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iMac Pro spec -- windows

CPU: Intel - Xeon E5-2620 V4 2.1GHz 8-Core Processor ($408.99)
CPU Cooler: NZXT - Kraken X62 Liquid CPU Cooler ($158.99)
Motherboard: Asus - X99-E-10G WS SSI CEB LGA2011-3 Motherboard ($649.00)
Memory: Crucial - 32GB (1 x 32GB) Registered DDR4-2133 Memory ($253.81)
Storage: Samsung - 960 EVO 1TB M.2-2280 Solid State Drive ($479.99)
Video Card: Zotac - GeForce GTX 1080 Ti 11GB Founders Edition ($678.99)
Case: Silverstone - TJ04B-EW ATX Mid Tower Case ($151.90)
Power Supply: SeaSonic - PRIME Titanium 1000W 80+ Titanium Certified Fully-Modular ATX Power Supply ($242.89)
Operating System: Microsoft - Windows 7 Professional ($134.99)
Monitor: LG - UltraFine 5K Display 60Hz Monitor ($1299.95)
Other: ASUS Model ThunderboltEX 3 Expansion Card ($69.99)
Keyboard: Apple - MB110LL/B Wired Standard Keyboard ($49.00)
Mouse: Apple - MB829LL/A Bluetooth Wireless Laser Mouse ($79.99)
Speakers: Logitech - Z130 5W 2ch Speakers ($18.99)
Card reader: Kingston - Digital MobileLite G4 USB 3.0 card reader ($9.24)

The total price of that system came to $4,686.71
Permalink @oddball 
December 5th, 2017 7:25pm
It's not a bad price for what you get -- but significant cost is in the display.  But I feel like professional mac users shouldn't need a new display every time they need a better CPU. 

These iMac's are basically stationary laptops.
Permalink Send private email Almost Anonymous 
December 5th, 2017 8:32pm
You can get Windows 10 Pro product keys on EBay for £5.
Permalink Zaq 
December 6th, 2017 12:39am
Why the wireless mouse but a wired keyboard?

Is Thunderbolt still a thing?

Water cooling?

Does this really need a 1,000w psu?
Permalink Plm 
December 6th, 2017 7:19am
"Is Thunderbolt still a thing?"

Apple's now moved their computers to USB Type-C, which is the same size and shape as their Lightning cables which recharge and provide USB connections to iPhones. I don't know what happens if you connect them, probably fries both devices.

So Thunderbolt is fairly obsolete, no one's going to be making peripherals for it. Apple was the only company that made a Thunderbolt display, and they don't even sell that any more.

Apple changes electrical and physical and protocol standards faster than their design cycle. So we see this brand new $5000 base iMac released with obsolete ports.
Permalink Reality Check 
December 6th, 2017 7:52am
Hm, this has the Type-C connectors actually.

But only 1 ethernet port and a 1TB harddrive.

So you'd have to have an external drive really to use it for stuff.

Camera only 1080p. At this price.

But get this - if you go to their site it says they can't sell it because it failed FCC certification. They offer no notify you if they manage to get it to pass and are allowed to sell it.

They first released this several months ago and now it's been withdrawn from the market due to being illegal!
Permalink Reality Check 
December 6th, 2017 7:58am

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