New Quad Core 2013 Mac Pros $1999 at B&H

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Lightsaber, Jun 27, 2017.

  1. Lightsaber macrumors member

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    Title says it all, $1999 for a new quad core mac pro at b&h not a bad price if you are in the market for one
     
  2. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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  3. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, new baseline is 6 core D500. Too little too late, but still a powerful, silent, fast little thing. Media server? Home automation? Siri interface? HTPC? Stick an eGPU on it for work or play? I'm gonna snatch up a bunch of these when they get dirt, dirt cheap.
     
  4. CapnDavey macrumors 6502

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    Keep this in mind when I bought the only new mac I ever owned was in 2002 it was the low end MDD G4 it cost me over 1700 and change with tax at Comp USA FYI
     
  5. Ph.D. macrumors 6502

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    Right, even a base 27" iMac with SSD would be faster, has some better ports, etc., and it would cost less after considering the wonderful built-in screen.
     
  6. scoobs69 macrumors regular

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    Here's what I just priced out at pcpartpicker.com for $2,250.00

    https://pcpartpicker.com/list/8Xf2D8

    I'm waiting to find out how the 10-core Threadripper performs in comparison to the 7900X and 7820X i9 chips. If the price is in the $500 ballpark as predicted, and the performance is close to the 7900X, I'll be jumping on Threadripper. If not, I get the feeling I'll jumping ship from Mac to PC.

    ...If I bought that 2013 Mac Pro, I'd be kicking myself for being entirely stoopid.
     
  7. bowmasters macrumors newbie

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    Get Arctic MX-4 instead of Arctic Silver
     
  8. Michaelgtrusa macrumors 604

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    That's a nice price, you can do better used on Ebay.
     
  9. uller6 macrumors member

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    I picked one of these up at 2k and am totally happy with it. Tiny, silent, and plenty fast enough for audio production. I'm not interested in AMD CPUs or a windows machine as I'm heavily invested in Logic Pro. I also already have my own external displays, and don't like the glossy screen of the iMac nor the fan noise when pushed hard. Buying new instead of used off e-bay also worth it to me for the AppleCare warranty. Just a matter of opinion, but I'm happy as a clam with my new nMP.
     
  10. Lightsaber thread starter macrumors member

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    Yep, could never figure out all the negativity that came back on my mention of the $1999 price for a new machine. A new 2018 mac pro will be close to $4k for starters and just go up from there. A handbuilt hackintosh, well, who needs the brain damage over keeping one of those running. Buying a used one off of ebay is just buying someone else's problem.
     
  11. poematik13 macrumors 6502a

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    [citation needed]

    The raw component costs are way more than that (quad core xeon, 2x AMD firepros, ECC RAM, PCI-E SSD, wifi ac and BT4 chips, 6 TB2 ports, etc.) plus you're factoring in the OS, R&D it took to make the chassis that small and quiet, warranty and support, etc.

    2k is a fair price, regardless of your edgy geek opinion regarding how much you think macs are worth.
     
  12. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

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    Love mine as well. With egpu and VR improvements, it'll hold me over till 7,1 is ready.
     
  13. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    That's a weak argument that we settled in the 90s.

    Those components were already overpriced by the time they shipped in 2014. They are a pittance in the PC world today.

    Every component has R+D before it arrives at Apple. We don't count the cost of a trash can design when we are talking about price/performance ratios.
     

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