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I found a pretty good price for a 2.66 mac pro quad.

 
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philiparcario
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:56 pm    Post subject: I found a pretty good price for a 2.66 mac pro quad. Reply with quote

$2299 plus 25 to ship is 2314, but I get 10 dollars and 5% off and 0 tax. So it is about $2200 new sealed from a real dealer. (jr.com) not a refurb. it can get apple care .


now the upgrade comes out next week. I don't need faster then a 2.66 quad with real 3gb sata slots. Lots of sata slots 4 of them at no cost. 5 with a low cost part

from owc. http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Newer%20Technology/MPQXES2/


I have mucho drives. later i can add a controller card

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Highpoint%20Technologies/RRAIDMAC/ then attach my two elite-al pro qx2.

I am tempted to grab it as the warranty will be fully legit.


I wonder if they would drop the price after the 6 core comes out along with the 12 core.


If I buy from the apple gov store (I am allowed to do so)
the same machine is 2299 plus tax I am at 2459. So buying today from JR.com I get one at 2200. new sealed any opinions?



I wonder what the six core pricing will be? I figure this cpu is beyond what I need for at least two years. The connectivity works for all my hdd managment. Right now no mini is fast enough even though i can make them have really good connectivity with esata hacks. the cpu's are too slow. the new imac is fast enough but has crappy connectivity .

decisions . once I decide I won't need to speed chase i will get more into networking the machines, movies and music.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Philip, if you get a Mac Pro, you'll be set up for quite a few years...

And I'll be jealous. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 7:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

to be honest I just keep realizing some of the cpu work I do the mini is too slow or the imac does not offload it fast enough. buying the mac pro is going to happen sooner or later.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

well i waited til today the new quad is a 2.8 with 1333 ram with government discount it is 2299. add tax of 7 percent it is 2453. I have some other discounts maybe 150 or so. so i can get the base model at 2300.

I really would like to get it under 2k but that is not happening. A 2.8ghz quad cpu with 1333mhz ram is lightyears ahead of my iMac's 3.06GHz which is faster then any mac mini. So for speed i should be 3 years or so ago of what I need. It looks like the cpu can get an aftermarket upgrade to a 3.2 quad and the gpu can get an after market upgrade to the ati 5870 graphics card.
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wonder what the six core pricing will be? I figure this cpu is beyond what I need for at least two years. The connectivity works for all my hdd managment. Right now no mini is fast enough even though i can make them have really good connectivity with esata hacks. the cpu's are too slow. the new imac is fast enough but has crappy connectivity .

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