Looking to buy a Mac Pro when Snow Leopard comes out, need tips.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by DR_K13, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. DR_K13 macrumors regular

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    I am majoring in Aeronautical Engineering and planning on getting my degree in about 3 years. In about 9 months I will need to buy a powerful enough computer to run some Engineering software ( TBA ) and have been looking at the Mac Pros. I am going to wait for the next update and plan on getting a 8-Core system with about 16gb of ram. I am wondering if any insiders know what the next big update will be after Snow Leopard comes out, if I should wait for the release or pick up this generation Mac Pro if and when they go on sale.

    I need this computer to last me 5 years running Fluid Dynamics/mechanics simulations.


    Thanks.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Middle of 2010. Westmere. Gulftown. You'll be waiting a heck of a long time.
     
  3. DR_K13 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thats OK, at at least I can save more money for all the bells and whistles !

    What procs are due in that release?
     
  4. Flash SWT macrumors 6502

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  5. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    You an undergrad?

    Im doing the same course and a 2.66Ghz 6Gb 4870 is MORE than enough... hell my MBP could do it :p
     
  6. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's more than nine months away. You said you needed it in nine months.

    I already said what processors would be in it.
     

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