Has anyone actually bought a maxed-out $24,000 Mac Pro?

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  1. maclover001 macrumors 6502a

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    I went to Apple's site to see how much a mac pro would be configured with the most expensive components. It's over $24,000!!!
    Just curious if anyone actually spent this much on their Mac Pro.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I can imagine that there are some people out there who are dumb enough to buy RAM, HDDs, and optical drives from Apple.

    So maybe.
     
  3. Samarium macrumors 6502a

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    I don't think someone has bought it for personal use, but maybe as a server.
     
  4. Rmafive macrumors 6502

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    NO!

    Anyone with that kind of money would be smart enough to upgrade ram and hd's after the purchase. Apple charges way too much for that stuff! :D
     
  5. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Most people buy their RAM and their hard drives third party.
     
  6. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    24,000 is nothing. Check this out.
    Also for some real "who could afford it" fun try SGI or Sun
     

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  8. wallstreetcrash macrumors regular

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    Why pdf :eek:
     
  9. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Corporates often buy 'maxed out' systems from Apple without a thought about it's cost, but generally the user or the department won't be paying for them. I'm sure for those kinda of companies a $24,000 system would only be a tip of their toe in their huge pond! Get my drift?

    I've seen and read of users right on those pages who've paid a small fortune for a semi upgraded out system as a BTO.
    I'll keep my comments to myself.. though a supermodel has more grey matter! :D
     
  10. maclover001 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  11. mperkins37 macrumors 6502a

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    Got my 3.2 wiht the 2nd optical bay, Airport, Upgraded the ram & Hd's Myself for massive savings. Still only have 8GB ram...
     
  12. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Thanks for the link. I was wondering about that conclusion.

    Consumers aren't gonna buy this configuration. It's better for companies that can depreciate it over 5 years.
     
  13. MAC-PRO-DEMON macrumors 6502a

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    I have 2 mac pros, one for my home use and on which I have at my work. The work on was bought in July and has a spec as followed

    Processer: 2x 3.2ghz quad
    Ram: 16gb (although not bought from apple)
    Raid: Standard Mac Pro Raid card
    Hard Drive: 4x 300gb SAS Drives
    Graphics: nVidia Quadro FX 1.56gb
    DVD: 2x Superdrive
    Display: 1x 23ins Apple Display for viewing
    desktop and osirix and 2x apple 30ins
    display for viewing dicom images
    Fibre Channel: Quad 4gb
    Mouse & Keyboard: Apple Wireless
    The computer was bought In the uk, but the
    equivelant item without moniters in the us is
    Around $14,000
     
  14. KítscheñÇinqµe macrumors regular

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    nah, steve jobs doesn't have to actually buy his macs. ;)
     
  15. Pixellated macrumors 65816

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    Picture of monitor setup?
     
  16. sash macrumors 6502a

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    That's insane (I mean the price tag).

    Although, for a (post)production studio that could be perfectly justified.

    Therefor, that's not insane (I mean the price tag).
     
  17. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Hey, at least shipping is free!
     
  18. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    Yep, Losenrout bought one of those uber-expensive BTO Mac Pros a few weeks back because he was "blessed" to be able to afford one. And from everything I can tell from his thread, he's mostly a casual user who dabbles in high-end programs from time to time.

    But he's also one of those guys who can probably buy a Bentley Arnage without blinking...

    Or a full-blown Avid workstation. ;)
     
  19. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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  21. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    Sweet!! I wanted to ask this myself...

    OK, I know, I know...as a 20-year-old out of high school I should be SAVING MY MONEY. And be content with the 1-month old aluminum iMac that I've got. :rolleyes: I know it sounds crazy but, if I had $25,000, I'd configure a Mac Pro for $19,000 and buy a car with the rest. :D Why? Well, maybe I'm just showing my ignorance but upgrading a basic system with third-party HDs, RAM and graphics cards sounds like such a huge pain in the ass...having to cajole with hunting them down and finding reputable sources...and then who knows...after all that trouble, what if the new components decide to take a humongous s!@# on me anyway? I know upgrading the Mac Pro is pretty easy but I really just wouldn't want to mess with it. So I guess what I'm saying is, IF I had the money, ordering an almost-maxed-out Mac Pro would be simply a matter of extremely pricey convenience. (And let's face it, by the time I have $25,000, the Mac Pro will ship with 8 10.5GHz processors and twelve trillion terabytes of RAM standard!) :D
     
  22. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    LOL, that should be the next iPod classic :D
     
  23. Exman macrumors member

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    If my daddy owns an oil company, I'd get a couple plus a couple of the best Eizo monitors available. It'd get great for facebook :rolleyes:
     
  24. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    What would you do with a petabyte anyways! I know you don't have that man songs on iTunes. :cool::D
     
  25. pwn247 macrumors 6502

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    I don't think I would ever spend over $4000 for a computer. :eek: $4000 is my very, very, very maximum.

    I spent $1,999 on my Mac Pro, and I love it to death. Just don't buy any hardware components from Apple (other than the video card, of course). I upgraded the RAM an extra 2GB, and added a 500GB HD. Both of these would've cost me at least $400-500 from Apple, I managed to do it for under $200 from NewEgg.com :D
     

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