New mac pro , metal stand

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by momille, Dec 27, 2013.

  1. momille macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    i really wonder, i saw always the mac pro on a metal stand on all apple presentations and nobody asks for it.
    it looks much sleeker elegant to my eye.
    any idea where to get it?
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3


    Jul 24, 2009
    Apple had them made specifically for the event
  3. momille thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 30, 2010
    well i think i would like that too... +1 for that! please:D
  4. mpantone macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Maybe you can look for some similarly designed cake stands. I suggest Sur La Table, Williams-Sonoma or, of course, for starters. Just search for "metal cake stand."

    Bon appetit!

  5. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816


    Nov 15, 2010
    Edinburgh, UK
    Though not many cake stands are designed for 11lb cakes...
  6. mac.rumors macrumors regular

    May 9, 2008
    New York, NY
    Me too

    I would definitely like that too. Anyone has any ideas if this is available for sale anywhere?

  7. ybz90 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 10, 2009
    To each his own, but I think it looks a bit absurd. I certainly wouldn't want that on my desk.
  8. phrehdd macrumors 68040


    Oct 25, 2008
    So where do you put the cables? The stands look sharp but after adding cables it seems it kills the look.
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    flat five macrumors 603

    flat five

    Feb 6, 2007
    these stands look like there isn't a top platter and that the stem is connected to the thermal core. (as in- i doubt those computers are just sitting/balancing up there)

    so you have to imagine if you have one fabricated, there will also be more showing (a top plate).. i assume you'd want that plate to be a bit bigger than the circumference of the mac pro which to me, makes it look even worse.. and would probably require a larger bottom plate for stability in case you don't have the mp dead center up top.. (unless you want to use a noprofile plate which bolts to the base of the computer)

    and your (phrehdd) mention of the cables also brings up a good point about aesthetics as they'll be dangling down (gonna look like a long haired mannequin head)..

    anyway- if you want to spend money on a custom fab job like this, don't copy this design.. this design is for non-operational models inside a glass case and it serves a purpose (for instance, the 2nd from left version couldn't just sit on the table).. so customize it for the location it will be used in-- a working computer on a desk (or where_ever)

    point being- i think you could come up with something a lot better than these if you want a mac pro stand for real world use.

    [edit] hmm.. i'm sure a few people shot some photos at the event which inadvertently show the connection point via the reflection in the bottom plate.. i'm not going to start searching for the pic though :)
  10. NeonHeatDisease macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2014
    This is such a good thread. Im currently investigating my mac pro stand options in leu of refreshing my order status page for the trillionth time. Surely some companies will make some solutions - maybe that one that does the M-srand. Rain? (Outside of that one company doing the horrible grey egg shaped abomination ive seen linked on here)

    Its looking like much to my enjoyment Ill have to fabricate my own solution. Im thinking along the lines of this (with a full grate, not a half as shown) -

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  11. hassiman macrumors member

    Aug 30, 2006
    Nu MacPro swivel stand

    I too would like a low profile stand that will allow the nMP to be swiveled around to access the ports.:D

    I am sure they will appear eventually but on such a low volume item it may be awhile. :mad:
  12. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    A great YouTuber (MrThaiBox123) just had this made for him.

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  13. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    I still find it crazy to believe that THAT is a whole computer and a crazy powerful one at that!
  14. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    I know, one day I'll get one....
  15. 576316 macrumors 601

    May 19, 2011
    Looks like something Apple could knock up in their headquarters lab in an afternoon.
  16. liquid stereo macrumors regular

    Jan 21, 2005
    Saint Paul
    Too unstable

    I fear for that thing with the higher center of gravity. Should you knock it or the desk a little...

  17. lemonade-maker macrumors 6502


    Jun 20, 2009
    That is hideous.
  18. Riwam macrumors 6502a


    Jan 7, 2014
    Basel, Switzerland
    Too risky in my opinion

    The day my nMP will arrive (supposing I live long enough!) I will certainly not put in on top of a thin pole and risk it to fall due to any unwilling movement of myself or someone else...
    Life is dangerous enough to add a further danger...
    A damaged nMP because knocking it down will certainly not be covered by Apple and repaired free of charge not to speak of the pain of seeing the nice shiny case with dings and scratches...
  19. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Looks too top heavy for me. I'd be worried that it get knocked over.
  20. antonis macrumors 68000


    Jun 10, 2011
    And too short to wait for a replacement from Apple, I would add.
  21. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    Yeah it's not my cup of tea but maybe someone might be looking for something similar.

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