Mac Pro Setup

DIGITALiam

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Jun 23, 2010
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Hey so I spent some time looking and this is about what I want in my next setup.

Mac Pro-
- One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- 6GB Ram
- 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s (I'll use my current 60GB SSD as a boot drive)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
- (For display connection I'm a little confused but I'll hook up to the displays below)
- Two Samsung XL-2370-1 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Monitors
- Magic Mouse

This should run me to about $3,319.
Should I get this or is there a cheaper (and safe) alternative (used?).
Thanks
 

alust2013

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Feb 6, 2010
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Did you miss the announcement of the new Pros? I'd wait until they start shipping, as you can get a faster processor, better GPU, and the possibility of more RAM standard or another small bonus. Also, don't have Apple upgrade the RAM for you, it is usually a good bit cheaper to do yourself.
 

DIGITALiam

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Original poster
Jun 23, 2010
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Did you miss the announcement of the new Pros? I'd wait until they start shipping, as you can get a faster processor, better GPU, and the possibility of more RAM standard or another small bonus. Also, don't have Apple upgrade the RAM for you, it is usually a good bit cheaper to do yourself.
No, I didn't miss the announcement. I just would get the baseline as it has all the power I need. And of course I would get the ram from outside of apple.
 

Umbongo

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Sep 14, 2006
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No, I didn't miss the announcement. I just would get the baseline as it has all the power I need. And of course I would get the ram from outside of apple.
That is the 2009 baseline, the 2010 baseline has a 2.8GHz quad, Radeon 5770 graphics card (much better), 1TB hard drive and built in airport. You would really not wait a week for that? :confused:

If you really don't care, then you could wait to see what the refurbished section is like when the new models come out, as Apple use that to clear old stock.

Either way you will need a mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter to drive the two displays.
 

iDisk

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Jan 2, 2010
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Hey so I spent some time looking and this is about what I want in my next setup.

Mac Pro-
- One 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
- 6GB Ram
- 640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s (I'll use my current 60GB SSD as a boot drive)
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 512MB
- (For display connection I'm a little confused but I'll hook up to the displays below)
- Two Samsung XL-2370-1 23-Inch Widescreen LED LCD Monitors
- Magic Mouse

This should run me to about $3,319.
Should I get this or is there a cheaper (and safe) alternative (used?).
Thanks
What is it that you do?

And I would wait a week because the base model has stayed the same price and has a better graphics card more ram standard and better processor.

But again what do you do?

Cause it sounds like a iMac would be better for you, since the current Mac Pro baseline specs are inadequate.
 

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