I did it. Hit the purchase button.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Gloor, Jan 16, 2008.

  1. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    I finally convinced myself to hit the purchase button. I am a bit disappointed about the ACDs but the system will be good anyway.

    So I got:

    MP 2.8 octo
    8800GT
    Wifi
    Apple care
    30" ACD

    Will stick 4GB or 8GB later. Delivery date is end of february :(( I hope it will come sooner. Or even better that Apple updates the ACDs and I'll get the updated one :)
     
  2. Father Jack macrumors 68020

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  3. tersono macrumors 68000

    tersono

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    Good? The system will be fantastic =]

    Sorry you gotta wait so long, but it'll be worth it :D
     
  4. Gloor thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you guys. The waiting will be painful especially knowing that its so close. On the other hand, I was waiting for this update since April so few more weeks won't kill me :)
     
  5. Trishul macrumors regular

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    in the UK here, have been trying to buy my Mac Pro on and off for the last 6 hrs, but the UK store is crippled, everytime i attempt to checkout it times out. Anyone else finding this?
     
  6. deathshrub macrumors 6502

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    I ordered mine last night, I was very excited placing my order as well. :D And being a student rocks! I saved about $600 with the edu discount.
     
  7. MaddMacs macrumors 6502

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    I did it too!

    I have been waiting and watching for four years to make the plunge. I have been using a PM9600 for years and years and years (os X & x-postfacto). Once the refresh of the MP was announced I ordered it that day. Plus I also got the student discount. I was pleased that bluetooth was now standard. I had Aperture pre-installed. I will also wait to buy RAM since it has 2gigs standard: Here is my configuration:
    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    2GB (2x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/
    One 16x SuperDrive
    AirPort Extreme Card (Wi-Fi)
    APERTURE
    APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE
    WIRELESS KEYBD/ OS X

    All for $3500 after tax. I was stoked that a $5000 jobby a week ago is now $3500. I have waited for so long to buy I guess I can wait until Feb.20. :D
     
  8. Graphis macrumors member

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    Yeah, me too!

    Yeah, me too. I went for:

    Two 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3
    320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s (Bay 1)
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3 Gb/s (Bay 2)
    Apple Wireless Keyboard
    AppleCare 3Yr Protection Plan PowerMac/MacPro
    Apple Cinema Display 30" HD Flat Panel (DVI Conn)
    Canon Pixma iX4000 A3 Colour BubbleJet Printer
     
  9. oban14 macrumors 6502a

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    I pulled the trigger just now too:

    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeo
    2GB (2x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb
    One 16x SuperDrive
    AirPort Extreme Card (Wi-Fi)
    APPLE WIRELESS MIGHTY MOUSE
    WIRELESS KEYBD/ OS X
    Grand total: 2695 including tax.

    Thank god for the ADC discount! I also ordered 8 gigs of ram from macsales.com

    Now I get to wait until 2/22... :(
     
  10. 4God macrumors 68020

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    Yeah, I have mine coming on the 22nd too. I couldn't afford the Octo so I got the single cpu quad.
    I hope it comes with an empty socket so I can upgrade myself later. I ordered 4Gb of ram from OWC.

    EDIT: I figured I would just go with the ATI card so I wouldn't have to wait so long. I'm hoping to be
    able to upgrade the video card later also.

    One 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    2GB (2x1GB)
    ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB
    320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb
    One 16x SuperDrive
    AirPort Extreme Card (Wi-Fi)
    APPLE MIGHTY MOUSE
    WIRED KYBRD/MAC OS X
    Country Kit
    Ships by: Jan 18 - Jan 23
    Delivers by: Jan 22 - Jan 29
     
  11. ProCreator macrumors newbie

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    I also took the plunge yesterday:

    Two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    2GB (2x1GB) plus 16g (4x4gb) from OWC
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    (2) SAMSUNG Spinpoint F1 HD103UJ 1TB
    One 16x SuperDrive
    Apple Care
    Cintiq 20WSX interactive Tablet
    Epson v500 Scanner

    Told the Wife all about it last night and she did not kill me!
     
  12. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

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    Extra lucky!
     
  13. Brianstorm91 macrumors 65816

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  14. kcdude macrumors regular

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    Ordered mine and it was only about $250 off...Hmmmm...I guess the discount depends upon the school?
     
  15. oban14 macrumors 6502a

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    I think the regular student discount is 10% and the ADC discount on the mac pro is a little over 20%.
     
  16. Jonny427 macrumors regular

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    Haha nice. My GF was not to happy to hear how much it will cost:

    Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    2GB (2x1GB)
    NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT 512MB
    500GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    One 16x SuperDrive
    Apple Care

    Will be adding 8GB of RAM from OWC, 2 Samsung F1 drives, and either a "new" 2408WFP or 23" Cinema, depending on when the Dell model gets released.

    Feb 15 hurry up!
     
  17. cineapple macrumors regular

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    What is the ADC discount, and how is this different than the student discount? Where is the option for the ADC discount?
     
  18. GoKyu macrumors 65816

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    I already hit the button on January 8th, but FedEx should be delivering my 8 core monster (2.8) on Friday...argh, 2 more days, I've been waiting to get one of these since July...!!!

    This is also my first Mac, so I'm especially excited that I won't have to run Windows anymore ;)

    Lotsa people here bought Mac Pros lately....Apple must be thinking "why didn't we do this SOONER? Holy crap, look at all the orders coming in!!!" :D

    -Bryan
     
  19. oban14 macrumors 6502a

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    It's a huge secret PITA.

    You go here:

    http://developer.apple.com/products/student.html

    And spend 99 dollars on the ADC student membership. You also create an ADC account. Within 24 hours you get an activation code emailed to you. You then go to the ADC site to activate your account, I think it's here:

    http://connect.apple.com/

    You have to fax your passport and a list of classes you're taking this semester to prove you're a student. You then get a onetime discount by clicking on the store from this link (bookmarks don't work):

    http://developer.apple.com/membership/usa.html

    It's like trying to get into that secret bar in disneyland. Certainly a bit of a hassle, but I think I saved around 500-600 bucks so it was well worth it. The Mac Pro seems to be the most heavily discounted item.
     
  20. cineapple macrumors regular

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    But the beauty is that you still can on the Mac Pro!
     
  21. cineapple macrumors regular

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    Hmm...I followed the last link and seemed to be able to place my order. Does Apple follow up with checking your ADC status filing?
     
  22. MIDI_EVIL macrumors 65816

    MIDI_EVIL

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    You should have waited!

    You do realise they are about to update the purchase button!!!!
     
  23. oban14 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, they won't process your order until your account has been "verified" - that means marked off as a student, activated, and then verified through faxed ID/school records.

    Other people have posted about it; Apple will put the sale in "pending" mode until your account is verified.

    I did the whole deal today, so it can be pretty quick, but it is a bit of a hassle. But I can be hassled for 500 bucks.
     
  24. Graphis macrumors member

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    This got me all excited....

    Then this spoiled it all for me:D
     
  25. oban14 macrumors 6502a

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    They're very flexible about what "student" means, though. In other words, I think if you signed up for one class at your community college, printed it out, showed you as "enrolled" and then cancelled, they would accept it.

    Not that I encourage that sort of thing of course. :eek:
     

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