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Old 10-30-2018, 02:10 PM
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Default New Mac Mini released

Hey folks, so i saw the new mac mini released with a 6 core cpu and up to 2TB SSD and 64GB ram. Couple this with four TB3 ports, one hdmi and two USB3 ports, could this be considered a Mac Pro killer? My mac pro is great and i have zero issues with it but i think if i ever sell it I may get the mini for the footprint especially now that apollo has released the TB3 units. Thoughts?
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:06 PM
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I need it to be a Macbook Pro killer. I hope it is.
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Old 10-30-2018, 04:39 PM
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I would take a hard look at thermals. The 6 core i7 8700 is great, I use it in a Hackintosh. But Apple crammed it into a very tiny enclosure - as they always do nowadays.
I suspect it's either going to be very loud all the time or not turbo as much as this CPU is capable of.
Pricing once again is ridiculous, but I guess I would swallow it if performance was okay. But if the build limits the power of the system, this is NOT worth several thousand $.
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Old 10-30-2018, 05:15 PM
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I'm confused. What exactly is the difference between the two models of new Mac Mini?

If you choose the cheaper one and upgrade it with a 3.2ghz 6 core processor and 512gb SSD, it is $300 cheaper than the same spec'ed 'more expensive' model?
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Old 10-30-2018, 06:19 PM
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Oh that walled garden: motherboard soldered Apple overpriced SSD.

And apparently soldered CPU. Grrrr.
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Old 10-30-2018, 07:51 PM
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The only question I want to be answered is how loud will it be under a heavy CPU load. My Lowly 2012 i5 Mini runs pretty quietly in a well-ventilated rack in the control room.
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Old 10-31-2018, 07:24 PM
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I would take a hard look at thermals. The 6 core i7 8700 is great, I use it in a Hackintosh. But Apple crammed it into a very tiny enclosure - as they always do nowadays.
I suspect it's either going to be very loud all the time or not turbo as much as this CPU is capable of.
Pricing once again is ridiculous, but I guess I would swallow it if performance was okay. But if the build limits the power of the system, this is NOT worth several thousand $.
Cant get any hotter than my macbook pro. I am glad I got a mac pro because my balls were overheating when I had my MBPro on my lap. :P
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Old 11-01-2018, 08:39 AM
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Default Re: New Mac Mini released

I'm actually considering one of the new MacMini machines. I know they're expensive compared to something built but I know I can take it out of the box and have it work and the MacMini server I'ver been using has been really nice.

The big downside is how expensive RAM is from Apple, but looking at the photos they have user upgradable RAM, which is really cool.
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Old 11-01-2018, 01:31 PM
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I'm actually considering one of the new MacMini machines. I know they're expensive compared to something built but I know I can take it out of the box and have it work and the MacMini server I'ver been using has been really nice.

The big downside is how expensive RAM is from Apple, but looking at the photos they have user upgradable RAM, which is really cool.
RAM is the only thing you can upgrade, SSD and CPU are soldered to the motherboard.
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Old 11-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the info. Really appreciate the time you’ve taken to post. Hoping to pull the trigger on a new machine early next year. This could be it.


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