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Mac Pro price

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Is the Mac Pro cheaper than similarly equipped PC’s?!?!?

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Written by Kumaran Vijayan

August 15, 2006 at 11:35 am

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  1. That is crap.
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    Display Dell 19” UltraSharp 1907FP

    Ofcourse your comp will cost more if you throw in a display.

    Also… I went to the site the guy links to… and you can’t get a Dell of that model that is that slow. This is all bullshit.

    Devil From Russia

    August 16, 2006 at 3:21 pm

  2. I jsut went and built an equivilant PC from Dell. I couldn’t start with the Dell Precision 690… because that comp doesn’t go as slow and low as the Mac. I started with the cheap Precision 390. Upgrading to get all the options I could to be close (Processor, RAM, better graphics card

    My final price was: 2,417$
    (compare that to the price the guy said for the mac, of 3,048$)
    I did not check if the price the guy made for the mac is accurate or not.. but I doubt it is, I bet the thing costs even more.

    The writer of that article, gives Mac users a bad name. Lying bastard.

    Devil From Russia

    August 16, 2006 at 3:43 pm

  3. More articles on Mac Pro price:
    System Shootouts

    AnandTech

    dino

    August 17, 2006 at 10:08 am

  4. CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 64bit Dual Core (2x 2.4Ghz, 1066FSB, 2MB Cache x2)
    RAM: GEILGX22GB6400DC PC6400 800Mhz 2GB Kit (2x1GB, 5-5-5-15, heatspreader, Lifetime) (I’d actually prefer OCZ ram [better latency], but I’m too lazy to go price searching for it)
    MOBO: MSI 975X Platinum V.2
    VCARD: Geforce 7950GX2 1GB PCI-E Dual DVI
    AUDIO: Integrated 7.1 Audio
    NET: Integrated Gigabit Ethernet
    DRIVE: 16x DVD-ROM & 16x Dual Layer DVD+_RW
    HD: 2 x 320GB 16MB SATA2 RAID0 (Total 640GB SATA2)
    CARD READER: 1.44 Floppy & Front Card Reader/USB/Firewire
    CASE: Coolermaster Mystique w/ FSP 700w SLI
    OS: Windows XP Pro
    DISP: LG L1952TX-BF 19″ LCD (1280×1024, 1400:1, 8ms,DVI, Black)
    MOUSE: Logitech G5 Laser (2000dpi, 8-Button, USB/PS2, 3 Resolution settings, Adjustable weight cartridge) (love this thing)
    KB: Logitech G15 Gaming KB (USB, 2-Port USB, LCD Display, Backlit keys) (love this thing too)
    SPEAKERS AND MIC: Logitech Premium 350 USB (Headset w/ Mic, voice recognition)

    TOTAL:
    CA$2946.00
    US$2622.53

    This is basically my current dream computer. This thing is overkill for ALL games that are out today. And if you kick a few things down a notch, you can easily wipe off CA$1000 or more.

    Jesse

    August 20, 2006 at 1:25 pm

  5. But I guess that would be comparing the ultimate gaming machine with a workstation. Nobody under 18 and very few adults have a use for Xeons. I think they’re great for high-end servers, nothing more.

    Jesse

    August 20, 2006 at 1:42 pm

  6. The thing is is that the Xeon uses the same Core 2 architecture that the Core 2 Duo employs. A Xeon based workstation would be a great gaming machine, but is generally overkill, even for crazy-ass gamers. These sort of systems come into play in large development environments, where the performance benefits of the Xeon are actually useful.

    dino

    August 20, 2006 at 7:04 pm


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