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The 8-Core Mac Pro

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by low key, Jun 10, 2009.

  1. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    I'm getting shitty mad at both of my windows computers now.
    There are 2 things I want to try that I haven't done before.

    1) try a mac
    2) have 2 or 3 monitors

    I want to try both so I'm thinking of getting the 8-core Mac Pro with 2 or 3 huge monitors.

    So has anyone tried the 8 Core Mac Pro?
    Why on earth would you need an 8 core?
    It's not a gaming computer so why on earth? I'm not sure but I like buying the most expensive stuff so I think I'll get the 8 Core which costs even more in my country. 1/3rd more.

    I'm also going to get a smartphone and a new laptop.

    Does anyone have the 8 core mac pro?
     
  2. jujubee3422

    jujubee3422 Power Member

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    Get it... That machine is so powerful and Mac OS X is the most user friendly OS out there.. even thoough I hear Ubuntu is catching up..lol
     
  3. shm03

    shm03 Regular Member

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    The thing is with cores, is that they can't all be used at once, unless the program has been designed to use them.

    So in 99% of applications you can only use 1 core, the advantages of having 8 cores are that you can run loads of applications simulatanously

    As for multiple monitors, I highly recommend it, it makes it so much easier to multitask and you can save yourself a lot of time.
     
  4. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    All right thanks, I will deffinately buy a Mac Pro.
    Maybe even the 8 core if I'm going to play 8+ games at once :D

    But man that customize your order thing really is something, the price can go all the way up to $20,000+
     
  5. drkenneth

    drkenneth Executive VIP

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    I use three monitors and could never go back to just one or even just two. I am actually trying to upgrade to four soon. It's amazing having all the extra space--makes multitasking so much faster.
     
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    singingsleep Regular Member

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    lol, not to mention it makes you look like some sort of mega-busy evil overlord as you work.
     
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    I want an 8 core mac really bad. Only because I'd want another one so I could put them together and have a mini supercomputer. Not that I'd know how.. just that it would be pimp :D

    http://macs.about.com/b/2008/07/25/new-super-mac-supercomputer-from-virginia-tech.htm

    The best thing about em now is that if you need to use windows, you can load it up in a few minutes.

    Dual monitors would be awesome but don't forget that Leopard has Spaces and that REALLY helps stay organized. I use a similar version for windows. I'd get two still though anyway :)
     
  8. jujubee3422

    jujubee3422 Power Member

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    Whoa $20,000 for what...lol

    are they offering u ram too....lol
     
  9. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    yeah they offer a lot of ram and 4 1TB hard drives :D
    And a lot of other stuff too of course.
     
  10. low key

    low key Junior Member

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    nah. but thanks.
    How much ram do you have?
     
  11. forgetyou

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    Once you go MAC you can't go back but mind you. you can\t survive the IM world without windows pc. my dream machine would be what wtfpwange has.
    run it with parallels windows on one screen and the mac on the other screen then have a headless pc that I control on the third screen through remotedesktop /team viewer.
    BTW, the 4 core would be plenty as well as long as you get at least 4 gig ram and preferably 6 because parallels or vmware take a ton of ram.
     
  12. agj32mrgibbits

    agj32mrgibbits Registered Member

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    You can buy two 8-core PC's for the price of the 8-core mac. You probably spend an extra $500 on the chassis too.
     
  13. biks

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    Did I mention that I haven't run any virus software on my Mac for years? I'm not sure where I could find it anymore.

    Other thing - I work for a big company occasionally and they have a windoze based system wide monitoring thing where they scan each computer for mp3's, etc. Macs don't appear anywhere on their radar. Totally have the network to myself.
     
  14. jujubee3422

    jujubee3422 Power Member

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    wow........thats what i am trying to get.. in the next 3 months
    is a refurb..just as good...???
     
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    And...there's always Hackintosh :)
    Canuk friend set up a box with 6GB Memory and superfast Quad core for $800 and he's been a diehard Macaddict since before the begining.

    Says that is his main box now.Also has a Macbook Pro.

    I love the Ubunutu OS. Lots of gizmock/widgets to Macify it. For free too.

    Ubuntu has NEVER crashed/froze up. Just a small amount of mindset changes for installing stuff and newer so had to learn some commandline things. Very very nice OS.

    I setup LAMP to test web pages before loading them online.

    You have to search far and wide to find disgruntled Mac users vs finding annoyed PC users is no challenge at all, Just find a PC user :)

    JB
     
  16. cooooookies

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    In general you are right, mac is much more expensive, one macbook == 2 normal laptops for instance.

    But I already researched a little for a relatively cheap 8core desktop machine. Did not find any. What I found are "expensive" servers (same amount as for mac 8x). Could you give me a link to your cheap 8-core please?
     
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    pics or gtfo =D
     
  18. agj32mrgibbits

    agj32mrgibbits Registered Member

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    Mac Pro's are based on server type motherboard and memory. They aren't made by special hardware like they portray to be. They are made by the same hardware that everyone else uses (Dell, HP, Sony, ect...).

    Look at this picture, I didn't lie when I said you could buy two. :p


    [​IMG]
     
  19. cooooookies

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    Yeah, also saw that, thanks. Didn't want to say you are a lier, just I did not find until recently a dual-cpu system as ready-to-use system.

    Indeed, apple is f$$$ing expensive, even in the "high-end" segment you pay their name. When you customize your apple 8-core for additional features on their website, they have the same rate: 1:2. 1TB for 200$, 2GB for pure gold etc.
     
  20. forgetyou

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    They might be expensive but they are worth EVERY PENNY.
    A configuration like described here will serve you for many years to come with NO PROBLEMS. How much is that worth? hassle free computing? like mastercard says - PRICELESS.
    I spend at minimum 10-12 hrs a day using my laptop (probably more like 17-18 LOL)
    i rather have a solid, hassle free, fast, friendly machine at that time.
    Mac's are expensive indeed but they worth every penny.