PC to Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macro, Jan 14, 2008.

  1. macro macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    I am just getting a handle on my new Mac Pro Quad Xeon. I left it stock but for the memory which I kicked up to 9 gigs. I bought the new 8 gigs from OWC ( recommended supplier by you folks) and installed it myself. Worked perfectly. I now have this lovely giant sitting near my darkroom ( a dehumidified dry space where it sits) and am enjoying the best computer experiences I have had. It is fast and I run, regularly, PS CS3, Nikon Capture NX, email and a browser simultaneously. No slowdown at all. In fact, I think it is hungry for more to do. Unfortunately, I don't multi task that fast.

    So, I was wondering how others who have upgraded from other Macs or, like me, have come over from PC's are enjoying their experiences. I liken this to an upgrade from a roller blade to a (name your sports car).

    A toast to Apple!
  2. sinn. macrumors member

    Oct 29, 2007
    I will let you know when I get mine :)

    Going from working in Maya and photoshop on a dell CD 1.8 to a Mac quad 2.8. Really excited!
  3. GoKyu macrumors 65816


    Feb 15, 2007
    New Orleans
    Same here, waiting another few days for my new 8 core monster :)

    I'll be going from a core duo desktop (homebuilt) w/3 gigs of RAM to a 2.8 octo w/ a total of 6 gigs RAM, mostly for Photoshop and Lightroom.

  4. macro thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Let us know what you think. I am thrilled to death that I can work without a hitch. So far. I also realize that nothing is immune to problems. So what, I say, for now I am looking forward to getting on the computer. First time in several years that I can say that.
  5. LOZER macrumors member

    Jan 12, 2008
    Kalamazoo, MI
    I came over from PC to Mac in March of '07. Wow, it is amazing compared to what i had im so happy with it. I need to upgrade ram and hopefully the 8800 GT soon. Other than that have not had one single problem at all!:D:apple:
  6. Alican macrumors regular

    Apr 16, 2007
    Same here. Best thing I spent my money on. Video renders from standard minidv format to DVD are done in about 1/3rd of real time, used to take just over real time on my old PC HDV projects in Final Cut Express will transcode to HDV in preparation to print to tape will render in about real time - about 4 times real time on the PC, but longer of course if lots of special effects are used.
  7. macro thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Curiosity only, why did you get the 8 core? I am ignorant about this and am wondering what speed can really make a difference as to productivity in your opinions. (Disclaimer-I do not do video editing) I only do post processing for my photos.
  8. siorai macrumors 6502

    Sep 14, 2007
    I got my Mac Pro (vanilla config, going to get more ram and the 8800GT later) a few days ago as well. Loving it so far. I had a Mac many years ago so this is basically all new to me again. A little frustrating at times, but it's all about learning the differences compared to Windows. I think I've found replacements for practically all the programs I used in Windows. My only sticking point right now is my mouse. I'm using a Logitech MX Revolution and I'm having problems getting the middle button to work properly in Firefox. Otherwise, I'm quite happy. So happy in fact that I dismantled my PC yesterday, making me a 100% Mac user now. :D
  9. macro thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    Very cool. I have to get my PC up and running to take a few hundred photographs off and transfer to my Mac. I run FF as well. I have the mighty mouse and find it quite good. The keyboard that came with my MP is a bit tight for my fingers though. I tend to get a lot of; for L's. That's OK, folks I write to have to really think about what I am saying. :cool:
  10. faumble macrumors regular

    Jan 8, 2008
    My difference is gonna be huge! I am coming from a pentium 3 900mhz and a fx 5200 :eek:
  11. macro thread starter macrumors member

    Dec 15, 2007
    faumble, Talk about a leap! Where have you been? Good for you. My goodness gracious, you're gonna love every second! What a kick in the slats. Stay in touch. Let us here know what you think.

    There are still some os attributes that I prefer in a PC. Of course, I am used to the problems. Problems in Mac are actually problems of user in, user out. Know what I mean? Take care of what you input and the output matches. So far as I can tell. Never take anything for granted and you will have a great experience.

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