Would I be happy with the MacPro 2ghz...

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  1. darthraige macrumors 68000

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    Would I be happy with the low end MacPro Quad-Core 2.0ghz, with 512mb Graphics and 5GB memory? Or should I do my best to hold off til November? I have so many needs for it right now.
     
  2. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    Not Bloody Likely Mate

    Not likely unless you can find one used for under $1,500.

    Yes do your best to wait until November 13.
     
  3. darthraige thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Are we definitely guaranteed an update BEFORE December? Like shipping in November or earlier? And would they all have the potential of being Octo-Core?
     
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    November 13 Is Our New Best Guess Based On Intel's New Harpertown Retail Ship Date

    No and yes.
     
  5. darthraige thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Then what's the point in waiting? Just to get my moneys worth? I certainly can not wait til January for these things.
     
  6. darthraige thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Is the 3ghz Octo Core dumb to purchase regardless any update coming our way? ... Even if money wasn't an issue?
     
  7. techlover828 macrumors 68020

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    If money wasn't an issue nothing would be a dumb purchase. :p
     
  8. mbpcron macrumors member

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    My MBP 2.1 ghz is fine

    Core 2 Duo above 2ghz is fine for anything except extreme gaming or graphics.
    Mine has 1GB Ram and runs fine.
    My MBP is a 2006 model I bought as a factory refurb and I'm happy.
    For what it's worth ...... Good luck.
    PS - stick with 10.4.8 until the bugs are fixed in 10.4.10.
     
  9. darthraige thread starter macrumors 68000

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    The decision has been made, just waiting on one thing... but the purchase I will be making hopefully within a day or two is this...

    MacPro 2x2.66ghz Dual Core
    1GB Memory - (Upgrading to 5GB)
    250gb HD
    ATI Radeon X1900 XT
    BlueTooth

    and...

    MacBook (white)
    2.16ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    1GB Memory
    120gb HD
    SuperDrive

    That model of the MacPro does what I need it to do. That and I don't like to buy new generations of things. They always seem to have a problem. I'll keep you all posted on the purchse. Can't wait!
     
  10. atari1356 macrumors 68000

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    I think you'll be much happier with that, than you would have with the 2.0GHz version. Wise choice :)
     
  11. darthraige thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sorry man, finally made up my mind and am going to wait for the update later this year. I have to. Need something faster than what's out now. But getting the laptop today to hold me over. :)
     
  12. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    It's not too bad if you can get a refurb or unwanted/used machine. There are performance differences between Penryn and Clovertown though.

    http://www.hkepc.com/bbs/hwdb.php?tid=837360&tp=Intel-Penryn-Preview&rid=837360

    That's between current core 2 and penryn at the same speed to give a little idea of what things might be like.


    A 3Ghz octo is likely going to last you as long as a Penryn 8 core would though.
     
  13. Counter macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. Lots of posts often miss fundamental logic.

    People say 'well, if you're on a budget...'.

    Were all on a budget!

    If you aren't on a budget then you would never wait for a product update. Buy and buy again.
     
  14. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    That's good enough for a "quote of the year"!

    But, OT.... getting a 2.0 GHz Xeon would seem a bad purchase after about 6 months. The gap with newer Xeons would be too big, if you ask me.
     
  15. Multimedia macrumors 603

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  16. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    Yep, 4 sure!

    BTW.. I'm in the waiting game too, so that's goood new, Multimedia
     

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