Linked by Thom Holwerda on Wed 20th Feb 2008 20:29 UTC
Apple Ars has reviewed the new Mac Pro. "The performance of Harpertown and Stoakley is more evidence that Intel is doing right by Apple, and this eight-core monster is a worthy successor to the Mac Pro name. At USD 3599, it's expensive; the USD 800 cheaper 2.8GHz model will likely be adequate for the majority of users. But if you want maximum performance and a machine that's unlikely to show its age anytime soon, the Mac Pro is a good buy."
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RE: Looks good but
by CGI_Joe on Wed 20th Feb 2008 22:40 UTC in reply to "Looks good but"
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2008-02-20

Custom build plus linux.

I think I could do an eight core much cheaper.

If I wanted to overclocked, watercool, and SSD equip It may be possible to still be a little bit cheaper.

36 hundred is a lot of dollars to play with.

Here's an article from another blogger who tried to price the a system with the same specs and failed. The new Mac Pro is actually cheaper than either buying a system with these specs from another manufacturer, or building it yourself.
http://blogs.zdnet.com/Ou/?p=979

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