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Apple's new Mac Pro available as of tomorrow starting at $2,999

By Shawn Knight
Dec 18, 2013
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  1. OliTheG

    OliTheG TS Member Posts: 61   +25

    Well, the parts they use are about 1-2 years out of date. They then want an extra £700 for 4GB of RAM and 1GB of Vram per card. That, on a custom built computer may JUST about set you back £200, if you buy the first thing you see.

    Oh yes, and the parts themselves (minus the pretentious looking case and incapable power supply) would come out at not even half that price.

    Hold on, I'm going on PCPartPicker.

    Just a few notes. The 4930k is more powerful than Apple's E5 Xeon.


    http://pcpartpicker.com/p/2mMs6


    This. Will. DESTROY the Mac Pro. More upgradable. Probably quieter. More powerful. More efficient. Better looking. Better warranties. Better range of software.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,963   +1,483

    For a $900 dollar price bump, I would hope so.
  3. Camikazi

    Camikazi TS Enthusiast Posts: 342   +56

    That one he linked has better just about everything than the Mac as well as a 4TB mechanical HDD to compliment the SSD, can't compare the base model to it.
  4. A brand new vacuum cleaner. Cool. I need one to suck up all the cat and dog hair in my room.
  5. Think about the performance boost you get if you submerge that into oil and cool it to -200 degree. Over clock it to 10 ghz!
  6. Forg0t2

    Forg0t2 TS Enthusiast Posts: 108   +12

    Apple has always been expensive. Seems like putting an Apple on the back of the device makes it worth at least double the amount it should. All apple users know that but they accept those prices because the OS just works better for them and I can't blame them...
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,963   +1,483

    Making it sound as if that could be done and only with this setup. Good luck getting the temperature that low and the clock speed that high, regardless of cooling methods. I kinda doubt you would be taking the risk after paying Apple's premium. Especially when the same could be done, without purchasing into this case design.
  8. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 1,912   +362

    You probably couldnt get it stable at 10GHZ with friggin liquid nitrogen, let alone mineral oil.


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