well i finally ordered a mac pro!

twoodcc

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well i finally just did it. i stumbled on some money, and i just went for it. [maybe i should have, maybe i shouldn't have, but oh well, too late now]

here are the specs:

Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
** 1GB (2 x 512MB) *
** ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB (2 x dual-link DVI) *
** 250GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s *
** One 16x SuperDrive *
** Both Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and AirPort Extreme *
** Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse - U.S. English *
** Mac OS X - U.S. English *
** Accessory kit *
 

Foxglove9

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Geez, whenever I stumble I end up with black & blues on my shins. :p

Awesome computer, why doubt your purchase? The only difference i would have personally made is to add more ram in the machine. Depending on what you plan on using it for.
 

twoodcc

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Foxglove9 said:
Geez, whenever I stumble I end up with black & blues on my shins. :p

Awesome computer, why doubt your purchase? The only difference i would have personally made is to add more ram in the machine. Depending on what you plan on using it for.
i only doubt b/c it's a lot of money.

yeah, i was debating on adding another GB of ram, but decided to just wait on that

this is my first pro desktop from apple. i can't wait
 

sejanus

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try and get more ram. i got mine with 2gb initially but had to go to 4gb after a couple of weeks
 

amin

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Congrats! I got the same machine except more RAM and less graphics card :). Enjoy your Mac Pro - it is an awesome beast!
 

twoodcc

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amin said:
Congrats! I got the same machine except more RAM and less graphics card :). Enjoy your Mac Pro - it is an awesome beast!
thanks. i'm sure i'll love it. just the long wait to get it.....

yeah, i decided to go ahead with the video card, and buy more ram later
 

abdm

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twoodcc said:
well it says estimated ship by 10/6 and deliver by 10/16. i hope it gets here before that :(

I just ordered mine yesterday, the same machine but I got 2GB of RAM and a 500GB HD instead of the 250. I also got Applecare with mine, since i had a problem with my powerbook and got burnt. Just like you, this is my first pro desktop and I can't wait. We should compare ship dates, right now my order says the following:

Estimated Shipped By: 10/6/2006 (I really hope it is sooner)
Estimated Delivered By: 10/11/2006 (I paid for 2 day shipping, so I'm really hoping to get it by the end of this week)

Did you order a monitor or speakers?
 

twoodcc

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hey. no i didn't order a monitor or speakers. i already have both. i have a 20" widescreen dell monitor. and i have a good set of speakers

did you order a monitor and speakers?

looks like you'll probably get yours before i get mine:eek:
 

abdm

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I ordered a dell 2407, I already have a gateway 21inch LCD (1680x1050), so I'm going to run a dual display. I ordered some good DVI cables (at least I think, does anyone know good DVI Cables :)), so I should be good to go. In addition I ordered the JBL Creature II (Aluminum) from Buy.com, so I should get everything in the next couple of weeks.

I'm very excited :).
 

kered22

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Both of you guys are getting great Macs, you're going to love them. :)

It'd good to see the shipdates getting under control, I ordered August 19th and didn't receive mine until the 11th of September. The 4 days is the latest it will ship, it will probably ship sooner. :)
 

Sun Baked

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twoodcc said:
[maybe i should have, maybe i shouldn't have, but oh well, too late now]
It is never too late to pull out ...

Heck, just ask the guys that pull out and run when the Home Pregnancy Test is positive.
 

dmw007

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Congrats to twoodcc and to abdm on the purchase of your new Mac Pros. :)


Sun Baked said:
It is never too late to pull out ...

Heck, just ask the guys that pull out and run when the Home Pregnancy Test is positive.
Interesting analogy Sun Baked. :D :)
 

twoodcc

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kered22 said:
Both of you guys are getting great Macs, you're going to love them. :)

It'd good to see the shipdates getting under control, I ordered August 19th and didn't receive mine until the 11th of September. The 4 days is the latest it will ship, it will probably ship sooner. :)
well i hope your right in that it ships before the 4 days. it said 2-4 days, so hopefully 2 :)
 

technocoy

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you'll love it...

go get some extra ram... new egg has some good prices... while waiting on my 3gigs i only had the 1gig. It felt like a great machine, but once i got the 3gigs it really changed my opinion... it is now just a screamer, period. I can't wait until all my wokr apps (photoshop, illustrator, flash, etc) are universal.. I mean, it's truly a great machine. most satisfying experience I think i have ever had form apple so far.

congratulations.
 

jholzner

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Sun Baked said:
It is never too late to pull out ...

Heck, just ask the guys that pull out and run when the Home Pregnancy Test is positive.
If they had pulled out sooner the test wouldn't have been positive :p
 

twoodcc

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abdm said:
I just ordered mine yesterday, the same machine but I got 2GB of RAM and a 500GB HD instead of the 250. I also got Applecare with mine, since i had a problem with my powerbook and got burnt. Just like you, this is my first pro desktop and I can't wait. We should compare ship dates, right now my order says the following:

Estimated Shipped By: 10/6/2006 (I really hope it is sooner)
Estimated Delivered By: 10/11/2006 (I paid for 2 day shipping, so I'm really hoping to get it by the end of this week)

Did you order a monitor or speakers?
so any new word on your order?

so far i've only gotten the confirmation email
 

babsuvulawho

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I finally ordered a Mac Pro on Sunday night after several months of consideration. I decided on the following config and will upgrade the memory afterwards and put in my own HDs.

2.66 GHz Quad Xeon
1GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-2x512
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
16x SuperDrive DL
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mse
Mac OS X
 

twoodcc

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babsuvulawho said:
I finally ordered a Mac Pro on Sunday night after several months of consideration. I decided on the following config and will upgrade the memory afterwards and put in my own HDs.

2.66 GHz Quad Xeon
1GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-2x512
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
160GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive
16x SuperDrive DL
Apple Keyboard & Mighty Mse
Mac OS X
very similar to mine. has your's shipped yet?