MacPro Duo/Quad Concept: Dear Apple, Size matters. (or "Mine is bigger than yours.)

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dutchdog, Mar 12, 2014.

  1. dutchdog macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2014
    I was surprised they ditched the dual processor configuration. :rolleyes: After checking new MacPro's internals and how it was designed, I thought but wait a minute, they can very easily make a dual and even a quad version of this same tower.

    Please find my design concepts, by very simply extending the tower and putting in a longer processorboard that holds more processors. Tweeted from @stijnvdhoven send to Apple, Tim and Steve Woz. :D


  2. sebisebman macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2014
    I doubt that that would work. In modern computers the thermal design is pretty important - especially with the nMP. Just stacking Hardware on Top of each other would make cooling almost impossible. You would need to increase the airflow for cooling quite a bit and thus also increase the noise level pretty badly. Your Idea is not practicable.
  3. dutchdog thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 12, 2014
    A fan at the bottom and a fan at the top would create a suction effect to get the heat out of the tube.
  4. DPUser macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2012
    It COULD work, but dimensions (height/diameter) would likely have to be adjusted to allocate enough surface area to the thermal core while maintaining quiet operation.
  5. Zinn macrumors member

    Nov 3, 2006
    I think that would kind of nullify the design they were going for.
  6. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

    Oct 4, 2008
    Why stop there?

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  7. sebisebman macrumors newbie

    Mar 3, 2014
  8. mvmanolov macrumors 6502a

    Aug 27, 2013
    You do realize, something taller, would be easily knocked over right...
  9. slughead macrumors 68040


    Apr 28, 2004
    I agree with others, you really should have the tube be wider, not longer. That way you could keep the same airflow speed to keep it quiet but just add more airflow. You could potentially change it from a 140mm fan (as in the current nMP) and change it over to 200mm.
  10. AidenShaw macrumors P6


    Feb 8, 2003
    The Peninsula
    I put this in the parody photo thread in January.

    (click to enlarge)

    I kept the same proportions as the original, but made it taller to accommodate the second CPU and wider to get 12 DIMMs on each CPU.

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