8 core / 32GB / 1TB / D500 - it's an amazing machine, rock solid and dead quiet. The only thing I'm not a fan of is my continuing reliability issues with Time Machine utilizing an external (obviously) drive. It backs up stuff from the nMP and my Drobo 5D. Sometimes the TM back up just hangs.I went from a 3.1 to the nMP. I love the form factor -mine sits up top a filing desk with attached ext thunderbolt array. I never hear it at all. It's fast. I'll keep it probably 5-6 years like I did the last two MP I've owned
Love it! Full review here... http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1692536so after about 7 months of being available i just wanted to read your opinions about the new mac pro, did you buy it and if so what's your review ?
I got the 8 core/64GB/512GB/D700 and I think from a average user perspective it's amazing, and second to none.so after about 7 months of being available i just wanted to read your opinions about the new mac pro, did you buy it and if so what's your review ?
Keyboard is Moshi Luna Backlit Keyboard available in the Apple Store and various other online sites.What's that cool keyboard setup you have there? Also, I really like your Apple screen background
4.6 i7.......?64GB/256GB/Hex Core/D700/3 x 27" Cinema
At the same time I built up an absolute top of the line PC for gaming, which is similar to the nMP and as good a computer as I could build.
4.6GHz i7 water cooled/AMD 295x2 Water Cooled GPU/32GB/2xSSD RAID/LG 21:9/Thunderbolt 2.0
I don't do benchmarks but evaluate by how it goes in real world use. Notes ...
- The nMP is quieter than the fully water cooled PC by a long shot, and it's a tenth the size
- The nMP works mostly flawlessly (99%), while the PC is glitchy (just reboot!) and had to be "tamed" when I first turned it on
- The PC is a much faster computer for much less money, the nMP feels like a stately old grandmother in comparison
- The PC is far more configurable, with more options than the nMP which practically isn't configurable at all.
I love them both. I prefer the stability of the nMP for my real work, where reboots are intolerable. While there have been a few glitches it has performed as expected. But I paid far less for far more performance with the PC, which is needed for the gaming performance I wanted.
Conclusion; a lot of people strain to turn Mac Pro's in to gaming machines or PC's of some type, I'd never bother unless you really needed to do this. Far, far better to have each for their respective jobs. If I could have only one, it'd have to be a nMP because there's no other way to run OS X. If I didn't have to have OS X I'd do the PC, you get way more for way less.