The I don't need/can't afford but really really want one poll thread...

You don't need/can't afford a nMP but would you get one?

  • Yes, gimme, gimme, gimme....

    Votes: 12 66.7%
  • Foget B'out it...

    Votes: 6 33.3%

  • Total voters
    18

mvmanolov

macrumors 6502a
Original poster
Aug 27, 2013
858
3
So, let me say this loud and clear, i don't need a nMP, in fact even my current 2012 mini is a bit of overkill for my needs but darn me, i really want one of those gorgeous cans :D

i suppose if i were to sell my mini and my mbp i'd come close to the price of a base nMP....

Would you?
 

maflynn

Moderator
Staff member
May 3, 2009
66,665
33,521
Boston
If you cannot afford a nMP how would you buy one then :confused:

I don't need one, and I cannot afford one so I'll not be buying it. I'd love to own one, but I don't have that sort of money lying around the house
 

Stingray454

macrumors 6502a
Sep 22, 2009
588
104
I was really close to ordering one a while ago, but started to think about the very high pricetag. Sure, I'll use it for work, and I do need CPU performance and OpenCL now and then, and I play some games now and then. But Xeon multicores, ECC memory, D700's and such are just a bit overkill for what I do, and not really worth $9k or thereabout to me, even if I really like it a lot. I also run an iMac now, and I miss the option to have separate external monitors too.

At the moment I'm leaning towards a hackintosh build. Did some research, and I can get a good looking small case, a 3.5 GHz quadcore haswell cpu (easilly overclockable to 4.5:ish, and upgradeable to broadwell when it releases very cheap), fast SSD's in a raid setup, dual 280x in Crossfire (that would match d700's for gaming / openCL) and so on, and get it for a price that's around a third of a similar MBP. Also, I like tinkering and building stuff, so it could be a fun project :)
 

slughead

macrumors 68040
Apr 28, 2004
3,104
236
If you cannot afford a nMP how would you buy one then :confused:

I don't need one, and I cannot afford one so I'll not be buying it. I'd love to own one, but I don't have that sort of money lying around the house
A lot of people are buying it decidedly more out of "want" than "need"--though the line is blurry. There are alternatives and if the nMP didn't exist, other solutions would still exist that are less optimal but still get the job done.

I'd argue many (most?) of the early adopters are buying out of hype/tech lust and love of the new style...clearly not a "need scenario"

Nothing wrong with that. I didn't need the added speed my gaming PC brought me over my 5,1 with a GTX670, it's neat to have though.
 

sidabet

macrumors newbie
May 18, 2012
20
0
UK
No I don't need a nMP but I would like a new hex core machine.

I admit my Mac Pro 5.1 Hex does everything I need and more for now. I will wait for a year and see how things pan out with the new hardware.
 
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