mac pro 2.0?

BONDS

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Feb 24, 2005
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Any one on this forum get a new mac pro 2.0?

I am thinking about getting it. What is it compared to in G5 terms?

Any help is much appreciated.


Thank you
 

Danksi

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Oct 3, 2005
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Nelson, BC. Canada
BONDS said:
Any one on this forum get a new mac pro 2.0?

I am thinking about getting it. What is it compared to in G5 terms?

Any help is much appreciated.


Thank you
I was seriously considering the MPro 2.0, simply because it's the 'base' model, which is what I was holding out buying the base G5 for. I wanted more internal storage options etc, so the Mac Pro delivers for me. I chose the 2.66 in the end though, as the processors are bound to be the most expensive to upgrade... I took the hit now, rather than later.

In terms of comparison, if you're using Photo Shop a lot, then you may consider a refurb'd G5 otherwise with the growing list of Universal Binary apps then IMO the Mac Pro is a definate improvement over the G5 Tower.
 

ender78

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Jan 9, 2005
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The 2.66 is the most economical option [not the cheapest]. Arstechnica calculated that the 2.66 MP would cost about $2400 to build on your own [not including OSX, iLife, the case and power supply which could add $300 to the cost of the machine in hardware alone]

Xeon 5150 [2.66 Ghz Xeon in the MP] retails for $800 each. The 5130 [2.0 GHz] retails for $400 each. The downgrade only nets you $300, not worth it in my opinion.
 

BONDS

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Feb 24, 2005
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thanks guys,

I think I might save up a little more and then get the 2.66...
 

Danksi

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Oct 3, 2005
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Nelson, BC. Canada
BONDS said:
thanks guys,

I think I might save up a little more and then get the 2.66...
I reduced my system HD to 160Gb, which helped bring the price down a little. (although I added a Bluetooth module). I don't need a large system drive, as I have a couple of external media/docs drives from my iMac which I'll gradually migrate to internal disks, perhaps RAIDed in some fashion... it's a shame they're IDE, otherwise it'd be a simple case of slapping 'em inside and selling the external enclosures.