- Sep 21, 2010
What is the primary reason you bought it for or how you use it.
Have you upgraded this 2008 with max RAM, SSD, and a modern GPU? They are still very capable machines.We (used to) get double duty out of it at my household.
(1) My wife used the mac in molecular biology for modeling/figuring out the folding of proteins and tetanus antibodies, but she always switched to her personal laptop for doing technical writing.
(2). I use the Mac Pro for prepping class lessons, html-stuff for online classes, and archiving digital images of medieval manuscripts. I've dabbled in amateur graphic design with it, again--mostly for making stuff to add some pizzazz to classroom presentations for my students.
Unfortunately, the pro is too long in the tooth now (it was a 2008), and I'm reluctant to hackintosh it further, so right now we aren't getting much use from it until either a new Mac Pro design comes out or we break down and switch to an iMac.
With slow PCIe, slow USB, slow processors, slow RAM, slow SSDs....Have you upgraded this 2008 with max RAM, SSD, and a modern GPU? They are still very capable machines.
would you maybe prefer something considerably smaller in those scenarios?My macs run projectors and video walls - theater, live music, corporate events, whatever.. The cheese grater is the absolute best mac platform i've found for my needs so far.
What've you got?the original use for my macPro was for professional use.
now, it's just taking up space.. not plugged in so not a space heater.
i guess i'll choose 'other'.. space waster
would you maybe prefer something considerably smaller in those scenarios?
I haven't done the most recent upgrades (last time I upgraded it was 2012), but it's also got some water damage from a spillage incident and some other wear-and-tear issues that make me long for a more current replacment.I have so many...
- personal workstations
- servers (time machine, crash plan, caching, software update, OD, file, plex, iTunes, home automation, etc.)
- other (machine learning, hash cracking, GPGPU)
Have you upgraded this 2008 with max RAM, SSD, and a modern GPU? They are still very capable machines.