Mac Pro Arrived! Pics Included

Laslo Panaflex

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My Mac Pro just arrived at my door.
Specs: 2x 2.6, 1 gb ram, 7300gt, 250gb seagate HD
Boot Time: about 28 seconds
Noise: Silent


EDIT: Adding benchmark results of tests already asked.


Photoshop Test

Test 1: 80% memory allocation, 20 history states = 3min 52secs

Test 2: 90% memory allocation, 1 histry state = 3min 4secs

Test 3: (more a test of raw CPU) Radial blur 100, best quality on Eagle Image in test
Mac Pro= 29 secs
Quad G5 = 42 secs


Compressor:
source: 5min HDV 1080i60 clip (export from FCP timeline)
output: Compressor default 16:9 120min fast encode

my old G5 2ghz 2.5gb ram: 34min
Mac Pro: 12min


Handbrake:
h.264 main profile
1000kbps Average Quality
2-pass encoding
128kbps AAC audio

Donnie Darko disc (not image on HD) 65fps average.


Geekbench:
297.9

Rosetta test: 194.8

I posted the results to the site and they can be found here:

http://www.geekpatrol.ca/browse/2006/?view&id=2925





















 

Josias

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Sweet! OMGr0oxxr! that's the most awesome box I ever saw!:eek: :p

nah, it's cool, how did you configure you most configurable and speedy mac ever?:D
 

mkrishnan

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Congratulations and thank you for sharing! :)

I'm surprised they use the Quad Xeon terminology on the box, considering they use a different choice of words on the store site...
 

Josias

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Mar 10, 2006
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Sweet! Thanks alot!:D

It's gonne be quite a speedbump from your Dual 2 GHz...:p How did you spec your MP?
 

mustard

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You wouldn't by chance be able to let me know the Brand & Model number for the hard drive would ya?
 

WildCowboy

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Cooknn said:
Dang that was QUICK :eek: So, what's above the hard drives? Nice pics, BTW. Thanks!
Optical drives in front, power supply in back.
 

EGT

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Love those hard drive bays. Congrats with the new beast! :cool:
 

Laslo Panaflex

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mustard said:
You wouldn't by chance be able to let me know the Brand & Model number for the hard drive would ya?
Seagate Barracuda, didn't get the model #

I have to go to back to work, just came home at lunch on the chance that I would catch the FedEx guy and I did. I will mess around tonight.
 

Lincoln

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Waiting for mine

I ordered one with the ATI1900XTX Graphics card another 1GB of extra memory (no third party memory available yet), wireless and a 500GB hard disk.

Seeing pictures of one makes the wait seem longer, but I wanted the better graphics card.

Congratulations on getting yours:D
 

mustard

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Laslo Panaflex said:
Seagate Barracuda, didn't get the model #

I have to go to back to work, just came home at lunch on the chance that I would catch the FedEx guy and I did. I will mess around tonight.
Thank you very much kind sir
 

Spanky Deluxe

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I can't see from the photos, do the 7300GT cards have the SLI bridge on them? Even if they don't, the nVidia Windows drivers support SLI without a bridge card which I've tried before to good success. Two 7300GTs >= one 7600GT which would be a good mid-range setup for gaming.
 

jrk07

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Laslo Panaflex said:
Stock nvidia 7300 video card, upgrading it later didn't want to deal with the delay.
How much of a delay would it have been?

From what I have read, the ATI card was vastly superior when compared to the stock nvidia it came with. I noticed that the ATI was a bit more money and the apple store did specifically say there would be a delay if you build to order with the better videocards, but I definitely would have waited it out to get the superior video card.

That is just me tho of course, and I am sure the system you configured will be just fine for your needs. Also, that seemed like some damn quick delivery! thanks for the pics!
 

weldon

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Congratulations. Thanks for posting the pics - it looks great. Those drive sleds are sexy.

And yeah, find a friend with an x1900XT (or 7300GT) in their PC and see if it works. Enquiring minds want to know! ;)