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Value for money on top-end Macs

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    Value for money on top-end Macs

    I was looking at the Mac Pro range, and saw that this is the jewel of the crown:
    • 12-Core
    • Two 2.4GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon
    • 12GB (six 2GB) memory
    • 1TB hard drive1
    • 18x SuperDrive
    • ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
    No monitor included, £3000

    I've never really noticed other vendors doing 12-core machines so does anyone know what a comparable spec PC might cost and where one might look? Or for comparison, what £3000 would get you in a Windows PC?
    Originally posted by MaryPoppins
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    Originally posted by vetran
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    #2
    Those Xeons are around £630 each, motherboard is £450 or so, so on a self build you could save quite a bit and/or get a better specced machine for the same price. Obviously you won't get the apple happy glow though.
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      #3
      Not really into self-build TBH; do you know any sites who do these kind of top-end PCs?
      Originally posted by MaryPoppins
      I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
      Originally posted by vetran
      Urine is quite nourishing

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        #4
        Lenovo and HP both sell dual CPU workstations so have a look on dabs, eBuyer etc for those I suppose e.g.

        Lenovo ThinkStation D20 4155 Tower 2 x Xeon E5620 RAM 8 GB HDD 2 x 500 GB Win 7 Pro 64-bit (SNFK7UK) - dabs.com
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          #5
          A few there, blimey those Xeon chips are expensive - even a single-CPU Xeon system is way pricier than an i7.

          I'm pretty surprised how many of those systems only have 8GB RAM, if I'm spending nearly £2k (which seems to be comparable to the Mac spec) 8Gb is not a lot.
          In fact, considering I haven't bought a PC for several years I was a little underwhelmed... somehow I expected top-end PCs would be 16Gb and SSD as standard these days.
          Originally posted by MaryPoppins
          I'd still not breastfeed a nazi
          Originally posted by vetran
          Urine is quite nourishing

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