If the BTO pricing is correct how has your order changed?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Cubemmal, Dec 17, 2013.


How has your order changed if the BTO information is accurate?

  1. I'll upgrade graphics (D300-D500-D700)

    15 vote(s)
  2. I'll upgrade CPU (hex, octo, 12)

    10 vote(s)
  3. I'll upgrade RAM

    13 vote(s)
  4. I'll upgrade Flash

    9 vote(s)
  1. Cubemmal macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2013
    Curious if your order has changed given the BTO information, assuming its accurate.

    For me the D700's are now in reach. I'm getting ...

    • $3,999 Base - Hex core, 16 GB, 256GB, D500
    • +D700 BTO
    • +32GB RAM (probably)
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I was always going to upgrade the flash and I was going to buy 32GB of RAM from SuperBiiz.

    Last week, you basically got me thinking about the CPU upgrade which I then convinced myself would be a good investment.

    This week, the pricing on the D700s looks very attractive, but I simply don't think I can fully leverage the D300s so I'm standing put for now. The RAM upgrade is in the same ballpark as SuperBiiz so I'll just buy it from Apple.

    But they better open up ordering for these things soon, or who knows what I'll end up with! :( :eek: :D

    EDIT: The only things unattractive about the pricing of the nMP are perhaps the base cost, and the 8/12-core CPU's and the latter are Intel's fault more than anything.
  3. violst macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
    I'm in the same boat as you. I was also surprised at how affordable the GPU upgrade was, even the flash upgrade wasn't that bad but the CPU upgrades are a bit over the top. $1500 for the 8-core is a lot but $3000 for the 12-core is just a-tad crazy.

    Now that I see the pricing and am worried about the delays, especially when it concerns the BTO macs, I'm afraid that the ship date may be something crazy? So now I am considering the old hi-end 12-core.
  4. Cubemmal thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Jun 13, 2013
    Good point. Didn't know about them, but checking the price it's about $150/16GB stick which is the going price. So yeah buying Apple RAM as an upgrade makes sense here.

    lol, poor guy. I'm set, as long as these prices are reasonably accurate

    Their strategy seems to be it's a steep cost to get into the nMP club, but once you're there they go easy on you to upgrade. Not unlike their repair strategy. Macs cost more, but getting them fixed is cheap from Apple.
  5. violst macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012

    So I guess my fear of the BTO ship dates has become a reality:(
  6. Jnesbitt82 macrumors 6502


    Oct 21, 2013
    It was showing an "Available to ship" of February.

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