Setup that I am ordering tomorrow


Umbongo

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Aside from the display (only because there are so many different ones) that's a pretty common setup.
 

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i would go for a 30" if u are gonna get a pro
I will get one down the road, just not right now as its a bit pricey. Once I get a better primary monitor, the one listed above will become my secondary.

For the time being, that one will be the primary and my old 15" will be my secondary.
 

sash

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Did a bit of research on all of these choices and they seem pretty solid. I wanted to see what everyone thinks about these. I am going to be expanding the hard drives much later on, so for now I am leaving it stock.
Congrats with this nice configuration! About an Apple display: it's not only a money issue today, but they have to be updated quite soon, so buying an ACD right now could be a tough decision.
 

Tallest Skil

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...but they have to be updated quite soon, so buying an ACD right now could be a tough decision.
Why? I absolutely agree that they need to be, but why do they HAVE to be? Apple doesn't care about them, as evidenced by the fact that they still have a 16ms response time and no built-in iSight or IR sensor for the Apple Remote.

Don't even get started with HDCP. Apple's not going there.
 

bbq2k

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Resolution

Something to consider in your monitor choice is the native resolution. This one has 1680 x 1050, and if you're going to go through the trouble and expense of adding the prosumer HD video card, you might want to consider a monitor that can display 1080p natively.
 

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Why? I absolutely agree that they need to be, but why do they HAVE to be? Apple doesn't care about them, as evidenced by the fact that they still have a 16ms response time and no built-in iSight or IR sensor for the Apple Remote.

Don't even get started with HDCP. Apple's not going there.
That's why I went with the Samsung t220, 2ms response time is rather nice. The ACD is overpriced for what you get, if Apple had refreshed their line recently I might have considered it.

The Samsung t220 is to hold me over for a little while while I figure out what big screen I am going to get.

Don't get me wrong, I will have a huge screen attached to this Mac. Its going in the same area as my TV, so I am going to use the stock video card to connect to my 61" 1080p set. With the wireless keyboard, it will work pretty well.

Something to consider in your monitor choice is the native resolution. This one has 1680 x 1050, and if you're going to go through the trouble and expense of adding the prosumer HD video card, you might want to consider a monitor that can display 1080p natively.
Ouch, I didn't think of that. Hmmm, well if its a problem I will return it. Everything (except the Mac Pro) is already ordered. I didn't order the Mac Pro yet since they removed it from the refurb list. If it doesn't reappear by then I am going to take a walk to the Apple store and buy it.

The Samsung looks OK for a cheap monitor. But you might want to rethink your RAM. See here: http://barefeats.com/harper3.html

I would recommend buying 6 1Gb to go with the 2 that come with to fill each slot for faster throughput.
Ah, interesting. Well, since the RAM is already ordered I am going to stick with what I have for now, however if I need to exchange the RAM for some reason this is the route I am going to go. Thanks for that link, I passed it along to a friend who is looking to buy a Mac Pro soonish.