What did YOU buy your Mac Pro for?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by chrono1081, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. chrono1081 macrumors 604

    chrono1081

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    Hi guys.

    I was just wondering what made all of you buy your Mac Pro, and what you use it for?

    I myself bought my Mac Pro so I could have the fastest Farmville farm! :D
     
  2. Salacion macrumors 6502a

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    I have two friends that bought Mac Pros.

    One bought it for graphic design, web design and photography. The second bought it for film editing, for a big Indie project of his.
     
  3. englishman macrumors 6502a

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    Home/office including sw and web development.
     
  4. 2contagious macrumors 6502a

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    About to buy Hexacore for graphic design, photography, web design, film editing, animating and general use.
     
  5. kellen macrumors 68020

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    I bought it for light photo stuff, ripping DVDs to a library and gaming. Wanted the expansion and storage.
     
  6. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    solitaire of course:D

    j/k architectural/graphic design and rendering
     
  7. dockingbay94 macrumors regular

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  8. mism macrumors member

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    Cinema 4D, Maxwell, FCP, Photoshop and Illustrator.

    Although if you were to look at my usage since it arriving a week ago the answer would be 'to play Crysis'.
     
  9. Tophersky macrumors member

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    When I finally bit the bullet and dumped PC's/Windows, I wanted to get the best machine I can get, and the Mac Pro was the obvious choice. I did not want an iMac, as I dont care for the all in one gimmick. I wanted the expandability that a desktop tower allows. Not to mention, look at it! The Mac Pro is a work of art!
     
  10. sochet macrumors regular

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    My new '10 is primarily a mix/mastering machine for my studio. I'm also using it for gaming too.
     
  11. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    Wanted to replace my PC desktop with something that could run OSX and play games well. I also wanted a nice desktop setup for Aperture instead of doing all my photo processing on a MBP. I also plan to start ramping up on app development for OSX/iPhone.
     
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  14. Gloor macrumors 6502a

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    ROFL

    although I have to say that when I got this 30" ACD I did test porn on it and its like a whole new level. Showed it to a friend and he said : "its time to buy bigger screen " :))))))))))))))
     
  15. elmancho macrumors 6502

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    hahaha xD
     
  16. sochet macrumors regular

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    I just got a new screen too, first thing I thought was dual screen porn! Although my girlfriend wasn't as excited at the prospect as I was. :/
     
  17. SuperJudge macrumors 6502

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    Virtualization workstation and driving gigantic screens.
     
  18. Ryan P macrumors regular

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    I'm having some health issues that having stalled some of my more ambitious life plans...I was looking for something to keep me occupied that I could hopefully benefit from later.

    I'm a fairly recent Mac convert as I got into it first writing iPhone apps and then with photography, and lately with a little bit of videography with my 5D II. I have a really beefy Macbook Pro, so thought about just building a custom PC, but then remembered how frustrated I used to get doing that and decided to just buy a Mac Pro and slowly upgrade it. I don't need any added stress right now!

    So will be a mix of programming, gaming, photography, videography, web surfing, benchmarking, bootcampin...and just plain goofing around.
     
  19. snberk103 macrumors 603

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    Home based photography business, photo editing, creating biggish fine-art photo montages - on a 2008 octocore.

    About to take delivery of new digital camera that shoots files that are more than 4x bigger than my current wee little beastie, so will be adding storage. Lots and Lots of storage.
     
  20. studiox macrumors regular

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    Dam you where quicker!

    Everyone knows flash suxxx on OSX - Now finally i can watch [insert your favorite porn tube site] movies without all my 16 cores goes full throttle.
     
  21. studiox macrumors regular

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    "Size matters" ........
     
  22. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Quicker is not always better ;)
     
  23. kevink2 macrumors 65816

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    I wanted to buy a nice desktop for home usage (with some virtualization), and the ability to run OS X. At the time, the iMac's didn't support more than 4GB of RAM, so I decided that the MP (2008 8 core) would have plenty of headroom.

    If it was today, I probably would have bought a quad core iMac, but that is now :) I don't use it as heavily as some people here.
     
  24. dknightd macrumors 6502

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    iTunes. My G5 was getting long in the tooth. Maybe one day apple will multitask iTunes (maybe even make it 64 bit). I also do a bunch of other stuff with it while listening to music. Adobe software, MS office, ssh, vnc, pay the bills type stuff. I got the fastest 4 core I could since most of what I do is still single processor (except iVolume which flies on this machine :) I rarely have to wait for this machine to finish, it is cutting in to my beer drinking time - which makes me even more productive ;)
     
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