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Old 06-25-2012, 08:49 PM
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Well, any Mac Pro takes exactly 0 time to build.

Check the used market, the very Mac Pros you are trying so hard to reach/surpass on your benchmarks are available for less than $1500.
And mind you, that's only a processor benchmark. There is nothing out there for the same $$ that come close to the design of the Mac Pro.
Dual processor, ECC memory, case design, HD bays ...... just a few of the features that are not available in a PC design. Not unless you spend a lot more money.
And even if you did match the features, tech, and elegant design ..... well, you're still left with an unsupported, untrustworthy and possibly illegal hack.

You like to spend your time building/tweaking. I get it, and that's cool.
If you're into it, go for it.
But for the pro market, it's just not worth the hassle, time or possible legal issues. No client will put up with the pitfalls.

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As I've said, I totally get the appeal of Macs. You pay a premium to get a high quality system that works out of the box. I know I definitely wouldn't buy any other pre-assembled computer. It "just works." That's what I love about OSX. The fact that it has a UNIX skeleton is one of the reasons why it's so reliable and why it should make a viable option for ANY setup, and not just those with the Apple logo.

At the same time, there are plenty of pros (especially around here!) who have built quite successful and stable systems on both custom Windows 7 and OSX machines. After all, Macs use Intel and AMD/Nvidia parts just like the rest of them. If you know what to buy, and you have experience with building, you know what it takes to get a system that runs the way you want it to. Sure it takes tweaking... but I'll tweak for a few hours to save a few thousand $$ any day. Plus, there are NO components in a Mac that you can't put in a PC for the same price or less. Doesn't make it any less reliable, elegant or feature rich. It is whatever you want it to be. (I'll post some pics of my rig when I'm done adding the finishing touches, and you can tell me whether or not you think it doesn't look as good or better than a Mac. )

If you want a great computer that works well out of the box... Get a Mac. If you want a computer that costs maybe half as much without compromising power... you build it yourself, whether it runs Windows or OSX.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:05 PM
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Lmao with good dose of Naga Bhut Jolokia with that?
Now that's upping the stakes a bit.

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Dism, could you elaborate if you can on the importance or not, of having ecc memory? I get why it is, just not sure how practical it really is for music production.
None that I know of, realistically. I've never used ECC RAM in any system and I've never (knowingly) encountered bit errors from memory.

It IS better, make no mistake. And in super mission critical situations, you'd rather have it than not (like say in Server towers, which is what it is originally designed for), but I guarantee there's never been an audio producer or engineer blaming electromagnetic interference for flipping a random bit, thus resulting in a bad mix.

Again, it all comes down to Video and Post. Where you have a TON of data constantly flying around from multiple sources at any given time. A rap song doesn't demand ECC memory.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:42 PM
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Default since we're trying to get back on track here...

as mentioned, I havent
considered turning this into a hackingtosh, but it does run ProTools 10
rather nicely thus far.. will be testing out 10HD next month.. components
are in my sig..

enjoy!

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reliable, elegant or feature rich. It is whatever you want it to be.
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Next we'll start policing and prosecuting the overclockers.
hey, wash your mouth out with soap mate.!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:51 PM
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A rap song doesn't demand ECC memory.

Doesn't require much of anything if yo asked me
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:11 PM
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So everything you've said as of yet you can find for PC as well.
Sure. But not for less $ or time. That is the point.
Even if they were, still unsupported.

Maybe read before posting..... Just a wild idea.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:19 PM
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I think there's more important things in life to use our judicial systems for, dont you?
Shane, you can keep your judicial system to yourself. Ours is problematic enough thank you.



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From you're link, the 2010 models already starts at 2149 before even customizing it.
That was a link to eBay for a search on the words Mac pro. You can find many prices. Higher and lower.

Don't waste my time with stupid, facetious arguments.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:29 PM
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If you want a great computer that works well out of the box... Get a Mac. If you want a computer that costs maybe half as much without compromising power... you build it yourself, whether it runs Windows or OSX.
Your points are well taken and intelligent , unlike some others who beat the same dead horse.
But I still fail to see the benefit. It will cost the same or more for a comparable machine.
You can build a fine computer, no doubt. But not for less. And again, unsupported. Trouble waiting to happen.

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Old 06-25-2012, 10:39 PM
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I'll post some pics of my rig when I'm done adding the finishing touches, and you can tell me whether or not you think it doesn't look as good or better than a Mac. )
Now that would be interesting to see.
Please do when done.

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Old 06-25-2012, 11:17 PM
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You can build a fine computer, no doubt. But not for less. And again, unsupported. Trouble waiting to happen.
Why? Because you have no one to whine to?

Self-reliance is a beautiful thing. Figuring it out for yourself puts you head and shoulders above everyone else, not only in attitude, but in intelligence too.
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