Building a Windows PC Equivalent to the Mac Pro Costs Thousands More [Chart]

Building a Windows PC Equivalent to the Mac Pro Costs Thousands More [Chart]

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Building a Windows PC equivalent to the new Mac Pro costs thousands more, according to a new report from AppleInsider.

The site sourced comparable parts from a 'large, nationwide internet retailer well respected by do-it-yourself PC builders' to build a system similar to the $9,599 Mac Pro configuration which offers a 2.7GHz 12-core Intel Xeon E5 with 30MB of L3 cache processor, 64GB (4x16GB) of 1866MHz DDR3 ECC RAM, 1TB of PCIe-based flash storage, and Dual AMD FirePro D700 GPUs with 6GB of GDDR5 VRAM each.

Lian Li's stalwart PC-7B ATX-compatible case was chosen to house the system. A Corsair's CMPSU-650TX 650-watt CrossFire-ready power supply, an Asus Z9PE-D8 motherboard, two AMD FirePro W9000 GPUs, Intel's Xeon E5-2697 Ivy Bridge chip, an OCZ RevoDrive 3 X2 series 960 gigabyte PCIe drive, and Kingston Technology 16-gigabyte, ECC-registered DDR3 1866 RAM modules were put inside.

All components considered, the Windows equivalent cost $14309.89. That's without offering Thunderbolt or an equivalent to AppleCare. Thus it would seem that despite its high cost the Mac Pro is a good value.

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Building a Windows PC Equivalent to the Mac Pro Costs Thousands More [Chart]

Building a Windows PC Equivalent to the Mac Pro Costs Thousands More [Chart]
BlackMarket - January 1, 2014 at 7:29pm
Lian LI PC-v354 $130 Rosewill Lightning 800w $150 Asus Rampage 4 Lga 2011 $280 Pny Nvidia Quadro 4gb K5000 SLI $3600 64gb Crucial DDR3 1866 $920 Visiontek 960gb Solid State Drive $1200 Intel Xeon e5-2697 v2 2.7ghz 12core 2750$ Total: $9030 Btw: the nvidia cards have less memory but there faster than w9000.
Trashcan Steve - December 27, 2013 at 5:26am
As reported by apple insider...
joe - December 27, 2013 at 12:10am
all I have to say is tonymacx86(dot)com
jackhammer1000 - December 26, 2013 at 5:28pm
people here are so dumb.... this mac pro is not intended to be a gaming machine. it's a server.... the CPU is a XEON, RAMs are ECC, even the GPU is a workstation graphics card. this is NOT a "home user" computer!!! this is a workstation!!! read a little before posting idiotic comments everywhere... and BTW, im not saying it's a cheap machine. it's still very expensive. the only cool thing about this i can see is the very nice case. i wonder how it preforms in heat dissipation...
Dafuq - December 27, 2013 at 5:17am
Very nice case indeed. I saw one at Bed Bath ans Beyond in the bathroom section by the other trash cans.
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