6502

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    Will the iMac 27" be sufficient for Logic Pro X or will Logic Pro X even be able to utilize all of nMP's power?
     
  7. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Good decision. What you have is a good machine. I recall you mentioned in a thread about iSellimac sometime mid September, you had a 2009 Mac Pro 2.26 8 core and 30" ACD which you sold but later regretted selling it. Also take into account the cost implications. Reselling a machine you recently bought a few weeks ago in exchange for a more expensive untested machine may come out too costly.
     
  8. Tutor macrumors 65816

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    Neither "newness" nor someone else's test drive seem like good enough reasons to me for you to make the leap. Learn what is critical to you that your current Mac doesn't do or doesn't do well and learn whether the nMP does that better and at a reasonable cost. That's a good reason to leap. That new system smell can quickly dissipate, but the piper will continue to demand payment.
     
  9. paronga macrumors member

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    probably not. Only because logic isn't THAT intensive on the CPU. I'm running octa 2008 mac pro and when running like 12-18 tracks, i'm still sitting sweet.

    that is to say, 27" will be fine. trash can mac pro will be fine.
     
  10. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    i think i am going to throw my mac pro on ebay .. if it sells great if it doesn't no biggie
     

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