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$3699 for a single 6-core 3.33GHz Westmere MP... 3,486 Views / 106 Replies  
$3699 for a single 6-core 3.33GHz Westmere MP with a RAM ceiling of 16gb.
$3899 with the 5870 gpu.

vs.

$3499 for a dual quad-core 2.4GHz Westmere with RAM expandable to 32GB.
$3699 with the...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 9, 2010 at 01:08 PM, in Mac Desktops
Hey Allen, I'd say that 16GB is a decent baseline... 3,486 Views / 106 Replies  
Hey Allen, I'd say that 16GB is a decent baseline for what I do AND simultaneously agree with you that Apple shouldn't limit any of its towers' memory capabilities.

I'm cutting 5dMarkii HD...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 7, 2010 at 02:57 PM, in Mac Desktops
Two years ago, I bought a 2.8GHz octocore 2008... 3,486 Views / 106 Replies  
Two years ago, I bought a 2.8GHz octocore 2008 Mac Pro for right around $2000. It's been a fantastic machine, a real earner, rock solid with FCP 6.0.6.

Curious about what people here would expect...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 2, 2010 at 12:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
hopefully different from my refurb experience 507 Views / 6 Replies  
Last refurb Mac I bought was a dual G5 water cooler, and the experience has been a series of ordeals. So I guess I was looking for some reassurance. Even the refurb units are super expensive now....
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 13, 2009 at 06:23 PM, in Mac Desktops
Positive Experience with Nehalem Refurbs? 507 Views / 6 Replies  
I am considering pulling the trigger on a Mac Pro Nehalem refurb and would love to hear reports of positive and/or negative experiences with refurbs of this particular model. Thanks!
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 11, 2009 at 07:19 PM, in Mac Desktops
I am now experiencing intermittent problems with... 4,480 Views / 68 Replies  
I am now experiencing intermittent problems with the newly repaired G5. The problem involves the machine going to sleep, revving the fans to the max, and not responding to anything but a power button...
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 22, 2009 at 12:21 PM, in Mac Desktops
outcome with G5 coolant leak, 2 years beyond AppleCare Expiration 4,480 Views / 68 Replies  
Apple completely replaced the machine. Only my hard drive and ATTO SCSI card remain unreplaced, and that's fine with me (the HD was a recent purchase, the original HD was replaced years ago). Just...
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 18, 2009 at 09:40 PM, in Mac Desktops
Poll: I'd love to hear about people booting from the SD... 1,230 Views / 15 Replies  
I'd love to hear about people booting from the SD card and then using the internal hd as a scratch disk. This always seemed to me to be the possible advantage of having a bootable SD card... though...
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 17, 2009 at 02:21 PM, in Mac Notebooks
based on Simon's projections 997 Views / 28 Replies  
Now would be a great time to pick up a 17" Macbook Pro. I just spent some time with this beast at an Apple Store yesterday, not coincidentally right after selling my Macbook Pro (early 2008) for just...
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 9, 2009 at 08:35 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Thanks reader50. At the very least, according to... 4,480 Views / 68 Replies  
Thanks reader50. At the very least, according to Apple I will be getting a completely "new" dual 2.5GHz G5 in a matter of days. I am in discussions with Apple about replacing my tower with a...
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 7, 2009 at 01:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thanks for the insights, reader50. I'll contact... 4,480 Views / 68 Replies  
Thanks for the insights, reader50. I'll contact Apple today and see what happens.
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 2, 2009 at 09:16 AM, in Mac Desktops
G5 died last night 4,480 Views / 68 Replies  
A dual 2.5 G5 machine, that was running smoothly after Apple replaced almost everything (logic board, GPU, RAM, fans, power supply) just before AppleCare expire two years ago. Last night, it started...
Posted by awcopus, on Jul 1, 2009 at 01:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
thanks Simon 1,948 Views / 21 Replies  
It's true, I have little to no interest in gaming. Mostly I'm looking to accelerate video rendering in Motion and FCP and Color.

