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My MacPro 3.33GHz Hexacore Less than an Hour’s Drive Away

UPDATE! Driving over to FedEx to pick up, right now!

My Mac Pro Westmere hexacore 3.33GHz is now a 20 minute drive away. Does that mean it might show up today? Or sit in the FedEx warehouse until Monday? It’s not showing “on vehicle for delivery”, and last time I tried to pick up such a thing, I was told there had to be one failed delivery attempt first.

Shipping status — en route

What I ordered

Shown at right is the configuration that I ordered. It is the configuration I recommend for upgrading to the MPG Pro Workstation—no extras, just the basics (except for video card). The 2.8GHz and 3.2GHz models are also good choices.

I am NOT necessarily recommending the Radeon 5870 over the Radeon 5770, but I ordered one for testing purposes.

I will probably revert to the 5770, or oven the old NVidia GT120, simply for power consumption reasons (and noise).

I have no desire to burn 100-300 more watts for no speed gain (I’ll test the actual power consumption).

Test medley

I’ll be testing the new 3.33GHz hexacore Mac Pro against:

My standard configs will be 24GB memory for the 4-slot Mac Pros, and 48GB for the 8/12 cores. All with dual 200GB RAID-0 stripe SSDs— let ’em do their best!


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