finally bit the bullet :)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DSchwartz88, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. DSchwartz88 macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006
    and I couldn't be happier! Found an absolutely amazing deal on craigslist and went for it.

    I am the proud new owner of a MacPro(4,1)

    2.66 Quad Core Nehalem
    8GB RAM (2GB x 4)
    Dual nVidia GT 120's (these are both gonna be replaced a real video card when the new mac pro's come out and I have some new options)

    As for storage it only has 1TB currently, but im gonna hook it up with a 160GB SSD for the OS and an 8TB RAID (eventually) using 4 x 2TB disks (gonna throw one in second optical bay).

    Cant wait to put this machine to the test when I start actually working on it.

    Just wanted to say im really happy to be part of the Mac Pro club :)
  2. Durious macrumors 6502

    Apr 11, 2008
    Calgary, Alberta
  3. Cindori macrumors 68040


    Jan 17, 2008
  4. Orange™ macrumors 6502

    Apr 24, 2010
    I'm sorry for your loss! :(


    Wait, this is a good thing! :):):D Congratulations on your new Mac Pro, it's cool that you can look past all the criticism on these boards.
  5. DSchwartz88 thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 18, 2006
    aint no thing....this is a WORK machine. I needed to start working so I got a machine. I had been waiting since March dealing with my MBP but when I saw this deal I just took it.

    Im not building a hackintosh because as much as I wanna save money, my time is worth WAY to much to be dealing with random errors and second guessing whether I can update to this patch, i got the Mac Pro cause i want OSX and stability.

    If your a normal consumer, sure this was a stupid buy, cause the new ones are right around the corner, but this is a work machine, this is how I make my money, so in the end the 20% bump that the 2010's are gonna give isn't worth the added cost of waiting.

    Plus I could just sell this one and upgrade once the 2010's come out....
  6. abccba macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2010
    British Columbia, Canada

    You must have an Economics or Business background :D

    Love it! :D
  7. ValSalva macrumors 68040


    Jun 26, 2009
    Burpelson AFB
    I'd thought of building a hackintosh but for all these reasons I am not going to do so. I'm still Mac Pro waiting though...

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