Preparation is complete...

acosmichippo

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picked up an extra monitor and 2x2TB hard drives.

still hasn't shipped out yet, though. I'm hoping that means Snow Leopard will come pre-installed. In any case, it should be here next week.
 
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Now you just need a real keyboard. That thing looks like a toy!
 

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If the mac comes with a board with a numPad, I may use it... if only to have a proper delete key. But being wireless is also nice...
 

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Yeah, the dual monitors really do dwarf that keyboard, but so do the iMac's. I'd pay a little extra to upgrade it to the 10 key and use a Logitech instead of a Mighty Mouse. What's that on the floor under the desk, recording equipment?
 

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Pedal board for guitar FX.

Speaking of which, your speakers aren't staying there, are they Hips?
 

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Yeah. That speaker on the right is part of my 5.1 surround sound for my TV. I've always just used headphones with my computers.
 

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Looks good. I think you need a bigger desk.

Which Mac Pro are you getting? Any plans to pack it with RAM.
 

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2x2.26GHz xeons
6GB RAM
geforce gt120
640 GB hdd

the standard configuration for the dual-quad model. Then I'm gonna throw those two 2TB drives in for my iTunes library and a backup. Eventually I will probably upgrade the RAM and videocard, but I think I'll be content for a while.
 

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2x2.26GHz xeons
6GB RAM
geforce gt120
640 GB hdd

the standard configuration for the dual-quad model. Then I'm gonna throw those two 2TB drives in for my iTunes library and a backup. Eventually I will probably upgrade the RAM and videocard, but I think I'll be content for a while.
I'm guessing you'll be set for quite some time. What machine is this replacing? Is this replacing your MacBook Pro?
 

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Yep. The mbp is on eBay right now... Should be ending in an hour or
so.
 

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I don't wanna show a wide-angle right now due to my room's condition, but it is awesome. I'm restoring from my MBP's time machine backup now.
 
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Once it's done transferring, I'm going to try to take the bluray drive from my external enclosure and install it in the expansion slot... Hopefully it's a standard size...
 

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well, it's awesome. While transferring data from two external USB hard drives, AND doing a time machine backup, handbrake was encoding video at an average of 55fps, which is roughly twice as fast as my macbook would do it with no other processes running.

and i haven't even been able to install Snow Leopard yet.
 

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Enjoy all the goodness that comes in that box.:eek:k:eek:k

I'm thinking about an Intel SSD for my boot drive. Seems New Egg cannot keep them in stock long enough for me to order one.:mad:
 

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i had been considering that as well. SLC or MLC?
 

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i had been considering that as well. SLC or MLC?

I believe it's MLC. It's the Intel X25-M.
It was $249 last week, but I missed the boat at that price.

I had the original MacBook Air and it was sluggish to me. I ended up getting a refurb with the SSD and it made all the difference in the world. I'm thinking my Mac Pro would be a beast with an SSD for the start up disk. I have to plan out how I'd use those precious 80GB.
 
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oh, damn, that's a great price.

you seen this?

 

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Just installed an nvidia GTX 285... Gonna be trying it out on Aion as soon as the driver updates...

I'll have to get a pic of the inside of this thing.
 
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I believe it's MLC. It's the Intel X25-M. It was $249 last week, but I missed the boat at that price.

I had the original MacBook Air and it was sluggish to me. I ended up getting a refurb with the SSD and it made all the difference in the world. I'm thinking my Mac Pro would be a beast with an SSD for the start up disk. I have to plan out how I'd use those precious 80GB.
Are SSDs really that much faster than standard issue hard drives? I know that they should be, but the real-world reviews I've read vary as to the real difference.
 
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