Haven’t found anyone trying to do this on the net yet… But has anyone here dreamed up a component spec that would give the Mac Pro 2013 a run for its money ?
I see my uad-quad cards will not be compatible which really sucks… So I’m thinking about jumping back to a pc build. Had issues on my last build with dpc latency that couldn’t be tracked down and had to abandon it so am wary about a pc build again at the same time!
todays cost: £1838.98 (not including case, cpu cooler, dvdrw, wifi, bluetooth and thunderbolt).
you could swap the motherboard i’ve listed for an asus x79 deluxe which would give you dual gigabit ethernet connections, wifi, bluetooth and more usb 3.0 ports but this would cost a little extra. i could not find a suitable motherboard with thunderbolt connectivity at the moment.
Consider that the new MacPro comes with monster GPU’s that you (or any other musician/sound engineer) don’t need. It’s a machine designed for 4k video editing, it would be the mother of all exercises in sheer waste to use it for audio.
You can build a PC that matches or exceeds (16-core not available on the MacPro) the MacPro for 1/3 of the price. Of course it will not have the same graphic performance but, once again, you don’t need it.