what shall i do..??? AAARRHGHGHGH

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by fluidedge, Jan 8, 2008.

  1. fluidedge macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007
    i've worked out a new mac pro, single chip 2.8GHz, 2GB, 8800GT and with additional 250GB and 500GB drives and a single 20" samsung monitor will cost me £1450 ex VAT (buying through a business so get VAT back)

    do you think this is a good buy?

    I worked out a custom build Intel quad Q6600 2.4Ghz, 4GB, 1.5TB (split across drives), 8800GT with dual screens and Vista would cost me about £1200

    The main thing i have to think about is is the leopard OS and the presitge/build quality of an Apple system together with the latest penryn chip worth £250, half the RAM and single screen??

    What would you do? (I know we're all pro Apple here so i can guess the majority of responses!)

    PS - i'm not looking for a battle here, i've written this down more as a way of putting my thoughts down on paper so to speak
  2. desenso macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2005
    Mac Pro. Leopard is priceless, and a Hackintosh is so un-Apple.
  3. Faraden macrumors newbie


    Jan 8, 2008
    Well you guessed me response, however if you want to pay the extra 250 for a quality machine with a loverly operating system.. go for the mac pro, if you want a beige plastic box with an appalling operating system (its getting a tiny bit better but it isn't there yet) go PC :p

    For me I would rather pay the 250 price difference to get a machine I can for one sell on for close to purchase price with a superior build quality, and be able to sleep at night.

    (runs and hides)

  4. fluidedge thread starter macrumors 65816


    Nov 1, 2007

    I think it has to be the MP. I still edit on Final Cut too much to switch to Avid/Premiere

    It's just, argh!, single screen!!, i had my heart set on duals! Might have to dig down behind the sofa for 'me pennies!
  5. jsw Moderator emeritus


    Mar 16, 2004
    Andover, MA
    I think Windows and OS X are equally able to handle tasks, depending on one's preferences, so that's up to you.

    I think the £250 is buying you a much better build quality. The MPs are a royal pain to carry around, but they're phenomenally well built. They'll last longer, and the latest round seems to have a great deal of expandability.

    It does cost more. I think though, that you'll be happier with the MP over the custom-build PC in the long run. I know there are PCs just as well built, but I don't think you'd be getting one for £1200.
  6. Sky Blue Guest

    Sky Blue

    Jan 8, 2005
    It seems you're getting more for your money with the PC.

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