Ordered my Mac today

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  1. -=Lurker=-

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    Dual ATI 4870 Mac Pro

    Mac Pro
    Part Number: Z0G1
    Two 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    16GB (8x2GB)
    Mac Pro RAID Card
    640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    640GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    One 18x SuperDrive
    Apple Wireless Mighty Mouse
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (English) and User's Guide
    Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter
    Country Kit

    (2) Apple LED Cinema Display (24" flat panel)
    Part Number: MB382LL/A


    Final Cut Studio 2

    Part Number: MA886Z/A


    AppleCare Protection Plan for Mac Pro (w/or w/o Display) - Auto-enroll
    Part Number: S3135LL/A





    Should be here mid next week. :)

    And the wait begins... :\\

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  2. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Jesus, I am jealous. Is this for you or for work?

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  3. Mr. Ali

    Mr. Ali Junior Member

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    Looks nice but I would have probably gotten the cheapest memory/hard drive/video card option and just upgraded those myself since apple charges an arm an a leg for upgrades.

    But yeah, 8 cores? Thats fucking nuts.
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    For me and work. I work from home atm. ;)

    I thought about that but I didn't want to hassle with it.
  5. Caucasian Hammer

    Caucasian Hammer Jesus, Man.

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    Can I have it if you meet an unfortunate accident? :p
  6. -=Lurker=-

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    No, it's going in the casket with me. :)
  7. Octane91

    Octane91 <smartass comment> Staff Member

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    i have to ask, how much did it cost? 10 G's?
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    After tax it was about $12,300. Ouch.
  9. Miller

    Miller Tweak Guru

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    nice compy man, why not get 1 2tb drive instead of 4?
  10. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Jeesus fucking christ!!! Can i be your friend in real life? lol. Better post same damn pics of the inside and out when you get that motherfucker
  11. gB dAvId x

    gB dAvId x thats what she said

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    Also, too bad that mighty mouse is the biggest pos mouse i've ever used and probably the worst product apple owns
  12. -=Lurker=-

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    Thanks. As far as the disks go I need to run RAID.


    I will.

    Yeah if its as bad as I've heard, I'll have to change that.
  13. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    Very nice.

    I am very jealous.. although I really wouldn't really have a need for that much power!
  14. super_Chris

    super_Chris Tactical bacon

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    It's terrible. Right clicking never works right, the ball is cool, but pointless and it does not fit anyone's hands. Just grab a logitech or MS wired mouse.
  15. randomtask

    randomtask Chimp.

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    I like my mightymouse. Maybe I have adapted to use it or something? I dunno. The huge ergonomic mice feel weird to me now. I have it set to a really fast speed, rest the lower bit of my palm on the desk and move the mouse about with my finger tips. I wouldn't want it any larger or smaller really.

    Also the right clicking is 100% fine. Lift your finger from the left side of the mouse, it is that bloody easy! The mouse has no buttons, one large shell which presses down (and has sensors underneith.) So how in the hell does it know you want a right click when you have a finger on the left hand side of the mouse still? Left click is very common, so it is the default click when you have fingers on both sides.

    Also alot of people overlook the fact is also has a middle button, click with a finger over the scroll ball. I have it set for the usual windows firefox operation [open new tab.] + it has a fourth function button via squeezing the mouse sides. I go mental when people still say "oh macs only comes with one button mice still don't they?"
  16. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Awesome, except for the previously mentioned mighty mouse. Seems extremely overkill though, are you doing some sort of data analysis or 3D modeling?
  17. SoulAssassin

    SoulAssassin Car Ramrod

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    Hoooooly shit. I figured it'd be around $10k. Hope it's worth it - are you going to run SETI on it?

    What about crysis? lol
  18. Chainblade

    Chainblade Junior Member

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    good lord, that's more than my car cost. nice rig though
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    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    The funny thing is that Crysis would likely still run like shit. :lol:
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    HD video editing/compositing, Motion EFX, trancsoding of HD files to various compression standards for web streaming. I just want it all to be done as fast as possible.

    I may give crysis a shot... no seti though. If aliens are so smart, they can find us.
  21. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    12k. fuck the what??

    you defintely got a transcoding rig.
    give us some benchmarks if possible on your day to day conversions and compressions
  22. Commissar Smersh

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    While I'm on my third Mighty Mouse in 18 months due to it constantly right clicking and the ball clogging up, I still can't imagine going back to a plain scroll wheel. As for comfort, I've had no issues with mine, it's not super ergonomic but it works well.

    Lurker, the ability to side scroll in your timeline should make you <3 the hell out of your MM.
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    Will do.

    The last mac mouse I used was the single button that came with the quicksilver G4's. I liked the shap of that one. I'll give it a shot.
  24. ThatHideousStrength

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    I use a Microsoft mouse with my Macs :D
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    Wooooo!


    First 2 of 5 packages arrived this morning. :D

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    The software will probably come tomorrow with the Mac Pro bringing up the rear on Mon-Tue.

    I guess I'll leave them in the box for now since without the Mac they're useless....