Wednesday, April 04, 2007

MAC PRO Dream Machine.

The latest addition to the Mac Pro family: was added earlier today to Apples superb product line. The world’s first 3.0GHz, 8-core Intel Xeon-based Mac Pro. On Apple.com they say "Consider the bar officially raised". I would say, that bar was officially raised awhile ago.

Like many other geeks out there, it's always fun clicking that buy button and tricking out a dream machine. Ah... to imagine that much raw processing power for CS3 and other graphic aplications. So read on and lets see what my screaming fast Mac Pro would have in it.

First stop processor. This is a NO BRAINER, of course I would have the 8-core power with two 3.0GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon “Clovertown” processors. We are talking Howling Fast.

Now we are on to the memory. I went with 16GB, this is a must when you are working with 10GB image files or like to have every Application open you own.

Storage is the next must have. If you are like me you have a large music, video and image library so lets go with a 500GB in Bay 1, 2, 3 and 4. One is the applications drive, two is for music/audio, three is for video projects and four is for images.


Now it is time to speed the rest of the way through my build out. Lets ad the top of the line display card money can buy. What is this you ask... Well is is the NVIDIA QUADRO FX 4500. This card has 512MB of onboard ram, with Stereoscopic 3D support(http://www.nvidia.com/object/3d_stereo.html), and of course the 2x dual link DVI for the TWO 30inch displays I am going to add to my dream package.

Finally to finish the system out. I will need two 16x Superdrives and of course Bluetooth 2.0+EDR and Airport Extreme.

Now I am ready for my total. It can't be two expensive, because I only got 2TB of storage and did not add on the wireless keyboard, apple care, nor OSX SERVER. Oh boy, Oh boy.

THE GRAND TOTAL IS...... $15,037.00

Not awful, Not in my budget either. But it was fun non the less. What's your dream machine got in it? Leave a comment and let me know.

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