Mac Pro 4,1 plus 1440p Monitor all under $1300

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by AlexxRyzhkov, Dec 17, 2014.

  1. AlexxRyzhkov macrumors regular

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    Ok so I have about a $1300 budget to buy a Mac Pro, upgrades, and a 1440p monitor. Here's what I got so far:
    Mac Pro Quad Core 2.66 8GB Ram - $530
    Korean 1440p Monitor - $280
    Used GTX 770 - $200
    240GB Crucial M500 SSD - $80

    So I would have about $200 for a new CPU, what's the best CPU I can get for that much. Also single core performance is more important than multi core.

    Also is this a good idea overall? Will i have any issues?

    Also how loud are Mac Pros normally?
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    You can try to get a W3680 with that budget.

    A X5677 should be cheaper than that and have even higher single core performance.

    The W3690 / X5690 most likely will over budget. However, keep in mind that they are the best, just in case some good deals pop up.
     
  3. pertusis1 macrumors 6502

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    ^^^^^^^^ Agreed. Get the w5680 and the above setup. You'll be very happy with that.
     
  4. fuchsdh macrumors 6502a

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    I found that jumping from a dual processor 3,1 to a single processor 5,1 the 5,1 is noticeably louder, but overall it's still not going to be distracting under most cases; even under processor load it doesn't get much louder for me.
     

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