Originally Posted by drblank
I would like to see someone build a Tower with 6 Thunderbolt 2 ports, and 2 GPUs with 6 G of RAM and 1250 MBps SSD. Yeah, right. It'll be a while..
Some would say that they could build a dual 12-core ($4000) with dual GPUs (AMD or NVidia), 128GB RAM, a 6000MBps Fusion IO Octal drive (yours today for just $103,450 - http://www.sabrepc.com/p-2521-fusion-io-fs6-802-640-cs-0001-512tb-iodrive-octal-multi-level-cell.aspx
- Woz is at this company and apparently Apple buys Fusion IO drives) but it would be expensive.
Those machines would also be messy and most likely quite noisy as they come with small fans on each GPU, fans on the case to cool the GPUs, multiple fans to cool the CPUs. Air would be flowing in all sorts of ways. With the new Mac Pro, it's all cooled together with one big fan and it's tiny:
That lid design is smart too because you can't lift off the lid until you unplug it. Simple but very effective for ensuring you don't open it while it's powered up. They do the same with the iMac by blocking the RAM socket latch with the power plug.
There might be two styles because most of the marketing shows black and the one on stage at WWDC looked black but the one outside was chrome (maybe the WWDC one just looked darker on stage):
In a lighter environment, the chrome one could look more like the following:
I like the white silver color they use in things like the iPhone: