Think you Can Build a DIY PC for less than the new Mac Pro? Maybe not!

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Irishman

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ElectronGuru

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Any way you slice it, those GPU offer massive performance at a massive price. Once that potential gets translated into real world GO for non video uses, this new platform will take off.
 

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These have been posted and are done by people who don't have much clue. It's ill-researched click bait.

They try to match the base Mac Pro, which uses a $300 CPU and use a $1,235 priced 6-core that Apple aren't even using because it makes no sense to buy unless you need L3 cache and then say Apple win because they were $1,000 cheaper? WTF?
 

Irishman

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These have been posted and are done by people who don't have much clue. It's ill-researched click bait.

They try to match the base Mac Pro, which uses a $300 CPU and use a $1,235 priced 6-core that Apple aren't even using because it makes no sense to buy unless you need L3 cache and then say Apple win because they were $1,000 cheaper? WTF?
They also try to match the top of the line model, in case you missed it. That is what got me knocking around on their site.
 

Umbongo

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They also try to match the top of the line model, in case you missed it. That is what got me knocking around on their site.
I saw it, it was all over reddit. I take issue with all these comparisons that use W9000s to compare to two D700s when they aren't the same graphics cards.

The Mac Pro isn't a good deal because some PC with similar specifications costs more or the same, it's a good deal if it lets you run OS X and be more productive than on the other Macs or PCs and that productivity is worth the difference.
 
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riggles

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The Mac Pro isn't a good deal because some PC with similar specifications costs more or the same, it's a good deal if it lets you run OS X and be more productive than on the other Macs or PCs and that productivity is worth the difference.
Wait a minute, that almost sounds ... reasonable. Who sent you!
 

nanofrog

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The Mac Pro isn't a good deal because some PC with similar specifications costs more or the same, it's a good deal if it lets you run OS X and be more productive than on the other Macs or PCs and that productivity is worth the difference.
Shut it with your logic! :eek: That has no place here! :D :p
 
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