Mac Pro Hardware index

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by costabunny, Aug 30, 2008.

  1. costabunny macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    How about a sticky where mods can keep a list of the common Hardware requests for Mac Pro's?

    Something like;

    RAID Cards:


    Drive Mounts


    Replacement CPUs

    MEMORY 1327923908&name=For Apple Mac Pro System

    and so on.....

    If we keep the post nice and clean- we can all contribute to a great index of the links needed to get the bits that so many come on looking for (yes I know we can search but going through post after post seems counter productive when the answers are always from the few same sources).

    What do you guys think (be nice if there is a mod around for comment too )
  2. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    Thats the spirit - I am waitng for the mods to get back to me about sticky-ing (is that even a word?) the thread.

  3. Shadow macrumors 68000


    Feb 17, 2006
    Keele, United Kingdom
    Don't forget that you can create a guide on MR: Guides.
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    I don't think just linking to lists of CPUs is sufficient in regards to the Mac Pro, so maybe you can just link to this post. Heatsink could be done seperately though.

    Processors for the 2006 Mac Pro - 2.00GHz, 2.66GHz & 3.00GHz four core systems.

    2.00GHz x2 - 5130
    2.33GHz x2 - 5140
    2.33GHz x2 - 5148 (low voltage)
    2.66GHz x2 - 5150
    3.00GHz x2 - 5160

    2.00GHz x4 - E5335
    2.00GHz x4 - L5335 (low voltage)
    2.33GHz x4 - E5345
    2.66GHZ x4 - X5355
    3.00GHZ x4 - X5365

    Processors for the 2007 Mac Pro - 3.00GHz eight core system.

    In addition to the processors for the 2006 Mac Pro the 2007 Mac Pro (macpro2,1) has been claimed to have Harpertown support. This has not been confirmed link.

    Processors for the 2008 Mac Pro - 2.8GHz four core and 2.8GHz, 3.00GHz & 3.2GHz eight core systems.

    2.80GHz x4 - E5462
    3.00GHz x4 - E5462 (80W TDP)
    3.00GHz x4 - X5472 (120W TDP)
    3.20GHz x4 - E5462

    note: The 3.2GHz Mac Pros have extra cooling on the motherboard to compensate for the 150W TDP processors. The first 3.00GHz Mac Pros seemed to have shipped with the 120W part, but later purchases are confirmed to have been shipped with E5472s.

    Additional Heatsink for 2008 2.80GHz Quad Core (part# 076-1233)

    Intel Price List:

    There are other options for the mac Pro in regards to the CPU. You may be able to use other (cheaper) heatsinks and you can also use lower FSB processors and overclock them. A good source for such information is
  5. pwn247 macrumors 6502


    Aug 30, 2008
    West Virginia, USA
  6. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    Ok I have started a Guide page. Lets all keep it nice and neat (and remove broken links etc). No reviews or comments on suppliers or kit.

    <Dragnet Voice> JUST THE LINKS! </Dragnet Voice>

    please forgive my layout as I am not a good wiki editor.

    I will ask mod to add a sticky at the top of this forum with a link to the wiki page
  7. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008

    You mentioned the CalDigit RAID card in text, but didn't list the link.
    Also, the Atto and Areca work in Boot Camp.

    The Highpoint products don't, but they will work with either OS X or windows. Just one at a time. Each requires different firmware.

    For PCIe SATA:
    Sonnet They have quite a few things that may interest Mac Pro owners. :eek:
    CalDigit FASTA-2e (listed under Accessories)

    Hope this helps. ;)
    Nice of you to do this for people. :)
  8. costabunny thread starter macrumors 68020


    May 15, 2008
    Weymouth, UK
    thanks froggy :)

    Ive updated the list - I will try and find time over the next few weeks to trawl the hardware threads for more useful bits n bobs :)

    Keep those contributions comming folks :)

    (lets make the imac/MB guys look on in wonder)
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    Printers might be a good idea as well. (Various breakdowns...)
    Probably best to give it a separate page.

    If you fancy anything else, just post. :p
    I'll help if I can. :)

  10. Doctor Q Administrator

    Doctor Q

    Staff Member

    Sep 19, 2002
    Los Angeles
    I switched the [guide]Mac Pro Hardware resource[/guide] entry to Wiki-style headings to get a table of contents. I'm not sure if I handled the Processors section properly. Please take a look and fix it if necessary.

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