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post #2041 of 2045
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Originally Posted by brhfl View Post
 

You don't need to run your heat in the winter either, I take it? ;)

I love my Mac Pro 3,1 (2 quad Xeons, 3 SSDs, 2HDDS, 2 optical drives, 16GB RAM...), but boy is it ever unbearable to sit near in the summer months... Thinking I might scale down once this one gives up the ghost... Which is a shame, my computer graveyard is full of Apple towers - G3, G4, and G5. Other than that, I haven't owned a laptop since my first-gen MacBook (Core Duo), and that thing was a piece of crap. I don't think the original Core processors were great, and the transition to Intel and new hardware brought with it some expected snags, but that machine and I had some fights. But I did manage to run both FCP and Avid on it, and it got me through school as my secondary machine, and still technically runs so... Can't complain too much!

Actually my Mac Pro 4,1 doesn't overheat at all... they're not supposed to, your 3,1... maybe your fan is broken, or add cooling agent?

 

And yeah, the tower Mac Pro's are a classic! Glad to find someone here with another one.. I wish I could afford the new one that looks like Darth Vader.. 

post #2042 of 2045
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Originally Posted by brhfl View Post
 

You don't need to run your heat in the winter either, I take it? ;)

I love my Mac Pro 3,1 (2 quad Xeons, 3 SSDs, 2HDDS, 2 optical drives, 16GB RAM...), but boy is it ever unbearable to sit near in the summer months... Thinking I might scale down once this one gives up the ghost... Which is a shame, my computer graveyard is full of Apple towers - G3, G4, and G5. Other than that, I haven't owned a laptop since my first-gen MacBook (Core Duo), and that thing was a piece of crap. I don't think the original Core processors were great, and the transition to Intel and new hardware brought with it some expected snags, but that machine and I had some fights. But I did manage to run both FCP and Avid on it, and it got me through school as my secondary machine, and still technically runs so... Can't complain too much!

Also, how did you get 3 SSD's and 2 HDD's in? There are only 4 HDD bays... I'm looking to get a 1TB SSD for my 4,1 Mac Pro as soon as it hits below $300... 

 

Btw, b/c this thread was started in 2007, in retrospect, it's hilarious to look at the people talking about their "TOTL" machines at the time. "2GB RAM????" OMGGG!!!

 

But I'm sure it'll be like that in another 7 years. Lol.

post #2043 of 2045
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Originally Posted by gradofan1 View Post
 

Also, how did you get 3 SSD's and 2 HDD's in? There are only 4 HDD bays... I'm looking to get a 1TB SSD for my 4,1 Mac Pro as soon as it hits below $300... 

 

Btw, b/c this thread was started in 2007, in retrospect, it's hilarious to look at the people talking about their "TOTL" machines at the time. "2GB RAM????" OMGGG!!!

 

But I'm sure it'll be like that in another 7 years. Lol.

4 in bays, 1 in PCI slot. Was meaning to upgrade the SATA backplane, distracted myself with the slotted SSD instead, hah!

 

I'm assuming the 4,1 has an acceptable carrier for the optical drives? And they come SATA? Because the 3,1... well, it's a well-designed case, except for the optical bays. IDE, for one thing, but because of the length of the cable and the way the carrier slides in, the cable is nearly impossible to keep safe, gets chewed up by the carrier. Finally tore the whole thing apart earlier this year and swapped out the IDE cables for SATA (there are unused ports on the motherboard), and that was my best upgrade - for performance? No... for frustration, yes!

 

Anyway, my 3,1 doesn't overheat, it's just an extremely hot-running machine. That is, I haven't had heat-related issues, except sitting near it is miserable. I have heard that the 3,1 was the hottest-running iteration of the machine. The RAM area specifically, for whatever reason. But, no, everything is working as it should, and I tear the thing down every so often and clean all the fans, get the dust out of... everywhere... and so on. Keep tabs on all the fans and such. It's just... a hot one.

 

Edit: Additionally, while I haven't gone this route, you can get sleds that hold 2 SSDs, and run one off of a SATA port on the mobo while the other hits the backplane as normal.


Edited by brhfl - 7/8/14 at 10:04am
post #2044 of 2045
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Originally Posted by Sniping View Post

CM Xornet is my budget mouse of choice, was $10 each two days ago. 
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I've had mine for 2 years with no issue and works great. I play alot of games too. Paid $15
post #2045 of 2045

My main rig, just upgraded it with new CPU, MB, RAM and SSD's about a week ago:

 

MB: Gigabyte Z97X-Gaming GT (great sound from that OPA2134 on the board)

CPU: Core i5 4690K (OC'ed to 4.6GHz on 1.208V, with Thermalright HR-02 Macho cooler)

RAM: 16GB 2400MHz Kingston HyperX Beast

GPU: MSI nVidia GTX 770 TwinFrozr OC

PSU: Seasonic G-Series 450W (might look weak just 450W but it manages just great)

Windows 8.1 SSD: Samsung SSD 840 EVO 500GB

Fedora 20 SSD: Crucial MX100 512GB

Data HDD's: 2x Seagate Barracuda ST2000DM001 2TB 7200 RPM HDD (both 2-platter version)

Case: Cooler Master HAF 922

Optical drives: 1x Samsung DVD writer, 1x LG DVD-ROM (bought the DVD-ROM because it reads CD's up to 48x, the Samsung just 40x)

Display: 24" fullHD TFT-TN Samsung S24C300

 

 

The on-board audio on the Gigabyte mobo is just great. Not as good as the Schiit stack nor the EMU 0404 USB (see my signature), but easily one of the best on-board audio solutions available. The Realtec ALC1150 is mediocre but that OPA2134 OPAMP sure has balls.

Also, the dedicated USB 2.0 ports for DACs are excellent, my Modi now has 10dB higher SNR than with my prevous mobo (as measured by RMAA), and the main thing is that the noise which I was able to hear from the Modi/Magni stack when connected to the old mobo is now gone.

Now I'm just thinking of getting a new PSU, probably a 550W Be quiet! one to get some power headroom and less noise on the 5V rail for the DAC.

 

I recommend the new range of Gigabyte gaming mobos to anyone seeking great sound from the onboard audio or from a USB-powered DAC... just the Gigabyte's UEFI BIOS is not as great as ASUS's or MSI's...


Edited by TomKure - 7/15/14 at 6:05am
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