Apple Outs 12-Core Mac Pro on Web Store

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tonytober

Who the heck will use 12-cores ? 6-cores is already useless, and wuad is overpowered... The only thing you need to make your PC good at everything if you already have a minimum of a dual-core is a good graphics card that can cost you about 200$ that can last up to 4-5 years, so what about this 24000 dollars that worth a **** car... Also, will you feel the difference between that super-weird Mac and a nice and beautiful built dream machine that cost you about 23000$ less and more powerfull ? "Dude! Apple is always good!" Uh... dude? It's only because the chassis/case is grey and white.

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dracx619

as i first mentioned, machines like this are meant for professionals who use memory, and cpu intensive apps like media professionals and cad people (i honestly dont know what they do, im just a media pro) comparable windows machines from hp and dell cost about the same. these are also targeted towards pros who are afraid of tinkering or simply dont have the time time to bother with having to set it up. in short, those who can and know will save money, those that can't or are unwilling, well, there goes a bad ass car you could of had.

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draconis123

haha. That cracked me up!

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persondude

Dear Apple,

  This is what I'm getting out of a $4,000 part limit.

INTEL i7 930 (O.C. to 4.2)

Corsaid Nova 32GB SSD

WD Caviar Black 1TB HDD

12GB Corsair Dominator DDR3 1600 RAM

2x NVidia GTX 480 in SLI

Asus Rampage III mobo

LIAN LI PC-K62R1 Chassis

Corsair TX series 950W PSU

Custom Liquid cooling with dual radiators

PLEXTOR Black 12X Blu-ray burner

 

I officialy offer my formal challange to you Mac Pro! Bring it!

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Keith E. Whisman

I would get a minimum of 1200watt power supply with more than one GTX 480 Graphics card. 

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nadako

then a newly bought car with no real use. Who the heck need 12 core's right now seriously 4 is enough for me. Just build your own kick ass computer and keep your extra 20G or more. Seriously its like 2G to buy the two 6 core processors. Its way over priced.

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Biceps

Now, for only $24K, you can play your choice of casual game on this Mac at 1,345,627,213 fps.  Sorry, no real games available.

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Keith E. Whisman

Dream Machine 2010 > Mac Pro

 

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Keith E. Whisman

So they can get faster storage and the same procs as DM2010 but their best graphics suck.. Mac graphics options are pathetic.

I'd bet Mac would make millions if they would sell their Mac Pro desktop cases to the masses for around $150bucks a pop. I've always lusted after that case, but I couldn't stomach the hardware options or the price tag for a Mac. I do want that case. 

And Mac does have something else I want and that is the latest Mac Book pro. I want that unibody laptop. Those things are just sexy. Give the MB Pro a Num Keypad and give some better graphics options with the option of using a high end large SSD and I'm sold. I'll buy one and install Windows 7 on it and forget about OSX. I like it because it appears to be tougher, being capable of handling the riggers of college life with out breaking and also the 8hour battery is just awesome. Can't argue with battery life. 

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tri8gman

We have a Mac Pro at my workplace, and I had an opportunity to crack it open to see what my drive options were. It's seriously weird. The RAM slots are on daughtboards that slide into their own expansion slots.

One nice feature I liked, though, is they have the SATA ports routed to the bays. Desktop hard drives with the convenience of a laptop hard drive. Attached and click.

 

The rest of it was just... weird.

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JE_Delta

^1+ for the Dream Machine

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COMMANDER_COOK

For kicks and giggles, I've gotten my Newegg shopping cart up to $4,000,000.

I've been a MPC member since August 09. Why should I have to pass through a captcha?

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tri8gman

In case you account gets hijacked for whatever reason...

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Ralph12345

Apple vs DM 2010!

 

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JoetheMobster

bah, I'll take the DM2010 and pocket the extra 10 grand thanks!

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dracx619

yes, we no doubt can build one cheaper and better. i did so myself with all identical components in the base 12 core model and those that were not exact, were comparable server-workstation quality parts. total price=around 1k cheaper than the mac daddy. that being said, this is targeted towards non techie professionals that just need something quick and ready to go for their companies or production houses. windows alternatives cost around the same and some cost even more with these specs. im jus glad im a creative pro that can pocket that money and build my own system. pays to know ey?

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Blues22475

Apple. It seems Apple has entered the Hexacore game (or maybe they hit it already just didn't annouce it).

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