Such a happy Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by thefredelement, Nov 18, 2014.

  1. thefredelement macrumors 65816

    thefredelement

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    I just need to post this because I don't know anyone in real life who will appreciate my setup, while I'm sure most of you will be bored with this post, I'm so happy I need to write it out.

    Mac Pro 4,1 dual 2.93Ghz Xeons
    48GB 1333Mhz RAM (at 1066 for the time being)
    ATI 7970 3GB EFI flashed card from MVC
    512GB Raid 0 SSD on a Sonnet Tempo Pro (Samsung 830s)
    64GB SSD, 2x 2TB HDDs, 2x SuperDrives
    2x 27" ViewSonic VP2770 monitors
    das Keyboard & Razer DeathAdder 2013
    Apple track pad
    MOTU UltraLite mk3

    I'll be swapping out to newer Xeons and flashing to 5,1 firmware at some point, as well as adding a USB3.0 card, a secondary PCI SSD card (for faster scratch), a new wifi & bluetooth card and I'll swap a blu ray burner with one of the super drives.
     
  2. Denis Ahrens macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    Sadly, time will move on and the hardware will get deprecated at some time. But it will be remembered as the last apple hardware which was truly user upgradable.

    I thought I would never buy a desktop again after I got my quad core MBP in 2011. But then I got a not needed MacPro two years ago and I can't think of a Mac which makes more fun to use and to keep up to date.

    Denis
     
  3. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

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    I'd probably only suggest a sintech PCIe card with Apple nMP 1.4gb/sec blade for booting and you can use the tempo for scratch, though whether you will need much scratch with 96mb max running at 1333 speeds with a pair of x5690's might be debatable :D
     
  4. thefredelement thread starter macrumors 65816

    thefredelement

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    I like where your head is at!
     
  5. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

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    Not mine getting my megabytes mixed up with gigabytes posting that about the ram though :D

    That sintech card plus blade = nMP parity and native trim on boot disk I/O and faster than every other Mac means there is only the extra instructions in the newer Xeons and single core ooomph to feel really inferior about and thunderbolt which we can never have. Plenty of life left in our old towers yet!
     
  6. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    OS6-OSX

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    Happy Mac
     

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  8. lowendlinux Contributor

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    Happy Mac :eek:;):D
     

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