Mac Pro Estimated Configuration (Mid 2010)

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  1. Bjray macrumors newbie

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    :THIS IS MY PERSONNEL CONFIGURATION ESTIMATE:

    6 Core Version: $4700 Only desktop - $6700 With Displays (MSRP EST)
    6-Core: 3.33GHz Intel Xeon “Westmere”
    16GB memory (four 4GB DIMMs)
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5
    512GB SDD and 1TB HHD (Total Size = 1512 GB)
    Two 18x SuperDrive optical drives
    Accessories:
    Apple Keyboard
    Apple Magic Mouse
    Apple Magic Trackpad
    Displays:
    Apple LED Cinema Display 27" (Dual Screen)


    12 Core Version: $6500 Only Desktop - $8500 With Displays (MSRP EST)
    12-Core: Two 2.66GHz Intel Xeon “Westmere”
    24GB memory (six 4GB DIMMs)
    ATI Radeon HD 5870 with 1GB GDDR5
    512GB SSD and 2x 2TB HDD (Total Size = 4512 GB)
    Two 18x SuperDrive optical drives
    Accessories:
    Apple Keyboard
    Apple Magic Mouse
    Apple Magic Trackpad
    Displays:
    Apple LED Cinema Display 27" (Dual Screen)


    Well what do you think?
    On a Scale of 1 - 10 how far am i from the REAL DEAL in August?

    And as for the Configurations which one is better for the price PS: I mainly do HD Video Editing
     
  2. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Are you serious? No way you can get that 12 core for that price with all those fancy upgrades.
     
  3. Bjray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The $4999 base + $1500 in upgrades... But i think that RAM would be pushing that price point.
     
  4. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    The 256GB SSD costs 750$. You'll hit your price estimate with the base configuration + the SSD alone.
     
  5. Bjray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh boy i thought this might happen..:rolleyes:

    What about $2800 in upgrades?

    512 SSD $750
    ATI 5780 $450
    RAM $1200
    Duel Drives $200
    Accessories $200

    This would bring it to $7,799 Now that seems like :apple:
     
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  7. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    Yeah, probably :rolleyes:

    Does anyone know if the SSD option for the new Mac Pro is better than the ones for the previous MacBook Pros? I'm planning on getting an OWC drive and doing the easy installation myself.
     
  8. xgman macrumors 601

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    or more. :(
     
  9. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    I would never ever CTO anything from Apple I can upgrade myself much much cheaper. Neither RAM nor SSDs or anything.
     
  10. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    I wouldn't expect Apple's 4GB DIMM memory prices to come down a lot, go 3rd party with someone like OWC. They will probably have the best price on 1333MHz unbuffered ECC DIMMs for a while too.
     
  11. mBox macrumors 68020

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    None of the above excites me...its the display options Im hoping for room on.
    Thew new Nvidia FX6000 is what Im shooting for ;)
     
  12. Roman23 macrumors 6502

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    Why not just wait

    for the firmware flash.. because I am sure this will be done.. someone on here has to know.. if anyone can flash a video card, certainly its possible to get the EFI firmware to the 09.


     
  13. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    HP and Dell both offer high quality IPS monitors for less money.

    SSD and RAM should be upraded third party.
     
  14. Ravich macrumors 6502a

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    Not with the same resolution, and OSX is resolution dependent.
     
  15. snouter macrumors 6502a

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  16. Capt Underpants macrumors 68030

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    Why does this matter? OSX supports the resolutions on the other monitors.
     
  17. Bjray thread starter macrumors newbie

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  18. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    It is the model I am interested in.

    3.33GHz clock speed is a plus
    1 CPU uses less power is a plus

    4 ram slots is FAIL
    If the price is $3500 or more FAIL

    I never even use the Superdrives, why would you want 2 of them?

    Unless you are bleeding money or need to look like sex to impress, I'd pass on the Apple monitors. They are nice, but not $1000 a piece nice.

    It has me reading about building a Hackintosh.
     
  19. Bjray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Why do you guys hate the new 27" ACD?
    For $999 it's a great deal i mean really think about it?
    Compare all the specs and the Dell 27'' is it's predecessor and it cost $1099 and it's DELL!! And we are talkin :apple: here... Just be glad that Apple did not make it $1299 or something

    And by the way I WOULD take the Quality monitor over the cheap thing, Why? because that higher priced monitor is going to last longer.
    So what else is there to say? if you don't like the price tag then get the cheap crap thats going to brake in a couple...:mad:
     
  20. TheBritishBloke macrumors 68030

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    Dell:
    102% Colour Gamut
    3 year next day replacement warranty.
    Zero dead pixel policy
    Matte screen. Some like it some don't
    The display comes guaranteed calibrated.
    Same resolution as ACD

    Apple:
    ~70% Colour Gamut
    1 year warranty unless bought with a new mac at same time.
    Dead pixels are acceptable on a case by case basis. E.g. I had a dead pixel in the centre of my MBP and they replaced it.
    Glossy. I prefer it.

    Either way, in the UK theres gonna be a 200£ price difference ($300) which just isn't worth it to me. So I'm gonna be getting the ACD. Also it will look the same as the imac lol
     
  21. johnnymg macrumors 65816

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    Has Apple announced a US price for the 3.2GHz Quad or would someone care to guess at the price?

    thanks
    JohnG
     
  22. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The processor is the same price as the 2.93GHz 2009 one, so $2,899 seems likely.
     
  23. snouter macrumors 6502a

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    What makes you think that the premium HP or Dell S-IPS monitors are "cheap crap?"

    Also, it's hard to take you seriously when you can't even spell "break."
     
  24. rajbonham macrumors 6502

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    The fact that Apple still doesn't have a zero dead pixel policy really irks me. If I pay $1,000 for a monitor, that thing better show up in pristine condition, not with a few dead pixels in the corner. If it were a $150 monitor it would be different.
     
  25. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    You'd be surprised what they'll do for you at the Genius Bar.
     

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