Ordered: 3.33 GHz 6-Core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Desmo1098, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. Desmo1098 macrumors regular


    Aug 28, 2009
    After hemming and hawing and purchasing a 2009 2.26 8-core machine yesterday, I decided that it is too hard to pass up the 3.33 GHz 6-Core Westemere. I placed the order today after reading a tremendous amount of the posts here on MacRumors. I have to say this place is awesome! There is no doubt about the quality of users here who really have many different viewpoints to draw upon to make an educated decision. Thank you to everyone!

    Here is what I use:

    • Adobe CS5
    • Aperture
    • XCode
    • Computational Math Work & Data Analysis
    • MathWorks
    • AutoCad

    Here is what I ordered:

    • Intel Westmere 3.33 GHz 6-Core
    • 3 GB RAM
    • 1 TB HD
    • 2 x ATI 5770
    • Mighty Mouse, TrackPad, & Wireless Keyboard

    Here is what I plan to add:

    • Intel SSD 160 GB - Boot & Application Drive
    • 2 x 1 TB Western Digital RE3 Drive - Data
    • 2 x LightScribe CD / DVD Burner - anyone have any experience with these, are they worth it? (from OWC)
    • 12 GB RAM - 3 x 4 GB (from OWC)

    Once again, I believe the base system that I ordered is really the best performance to cost ratio. You get 6 cores and 3.33 GHz clock speed.

    Thanks again to everyone who helped. Now I need to save for another 30" Cinema Display :eek:
  2. jav6454 macrumors P6


    Nov 14, 2007
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    Nice. The 30" Display will be a challenge seeing as they are going to be discontinued.
  3. strausd macrumors 68030

    Jul 11, 2008
    True. But I am sure they will still be available from other sellers. And there is always ebay if one is willing to go that route.
  4. malch macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
    sorry to be clueless, but I can't find the 6-core, 3.33GHz machine on Apple's Mac Pro site.
    Would you mind posting a link?
    thanks, malch
  5. malch macrumors 6502

    Jan 20, 2008
  6. reel2reel macrumors 6502a


    Jul 24, 2009
    Nice! I'm pretty sure I'm going for the six-core, too, but with the 5870.

    I've got a lightscribe external, but I never use the lightscribe feature. I think the LS discs are cheaper now than they used to be, though.

    I love my Trackpad!!

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