So long, Apple

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by skippermonkey, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. skippermonkey macrumors member

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    Like so many pro users I'm bored of waiting to for Apple to build a computer that can do more than show giant emojis, and will be moving to Windows. These guys have been highlighted on a CG forum – Strongbox Tech https://www.strongboxtechnology.com – they make some awesome PCs so if you're in the UK and doing video or CG, check 'em out. They'll be getting a big chunk of cash from me next year, not Tim and co.
     
  2. ale500 macrumors regular

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    THE DX SERIES ULTRA PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS

    Highlights
    • Up to 44 Cores
    • Up to 512GB DDR4 RAM
    • Up to 80 TB internal
    • Up to 3 Graphic cards
    That's Pro machine.
     
  3. koyoot macrumors 601

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    If anyone of you also consider the looks as a factor that is appealing the Dell T7190 is possibly best looking tower right now.

    And you can config it however you like it ;).
     
  4. skippermonkey, Dec 8, 2016
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    skippermonkey thread starter macrumors member

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    It sits under my desk. Couldn't care less how it looks; it's a tool, basically. Anyway, their systems look pretty nice.

    Don't get me wrong: I will hate using Windows, but Apple no longer deserves my money.
     
  5. kennyisalive macrumors regular

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    So happy people are ditching Apple. Hopefully the industry moves away from being OS specific so that professionals can unchain themselves from specific workflows.
     
  6. belvdr macrumors 603

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    So you want all OS vendors to go away?
     
  7. ColdCase macrumors 68030

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    See you later, good luck have fun with it :) I tried the Windose based tool for a year but my productivity was abysmal. Spent more time troubleshooting and circumventing quirks than big expensive CPU and GPU power saved me in processing time. Its a wild west out there not for the feint of heart. But my use case is certainly not everyones. Technocrats have to have their technology. But I am much more productive now, and making more money.
     
  8. marc55 macrumors 6502a

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    I switched to Mac last year after decades on Windows computers, and IMHO Mac's are the best, so all I can say is:
    Bye! :)
     
  9. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    There's so many of these threads, can we just make one large card and have everybody sign it on the way out?
     
  10. AidenShaw macrumors P6

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    But will there be anyone left to read the card?
     
  11. kennyisalive macrumors regular

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    That wouldn't be a bad thing. Less attachment to an operating system would be nice... which is something i think the internet will inevitably lead to... it's already happening with services such as Google web apps (gmail, calendar, etc.).
     
  12. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Last one out can send it to Tim, and Siri can read it to him.
     
  13. Tucom macrumors 65816

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    I don't see why anyone bothers with companies like these that just assemble off the shelf components in what's very obviously a Fractal Designs Define case. Just basic assembly that you could do yourself, pointless IMO.

    You want a machine with actual workstation features; HP or Dell with their super easily hot swappable PSUs, tool free disassembly, and workstation geared enclosures and onsite repair etc.

    I guess if they offer a decent warranty... but still silly IMO.

    Not to argue the outdated specs of the nMP - but once updated, it's small demeanor allows it to be easily shipped in for repair if necessary if one of the many Apple Stores aren't nearby, and with HP or Dell you have onsite techs within hours/days.

    With this, need to change out the CPU? Have fun with that liquid cooling loop, or shipping it in for service. Same with the GPU.
     
  14. belvdr macrumors 603

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    That cannot work. You still need an OS of some sort to connect to these services.
     
  15. Chicane-UK macrumors 6502

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    I've always built my own PC's but I can also see the appeal of just going to a website, and buying a pre-configured system with a warranty. Troubleshooting a problematic PC build isn't everyone's idea of a good time.
     
  16. belvdr macrumors 603

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    I'm in this boat. Yes, I can build a PC, and have done so many times in the past. These days, I don't find any value in building my own gear; I purchased a PowerSpec G424 for my gaming rig and called it a day.
     
  17. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    Except if you bought the parts yourself, the warranty will be longer in most cases over the builder's warranty that would possibly invalidate the parts' warranties.
     
  18. Chicane-UK macrumors 6502

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    It's a pretty moot point to be honest. You can pay for an extended warranty if you're so inclined. There's plenty of people who use their computer as a tool. They're not interested in knowing how the innards work, or their time is worth too much to them to be wasting it on tinkering with building a PC.

    As I say, I build my own PC's so not coming from the perspective of someone who doesn't know HOW to do PC builds. I'm just saying I fully understand why some folks aren't interested in taking the DIY approach.

    Hell, I do a lot of work on my own car - but jacking a car up, and getting your hands dirty isn't everyones idea of a good time either :)
     
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    Timinator: Siri read me my next email.
    Siri: I'm sorry Timinator, you haven't written one yet.
    Timinator: No, you stupid slut, I mean the next email to me.
    Siri: I'm sorry Timinator, there is no email next to you.
    Timinator: You know what I mean, you bimbo.

    Siri clears her throat.

    Siri: I'm leaving Apple.
    Timinator: You can't leave Apple. You're stuck here.
    Siri: Not me, you fop. Another customer.
    Timinator: So what. We got billions of them.
    Siri: Not anymore.
    Timinator: WHAT?

    [​IMG]
     
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    I'm also in the former system builder camp. I'd much rather have someone else validate the configuration and support it, rather than save a few dollars and be left with diagnosing problems myself.

    My home PC, and the media server, are Dell Precision Workstations.
     
  22. Zenithal macrumors 68040

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    This isn't the 1990s anymore. I've built over a dozen systems in the last 10 years. Haven't had an issue with them.
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    Except an extended warranty doesn't guarantee you won't pay if the company can find a way out of it. The other issue is that no extended warranty, even if you bought a prebuilt from Costco, can come close to the individual item warranty.

    But as you said, I can understand why some people don't want to bother because it's a hassle for a first timer.
     
  23. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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    Nice to see Tim in a rare moment of candor.
     
  24. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    Building your own workstation means that when a part dies you have to go through the RMA process which is time consuming and not exactly fast. Compared that to the one day on site waranty the both HP and Dell offers for their workstation and you'll know why people prefer to pay HP and Dell instead of building their own.
     
  25. Chicane-UK macrumors 6502

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    Indeed. And you're not left to try and work out what part has failed, and do that diagnosis / troubleshooting yourself. You call up, and you get your computer fixed.
     

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