My setup, finally

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by c073186, Feb 23, 2008.

  1. c073186 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I finally got my entire Mac Pro setup: Mac Pro with 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 500 GB HD, and 8800GT. This arrived about a week ago but just today my 23" ACD came (I could not possibly wait any longer). Since this is such a significant moment of my life I wanted to share it with everyone.

    After using the 15.4" PowerBook for 2 1/2 years, the 23" ACD is nothing short of amazing. I'm just glad Apple exists :D :apple: :D



  2. aaronw1986 macrumors 68030

    Oct 31, 2006
    Nice, congrats. I placed my order yesterday for an octo, I hope I made the right choice.
  3. jmadlena Guest

    Beautiful! Congrats on the sweet setup. Someday I too hope to have an all Apple office for myself. And I want my organization to be running an Apple servers and all of that stuff. *Fingers crossed*
  4. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Hehe, that's my dream too... but I have yet to see an office with Apple servers (not that I have seen that many companies' network rooms).

    But yeah I think that one of the hardest parts of the Apple-buying process is the day your package is scheduled to arrive by Fed Ex and they don't come until 4:00 p.m. but you are ready at 8:00 a.m. :)
  5. Koodauw macrumors 68040


    Nov 17, 2003
    I am looking for a similar desk to what you have, care to share where you found yours? Also, Nice set up.
  6. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Room & Board is the company. They have tons of great, modern-style furniture. The piece that the monitor is on is this one:


    The side portion is this. And they make tons of different sizes (in fact you can custom order any size):


    Both with solid maple tops, but you can get them in cherry, maple, glass, granite, copper, loads of options to match your preferred style. They no longer make the desk that my computer is next to in the size I have it in - it only comes in the larger size (the first link), which I think is actually better but my room could not accommodate it as well as the smaller size.

    And in case you are interested in completing the setup, the Aeron chair (best chair, ever):

  7. kabunaru Guest

    Jan 28, 2008
    Congrats. :)
    Do you play any games on the Mac Pro?
  8. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    Not yet; I ordered Windows and that is coming next week. I think I am going to try out Call of Duty 4 and when it comes out, Rainbow Six Vegas 2. Any other suggestions? I'm excited to see how it performs. So far things are flawless.
  9. cuestakid macrumors 68000

    Jun 14, 2006
    San Fran
    crysis since your rig is likely one of the few machines on the market that can at least attempt to play it
  10. kallemia macrumors member


    Nov 3, 2007
    CPU on floor?

    Nice setup. Really like the R&B Manhattan unit. One question... why do you have the CPU sitting on the floor? Seems like it would be nicer on the low shelf below the desk. Will it fit there?


    Karl Maria

    PS - just noticed you're moving from a PB to this setup... very close to what I hope to do soon. I'm on a 15 inch PB Aluminum G4 1.5 (May 2004) and it's still running well. Once I have 4 years out of it, I'm going to get a Mac Pro and 30 inch monitor (hopefully ACD)
  11. c073186 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 2, 2007
    I did think about that, but it would be a really tight fit and the back of the computer would practically be touching the wall, making connections very difficult. I might attempt it some day, but for now I just wanted to get things hooked up.
  12. Mr.PS macrumors 6502a

    Jan 8, 2008
  13. dgdosen macrumors 65816


    Dec 13, 2003
    Love Room and Board...

    I used to live in Minneapolis and picked up a huge wood/metal base desk (72 x 36) at the Room and Board outlet along with a credenza and filing cabinet - which is all still in great condition after 10 years of wear... Great quality stuff, but damn if it's not expensive...

    I'd also recommend the Aeron chair. Never get tired or sore sitting in this thing. "Don't skimp on chairs or mattresses" - That's my motto. :)
  14. mackpro macrumors member


    Feb 1, 2008
    Indiana University
    Im going from a PowerBook 1.67 to an Octo as well!

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