new 8 core orders - delivery dates

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by raw911, Mar 7, 2009.

  1. raw911 macrumors regular

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    anyone else besides me ordered the new 8 core Mac Pro?
    I ordered mine on march 4th and got a supposedly delivery date of 4/11.
    they gave me free overnight shipping so i assume they are made in the good ole USA
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Twixt the 13th and 19th for me.

    Edit: Not anymore.
     
  3. vogelhausdesign macrumors regular

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  4. vogelhausdesign macrumors regular

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    omg... should I have got the 2.93 instead of the 2.66..?!?!?!?!
     
  5. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    I placed the order on 3/3, the ETA is between 3/12 and 3/16.

    Mine is octo w 2.26 ghz.

    I originally orderered with 12 Gb of memory, but the ETA was 3/27!

    I changed the order on 3/4 to stock 6 Gb, and that removed the delay.

    I ordered 16 Gb ram from macsales.com for $289 plus shipping, saved over $100 from Apple's pricing. Let's see what macsales.com will offer as a rebate on the old memory.
     
  6. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    I remember you were panicking about the 8 core mac pro andi think you ordered just a month or two ago the previous gen mac pro.

    What did you end up doing?? Did you sell the mac pro? And I assume you ordered the 2.66ghz nehalem?
     
  7. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    think he got the 3.2GHz harpertown, and returned it. then ordered the 2.66 8-core nehalem.
     
  8. vogelhausdesign macrumors regular

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    ^ This.

    By the way, sorry for being off topic. but how do I go about selling my nearly new ram back to OMW? Do you ship it first? or do you order new ram and then send them a return ship with the old ram?
     
  9. Fomaphone macrumors regular

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    OWC... go to otherworldcomputing.com and on the buy RAM page, there's a link to their RAM buyback program... you get $5 each for apple 1gb sticks and $20 each for apple 2gb sticks.

    http://eshop.macsales.com/Customized_Pages/Framework.cfm?page=rebatecenter.html#macpro

    if it doesn't go right to the memory rebate part, :apple: + F "Memory From Mac Pro"

    and as for going 2.93, it's 10% faster but i think you made a good choice by not spending an extra thousand dollars right now.

    i know you've said in the past that productivity is your primary concern and that convenience is worth a premium to you, but even though there's a slightly more powerful machine out there, my opinion is that the 2.66 is not substantially less capable than the 2.93. the machine you've ordered will be more than solid enough to hold you over to the next performance bump.
     
  10. point665 macrumors regular

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    8 core here ordered on the 5th, delivery shows Mar 13 - Mar 19. The machine I had custom built showed 2-3 weeks shipping so I went with a standard configuration.
     
  11. Fomaphone macrumors regular

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    i'm kind of ticked... i ordered immediately after they became available Tuesday morning and didn't realize that the RAM would hold it up that much. i feel like i should call the dev store monday morning and get it changed to 6gb. i had been hoping to sit on 8gb (4x2gb) until i could find 4 reasonably priced 4gb sticks for a total of 24gb.

    getting the new machine that soon, even with the RAM hassle, would make for an excellent spring break indeed-- i've been waiting for the new machine to master a couple dvd's, catch up on some graphic design work that i've been putting off, and finish mixing a film for a friend. no better way to break it in.
     
  12. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    ordered 3rd, delivery 11-18th
    took the free standard deliveryno expedited shipping as I didn't feel like dropping another 66$ + tax

    2.26 base config + wifi
     
  13. raw911 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Funny i did the same thing - saw that it pushed the date out so far and backed off - adding ram should not take that long to do. im gonna order ram from either OWC - http://eshop.macsales.com/shop/memory/Mac-Pro-Memory - or - transintl - http://www.transintl.com/store/category.cfm?Category=2765&RequestTimeOut=500 - far as
    macsales rebate is $5 for 1gb and $20 for 2gb
     
  14. robinp macrumors 6502

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    Mine is on or before 13th. Looks like I might be lucky!

    edit - oh and I should have said, it's shipped
     
  15. ben1969 macrumors member

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    Base Octo w/Airport ordered on 3 to the 2nd power -- just shipped! Have tracking # but not visible in Fed Ex system yet.
     
  16. gzfelix macrumors member

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    Base Quad+Airport. Delivery dates Mar 11-18. Not shipped yet.
     
  17. raw911 thread starter macrumors regular

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    i see apple just hit my account for the full amount. would that mean i should see a change in the not shipped status SOON ...
     
  18. wileypen macrumors newbie

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    Ships March 24th. Can only assume the video slowed it down.
     
  19. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Hmm... Mine didn't change the date at all. Are you in the U.S.?
     
  20. raw911 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the ram upgrade slowed you down. I upgraded everything cept the ram even extra optical drive [dont ask me why] and got 4-6 day pre for ship
     
  21. wedgehammer macrumors newbie

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    i ordered my octo 2.26 with 4870 on mar 4 and delivery estimate is mar 17-20 (7-10 business days)

    without the 4870, delivery estimate is 6-8 business days

    that's all here in singapore
     
  22. KBS756 macrumors 6502a

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    I will hopefully be ordering mine next week... i envy those who are getting them before me....

    2.93 ghz x 2
    6 gb ram (gonna order 16 gb from macsales)
    640 gb + (1 or 2 x 1 TB HDD ordered 3rd party) wanna get a 256 gb ssd boot drive
    if anyone knows where i can get a 256 gb SSD (really fast) for a boot drive for less then 700ish id appreciate it
    but prob wont be able to afford it now.
    ATI graphics card
    24 in led cinema display (wanted a 30 ... but not out yet)
    and 2 superdrives

    if all goes well ill be ordering some time next week :D lol hope it wont take too long to get parts and the comp itself ... guess ill be hearing tons about it from this forum community before i receive it.
     
  23. buckthorn macrumors newbie

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    Between March 13–19. After much agonizing, I ordered the base octo this morning with 6 gb of ram, which shortened the delivery time by 2-3 weeks. I'm selling the ram to Macsales.com (I bought 12 gb from them).

    2.26 x 2
    6 gb ram
    ATI Radeon 4870
     
  24. WonderSausage macrumors member

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    Just got shipment notification, mine arrives Monday the 9th !

    Estimate was 3/10-12.
     
  25. Fomaphone macrumors regular

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    :eek: when did you order??
     

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