I love my new mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by porthosmac, Sep 10, 2009.

  1. porthosmac macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone. I'm new to the mac pro world. I was not happy with a iMac 24 from a performance perspective (aperture 2.0 and PS CS4 working with more than 20k photos). I just set up my new mac pro and wow, I'm speechless...
    Here are the specs.
    Octo 2.66
    12 GB ram stock
    Pioneer BDR-203 blue ray burner (replaced the stock optical)
    Intel SSD 80GB G2 (boot) installed in the second optical bay
    4X WD 1TB Re3 (RAID 0) for data
    Radeon 4870 stock
    Dell 30 inches (From an old PC) minidisplay port to dual link DVI
    Nec LCD3090WQXi dual link DVi
    mac os X 10.6 (bought the family pack DVD) My mac pro was probably one of the last shippping with Leo ( shipped on august 27th...)

    Everything working well and lightning fast...

    I love my new mac!

    I would appreciate any comments on this build
    Thanks!
     
  2. Chris. macrumors regular

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  3. ildondeigiocchi macrumors 6502a

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    Congrats on the new system. I guarantee you'll love it. Only thing is I hope you didn't buy that ram from Apple as that would have cost you alot more. Any way thats just my 0.02$.:rolleyes: Enjoy your system:D
     
  4. AppleWorking macrumors regular

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    Nice, but we need to see pictures, we're silly like that. :D
     
  5. seadragon Contributor

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    Awesome! You pretty much have the same MP as me. I'm VERY happy with mine. Using it for composing in Logic Pro. Love it!
     
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    I bought my mac pro in February, 2007. I still love this thing.

    2 x 2.66ghz Dual Core Xeon
    2x250gb Western Digital RAID0, 160gb Seagate for Media Storage, 200gb Western Digital for Projects/Windows XP Pro
    6gb of RAM (2x2gb, 4x512mb)
    Logitech Mx518 Gaming Mouse
    2 x ATI HD3870 (one card upgraded with the Accelero S1 rev.2 cooler, soon to be both)
    24" LG P-MVA panel monitor
    320gb External HD (Western Digital, soon to be 500gb WD 2.5")
     
  9. xper macrumors 6502

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    Raid 0 to store data? Hope there isn't any important data ;)
     
  10. hugodrax macrumors 6502a

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    When you need performance nothing but a Mac Pro will do. I know lots of folks say the desktop is dead and that laptops are the future.

    That box will last you 10 years easy.

    I am still working with my 2006 mac pro and I just cannot see a reason to upgrade. So you can expect a long life on that workstation.
     
  11. porthosmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for your comments
    I know for the memory. Should have bought third party...
    I will send pictures as soon as the mess on my desk is cleaned up...
    As for the raid0 data disk, i trust time machine on a 2tb external hd (fw 800)
     
  12. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    I would love one those bad boys!I hope it's awesome,I have a power mac g4 silver with 867Mhz PPC,1GB RAM,and 2 120GB HD's and a 256 MB Nvidea :card,good for basic needs,it was 4,000 bucks new.:apple:
     
  13. EvanAgee macrumors member

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    Congrats! I got an 8-core 2.8ghz last Summer and I ABSOLUTELY love it! I've never used another computer that can touch the power on these beasts.
     
  14. parakiet macrumors regular

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    or you buy a top laptop every 3 years? ;)
     
  15. rickvanr macrumors 68040

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    My DP 2.7 G5 still kicks serious ass. It's almost 4 1/2 years old. If apple still supported PPC with the new OS's there wouldn't even been a hint of a reason to upgrade.
     
  16. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    How do you like the SSD drive? I have been thinking about doing this for my boot up drive.
     
  17. porthosmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    SSD=

    Silent
    Superfast Booting & program loading
    inDecent price...
     
  18. porthosmac thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Here are the badboys... Nec on the left, trusty old Dell on the right.
    Pretty good workspace 5120 X 1600...
    Best way to put a wallpaper is to split a 5120 * 1600 picture in half. There is no way to stretch from one monitor (besides having 2 graphic cards?).
    One minor caveat, the menu bar on the left working with programs on the right monitor...
     
  19. twoodcc macrumors P6

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    congrats on a great machine! more pics please!
     
  20. joubex macrumors member

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    mac specs

    Hi Porthos
    Nice stuff
    Clean up a little bit your desk and send us some pictures of the beast... ;-)
    I am not entirely convinced for the SSD because my Mac Pro is always on (SATA card for my external back up), but everything else is great.
    Let me know when you gonna make a try w your blue ray burner

    Joubex
     

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