What do you think of this build for Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rhyx, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. rhyx macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Please let me know if there are any different options I should get here. I think I priced out a pretty good configuration. I plan on using it with 3-4 LCDs. Of course I'll be adding more RAM from OWC once the Mac Pro comes in. Probably also insert my own hard drives from Newegg.


    Part Number: S2505Z/A
    Product Name: AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/o Display) - Auto Enroll
    Unit Price: 199.00
    Quantity: 1
    Net Price: 199.00
    Estimated Shipping Within 24 hours

    Part Number: Z0EM
    Product Name: Mac Pro
    065-7536 Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core)
    065-7175 2GB (2 x 1GB)
    065-7183 2 x ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB
    065-7189 320GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    065-7203 One 16x SuperDrive
    065-7693 Apple Mighty Mouse
    065-7707 Apple Keyboard (English) + Mac OS X
    065-7220 Accessory kit
    Unit Price: 2,734.00
    Quantity: 1
    Net Price: 2,734.00
    Estimated Shipping 3-5 business days

    SUBTOTAL: 2,933.00
  2. arkitect macrumors 603


    Sep 5, 2005
    Bath, United Kingdom
    Looks like a nice machine.

    What software are you planning on running?
  3. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2006
    i would suggest getting AppleCare from ebay, otherwise it looks good!
  4. rhyx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Work (University) is buying this for me. Easier to just get Applecare when I first get the purchase order from the machine.

    It's basically going to be replacing my Dual Opteron machine that currently runs Vista.

    Sadly I'm not going to be running anything too excited. Most likely just using it as a regular desktop machine with 4 or so virtual machines in VMWare at a time. I was considering a MacBook Pro but I'm just tired of waiting.

    Any changes that won't impact the dollar amount too much? I'm trying to keep it under $3k
  5. tuxtpenguin macrumors regular

    May 19, 2007
    If you want to run all 4 VMs at a time, you may want to up the RAM with 3rd party RAM.
  6. rhyx thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    Getting more RAM from OWC =)

    Also more hard drives from newegg.

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