which model should i buy for 2013 mac pro to upgrade 12core

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  1. xnathanh macrumors newbie

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    for 2013(6,1) mac pro which model should i buy for upgrade to 12core in further?
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    The 2013 Mac Pro is available directly from Apple and resellers with a 12-core CPU.

    If you mean you want to buy a cheaper model and upgrade to a 12-core CPU yourself, than any 2013 model will do since they all have the same CPU socket.
     
  3. xnathanh thread starter macrumors newbie

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    so that means i can buy cheaper as 4core model then do the upgrade? : ) just want to make sure that
     
  4. PortableLover macrumors 6502a

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    Yes. Harder then on a tower however.
     
  5. Scorned macrumors newbie

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    I did it. Easy swap. I bought a 4 core, d700 and then upgraded to a 2697 12 core v2.

    Just take your time with the swap. Takes about 30 minutes and a cup of coffee.
     
  6. rueyloon macrumors regular

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    get the d700, and the 4 core,
    if you are dealing with large files, get the smallest internal SSD as you'll probably need an external casing to raid a few SSD together anyways.
     
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  8. Daniel Reed, Jan 12, 2017
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    Here's most of what you need to know, as I wrote in a different thread - see below

    AND Apple has changed the boards a bit from what is shown in the OWC video above.

    Important note: the final 4 screws holding the CPU retention bracket in place now have a black matte coated sticker on top of each screw... which gives the illusion the CPU is riveted into place... either peal off the sticker or poke through the center of it with your T10 screwdriver.
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    not the best idea.

    Here's why:
    1. 1TB SSD is only a $600 upgrade now
    2. The new SSD on ebay is about $1500
    3. The smaller nMP SSD was already slower
    4. Apple upgraded the 1TB SSD - now 50% faster
    5. A faster local volume = faster macOS experience
    6. 1TB provides 700~800GB of spare space to copy major current project files.
    7. 1TB easily provides enough room to temporarily copy over one full 512/480GB REDMAG
    8. 100GB on SSD via Thunderbolt(1) copies over to the nMP upgraded 1TB SSD in less then 3 mins.

    I recommend 4-core 12GB 1TB D700 purchase.
    Upgrade the RAM, CPU, and thermal-paste(solves over-heating) yourself.
    This will net a Better-Working and Cooler-Running $10,000 nMP for about half price.
     
  9. rueyloon macrumors regular

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    not the best idea.

    Here's why:
    1. 1TB SSD is only a $600 upgrade now
    2. The new SSD on ebay is about $1500
    3. The smaller nMP SSD was already slower
    4. Apple upgraded the 1TB SSD - now 50% faster
    5. A faster local volume = faster macOS experience
    6. 1TB provides 700~800GB of spare space to copy major current project files.
    7. 1TB easily provides enough room to temporarily copy over one full 512/480GB REDMAG
    8. 100GB on SSD via Thunderbolt(1) copies over to the nMP upgraded 1TB SSD in less then 3 mins.[/QUOTE]

    Some of my FCPX library project files are already 400-500gb so I'm running out of internal space.
    I'm running my boot drive on an external Akitio with 3 X 1 TB SSD raided. (for convenience not speed)
    On lull period I'm running around 1.5TB of space, on peak period maybe around 3-4TB (probably just once a year)

    YMMV, just sharing my usage pattern.
     
  10. Daniel Reed, Jan 12, 2017
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    Some of my FCPX library project files are already 400-500gb so I'm running out of internal space.
    I'm running my boot drive on an external Akitio with 3 X 1 TB SSD raided. (for convenience not speed)
    On lull period I'm running around 1.5TB of space, on peak period maybe around 3-4TB (probably just once a year)

    YMMV, just sharing my usage pattern.[/QUOTE]

    Absolutely, most will still need an external volume, preferable a RAID setup, and an archiving solution. My main point was to suggest not skimping on the main volume.

    A PCIe adaptor to m.2 SSD in a thunderbolt enclosure is great option in addition to the local 1TB SSD as a current project/segment volume. A large RAID5 NAS utilizing both gigE ports agrigated/binded provides a decent 250MB/s transfer to a main storage volume (which about all a 5 disk raid 5 will do anyways).
     

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