Question about upgrading my cMP 5,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Blackey Cole, Aug 16, 2017.

  1. Blackey Cole macrumors newbie

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    what is the most you can do with it?

    I received it almost there

    From the about screen
    Overview

    Mac Pro (early 2009)
    Processor 2 x 3.33 GHz 6-core intell xeon
    Memory 64 GB1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphic nvidia small gtx with 256 mb vram

    Displays

    None

    Storage

    2TB WD Red hdd
    2TB WD Red hdd
    2TB WD Red hdd
    2TB WD Red hdd
    SuperDrive

    Memory

    64 GB
    installed
    8GB 8GB
    8GB 8GB
    8GB 8GB
    8GB 8GB

    Now

    Overview

    Mac Pro (early 2009)
    Processor 2 x 3.33 GHz 6-core intell xeon
    Memory 64 GB1333 MHz DDR3
    Graphic nvidia GeForce GTX680 4095 MB

    Displays

    3x Acer G245HQ

    Storage

    2TB WD Red hdd
    2TB WD Red hdd
    2TB WD Red hdd
    2TB WD Red hdd
    ElitePro QX2 w/ 4x 4TB WD Red hdds
    PCI SATA card with 2 2.5" WD Blue 1TB ssds (In raid 1)and boot off it and two esata ports one being used by ElitePro QX2
    SuperDrive
    Memory

    64 GB
    installed
    8GB 8GB
    8GB 8GB
    8GB 8GB
    8GB 8GB

    Initial
    Items of use not shown here were Bluetooth USB thumb drive, reativated bt on mb and gave away the thumb drive
    4 Port USB 3 PCI card
    Now the above plus
    Wi-fi/BT4 PCI card bt inop until next stage


    So unless I missed something that where the beast sits now

    Waiting to go in are
    Nvidia GeForce GTX1080 founders ed. Chipped for macs
    Power cable for bt module on wifi board
    Blue ray optical drive
    1 TB WD Blue ssd in OWC carrier for full size drive in place of the one hdd the other 3 will be in raid one
    24" veiwsonic TD2430 touchscreen monitor
    That the four pci slots, 8 memory slots, two optical bay will be inuse so no empty anything I know of. Plusband external enclosure that's scalable

    What I like to do is upgrade the ram from 8 to 16 and add USB-c/thunderbolt if possible the next iteration

    I'm awaiting on the 3rd ssd to arrive before going back in the case

    My MBP I upgraded the 750GB hdd to a SanDisk 980GB removed the SuperDrive to an external enclosure and replaced it with a 2TB hdd. Upgraded the ram from 2x 4 to 2x8 GB iirc basically doubled it

    I plan to run my flt sim plane lol on the ssd that replaced the hdd the other three will be raid 1 for basically a library drive for things like downloads, install directories etc

    The iTunes library is on the QX2 along with photos the dual Satan will run the apps and so except the xp11 I might add a second 1Tb ssd if xp needs it and if I decide to boot camp win7 I'll use part of the hdd or maybe the 2nd ssd

    If in get the USB-C I'll loose the usb3 pci card but it will be back through a dock, thunderbolt would be a plus imo.

    What else can be done inside the cMP, outside I have a nice 5.1 speakers and using wired keyboard and mouse. But may go to the bt versions that I bought for the mbp. Or go back to my LogicTech. Wave KOB/mouse.
    I have a nice Mike for audio in,
    track ir and a web cam
    12 port usb3 hub, Lexar workflow hub with two cf readers and one USB, one sd, one256 memory module, one other module that I can't recall ba ae 6 modules for the 4 port hub.

    What else can I do with the limited video out . I could take either the dvi or hdmi and add a three monitor output box have it from a old dead setup. That might open room for my Wacom cintiq I have a 6pac monitor stand and get two more touchscreens so 3 up top are acres the 3 lower ones are viewsonic touchscreens.

    Or a tv or two on each side of the touchscreen
    Ive two old iPads to use with xp until I get the 2 t/s monitors
    My controls are either saitek or my new Kvb stick and peddels I have the saitek proflight yoke, peddles, and throttle quadrants, all the panels except the arm panel the switch, bip, autopilot, trim wheel. Never bought into the fip squares. I set to add bodnor boards and switches and encoders as needed ii go three 60"tvs for thr top three drop the bottom unless I see the need for monitors for additional cpusto make everything work smooth.

    The proposes for the cMP is three fold

    1) typical desktop iTunes, Zinio, kindle etc
    2) FltSim
    3)photography running Lightroom and Photoshop, go pro videos plus dslr videos
     
  2. JedNZ macrumors regular

    JedNZ

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    Deep South
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    Gulp. I think you've got it [con]figured out. Lol
     
  3. pixelatedscraps macrumors regular

    pixelatedscraps

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    Hong Kong
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    That was like reading a conversation between 3 people all talking at once about their own computers.

    What JedNZ said above, you don't need help (with your cMP) ;)
     
  4. fastlanephil macrumors 65816

    fastlanephil

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