Would you buy the new mac pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macpropro80, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Macpropro80 macrumors 6502

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    Lets say I was to hand everyone $4000 and said buy what ever you want! who would purchase the new mac pro?

    I wouldn't! anyone else?

    Second question Who would buy the new mac pro without the hand out?
     
  2. Abulia macrumors 68000

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    Yes and yes.

    You really need to get over your nerd rage.
     
  3. Zyniker macrumors 6502

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    I'm waiting for a processor with an even number of GHz. Yes, I seriously am. (Though I'd probably settle for X.5, too.)
     
  4. Drumerdude macrumors member

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    I would purchase the new mac pro either way. Our family needs a computer that can have a lot of hardrive space running leopard and we need space running windows. You can do all of this with the mac pro. Make one hardrive for the mac and another for windows.
     
  5. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    That's pathetic. What idiot wouldn't take $4,000 and not buy a computer with it, if only to just turn around and sell it to get the money back?

    Having said that, I am still buying the new Mac Pro. Ordering it tomorrow.
     
  6. sjivan macrumors member

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    Just curious, did you post the specs you're going with already?

    Edit : oops, just noticed your sig..
     
  7. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    I'm on the verge of ordering it.... just dealing with the naggin thought of how much better the 2.26 octo (3299 [edu discount] for me in canada) is vs the 2.8ghz octo (2399 at apple store in calgary [clearance plus edu discount]) of old....:confused:
     
  8. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    scraped up some money then? last i heard you were waiting for the next iteration due to unforeseen circumstances
     
  9. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I'll know and post my specs tomorrow. I'll post unboxing when I get it.

    I'm planning on the 2.93 Gainestown right now. The rest is up in the air.

    Which thankfully resolved themselves!
     
  10. bvk macrumors newbie

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    I am literally being given the money to buy it through insurance to replace my old MP, and my answer is yes of course I'm happy to.

    However, I think for my purposes I'm going to love the single 2.66GHz Nehalem w/ 6GB ram. I don't do video, just gigantic photoshop files of over 1 Gig working size on a wacom. I'm sure it'll still be sluggish, but it should be a hell of a lot faster than my old '06 with one processor basically never kicking in.
     
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  12. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    Quad or Octo?

    Quad = I hate you
    Octo = I hate you more

    :D
     
  13. MacFan27 macrumors newbie

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    I'm seriously considering it. Especially now that I can connect the 24 LED to it...however my concern is whether to go with one XEON or two...
     
  14. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Gainestown, so octo. :D
     
  15. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    If I had a need, sure why not. The new Mac Pros have decent specs.
     
  16. Salavat23 macrumors 6502

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    IMO, only the Octo is worth it.

    The Quad is a waste, because sooner or later, you will run into a RAM limit of 8GB.
     
  17. Boneoh macrumors 6502

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    Ordered today, expect delivery 3/25

    I placed my order this morning, ETA is 3/25.

    This was a business purchase, a total write off for me.

    I am expecting to do a lot with 8 cores. My business is in financial services, so I will be able to do a lot of modeling in reasonable timeframes.

    My plan is to be constantly running statistical analysis, portfolio allocation, rules based what-if scenarios, and neural network training. All of this should be able to generate a fair amount of return on a relatively small investment.

    That being said, I am like a little kid waiting for Christmas morning! When is it gonna get here? :)
     
  18. MacFan27 macrumors newbie

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    Sounds like there are many here with a need for this powerhouse workstation...I think a Quad is enough for me with a 24 LED.
     
  19. grantrobarts macrumors member

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    Wow what choices... haha. Just when I was going to give up on the Mac Pro and go with an iMac, things got interesting.

    The 8-core is so tempting but I don't think i need it. I might go with the Quad.
     
  20. sigmadog macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! and Hell Yes!

    Just gotta get the wife onboard - but I was thinking ahead and bought her a MacBook Pro in December, so I can use guilt as my weapon.
     
  21. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    Not me, I'd just settle for a mac mini + 24" LED ACD and eat like a king for the next 6 months. :D
     
  22. Dr.Pants macrumors 65816

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    Some of us need to run Final Cut AND lose weight....
     
  23. MovieCutter macrumors 68040

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    Just put an order in for a 2.66 Octo with 12GB RAM and ATI4870...so I just did...:cool:
     
  24. Hazey Jane macrumors newbie

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    I might buy one.

    I'm trying to decide on if I should buy a MAC PRO QUAD CORE 2.8GHZ with the NVIDIA GEFORCE 8800GT 512MB GRAPHICS KIT, or if I would be better to buy the new Mac Pro 2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon.

    I don't understand the maximum 32GB ram v's the 8GB ram in the updated model?:confused:
     
  25. jjahshik32 macrumors 603

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    LOL.
     

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