My only problem with ATI cards is that I've had horrible...
Posted by awcopus, on Jun 29, 2009 at 05:25 PM, in Mac Desktops
GPU Recommendation for H.264 video editing 1,948 Views / 21 Replies  
I have a dual Quad Core 2.8GHz Mac Pro and am looking to upgrade my stock GPU. Wondering if any video editors on here have noticed a speed improvement when working with 1920x1080 AppleProRes files...
Posted by awcopus, on Jun 25, 2009 at 02:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
That's okay. It was a hopeful (naive) notion. ... 542 Views / 5 Replies  
That's okay. It was a hopeful (naive) notion.

I never used to think of portable Macs as production machines, but having experienced the capabilities of Apple's latest when it comes to h.264 video...
Posted by awcopus, on Jun 23, 2009 at 02:03 PM, in Mac Notebooks
GPU upgrade for early 2008 Macbook Pro? 542 Views / 5 Replies  
I am the happy owner of an early 2008 2.5GHz Macbook Pro with a 8600/512 gpu system. I love having firewire 400 and an express card and a matte screen, and the machine is whisper quiet. However,...
Posted by awcopus, on Jun 23, 2009 at 02:47 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Since the Mac Pro will not run under Tiger, I'm... 918 Views / 7 Replies  
Since the Mac Pro will not run under Tiger, I'm stuck with an MBOX2 that can't be used for acquisition or playback until digidesign resolves Leopard compatibility. Not sweating this. Love how quick...
Posted by awcopus, on Jan 21, 2008 at 10:42 AM, in Mac Desktops
Waiting (mostly) Over, Mac Pro 2.8 in the house 918 Views / 7 Replies  
So I'm posting from my new dual quad core 2.8, which I only know is powered up because I'm typing this (whisper quiet machine!). As this machine effectively replaces a wind-tunnel (dual 1.42GHz G4),...
Posted by awcopus, on Jan 18, 2008 at 06:06 PM, in Mac Desktops
not worth the wait, but worth owning 9,601 Views / 226 Replies  
I'm probably buying one of these bad boys soon.

I'm a little sticker-shocked, but I'll get over it once tax time comes (deduction... cha ching!).:cool:

BluRay options will arrive throughout...
Posted by awcopus, on Jan 9, 2008 at 10:31 AM, in Mac Desktops
a thread made from blues resolute mac fans... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
a thread made from blues

resolute mac fans cavort

no need now, hope blooms

***

Cheers to everybody who endured this wait together. I know that I found the humor throughout this thread as...
Posted by awcopus, on Jan 8, 2008 at 10:36 AM, in Mac Desktops
So, as stated above, I have lost a powerMac and... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
So, as stated above, I have lost a powerMac and need to purchase a replacement. I am finding myself physically incapable of pushing the button on a current Mac Pro, especially at current prices.
...
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 15, 2007 at 07:32 PM, in Mac Desktops
Thank you, Fleetwood Mac and Macola. We went to... 2,144 Views / 5 Replies  
Thank you, Fleetwood Mac and Macola. We went to pick one of these bad boys up and my wife was just turned off by the aesthetics of the machine. So, I think we're waiting for a tower. Appreciate your...
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 10, 2007 at 07:53 PM, in Mac Desktops
Just adds to the fun. Like the scenes in Star... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Just adds to the fun. Like the scenes in Star Wars where Han Solo is about to make the jump to light speed but the engine just isn't there for him. Hilarity ensues.

