Mac Pro 4 core or Mac Pro 8 core

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by heymadmat, May 10, 2012.

  1. heymadmat macrumors newbie

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    Hello im not sure what should i buy i have right now a 27 inch I7 IMac 16 GB Ram and 2 GB Graphics but im not happy thats why I wanna upgrade to a Mac Pro but im not sure what should i get if some could help me its much appreciated

    Cheers Matt
     
  2. juanm macrumors 65816

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    Unless you go 8 core, it doesn't get much faster than that. Or you could wait and see what Apple/Intel have in mind for us.
     
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    I guess it depends on what you aren't happy with. If you aren't happy with the CPU speed, then the quad core Mac Pro could actually be a step down from your iMac. However, if you aren't happy with the GPU (i.e. gaming) then the quad core would be fine.

    So what is it that makes you unhappy with your iMac?
     
  4. AKDigital macrumors newbie

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    Buy a quad core and if you know your way around computer components you should pick up a 6-core 3.33 GHz processor and replace the stock quad. There is an extensive thread somewhere in this forum with the exact step-by-step install. I did it and my system flies. I sold my quad core processor to make some money back.
    I highly suggest installing a solid state drive for your boot volume, it increases speeds dramatically. Get some cheap RAM from OWC and you'll be all set with a great system.
     
  5. heymadmat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    is it this one ?
    http://www.estore.com.au/Intel_Xeon..._medium=cpc&utm_campaign=CPU6057#.T6xgW58ti2s
     
  6. AKDigital macrumors newbie

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  7. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yeah I'm going to bet s/he lives in Australia since s/he linked to an Australian retailer.....

    The powers of observation are strong with this one....
     
  8. AKDigital macrumors newbie

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    Luckily Provantage only adds a few extra dollars for international shipping, still resulting in a good price.
     
  9. heymadmat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well they don't ship to Australia somehow ...

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    thanks for that how much did you get for your quad core that you sold ?
    and OWC is really good bought my 16Gb Ram from there
     
  10. AKDigital macrumors newbie

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    If I remember correctly, I believe I sold my quad core for around $175. I was pretty happy to get at least $150 for a used processor.
     
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