Mac Pro Estimated Configuration (Mid 2010)

Bjray

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 29, 2010
5
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USA - Texas




: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
 

Gloor

macrumors 6502a
Apr 19, 2007
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Are you serious? No way you can get that 12 core for that price with all those fancy upgrades.
 

Bjray

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 29, 2010
5
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USA - Texas
The 256GB SSD costs 750$. You'll hit your price estimate with the base configuration + the SSD alone.
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:
 

flatfoot

macrumors 65816
Aug 11, 2009
1,010
3
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.
I would never ever CTO anything from Apple I can upgrade myself much much cheaper. Neither RAM nor SSDs or anything.
 

Umbongo

macrumors 601
Sep 14, 2006
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England
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.
 

mBox

macrumors 68020
Jun 26, 2002
2,292
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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 ;)
 

Roman23

macrumors 6502
Jun 12, 2010
478
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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.






: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
 

snouter

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2009
767
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HP and Dell both offer high quality IPS monitors for less money.

SSD and RAM should be upraded third party.
 

snouter

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2009
767
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I guess no one cares about the 6-Core?
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.
 

Bjray

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 29, 2010
5
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USA - Texas
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:
 

TheBritishBloke

macrumors 68030
Jul 21, 2009
2,532
0
United Kingdom
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:
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
 

johnnymg

macrumors 65816
Nov 16, 2008
1,316
6
Has Apple announced a US price for the 3.2GHz Quad or would someone care to guess at the price?

thanks
JohnG
 

snouter

macrumors 6502a
May 26, 2009
767
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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:
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."
 

rajbonham

macrumors 6502
Mar 29, 2010
315
0
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
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.
 

ntrigue

macrumors 68040
Jul 30, 2007
3,805
1
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.
You'd be surprised what they'll do for you at the Genius Bar.
 
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