The (Un)Official Ordered/Bought Thread for Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by galstaph, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. galstaph macrumors 6502a

    galstaph

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    Well since there isn't one yet...
    I just ordered mine, base octo 2.26 with wifi:D
    I think it will be worth the $$:D

    and yes I know I could have got an old 2.8 octo for what I am paying

    but if this is similar in performance to the old 3.2 in at least a few respects, then it is money well spent IMHO
     
  2. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    The 3.2Ghz 2008 is undoubtedly faster, although if your work requires memory and not raw power you may see a more amicable result.
     
  3. The Ditch macrumors newbie

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    I'll be ordering an octo 2.93 later this week, should be a good'er.
     
  4. Cranka macrumors newbie

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    ordering the 2.26 oct tonight or tomorrow. Adding in the 4870 and upping the hdd to 1tb, but other than that it will all be the same.

    debating on if i want to up it to 8gb compared to the 6 standard... mebbe.
     
  5. tonyeck macrumors 6502

    tonyeck

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    I cheaped out and went with Quad Core 2.6 with 8GB Ram, 1TB, and the ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB GDDR5. Would have loved the 8 Core, but with the economy being what it is, the extra $600 is going towards a lens I want for my Canon 5D Mark II.

    For mainly photo editing, graphic and web design and mild video editing, this will be more than fine :)
     
  6. nicolapo macrumors newbie

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    Got the 8-core 2.26GHz with 2x GPUs and 2x 24" LED displays. Main app is Xcode.
     
  7. thechef macrumors newbie

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    Tomorrow I am going for the Quad with the 4870 + Airport.

    I will upgrade the RAM at a later date. :D
     
  8. sjivan macrumors member

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    For non-gaming or graphics manipulation use does having a 4870 make a difference over having the GT 120? Trying to figure out if its worth the extra $. I primarily use the computer for programming / browsing. I have a 30" dell monitor.
     
  9. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    I called and changed my order today as I thought it was ridiculous that I had to wait 2-3 weeks just because I wanted more RAM. Instead I went for the base config with upgraded HDD and graphics and will be here a week on Friday!
     
  10. fatespawn macrumors member

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    I went with the baseline 2.66 quad because I was teetering on the iMac. To go that route, I'd have to buy 3 FW800 enclosures for my existing storage needs. I'll never need more than the 8GB of ram - this is a HOME computer. Not a Pro workstation.

    I know the price was high, but the reality is that without the time or energy to build a hackintosh and my desire to keep things simple, the LARGE premium was worth it. I had the savings, and another few hundred was not a deal breaker.

    Oh, and as for speed - the only Mac Pro competition for me was the 2008 single processor quad, so I'm glad I was able to wait.

    -fate
     
  11. xgman macrumors 601

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    yeah, I saw that any add ram delayed the order by 2-3 weeks. Is substitute ram available now via 3rd parties for these?
     
  12. K3nn3th macrumors newbie

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    Finally did it. Went with the 8-core 2.26GHz. Made up my mind to get one right before Leopard came out. Waited on Leopard then the Penryn and now the Nehalem. I'll just get Snow Leopard later.
     
  13. tonyeck macrumors 6502

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    Yeah RAM is available else where $100 cheaper. There is a thread further down on this I think...
     
  14. nicolapo macrumors newbie

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    crucial.com and eshop.macsales.com both have RAM for the new MacPro.
     
  15. McShizzel macrumors regular

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    Placed an order yesterday afternoon with these specs: Two 2.26GHz Quad-Core, ATI Radeon HD 4870, stock 640GB HD, 6GB RAM, Two 18x SuperDrives, AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card, IWORK '09 preinstalled, keyboard with num pad, wired mighty mouse, and an iPod dock.

    If I lived in the USA I would get the Octo 2.93GHz, but with the exchange rate the way it is here in Canada it would cost too much (I mean this config cost me close to $5000 CAD, taxes included).
     
  16. gilroykilroy macrumors newbie

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    Processor 065-7885 Two 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xe
    Memory 065-7889 8GB (4X2GB)
    Graphics Card 065-8316 ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    Hard Drive Bay1 065-7906 1TB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    Optical Drive 065-7923 One 18x SuperDrive
    Wireless Option 065-7926 AirPort Extreme Wi-Fi Card

    Won't be shipping for 3 weeks :(

    I'll probably add a second drive after it arrives to use as Time Machine backup. Anyone know what drives Apple is putting in?
     
  17. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    I order this configuration

    2 x 2.26
    6 GB ram
    1 TB hd
    Radeon video

    I also ordered an Intel 80 Gb SSD from NewEgg.

    I think this puppy is gonna smoke!

    I'm like a little kid, I can hardly wait!
     
  18. Abidubi macrumors 6502

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    Exchange rate? Dude, you know there is a canadian apple store right? That setup is $4287 CAD. It is $3698 US on the US apple store, $4724 CAD using the exchange rate WITHOUT taxes.

    The exchange rate isn't affecting the price at all, it's $1000 cheaper than it should be. Thank god for that, what are you smoking?
     
  19. sjivan macrumors member

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    I'm going with

    1) two 2.66GHz
    2) 6GB RAM
    3) 640GB
    4) GeForce GT 120
    5) Airport Extreme.

    I'll be using my computer primarily for programming and perhaps watching some movies so the Radeon 4870 seems unnecessary. RAM and disk can be increased later.

    If anyone has suggestions I'm all ears. Will be placing order tomorrow.
     
  20. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Ordered Octo 2.66, 12 GB RAM, 1TB drive (filling 3 other HDD slots with 2TB drives) and ATI 4870 card with 24" LED :cool:. Gotta love that employee discount.
     
  21. ncc1701d macrumors 6502

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    i would like to also add bigger hard drives, but don't know if it is possible. Can I have the 1tb hard drive with os, and add 3x 2TB WD drives in raid 0 using the raid card?
     
  22. dannymarr macrumors member

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    How much do employees get? Students get 10% right?
     
  23. nicolapo macrumors newbie

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    I think if you revert to stock RAM then it'll ship in 4-6 days.
     
  24. thedarkhorse macrumors 6502a

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    Looked up a similar thread from jan 8 2008 when the last revision came out & counted how many people ordered on the first day- 35 orders, I didn't count after the first day.
    I know it's not near scientific, but with 13 orders in the first 2 days(4 on the first) of the release with this thread, it goes to show you the value of these new machines to many people in this economy.
     
  25. nicolapo macrumors newbie

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    Did the exact same thing and got my RAM from Crucial instead! :D
     

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