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It's priced very well for the hardware and features they are offering, nice one Apple. In before all of the Apple haters are out in full force spouting rubbish.

Yes, it's a bargain. There's no way any enthusiast on OCN can a build better rig with $3,000. A setup with dual 290Xs, 32GB of DDR3 2400 RAM, and a 4.5GHz CPU is impossible to achieve with only $3,000.

Impossible...
Edited by Stealth Pyros - 12/18/13 at 11:26am
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post #142 of 149
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Yes, it's a bargain. There's no way any enthusiast on OCN can a build better rig with $3,000. A setup with dual 290Xs, 32GB of DDR3 2400 RAM, and a 4.5GHz CPU is impossible to achieve with only $3,000.

Impossible...

Except you're forgetting that the MP uses FirePros, not a pair of 290Xs. Quite a price differential last I checked.
post #143 of 149
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Yes, it's a bargain. There's no way any enthusiast on OCN can a build better rig with $3,000. A setup with dual 290Xs, 32GB of DDR3 2400 RAM, and a 4.5GHz CPU is impossible to achieve with only $3,000.

Impossible...

cant tell if you're being sarcastic, but an extra $200 for a prebuilt computer with all the services provided by Apple (things like B&M stores for repair, assistance, phone support) isnt that much more.

A custom build will always be cheaper than any prebuilt from any manufacturer. computer enthusiasts arent operating stores, a call center, and trying to turn a profit. Not to mention consumers arent developing and maintaining their own operating system.
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Yes, it's a bargain. There's no way any enthusiast on OCN can a build better rig with $3,000. A setup with dual 290Xs, 32GB of DDR3 2400 RAM, and a 4.5GHz CPU is impossible to achieve with only $3,000.

Impossible...
Compare with hardware that is workstation grade for a equal comparison not consumer.
PCI-E SSD, equal workstation cards (Drivers + Stability are far more important to workstations), and the Xenon (More suited for 24/7 operation).
High speed access to external NAS or storage array (Thunderbolt, ESATA, or 10Gbit)
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Ah right. Sorry guys, I forgot we were talking about designing the next Toy Story.
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post #146 of 149
I dunno the nMP doesn't have all that much going for it. The should top out about 10K that puts it in the mid high of Boxx and for ~10K you can build a 24 core and be able to use Quadro's and CUDA. This thing seems aimed at corporations which is a place Apple historically not gone as a 1 or 2 guy shop these don't seem to fit.
 
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post #147 of 149
not done this in a while, but last time i was building a righ for 3k for a friend it had a 980x, 2xgtx480 and 128GB ssd ... aaand the end price was actually just under 2.5k. if one was to be inclined to make something similar today i believe one would succeed and make it cheaper than apples monstrosity

omg cylindrical case -- heresy
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post #148 of 149
None of that is works station stuff
 
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post #149 of 149
Looks like with Dell 3K gets you a Hex with a single video card

http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/precision-t7610-workstation/pd

With HP you start at 2300 no graphics so add ~1K for a single card

http://shopping1.hp.com/is-bin/INTERSHOP.enfinity/WFS/WW-USSMBPublicStore-Site/en_US/-/USD/ViewProductDetail-Start?ProductUUID=nIoQ7EN5Bt4AAAE8a9hPvPbo&CatalogCategoryID=x.IQ7habXDwAAAFCulgtkXzC&JumpTo=OfferList

Looks like $3600 to get a quad Boxx

http://www.boxxtech.com/Products/3dboxx-4925

Pricing seems to be in the ball park if you have a SAN
 
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