New Mac pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by new-Mac-owner, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. new-Mac-owner macrumors regular

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    I just got my Mac pro,It very fast but I was wondering What upgrades have you Done That was worth the money.I Plan to change the Ram from 2gb to 6gb and change the hard drive but
    what else?:apple:
     
  2. Mangaroo macrumors regular

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    put it to use! it's not the machine but what you do with it - i occasionally get drawn into just purchasing things and improving and end up doing nothing with it *looks over at guitar and wacom*. Sorry if this sounds like parenting (it's more as a reminder for myself tbh :p, but im still going to post it =) ).

    Besides, we can't really recommend specific upgrades if we don't know your needs?
     
  3. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Photo-work, 3-d Model work,Logos Just Design Work and photo,The Guy I am interning With bought this computer for me i only had to buy software and etc:apple:
     
  4. CWallace macrumors 603

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    In general, RAM and the HDD are about the only two things you can change on a Mac Pro, since the CPUs are end-of-roadmap.

    6-10GB of RAM and maybe one or two 1TB HDDs should be plenty. :)
     
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  6. osin macrumors 6502

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    like others said: RAM and fast HDD will be the only reasonable upgrades up to date. later on (next 15-24 months) you may want to purchase better GPU...
     
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  8. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea,Thanks Its A GREAT MACHINE.:apple:
     
  9. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    You might want to consider bumping your ramp to 8GB so all the slots are full, there are several test that seem to show having all the slots full works best.
     
  10. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yea,I have not found a place to buy the Ram,I dont know if your in the USA,but Does any one know if Microcenter.com has apple Ram or @ the Store:apple:
     
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  12. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    There's also software that allows you to overclock your Mac Pro.... I'm not entirely familiar with it, but I'm sure someone here with a MP will link you :)
     
  13. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    ZDnet Clock download page. :)

    The download button is centered just above the first paragraph of text.
    Good Luck, and have fun! :D
     
  14. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Im thinking of putting 16gb I found for around $600.00 +Free Shipping:apple:
     
  15. SnowLeopard2008 macrumors 604

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    16gb? as someone mentioned above, its not the mac, its what you can do with it. but yea, I'd say have 1GB for each of the cores. that the optimal recommendation from alot of experts.
     
  16. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a noticeable Differece between 8Gb and 16Gb:apple:
     
  17. scottydawg macrumors 6502

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    It's only going to be noticeable if you use huge Photoshop files or do very intensive video editing or something along those lines.
     
  18. Firefly2002 macrumors 65816

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    Only if you actually use that much....
     
  19. iGary Guest

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    Added two 250GB and one 500GB drive I had from other machines and added
    8 GB of OWC RAM.

    I had upgraded the video card to the 8800 from the factory and also a 1TB HDD

    That's it.
     
  20. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I know they have it at the store because I work there :p

    As far as the website I couldn't find it. :(
     
  21. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow,Can you find out how much? and which Store:apple:
     
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    Wow that's a nice perk for an intern :)
     
  24. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    St. Davids PA, outside Philadelphia. They have Lifetime and Buffalo, I'd go with Lifetime no question. 2 x 1GB 800Mhz is 249.99 (SKU#458554), 2 x 2GB is 359.99 (SKU#430587), and 2 x 4GB is $1149.99 (SKU#430595). If you wanted to go with Buffalo, their 2 x 1GB option is $199.99 (SKU#538827), and a 2 x 2GB that's $299.99 (SKU#538835).

    Using these SKU's you CAN find these on the website, just throw the six digit number into the search bar on the upper right.
     
  25. new-Mac-owner thread starter macrumors regular

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    Wow ok thanks,Ill go to the one in maryland This one for Now-(2 x 2GB that's $299.99
     

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