Mac Pro Nano (an idea)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Silverhawk, Oct 16, 2007.

  1. Silverhawk macrumors member

    Silverhawk

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    I know this topic gets tossed around a lot but to be honest, with Apple looking to promote more Mac compatible games and the iMac not suiting most gamers' needs... here's how it should of been done:

    Take the mac pro, reduce it to like half its size give the body a black carbon fiber finish with the front plate being gun metal gray. Still preserving the dual optical drive bays (or one in this case) containing Blu-Ray (back in the day, they said Microsoft would push HD-DVD and Apple would push Blu-Ray) Then give it new Quad Extreme Chips (two sets for gamers) and one for the beginners of professional needs; a Quad Xeon chip. Next would be a max of 8GB of DDR3 RAM, Two hot swapping hard drives just like the Mac Pro has, and then here's the nitty gritty of the controversy of them all... video cards.

    Model 1: Would have the Nvidia 8800 GTS
    Model 2: Could have the Nvidia 8800 GTX
    Model 3: For the professionals, Nvidia Quadro FX 5600 :apple:
     
  2. aLoC macrumors 6502a

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    A lot of people want this mini tower Mac, but I would be happy with just a few more BTO options on the iMac:
    - A matte screen for the pros
    - A higher end video card for the gamers

    Then you could BTO a gamer iMac or a pro one. At the moment it's at an uncomfortable medium.

    I don't regard expandability as very valuable at this point in history because nothing is stable. In 2-3 years your lcd, motherboard, ram, cpu will all be out of date. It's not like you'll be able to just upgrade one part.
     
  3. Bigheadache macrumors 6502

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    You're never going to get a true high end video card in the imac, since it needs to meet certain thermal standards. Hence I can understand people wanting some sort of cut down mac pro which can take a top line graphics card.
     

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