I just comepleted my 2.66 order :)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dr01dy, May 3, 2007.

  1. dr01dy macrumors member

    May 3, 2007
    After a lot of reading on this forum / site and others I have decided to go with the apple mac pro for my daily workstation. I am not a professional video editor or even a professional photographer but I am very excited to try it out and replace my current mac mini 1.6

    2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
    1GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-2x512
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
    250GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
    16x SuperDrive DL
    Airprt Extrm & BT 2.0+EDR
    Apple Kybd & Wrls Mgty Ms
    Mac OS X
    Country Kit
    3 Seagate 500gig 3.0
    Dell 24" Display

    Ships by: May 11 - May 16
    Delivers by: May 15 - May 18

    I have a long wait ahead of me :D

  2. roland.g macrumors 603


    Apr 11, 2005
    One mile up and soaring

    I have been considering a 2.66 vs. a 2.33 24" iMac. For me I like the responsiveness of the Mac Pro and would pair it with a 23" ACD, but I think the Mac Pro while responsive and fast may be overkill for my daily needs. I think I would really only notice it when using Final Cut Express (which I don't have yet) or iMovie. But I find the aluminum 23" ACD much more appealing than the white iMac. I like the space saving of the iMac and the 1.66 Mini I have no is not enough, not to mention I want a dedicated GPU. And unfortunately there is nothing between the Mini and the Mac Pro, other than the all-in-one iMac.
  3. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    nice upgrade, congrats!

    jumped from a dual 1.8 g5 to macpro 2.66, and would not go back even with the trouble i've had making the switch. fast, quiet, and upgrades for ever. or until the next hardware release anyway...

    was a solid PPC guy, but bootcamp/parallels is tough to argue with! lets just say that i don't miss VPC7 very much. ;)
  4. dr01dy thread starter macrumors member

    May 3, 2007

    Thanks !

    I am in the same boat as you in regards to not needing a mac pro for my daily use but I overlooked every aspect of apple's lineup and the pro was the best fit for me and the future.

    I really only plan on ripping hd content with the eyetv hybrid and working with aperture on a event photography.

    I do plan on upgrading my 24" Dell to a newer apple display once they release the new greener displays.

  5. jnash macrumors regular

    Apr 26, 2007
    wanna sell your mini? send me a pm with specs if you do :)

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