If the MP 2010 looked like this


MacBoobsPro

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All that power to light up crappy leds and all the extra cooling could be used else where (or not at all).

Im a designer and I have to say that thing is cringeworthy to look at.
 

prodigee

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Sep 23, 2009
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I can understand why Mac users wouldn't want this because it breaks far away from the simplicity in design that they are used to right now, and really that simplicity is beautiful.

Personally I like that case, and in anodized aluminum it would look so sick, but the thing is I wouldn't want it for a Mac it just doesn't look like one, would I use it for my desktop rig, hell yeah I would but for a Mac, I wouldn't. Just my $.02
 

alphaod

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The Mac Pro is designed to be functional and look good at the same time. The Thermaltake looks good, but isn't very easy to use.
 

Shake 'n' Bake

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You can totally tell it was designed in part by BMW. Chris Bangle probably had some influence on it, because, like the cars he skinned, it is controversial and polarizing. I like it, just like the Z3, Z4, and X3 (just some of the most controversial examples; I like most Chris Bangle cars).
 

VirtualRain

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While I don't like Thermaltake products in general, I do admire their "Think Different" approach sometimes. This is an interesting departure from the ubiquitous tower concept used by everyone else.

Although it would be expensive, I'd like to see a PC enclosure system that offered stackable components that were each separate, but connected by some innovative and attractive interconnect or at least cable guide or conduit. One component for the PSU(s), one for the mother board, one for hard drive storage, one for optical storage, one for water cooling gear, etc.
 

ungraphic

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No doubt, but it's not suitable as a Mac.
How so? Its a case; it holds a motherboard, processor, ram, some drives, a graphic card and slots for expansion.

I don't see the logic in 'its not apple branded, so its not suitable as a mac'

With that logic, why are people running Windows via bootcamp? Because it IS suitable.
 

Shake 'n' Bake

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Although it would be expensive, I'd like to see a PC enclosure system that offered stackable components that were each separate, but connected by some innovative and attractive interconnect or at least cable guide or conduit. One component for the PSU(s), one for the mother board, one for hard drive storage, one for optical storage, one for water cooling gear, etc.
Like a modular building! I'd gladly pay a premium for a case like that.
 

SkyBell

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Texas, unfortunately.
How so? Its a case; it holds a motherboard, processor, ram, some drives, a graphic card and slots for expansion.

I don't see the logic in 'its not apple branded, so its not suitable as a mac'

With that logic, why are people running Windows via bootcamp? Because it IS suitable.
You're missing the point; it doesn't look like anything Apple would ever use. It would be out of place in their line up.
 

Theclamshell

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if the mp looked like that i would have a hard time deciding if it was a mac or and over sized ps2 slim on a vertical stand
 

Tesselator

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Yeah, I saw that prototype in Tokyo a few months ago at some electronics show.

It sucks!

Looks OK in a photograph though.


BTW, it's actually pretty huge! Not like a PlayStation at all.




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stainlessliquid

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Id like it in a sci fi movie, not sure Id like it as home decor. The text on it is stupid and makes it hard to take it seriously.

While the Mac Pro is long in the tooth and starting to look retro and out of date I think it would look better in a home than that. Maybe. the Mac Pro is getting pretty old and unattractive, its hard to consider it a good looking case still.
 

pprior

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That case is horrid looking. I would need constant dusting with all those surfaces to catch detritus and it's just plain nouveau riche looking, like it's trying too hard. Well I guess kind of like most of the newer BMW designs...

I would l like to see a new MP case personally, but that is DEFINITELY not it! :eek:
 

SnowLeopard2008

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It weighs too much and uses way too much excess power.

But it is really cool. I like the MP design better though... people recognize it easier and it takes less time to explain what kind of big black monster you have for a computer.
 

thermodynamic

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How so? Its a case; it holds a motherboard, processor, ram, some drives, a graphic card and slots for expansion.

I don't see the logic in 'its not apple branded, so its not suitable as a mac'

With that logic, why are people running Windows via bootcamp? Because it IS suitable.
I'd have to really look inside the case, to see how it cools its components... I suspect it'd be more a cable-ridden nightmare - the Mac Pros are, easily, the BEST case designs I've ever seen. Generic PC hardware won't be able to go there anytime soon...

I don't use Bootcamp. I do use Crossover Mac and VMWare Fusion... but compared to Mac apps, I hardly have to touch the emulated stuff. :D

Also, hackintosh is illegal, not as stable, um it's hacked... so, no, it won't be as suitable. That's why Apple keeps control; their reputation would get hit to the point where even Microsoft would almost look good if they opened everything up for everybody. It's a blessing, and a curse (a couple iPhone apps have to be segregated from core OS functions and one I wanted to develop would not get through... which is sad since mine would do something rather better than imitating a crying baby... :mad: )

Here's some pics so you can get an idea of how mammoth and how badly designed it is:
Thanks MUCH. It looks like one of those awful garage mechanic tool sets one can buy at Sears... puke...