Just imagine being the two guys...
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 8, 2007 at 07:35 PM, in Mac Desktops
Graphic Design Users on iMac/MacMini, SOS! 2,144 Views / 5 Replies  
My wife's PowerMac just pooped out and she needs a replacement ASAP. We're leaning towards replacing it with either an iMac or a Mac mini. But we're nervous about how these machines will perform...
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 8, 2007 at 04:52 PM, in Mac Desktops
Incredibly, my powermac dual 1.42 just stopped... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Incredibly, my powermac dual 1.42 just stopped working yesterday. It turned off all on its own, then attempts to turn it back on produced the startup chime, 15 to 20 seconds of hds spinning up, and...
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 6, 2007 at 12:07 PM, in Mac Desktops
Which presidential candidate should I vote for if... 677 Views / 47 Replies  
Which presidential candidate should I vote for if I want the the federal government to spend less than its revenue and use the difference to start eliminating the national debt?
Posted by awcopus, on Dec 3, 2007 at 05:40 PM, in Political/War Lounge
This thread will remain valid until the majority... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
This thread will remain valid until the majority of those who post in it no longer have the Mac Pro Waiting Blues. Those blues go away once people take delivery of their new Mac Pros.

Not when...
Posted by awcopus, on Nov 29, 2007 at 11:11 AM, in Mac Desktops
When I started this thread, I had no idea that... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
When I started this thread, I had no idea that Apple was going to **** up this badly. November will end with no new Pro desktops.

They've had options all along. Updating the gpu offerings....
Posted by awcopus, on Nov 28, 2007 at 06:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
Fascinating conversation, gentlemen. Information... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Fascinating conversation, gentlemen. Information overload.

Still have the Mac Pro Waiting Blues, of course. But thanks to your speculations I feel better informed about the computer I may be able...
Posted by awcopus, on Oct 12, 2007 at 03:20 AM, in Mac Desktops
The Time Is Now 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
I have it on excellent authority (an in-person conversation with another member of this very forum!) that Apple is on the verge of releasing a brand new Mac Pro AND new Mac displays.

The Mac Pro...
Posted by awcopus, on Oct 6, 2007 at 06:58 PM, in Mac Desktops
Apple's Mac Pro Update schedule is greatly... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Apple's Mac Pro Update schedule is greatly insane, out of step with the times, bizarre, frustrating, and infuriating.



There is no rational basis for expecting it on one of your dates as...
Posted by awcopus, on Sep 13, 2007 at 12:35 AM, in Mac Desktops
Apple released Logic software update today.... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Apple released Logic software update today. Obviously Apple is going to update all of its software before it updates the Mac Pro line. DUH!
:censor::eek::bicker::brick::rolleyes::cry:
Posted by awcopus, on Sep 12, 2007 at 10:58 AM, in Mac Desktops
But those prices don't apply if Apple gets a... 2,282 Views / 29 Replies  
But those prices don't apply if Apple gets a discount on a bulk purchase. There are at least 300-400 Mac Pro users. Food for thought! :p
Posted by awcopus, on Sep 7, 2007 at 10:30 PM, in Mac Desktops
Simon, that's just another pathetic result of the... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Simon, that's just another pathetic result of the Mac Pro Waiting Blues.

Anyone notice that a few days of epic bitching and moaning about the precipitous drop in the iPhone price has resulted in...
Posted by awcopus, on Sep 7, 2007 at 07:49 AM, in Mac Desktops
Another exciting day of Apple releases that have... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Another exciting day of Apple releases that have nothing to do with the Mac Pro.

Ring tones. The gayification of the country marches on. I'm not saying this is a bad thing. Just flamingly gay.
...
Posted by awcopus, on Sep 5, 2007 at 02:45 PM, in Mac Desktops
In order for Jobs to remain on the cutting edge,... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
In order for Jobs to remain on the cutting edge, he must periodically purge unimportant details from his mind. It is likely that he would have no recollection of Apple's use of Motorola chips, let...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 20, 2007 at 04:02 PM, in Mac Desktops
I've been singing the Mac Pro waiting blues for a... 1,618 Views / 43 Replies  
I've been singing the Mac Pro waiting blues for a while, but have to comment on my new 2.2GHz Macbook Pro. $2000 was the sweet spot for me. That's about how much I spent on my iBook 600Mhz G3 (640MB...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 17, 2007 at 02:11 AM, in Mac Notebooks
Check out macgurus hot-swappable enclosures and... 244 Views / 3 Replies  
Check out macgurus hot-swappable enclosures and New Egg's hard drive offerings. Pretty sweet combination. Robust.
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 17, 2007 at 01:54 AM, in Mac Notebooks
No. There is no transition involving the Mac Pro... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
No. There is no transition involving the Mac Pro that would inspire any mention by Apple execs. What a preposterous notion! Most of them need a double dose of Aricept to jog their memory about the...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 16, 2007 at 10:52 AM, in Mac Desktops
:err: :mad: :censor: :stick: :thumbsdow... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
:err: :mad: :censor: :stick: :thumbsdow :\ :P :(

