Well, loOkie loOkie here....I gots me something

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by cenetti, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. cenetti macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    Amazing machine...installed wmfusion with XP....even with 2gb memory...its blazing faaaast...I ordered 2gb more from OWC...2nd day shipping...just to be on the safe side...

    One thing though....Apple! whats with the 2" keyboard cable??? huh??
    couldnt you make it a little shorter???.....anyways...I wont make it bother me today...

    2 people commented me about this baby while I was carrying that HUGE box to my car...

    "nice machine you got there"
    "oh wow..is that the 8 core pro?":D:D

    when I was at the store...I played with every mac there...none of them felt this faaaastttt...and I cant believe its dead silent...all this power and its not even making a noise...

    over all...money well spent...:eek:


  2. supercooled macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2007
    Congratulations. I think it's incumbent on you to post any quirks you notice. Freezes, graphics issues, et. Mine is barely 6 days old. Still get light headed when I look at it in the morning.

    Regarding the length of the cables, I was puzzled as to why they made the cord of the Mighty Mouse so short. I was like "WTF, you really dropped the ball on this one, Apple" then the manual says to plug it into the keyboard hub. I knew that was a "Homer" moment for me.
  3. ErikAndre macrumors 6502a


    Nov 14, 2007
  4. eyecool macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2008
    Fort Worth, TX
  5. ntrigue macrumors 68040


    Jul 30, 2007
    I've always thought Apple intended a daisy chain; the Mighty Mouse was contingent on the Keyboard port and the keyboard on an ACD port. The front ports you used should be reserved for thumbdrives or digicameras.
  6. big dainjerus macrumors regular

    Nov 9, 2007
    Does the wireless keyboard look like that? Or is it smaller? I like that one, when it sits in your lap it has good balance, a less wide keyboard will be a pain in the ass to have in the lap as I'll have to keep my knees together to make sure it doesn't fall to the ground.
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    I still use a USB extension for the mouse anyways, the longer cable keeps me from running over the mouse's short leash.
  8. caeneal macrumors member

    Aug 20, 2007
    my early 2008 mac pro came with a usb extension cable, which you should use for the keyboard. Just look in the box; it's there.
  9. dontwalkhand macrumors 601


    Jul 5, 2007
    Phoenix, AZ
    The keyboard should come with a keyboard extension cable, and the mouse would plug into the keyboard.
  10. kingkezz macrumors regular

    Mar 22, 2006
    I didn't think I'd miss the number pad. Or the home key, or the delete key. Boy was I wrong.
  11. PipeDream macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2008
    congrats man!! how big are the monitors you have there?
  12. newkeyboard macrumors regular

    Jul 30, 2007
    Sussex, UK
    No delete key?? Or do you mean forward delete (fn + delete)?
  13. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816


    Oct 7, 2004
    Raleigh, NC
    Nice setup enjoy oh and let us know how you like it.
    I'm about ready to pull the tricker myself.
  14. cenetti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
    :D I found it.....yes...(Sorry APPLE for my pre-mature burst!.) there is an extension cable in the box....

    ok, after my first night...all I can say is that, this machine is something else...
    I ripped a full DVD to the hard drive..it took exactly 11 mins 4 secs...:eek:

    tried super pi 1M, 2M calculations in XP (under WMFusion) even with only 1gb ram dedicated to windows, it made my old 3.2 over-clocked (water cooled)
    fx-62 look like an ancient chip...woww...

    now I am waiting my extra 2gbs from OWC...should be here tomorrow..
    then i'll dedicate 2gb to the windows section and see what happens...

    but so far...this is the fastest/sexiest machine I've ever used...
    core 2 duo, amd chips..they're all snails compared to this one...


    28" hanns-g )1900x1200 and a 20" samsung syncmaster (1600x1200)
  15. conancn macrumors member

    Dec 10, 2005
    NICE! Can't wait to see mine this weekend.

    BTW, how can you connect you macbook with MP via USB? Is it the same as network connection?
  16. cenetti thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 30, 2008
  17. *L2* macrumors newbie


    Feb 9, 2008
    Where in the world is Palmdale, CA?
    Nice setup....

    Hey man...where did you get your workstation desk (who made it)?

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