The beast has been delivered

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rdsii64, Jun 24, 2013.

  1. rdsii64 macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    Big Brown has just left my home and my new (to me) 3.1 8 core mac pro is in my hands. I will have to unhook the spare monitor from my iMac to make sure all the bits work but its here. The world is a good place today.
  2. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    It's a heady experience for sure. What was the primary deciding factor that made you purchase the older model?
  3. tony3d macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    Pic's Please!
  4. edry.hilario macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    I understand if thats what you need. But im going on to say what a massive fail of a purchase.
  5. clamnectar macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
  6. GermanyChris, Jun 24, 2013
    Last edited: Jun 25, 2013

    GermanyChris macrumors 601


    Jul 3, 2011
    I look at my 1,1 8 core next to my 4,1/5,1 quad and it makes me realize how lucky I am. Then I want more and it's not needed at it makes me realize I'm just a sad person filled with silly desires like everyone else.
  7. rdsii64 thread starter macrumors regular

    May 14, 2008
    The deciding factor was price. I needed something with more chops than my 24" iMac, and this is what I could afford to pay for.


    Yes its an 8 core 3.1
  8. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    I'd down vote this if we still could. He bought something he's pleased with. Good for him.
  9. edry.hilario macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    I do not care what he uses his money for. He could spend a billion dollards in an pig to act as a computer because "that's what he needs" is it a waste of money? You better believe it. Lets not give op a bad advice and agree with him saying that this was a good purchase. We all work hard to buy this expensive computers and I find hard to believe anyone would recommend to but the current Mac Pro. So lets just be honest here.
  10. OzExige macrumors 6502


    Mar 9, 2008
    To whom are you referring?
    I can't see a reference to a recommendation to buy the current Mac Pro.
    The choice was the purchasers and your input has no point to it, no purpose, nil, zero, zilch, zip, nada not to mention ..... diddly-squat.
  11. NewbieCanada macrumors 68030

    Oct 9, 2007
    1. It's already bought
    2. We have no idea what he paid for it. Perhaps he overpaid. Perhaps he got a terrific bargain. None of our business, actually.
    3. I can't help but assume he has a better idea of his needs than you do.
  12. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040


    Mar 6, 2013
    Charlotte, NC
    Exactly. OP, enjoy your new purchase.
  13. Dr. Stealth macrumors 6502a

    Dr. Stealth

    Sep 14, 2004
    edry: You sound like a bitter old man.....

    rdsii64: I just recently upgraded from my 2,1 8 core. It's an awesome machine ! Major Congrats !
  14. tony3d macrumors 6502

    Apr 6, 2006
    Ya, what an ass. With a few proper upgrades that machine will serve his needs fine. Gave my son my 2.8 dual quad after buying my new 3.06 12 core. He put in aPCIe SSD, and is now upgrading the 5770 to a GTX680. That machine is still going strong. Enjoy your purchase. You'll love it!
  15. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2009
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I don´t need the power from my 3,1, but still love it.
    With SSD RAID, 32GB RAM and a nice GTX 570 this thing still rocks.
  16. Mactrunk macrumors regular

    May 12, 2005

    To the OP...
    I wish you much happiness with your new tower.
    It is a very capable machine.
    It is very exciting to get a new box.
    I hope the negative messages have not dampened your joy.
    I send my congratulations.
  17. designs216 macrumors 65816


    Oct 26, 2009
    Down the rabbit hole
    I hear you. I have the hex myself and it's a real beast. The new MP intrigues me but I'm satisfied with what I have and it's certainly much easier to work on. It would be cool to have USB3 but that's a nit. Enjoy!
  18. BJonson macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2010
    I have a 3,1 8x2.8ghz right now and honestly it has been a great machine since I first bought it. It's no different than the latest ones as far as PCIe slots are concerned, the CPU's use hardly any energy and run super cool. My temps are always 28c to 31c. Fans never ramp up even when using handbrake. I've been wanting a 12 core latest model but am really wondering why. Plus these can be had for around $800. I say to OP good choice.
  19. edry.hilario macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    WOW!! ok... yeah go tell everyone to buy the cube... its a good deal its the best computer and it is definitely a good investment. Im not a bitter old man im just saying i would have never recommend it. In my first post i clearly said "i understand if thats what you need". So please. I think YOU guys are the ones being ignorant. If you are telling people to go buy the current mac pro because thats what you need and not wait a little bit for the better machine more worth your money then you guys are much worse than i am. You are the bitter old man.
  20. Jake0604 macrumors regular

    Mar 31, 2011
    Congrats on the purchase! A 8-core 3,1 is still a very nice machine.
  21. TheDoc macrumors member

    Mar 18, 2008
    You are an odd fellow, aren't you. You do realize that there is a *significant* cost different between what the new Mac Pro will be and what the OP likely paid for his machine? Why spend months waiting for a new machine when a 3,1 will do the job at a fraction of the price?
  22. edry.hilario macrumors 6502a

    Aug 1, 2010
    The mac pro at its current price is not worth it period. There old parts new things are barely compatible. No usb 3 no thunderbolt, old graphics card/gpu EVERYTHING!! that mac pro he bought should be priced 1/3 of the price apple is asking.
  23. Killerbob macrumors 6502a

    Jan 25, 2008
    Even today my MP3,1 (2x2.8) still performs where I need it to. Albeit I have done a few updates; Accelsior PCIe 1TB card, SSDs, the GTX680 card, more RAM, and a USB3 card.

    I won't be needing more juice for some time, and even if the new MP comes down into a nice price, I won't be going that direction for at least 2 years...

    Good for the OP to get a computer based on needs and not the hype of a new computer!
  24. seveej, Jun 25, 2013
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 28, 2013

    seveej macrumors 6502a


    Dec 14, 2009
    Helsinki, Finland
    Congrats. I hope you'll enjoy yours as much as I do mine.


  25. echoout macrumors 6502a

    Aug 15, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    What's the alternative Mac solution to buy? There isn't one. If you've got work to do you either get the latest and greatest or jump ship. The OP did the former and I did the latter. We'll be fine.

    Enjoy it, OP!! Great computer with huge upgrade possibilities!

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