Finger on the trigger for personal use Mac Pro...

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by RemarkabLee, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. RemarkabLee macrumors 6502a

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    ...big initial outlay.... uncertain global financial situation... could probably find better use for the money if I were sensible... don't need the power but certainly could find many uses for it...[​IMG]

    ...argh!!! [​IMG]
     
  2. NRose8989 macrumors 6502a

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    DO IT!!!!

    You know you want it.

    Just imagine that sterile new Mac smell.
     
  3. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    JUMP, JUMP, JUMP!

    Oops...sorry...wrong thread. :)
     
  4. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]

    I'm expecting a call from Apple tomorrow to seal the deal... [​IMG]

    ...unless I bottle out at the last minute... again...
     
  5. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Funny you should mention that.... I don't know if it was the Mac mini, but something I purchased reminded me of the smell of my Amiga 500 when I bought that about 20 or so years back... Those were the days.... Amazing how the sense of smell can really take you back in time....[​IMG]
     
  6. -hh macrumors 68020

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    That's invariably the problem with anything that's discretionary.

    But if you join my SETI@home team for a week (to show us how fast it runs), I'll be in London at the end of APRIL and I will buy you a pint or three :D

    -hh
     
  7. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Man your starting to convince me now.
     
  8. bestthereis27 macrumors member

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    I just got the 2008 Octo for the business price of $1899. I usually keep my computers for awhile, I don't really swap them for newer models. I figure for as long as i keep computers its not that expensive over time, a few hundred bucks a year. I doubt I'll never ever need all that power, and i could expand the memory and hard drives, so its a keeper.
     
  9. striatedglutes macrumors 6502

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    Worth it!
     
  10. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Pull the trigger...

    Just look down the barrel of the gun, and squeeze ... you'll either be blissfully happy or scatter your brains over the wall behind you.
     
  11. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    My quad arrived yesterday. Love it so far, but still in that transferring-everything-over stage. You'll be glad you pulled the trigger.
     
  12. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    :D
     
  13. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That was one of my arguments to myself (I do that sometimes... :eek:)

    It'll last a loooong time I keep saying to myself....while trying to escape from the tight fitting white jacket...
     
  14. -hh macrumors 68020

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    But of course. Anyone know of a nice pub in London where I can get a pint of Wadworth 6X bitter?


    -hh
     
  15. hobes270 macrumors regular

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    I would definitely do it. Everything is headed to multi core processing. You will benefit from 4 cores in the future!
     
  16. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Get your finger off my trigger, I am doing it as well!

    Education discount on the quad is 2299. Just waiting to hear if it will take more than 8GB's.

    Also trying to find an earlier quad 2.8.
     
  17. seer macrumors member

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    Do it, you won't regret it. Just got mine and despite a few 'self-contributed' issues, the quad is smooth as butter no matter how much you do at the same time :)
     
  18. seisend macrumors 6502a

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    I like how apples smell. I dont mean real apples, I mean apples by apple.
    hmm.... yeah - that was it !
     
  19. zen macrumors 68000

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    You're buying a computer and the vendor calls you?
     
  20. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah. In the UK, or at least in my experience, if you go to the Apple Online store and spec up a Mac Pro, then save the basket to your account, Apple often call you and say they "maybe can do som£thing for you" ;)
     
  21. $BPM$ macrumors newbie

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    Yeah, they did that with me - Twice, because I changed the spec!
     
  22. zen macrumors 68000

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  23. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    They didn't for mine either... :(
     
  24. $BPM$ macrumors newbie

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    I think they must have an alarm or a big flashing light go off in their sales office whenever anyone saves a Mac Pro to their basket!!! :D
     
  25. RemarkabLee thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "Here's another person with too much money" - whoop whoop!! [​IMG]
     

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