Your Dream Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by nylock10, Oct 13, 2007.

  1. nylock10 macrumors regular

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    Well since the current Mac Pro is going to have to be updated some day, post the dream Mac Pro setup you wish Apple would make.

    I'd like something like...

    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX 1GB (they'll come some day)
    ATi 3000-Series Graphic Cards (they'll come some day, too)

    Intel X38-based motherboard
    Intel 45nm Processors (Dual or Quad Core)

    2GB of DDR3 or DDR2 memory

    Blu-Ray or HD-DVD compatible

    Slimmer Cinema displays (the old displays were slimmer then the current ones, why not make the Cinema displays thin again?) with iSight

    Bring back Apple-made external speakers (how about a 2.1 configuration for the base Apple speakers product?)
     
  2. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    I just want better graphics card options. Frankly, I think the rest of the machine is still quite desirable.
     
  3. italiano40 macrumors 65816

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    i would like to see maybe a wireless 30" monitor so i can hide all my wires, i would like to see a 2nd hard drive bay in the macbook pro one for windows and one for mac OSX leopard that is it for me:D
     
  4. cube macrumors G5

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    - Phenom single-socket quad core.
    - DDR3 (but still too expensive).
    - Combo Blu-ray and HD DVD burner (but does not exist and still too expensive)
    - 2 16-lane x16 PCIe slots (one double wide)
    - Highest end CONSUMER graphics card with HDCP.
    - eSATA ports front and back
    - 2 fully open optical bays
    - 2 hard drive bays
    - smaller and lighter
     
  5. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    - Highest end CONSUMER graphics card options
    - eSATA ports
    - 6 hard drive bays
    - FSB adjustable
     
  6. Topper macrumors 65816

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    nVidia GeForce 8800 GTX
    and it ain't going to happen :(
     
  7. 4JNA macrumors 68000

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    $199.95 after rebate. hey, it works for tigerdirect...

    don't care about much else, it's fine as it is.
     
  8. MacsAttack macrumors 6502a

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    Duel Nehalem-based 8 core Xeon CPUs around 2009/10

    Until then there is going to be no significant improvements over the Mac pro I bought over a year ago - so I guess I already have my "Dream Mac Pro"... :D
     
  9. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    - Octo core across the line
    - DDR3 RAM
    - Blue-Ray in top optical drive and HD-DVD in bottom unless there is a drive that will burn both, then I would just have two of those
    - 2 16-lane x16 PCIe slots (one double wide)
    - Highest end Professional graphics card with HDCP.
    - eSATA ports front and back
    - 6 hard drive bays
    - bigger and with handles since it will be heavy fully loaded
    - Built-in RAID controller
    - 2GHz FSB
    - WiFi Bludtooth standard
     
  10. Much Ado macrumors 68000

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    Maxed out + top end graphics card + can double as batmobile + machine guns
     
  11. kwfl macrumors 6502

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    first, it is my dream to own a mac pro (Not the ultimate dream)
    however,

    people mentioned a lot, but what i am worried about is graphics,
    some high end graphics are good
    eSATA should be in
     
  12. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    3.2 GHz Dual Harpertown Stoakley-Seaburg 8 Core Mac Pro

    3.2 GHz Dual Harpertown w/1600MHz FSB
    800MHz DDR2 RAM
    audio as is now
    HDMI i/o
    eSATA i/o
    two 800FW (1 rear + 1 front)
    two 400FW (1 rear + 1 front)
    6 USB 2 (4 rear + 2 front)
    Dual 10GB Ethernet
    6 internal HDs
    2 Opticals inside including Blu-ray & HD±RW options
    Really good graphics options all supporting display rotation and Dual DL DVI - i.e. each card can drive two 30" displays.
    Wi-fi BluTooth options
    Shipping November 13
     
  13. disconap macrumors 68000

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    If you're talking dream, I'd love one with 4 of the 128-core processors that Intel finished testing earlier this year. There won't be cooling systems (or resolved cooling issues) or a mother board with an adequate bus speed to utilize them for quite some time, but hey, I can dream, right? Right.
     
  14. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    new graphics

    then it just gets technical
    - I think the core count has outrun the clock speed...8 cores and only 3.0Ghz? c'mon, we had 3GHz P4's over 3 years ago....MORE SPEED
    - faster FSB (2Ghz anyone?)
    - new cinema displays
    - blu-ray (as that seems to be the way apple are going)
    - DDR3 RAM
    - if no speakers, than a variety of audio in/out


    but more than anything else...i'd actually like to own a MacPro...but to get one that's half decent would nearly empty my poor university students bank account
     
  15. adamzx3 macrumors regular

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    More hard drive bays as D.S. mentioned, 6 would be great but I would do cartwheels for 4 bays.....come on :apple: my sisters eMachine can hold more hard drives!
     
  16. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Huh? Mac Pros have 4 bays already. Where have you been?
     
  17. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    There Are 6 Possible HD Bays In Mac Pros

    Plus you can put another one under the optical. I have a 750 PATA Seagate under my Superdrive on that bus. :) So there are really 5 bays - even 6 if you want to turn the optical external.
     
  18. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

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    I forgot to mention...

    (1) New thinner Cinema Displays
    (2) New 24" and 27" options in Cinema Display lineup
    (3) Remove the ungodly cables from the ACDs so that they don't clutter my desk when I have three of them hooked into my Mac Pro and MacBook Pro. I know it may be hard but I can dream right?
     
  19. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    I know MM and Nugget already addressed this but......

    Um, start the cartwheels then?? The Mac Pro has four hard drive bays. So please execute four cartwheels per bay for us and put it on YouTube. :D
     
  20. Nugget macrumors 65816

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    Brilliant idea! :D
     
  21. adamzx3 macrumors regular

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    Hmmm where have I been? :D lol I better go get the camera and start uploading lol.
     
  22. Bigheadache macrumors 6502

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    I hope you aren't serious about audio as is now. The realtek ALC850 ain't exactly brilliant, maybe something like the ALC883 or the others which support Dolby Digital Live. I would add hardware RAID to your list :D
     
  23. jamesi macrumors 6502a

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    You suggest next generation video cards but only 2 gigs of ram? no less than 4 for a quad
     
  24. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    I imagine he's talking about the base amount.
     
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