Help with New Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bntz313, Feb 2, 2009.

  1. bntz313 macrumors 6502

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    I just bought a quad 2.8ghz MP, I'm just wondering how easy will it be to install a better graphics card in it later? and is it good plugged into a surge protector or do I need something different.
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Easy and it's a good idea to plug your electronics into a surge protector.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Installing one of the seven working graphics cards is easy as pie.

    A surge protector is always nice, but if you have the money (or need the security of) for a UPS (uninterruptible power supply), get one.
     
  4. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks.

    I was gonna buy the a new 24 inch iMac, but saw the MP in the refurbished store and bought that for almost the same amount.

    Now I need a 20 inch monitor for it. any ideas?
     
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Dell Ultrasharp
     
  6. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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  7. justit macrumors 6502a

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    smart move :)
     
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  9. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    I would get a 3870 to throw in there, it's easy to install, just get a midget or a little kid to plug the power cable in.

    I bet the new cards that come out with Nehalam will not have DVI but mini display port.
     
  10. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'd take a look at OWC.

    On the Mac Pro?
     
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  12. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

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    Or normal Display Port.
     
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  14. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Where to buy a airport card for my mac pro?

    or

    would one of those USB wireless adapters work just as good?
     
  15. econoline06 macrumors 6502

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    If you like sub-par monitors go ahead. I would get an Apple 20 inch display, there is NO comparison between some dell and an Apple.
     
  16. econoline06 macrumors 6502

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    I would say...from Apple maybe? Its an Apple product no? I'd start there..man oh man, what is Google for anyway?
     
  17. bntz313 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well apple told me I'd have to go to an apple services provider. So I'm wondering what are my options, does the usb adapters work just as good?
     
  18. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    It's an annoying adapter mess but I can imagine at least one DVI port on the video card. Considering you can get one with DVI, HDMI, and Displayport on the same card right now.

    Uh, sure.

    I'd get the Airport otherwise I do know that Rosewill makes an OS X compatible 802.11n USB adapter.
     
  19. rockinrocker macrumors 65816

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    are you near an applestore? if you buy the wireless card there they install it for free....
     
  20. osin macrumors 6502

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    With purchasing a RAM, HDD or any other stuff I always check OWC first. They are very reliable and have good prices and great customer service.

    If I were you I would consider buying 24" monitor instead 20" you want regret it after all. You can choose between Samsung, Dell etc.
     

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