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Old 06-15-2012, 05:44 PM
CME CME is offline
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Ardmore OK
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I put together my own hack. I used the "older" socket 1366. On a popular windows board. The gigabyte x58a-ud3r. Fun machine. Stable and a lot more power than my MacBook pro. Found a dual CPU ivy bridge board today. Put together the core parts (in a shopping cart, didn't buy) and had a 12-core for less than a "new" Mac Pro. May build something similar next year when prices drop even more.

Asus z9pe-d8 was the board. Just in case someone is feeling adventurous.

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2009 Mac Pro - Dual X5650 Xeon 6-core 2.66Ghz procs, 48GB of Ram, SATA 3 and USB 3.0 PCIe cards. R9 280X video card. macOS Sierra. Harrison Mixbus 32C, Studio One 3, Reaper, and pro tools 12 when I have to.
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