Mac Pro with $400 wheels maxed out = $52,599

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  1. kojack

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    OK, 52000 is a bargain for the pro when system 76 maxes their desktop at 76000:eek:
     
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    Prey tell, at what specs? For example, would $86,000 at System76 get you 2x 28 Core (totaling 112 threads) CPUs, 8x Quadro RTX GPUs (compared to the Mac Pro single 28 Core (56 threads) CPU, 2x Radeon II Vega GPUs)?

     
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    I didn't even look at the specs. I was playing around with their ordering platform and maxed everything for fun.
     
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    Base Price $3,199.00
    Neptune Blue - Rugged blue with an authentic nature
    $99.00
    Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS (64-bit) with full disk-encryption
    28 Cores Platinum 8280 (2.7 up to 4.0 GHz - 56 Threads - Max memory speed 2933 MHz) $11,699.00
    768 GB Six Channel Registered ECC DDR4 at 2933 MHz (6x 128GB)
    $7,759.00
    28 Cores Platinum 8280 (2.7 up to 4.0 GHz - 56 Threads - Max memory speed 2933 MHz)
    $12,029.00
    768 GB Six Channel Registered ECC DDR4 at 2933 MHz (6x 128GB)
    $7,899.00
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    32 TB SSD Seq Read: 560 MB/s, Write: 530 MB/s (8 x 4TB)
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    48 GB Quadro RTX 8000 with 4608 CUDA Cores - Blower
    $5,779.00
    48 GB Quadro RTX 8000 with 4608 CUDA Cores - Blower
    $5,899.00
    48 GB Quadro RTX 8000 with 4608 CUDA Cores - Blower
    $5,899.00
    48 GB Quadro RTX 8000 with 4608 CUDA Cores - Blower
    $5,899.00
    No Additional Networking
    3 Year Limited 3-Year Labor and 3-Year Parts Warranty $249.00
    3 Year Canada warranty two way ground shipping coverage
    $199.00
    Product total: $73,356.00

    Could be a faster machine, but if I were spending that much, I would buy the apple. At least you know that company will be around in 5 years.
     
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    Yeah. A pretty sick configuration (2x 28 core CPUs for 56 cores) with 4x nVidia Quadros. I added 8 Quadros in my quick and dirty config.

    Most of the components could most likely be swapped out if needed for repair. Fortunately, Apple hasn't decided to start soldering things down in the MacPro too much, but how much longer will that last given their track record?

    System76's been established for at least 15, I'm pretty sure they'll be around in 5 more. But I don't have a crystal ball. Just look at Gateway 2000. As they say, in life there are no guarantees, but death and taxes.

     
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    I love the case. I wish makers would make more devices using organic materials.
     
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