Show us your Mac Pros

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
Can the lucky people that have received their Mac Pros show us pictures of your Mac Pro and your set-up? You lucky bastards.
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  • Reply 1 of 34
    bubezbubez Posts: 5member
    Yes I'd like to see a good zoomed photo of the motherboard to see if there's any audio connector and the type of the graphics card power plug
  • Reply 2 of 34
    slugheadslughead Posts: 1,169member




    This thing replaced my G5.



    The wire shelf thing between it and the monitors is where my PC tower was. I sold it because I don't need it anymore!



    As soon as I upgrade the video card, I'm hooking up that LCD below it (it's a drawer that pulls out) and getting a monitor for the arm to the left of the setup
  • Reply 3 of 34
    All that I can add is clean up, your home office is a mess.



    Garden chairs belong in the Garden...
  • Reply 4 of 34
    nerudaneruda Posts: 426member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by slughead


    This thing replaced my G5.



    Several questions:



    1. How quiet/noisy is it, in your opinion?



    2. Have you noticed a considerable difference in performance?



    3. You have a lot of PC peripherals, are you a switcher?



    4. Was it worth the wait?

    thanks for the pic
  • Reply 5 of 34
    placeboplacebo Posts: 5,767member
    What's going on with the strip of ports on the front of the Mac Pro in that pic, looks like the little un-holepunched rectangle like peeling off...
  • Reply 6 of 34
    slugheadslughead Posts: 1,169member
    First off, I live in a studio apartment so those chairs have nowhere else to go



    second, my desk is messy because to the left is a powermac G4 I'm repairing/upgrading for a client and that's usually where I put all my crap



    1. The mac pro is easily ness noisy than the G5. I don't even hear it. Also, the fact that I don't need an external enclosure to hold all my HDs means there's a lot less noise.



    2. I haven't noticed a difference in performance yet. Truth be told, I haven't really done much with the machine as I've been working at another location for 50 hours a week over the summer (today's my last day!)



    3. I'm not a switcher, I just don't place any value on 'looks', so everything looks like 'PC stuff'.. plus I'm a starving college student? so I can't afford not to roll my own... everything.



    You should've seen my old monitor stand for the 2nd monitor--had duct tape all over it and a USB hub zip-tied to the front.



    4. I had no wait on my Mac pro, I just went to the Apple store and picked up a stock model. As the year goes by, I plan to add another video card and another 1 or 2GB of RAM (no money at the moment).



    This computer WAS worth what I paid. I sold my G5 and my PC and put in $500 cash to get it, and it replaces both machines and then some. I miss being able to use my KVM to switch from PC Internet Explorer to my mac (I'm a web developer, mostly), but with parallels, I hope to solve that issue.



    What's going on with the strip of ports on the front of the Mac Pro in that pic, looks like the little un-holepunched rectangle like peeling off...



    That's an iPod Shuffle. I bought it when the battery on my iPod went down to 20 minutes.. and then I got the free battery replacement via the law suit.



    Yeah it's a messy setup, but it's clean compared to the rest of this place.. working 50 hours a week means you have time to mess up your apartment but no time to clean it... oddly enough, I'll be less busy when school starts.
  • Reply 7 of 34
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by slughead


    oddly enough, I'll be less busy when school starts.



    I hear ya....\
  • Reply 8 of 34
    I always love seeing a $2400 computer on a $24 piece of furniture.
  • Reply 9 of 34
    cosmonutcosmonut Posts: 4,872member
    A CRT and LCD together for desktop spanning? Ehhhhh.....



    I also commend you for having all 5 speakers of your surround sound system directly in front of you.
  • Reply 10 of 34
    backtomacbacktomac Posts: 4,579member
    The guy is nice enough to show pictures of his new Mac Pro and people are busting his chops over furniture. Nice.....
  • Reply 11 of 34
    lundylundy Posts: 4,466member
    Checking eBay, I figure I can get maybe $1500 for my dual G5 that has 3.5 GB of RAM and 2 internal hard drives. The developer price for a new 2.66 Mac Pro Quad is only $1999 so I can get it for $499 plus tax plus extra RAM.



    That is why I don't care if an Apple computer is "upgradeable"... I upgrade by buying a new one
  • Reply 12 of 34
    icibaquicibaqu Posts: 278member
    i think it's better and much more realistic than all the weirdos that spend 5 hours cleaning their rooms plus another 2+ doing that "see through desktop background" trick and then going on to post "sexy!" or "clean!" in response to other peoples postings like it's a friggin car modifications board or something (not that i've been on macnn before or anything).



    runon sentence make the world turn, beyotch
  • Reply 13 of 34
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    So, there's just one actual MacPro owner on the boards, and he bought his in person rather than online. Now, I see where the frustration in the "Share your MacPro ship date" forum is coming from...
  • Reply 14 of 34
    nerudaneruda Posts: 426member
    meelash

    Quote:

    So, there's just one actual MacPro owner on the boards, and he bought his in person rather than online.



    .

    Yeah. No wonder no one else is posting pics.



    Hey Placebo, make sure you post some pics of your Mac Pro when you get it in September



    I bought my first Mac (Powerbook) about a year before the MacBook came out with the same plan as Lundy (sell it on Ebay to pay for a MacBook Pro, and so on). The powerbook still does everything that I need, so I decided to keep it.
  • Reply 15 of 34
    meelashmeelash Posts: 1,045member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Neruda


    meelash

    .

    Yeah. No wonder no one else is posting pics.



    Hey Placebo, make sure you post some pics of your Mac Pro when you get it in September



    I bought my first Mac (Powerbook) about a year before the MacBook came out with the same plan as Lundy (sell it on Ebay to pay for a MacBook Pro, and so on). The powerbook still does everything that I need, so I decided to keep it.



    hell, my three yr old 12" PB is still going strong for me. I even play Halo and UT on it regularly...
  • Reply 16 of 34
    Here's mine. Sorry about the mess...



  • Reply 17 of 34
    mattyjmattyj Posts: 898member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mikethomson


    Here's mine. Sorry about the mess...



    What do you do with that setup, launch rockets with it?



    I like it.
  • Reply 18 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mattyj


    What do you do with that setup, launch rockets with it?



    I like it.



    play Global Thermonuclear War
  • Reply 19 of 34
    slugheadslughead Posts: 1,169member
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by CosmoNut


    A CRT and LCD together for desktop spanning? Ehhhhh.....



    I also commend you for having all 5 speakers of your surround sound system directly in front of you.



    They're analog input, with which Apple only outputs 2 channels for (ergo: all speakers play the same sound no matter what).



    I love that flight control setup, btw.



    Wait until I get my 4th monitor.. oh yes, it will be rad.
  • Reply 20 of 34
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mattyj


    What do you do with that setup, launch rockets with it?



    I like it.



    Nah, just animate them 8)
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