my brand new Mac Pro! I am happy!

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by petvas, Dec 10, 2007.

  1. petvas macrumors 601

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    After two years of constantly changing Macs (I had quite a few iMacs, Macbook Pros and Macbooks), I decided to buy a Mac Pro, despite the fact that there are going to be updates soon (nobody knows though when!).
    I bought the following configuration:
    2 x 2,66Ghz Xeon
    5GB RAM (4GB bought extra for 200 Euros...)
    500GB HD
    Nvidia 7300

    I convert lots of DVDs and AVI files to mp4 for my Apple TV. I was amazed by the speed difference. The machine just never hungs when I decompress big files. Everything is smoother and the Leopard really rocks on it! I know it may be an overkill to have a Mac Pro for a "home" user, but I sold my 24" White iMac and my white Macbook, so now I have the Mac Pro and my iPhone (as a laptop replacement for basic internet surfing and mails). This combination is much better for me, I havent paid much extra and I get to use a very fast computer that doesnt compare to the iMacs.
    I am very happy with my purchase and the build quality of my Mac Pro. I now wait for my iSight (bought from eBay)...
     
  2. Techguy172 macrumors 68000

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    Very Nice Man i wish i had one of those machine my self. Enjoy!
     
  3. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    What is really amazing is that the system is always fast. It doesnt matter If I convert a dvd and at the same time decompress a 4GB rar file, I can still use the system with no slow downs! This is just impossible on an iMac or Macbook Pro...I also think that a Mac Pro is built to last more than an iMac, so at the end of the day the cost isn't that prohibiting
     
  4. Jonny427 macrumors regular

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    If you don't want to bother getting the new Penryns, you still should have waited as the current mac pro would most likely go on sale...
     
  5. netdog macrumors 603

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    I guess you can't read so well. He said he is happy. Frankly, I can understand why.

    In any case, he didn't ask our opinion as to whether he should have bought now or waited.

    Congrats petvas. I may buy a used one tomorrow.
     
  6. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    As I said I don't really care. The performance differences won't be that dramatic. I was happy with my iMac and now I have 200% more power. I don't care about more. If I need a new graphic card or Hard Drives, I will be still able to upgrade. I can also find and buy Xeon Processors and change the ones my Mac Pro currently has.
     
  7. Keebler macrumors 68030

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    awesome petvas!

    I love my MP too. It is scary fast and scarier to believe there are faster machines. you are right about the durability. i can toss a ton of mpeg2 conversions at it and it will laugh at me and chug away with speed.

    enjoy!
     
  8. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    sounds like the perfect upgrade/setup! congratulations. :apple:=:)

    the MP is one amazing computer, and you have enough ram to really make it fly. great purchase, and good luck.
     
  9. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I like the fact that the OP bought regardless of rumors. This is how I tend to roll. If the machine as it is today suits my needs then why bother waiting for technology to advance?

    Good luck with your new stellar machine!
     
  10. cohibadad macrumors 6502a

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    please rip some dvds for me. although my imac does a good job, I could use a few extra cores :(
     
  11. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks! :)

    I know that many people would say to wait, but who knows what the future will bring? I was in the exact same situation last July. I wanted an iMac and I knew updates were coming. I bought my 24" iMac and after the updates came out I was really happy for my choice, mainly because of the Matte Display and the stability issues of the new iMac. All I am saying is that we should always judge by what is currently on market, and never start speculating. If sth suits my needs, then why not buy it? Why wait??? Who tells me that the "new" thing will be really better?
     
  12. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    That's what most of my friends are telling me today! :D
     
  13. Stampyhead macrumors 68020

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    Totally. The complainers all want the newest machines. And then when they have them they complain that Rev. A computers have too many problems. Glad there are some logical minded people on here.
     
  14. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    I just hate when people get on these post and go on and on and on about "you should have waited! OMG!!!! Penryn processors!!! ETC.!!!!"

    Please people, just because you want a new Mac with the latest, greatest doesn't mean the poster wants that! Especially when he says he's happy.

    So please refrain yourself from going on about what they should have gotten.

    Instead congratulate them and hope they have a good experience with it.

    ~Crawn
     
  15. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Do I want a 4-Core Woodcrest machine that can encode a 1 hour video in 15-20 minutes? Or do I want an 8-Core Harpertown that can encode a 1 hour video in 7-10 minutes? I will take the machine that can cut my time in half, for the work that I do. That and I have never had a problem buying the first model of anything. And I wouldn't classify myself as a "complainer," impatient maybe, but not "complainer."
     
  16. ob81 macrumors 65816

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    Nice buy! I plan on checking one out when the deep discounts hit next month.
     
  17. peejack macrumors 6502a

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    Glad you happy I want one of those too just so scared to buy right now :eek: Congrats for having the guts ;)
     
  18. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    Well, if you MUST always have the latest and greatest, then wait! If you want a great computer that will definitely last for many years, its expandable, of great quality and is blazing fast, you could do yourself a favor and buy one
     
  19. PCRanger macrumors regular

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    I am truly jealous!
    I wish I could afford a gorgeous machine like that!
    I really hope you have a great time with it, and you should keep us updated with how it's going!
    Hopefully see you around, congrats with the great purchase :)
     
  20. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks. Actually I didn't pay that much because I sold my two Macs. I got for both of them 2500 Euro and I added another 1300 Euro and bought this great piece of hardware. Of course, if someone can't do that because he/she doesn't own two Macs, it's not that easy (or justified) to buy it (unless you are a Pro, making money with the Mac Pro).
     
  21. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    What a great machine! Enjoy it and the ease with which you can add drives, RAM, PCI cards, etc. What a nice Christmas present to yourself!
     
  22. petvas thread starter macrumors 601

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    Thanks! I do plan to add Hard Drives as I currently have many external ones and I don't like it. Before I had to use external drives because the iMac isn't expandable. Now everything is different. I think I will open the external HDs I have, and put them inside, though I can't do it for all because of guarantee issues. I have two LaCie HDs, one Iomega 1TB (Raid0) and one No Name (that I can add ;) )
     
  23. fandsw macrumors regular

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    Make sure that they use SATA drives, ATA/IDE drives found in some externals won't work inside a MP
     
  24. peejack macrumors 6502a

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  25. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    I will buy my Mac Pro tomorrow. It will be both 25% faster and 25% cheaper than yours! HAHA :D


    just joking :)
     

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