Its here! Mac Pro in my studio now - now with a photo

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Josh-H, Oct 22, 2008.

  1. Josh-H macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    Arrived two days ago - all up and running and VERY VERY happy with its performance.

    2 x 2.8Ghz 8 Cores with 10GB ram and 3 x 500 Gig SATA drives in RAID5 with apple RAID card and 1 x 300GIG SAS 15,000rpm velociraptor drive for CS3 scratch disk. Went with the NVIDIA 512mb video card as it was bugger all $ to upgrade it from the stock card and went with the apple extreme wireless option as well.

    Running in my studio as my main photo editing machine for Lightroom and CS3 with a NEC 2690 Wuxi SpectraView II monitor.

    Also connected a LACIE 2 big triple 2 x 1TB NAS in RAID 1 hooked up via Firewire 800 as an external back up for the Mac Pro's RAID 5 array.

    Performance is extreme - fastest machine I have ever used.
  2. Chaos123x macrumors 68000

    Jul 8, 2008
  3. Josh-H thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    No worries - will take some pics tonight when I get back to the studio.
  4. pooryou macrumors 65816


    Sep 28, 2007
  5. umbilical macrumors 6502a

    May 3, 2008
    FL, USA
    price? and I dont know whats the apple RAID card, works for?
  6. Josh-H thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008

    Here is a quick and dirty pic from my iphone.[​IMG]

    Thats my fully loaded macbook pro on the left, the NEC SpectraView II monitor in the middle, the mac pro under the desk, the Lacie 2 big triple NAS on the desk with the throbbing blue big button and the big beast on the right is my main work horse printer the Canon IPF5100 Image Prograph printer.
  7. Josh-H thread starter macrumors member

    Aug 10, 2008
    I paid $6,500 Australian for the Mac pro not including any of the other stuff like the Lacie NAS or NEC monitor, printer etc.
  8. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK

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