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    Quote Originally Posted by Trptguy View Post
    like every mac pro ever made: cool looking, WAAAY over priced and already outdated..


    this one looks like the tractor beam controller on the death star.
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    why does it have xeons? thought they were server processors? I'm sure they are still fast though...
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    I'm pretty sure xeons are the only processors that can be run in parallel.

    I think the design is awesome, also according to ifixit its one of the most accessible macs ever. Sadly it is overpriced though, especially if you're looking for dual processors
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJF View Post
    I'm pretty sure xeons are the only processors that can be run in parallel.

    I think the design is awesome, also according to ifixit its one of the most accessible macs ever. Sadly it is overpriced though, especially if you're looking for dual processors
    And still miles harder to access than any Windows machine I've ever seen, and looks to be impossible to upgrade.
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    Yeah, no doubt about it being harder to access. You can upgrade most pieces including processor, but they're all Mac specific parts
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    I'm not the biggest tech computer person. But after going through how to build my next one for the price of the "Mac trash can" Jesus. Has a options list looking like Porsche...
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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKVIP View Post
    I'm not the biggest tech computer person. But after going through how to build my next one for the price of the "Mac trash can" Jesus. Has a options list looking like Porsche...
    It's super easy actually, you just pick parts that suit your desires. It's not too hard to pick the appropriate storage, optical, and memory. Graphics card and processor will basically be up to your budget and brand preference. Motherboard can be a bitch though, there are an absolute ton and a lot of them only differ slightly.

    That being said, if a mac pro costs $3k, you can build one beast of a pc for that much money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trptguy View Post

    If you really want a mac desktop, buy a used one or put together a hackintosh. If you want to do that let me know. I've built quite a few for video editors. They run OS X and are fully upgradeable. The best part is they can be built for cheap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BLKVIP View Post
    I'm not the biggest tech computer person. But after going through how to build my next one for the price of the "Mac trash can" Jesus. Has a options list looking like Porsche...
    All you really need to know about building a computer is that I, the most useless person ever, built one. And it was a piece of cake.
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    Ps - is it running dual xeons?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    All you really need to know about building a computer is that I, the most useless person ever, built one. And it was a piece of cake.
    It's like Lego for adults. Except more expensive, and only like 12 pieces.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Pete View Post
    Doesn't look to be that straightforward of a comparison though. Anandtech did a pretty solid review of the new mac pro, it looks kinda average except for the multithreaded tasks.

    http://www.anandtech.com/show/7603/m...ew-late-2013/7

    Edit: also this
    http://www.macworld.com/article/2082...r-finally.html
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    I saw that too, but it is just compared against other macs. I am curious to see how it does against windows. It seems insanely expensive and geared towards very specific tasks at a glance.
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    It looks like they're taking the "pro" name seriously, designing it to be a photo/video editing/CAD/3d modeling workhorse. A lot of benchmarks aren't designed to take advantage of the type of hardware you see in workstation computers.
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    see this would be perfect for design, or CAD products.
    problem is they dont make programs like Autocad, solidworks, revit and other CAD type programs to run on mac but rather through bootcamp which is a pain in the ass. so its going to be bought by people who have way to much money and graphic or video designers
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Muscle View Post
    see this would be perfect for design, or CAD products.
    problem is they dont make programs like Autocad, solidworks, revit and other CAD type programs to run on mac but rather through bootcamp which is a pain in the ass. so its going to be bought by people who have way to much money and graphic or video designers
    I'd build my own CAD machine long before I considered one of these. NVIDA Quadro cards FTW.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M-Muscle View Post
    see this would be perfect for design, or CAD products.
    problem is they dont make programs like Autocad, solidworks, revit and other CAD type programs to run on mac but rather through bootcamp which is a pain in the ass. so its going to be bought by people who have way to much money and graphic or video designers
    Most of those are made for Mac. I know solid works and AutoCAD is
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    ProE is not on Mac, and probably won't be if they haven't so far.
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