Irinikus wrote:Mac Pro 2013 Trash can (currently in daily use)
Do you like it? I was planning to get one to replace my 2006 mac pro, but because they were never updated, the resale prices never really dropped, I couldn't practically afford a new one, and the prices on ebay got more ridiculous every month (I mean, the prices stayed the same, but the machines aged). Surely now if I really needed one I would buy new from apple, no question.
I see much more value in a machine built and sold in 2017 vs. a machine built and sold in 2013 even if the spec is the same. Call me crazy...
They'll probably be fairly rare in the future and maybe valuable to a collector? Probably on par with a G4 cube.
My experience with the Mac Pro 2013 has been a very good one, sure you can get a more powerful machine for less in the PC world, but just as in cars, there is far more to a car than simple straight line performance!
It's small and very portable, it's whisper quite and it has more than enough horsepower to perform the daily tasks that I require from it, and it''s extremely well built!
It's not the best for gaming under Mac OS, but it doesn't need to be! Get a PeeeCeee for that!
Unless you're into gaming, this machine has more than enough horsepower! you always find people on the net complaining about the fact that the tech in this machine is antiquated and in need of an update, but in my opinion, there haven't been significant enough advances in computer technology during its life to warrant an upgrade (the various revisions of the i7 have plateaued in performance from a "core for core" performance perspective - we need to see the Next-Gen core before a new Mac Pro will be necessary, logically speaking, as far as i'm concerned) - It performs beautifully!
The only gripe that I have with this machine is more of a problem of service from apples side, in that there have bee no GPU upgrades made available for this machine. GPU's seem to be the component in a system which becomes obsolete the quickest and an upgrade offer in this area would have been nice!
However with that being said, a GPU upgrade would only have real relevance to those who would want to game on the machine!
I would definitely recommend it, its been an absolute pleasure to use!
Quad R14K 500MHz, IR3, DG5-8
Quad R16K 700MHz, 8MB, V12, DCD, DM3
Dual R14K 600MHz, PCI Card Cage, V12
Dual 1GHz PIII
R12K 400MHz, DCD
R4400SC 150MHz, ELAN
R4400SC 200MHz, Extreme
R4400SC 200MHz, XZ
R5000SC 150MHz, 24Bit XL.SUN
Memory Module; Cray2:
Memory Module (complete stack of eight boards) and a power supply module; Cray3:
; G4 Sawtooth
; G4 Quicksilver
; G4 Mirror Doors
; Mac Pro 2013
(Trash can); 27 inch Cinema Display
..................486 DX-4 100MHz
, 32Mb RAM, Creative Soundblaster 16-Bit, 1.44 Mb Disk drive, Creative 4X CD-ROM, 520Mb HDD.