Which Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by iisarenotnobody, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. iisarenotnobody macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    Looking to get a Mac Pro, but I don't know which one to purchase.

    Plan #1
    Quad Core Mac Pro 3Ghz
    14GB RAM
    ATI X1900XT
    30" Cinema Display
    20" Cinema Display
    External iSight
    1.25 TB

    Plan #2
    Just Released Mac Pro Quad 2.66
    8GB RAM
    3x GT 120
    Dual Superdrives
    3x Asus Full HD Displays (http://tinyurl.com/69ypzk)
    Dell Mini 9 (Ubuntu)

    Thanks for the help ahead of time. :D
  2. bumzo1 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 31, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    personally I would get the last gen mainly for the 2 ACDs and we do not know the benchmarks of the quad 2.66 yet compared to the 3.0
  3. gan6660 macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    Go with plan 2 you will have 3 monitors instead of 2 and the netbook.
  4. twoodcc macrumors P6


    Feb 3, 2005
    Right side of wrong
  5. aaquib macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2007
    Toronto, Canada
    I'd go with option 1 because of the RAM and ACD's. If you could find away to get ACD's with option 2, then go for that.

    Mac Pro + ACD's + iSight = :apple: bliss
  6. iisarenotnobody thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    No its the Quad core 3Ghz

    Are the ACD's that great? I LOVE my iMac display, are they basically the same?
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    This is 50% hijack and 50% help, so sorry, I guess. :eek:

    Here are two Mac Pro images from Apple. Number 1 is from their PR page on the machine and number 2 is from their design page.

    Is number 1 the quad-core and number 2 the eight-core? If so, why is the four-core heatsink so MASSIVE?:confused:

    Oh, and definitely go with the new model.
  8. iisarenotnobody thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2008
    I'm Guessing that the big heatsink is for the quad, but I do not understand why the 8 core would have smaller heatsinks, shouldn't that be the opposite??

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