Dudes, it really ain't funny at all
how badly I've got'em,
...the Mac Pro waiting blues.
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 16, 2007 at 01:51 AM, in Mac Desktops
This just in from Mr. Jobs: Dear awcopus, ... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
This just in from Mr. Jobs:

Dear awcopus,

In answer to your first question, yes, you can write off a portion of the purchase price of any one of the current Mac Pros as a charitable donation to...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 16, 2007 at 01:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
:screwy: The new Mac Pros will probably come... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
:screwy:

The new Mac Pros will probably come in at approximately the same price points as the current lineup. So, you'll be getting more bang for your buck. Heck, Apple may even re-introduce a...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 15, 2007 at 05:56 PM, in Mac Desktops
Light at the end of the tunnel 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
TheRegister.co.uk reports that the first Intel Penryn chips will be formally launched on November 11th. The report apparently comes from Intel's own website for dealers.

The first of the Penryn...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 15, 2007 at 03:46 PM, in Mac Desktops
People are complaining 'bout Apple's G - P -... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
People are complaining
'bout Apple's G - P - UUUUs
Many who want to buy are refraining
Seems everybody's got Mac blues....
blurpee durpee dee dee doodullee doo-dee-doo

***

Can you just...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 12, 2007 at 12:04 AM, in Mac Desktops
Recent communique from Steve Jobs: Dear... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Recent communique from Steve Jobs:

Dear awcopus,

I'm writing this to you on my new iPhone. It is grate! But I have so much music, I'm always reloading it with new tunes, which is annoying!
...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 10, 2007 at 02:27 PM, in Mac Desktops
:err: A Mac user since nineteen eighty six ... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
:err:

A Mac user since nineteen eighty six
So you know I've paid my dues
badoww wooowwww
Dear Jobs, I need a performance fix
I gots the Mac Pro waiting blues.

:cool: oh yeah....
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 9, 2007 at 11:47 AM, in Mac Desktops
Dear Apple Mac Pro Team 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
Dear Mac Pro Team,

IS YOUR MOTTO, "TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY TO POOP ON!" ?

DO YOU EVEN EXIST? IF YOU EXIST, DO YOU WORK ON THE MAC PRO EVERY DAY? IN WHICH CASE, WHAT THE HELL IS TAKING SO LONG?...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 9, 2007 at 12:19 AM, in Mac Desktops
I get that mad/frustrated sometimes. If OS X ran... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
I get that mad/frustrated sometimes. If OS X ran on other Intel hardware, it would be tempting to forsake Apple's lovely industrial designs for technically superior options. Even then I'd have a hard...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 7, 2007 at 05:00 PM, in Mac Desktops
The "event" is over. New iMacs (with new... 35,421 Views / 565 Replies  
The "event" is over. New iMacs (with new keyboard), new Mac Mini. New iLife and new iWork. Also, new dotMac. Add all of this to recently updated MacBooks and Macbook Pros.

Officially, the Mac Pro...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 7, 2007 at 03:47 PM, in Mac Desktops
Chavez's regime is a nightmare come true for... 860 Views / 53 Replies  
Chavez's regime is a nightmare come true for everyone living under it except those who are currently part of the thuggish bureaucracy he is using to aggregate power.

Chavez has ensured that there...
Posted by awcopus, on Aug 5, 2007 at 11:08 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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