CUSTOMIZED MAC PRO APPLE DESKTOP AUDIO VIDEO ANIMATION WORKSTATION12 Core, 32GB RAM, Nvedia Mercury Engine EnabledDESIGN, HIGH END HD EDITING, 3D AND ANIMATIONFREE BONUS EXTRA NVEDIA CARD 4800 FOR MAC
The listing is for a customized Mac Pro desktop, specifically built for maximum compatibility and performance with Adobe line of software and to serve as an audio video workstation.CONDITION: In excellent cosmetic and working condition. Comes with the manufacturer box and all original accessories. Specifically, they include the wireless mouse, brand new keyboard and power cord. It has been usedintermittentlysince purchase and maintained in great condition. The unit is alsoprofessionallycleaned internally and dust free.
MODEL: MD771LL/A Model Mid 2012 (the latest and last model of this design)
PROCESSOR: 12 CORE TOTAL = 2 x 2.4GHz 6 Core Intel Xenon. Unit also has a brand new logic board.
MEMORY: 32GB OWC RAM, room to add twice as much RAM. All 4 sticks are under life-time warranty.
GRAPHICS: NVIDIA Quadro 4000 2048 MB optimized for Adobe software. This card takes advantage of the Mercury Engine feature in A-dobe as well as many power user features within the creative suite, not available in any other card.
ALSO FREE BONUS NVIDIA QUADRO 4800 FOR MAC ($600 value) with dual DVI-I output as a bonus is included! You can mount both, one or save one as a back up.
HARD DRIVES: 3 drives; OWC 120GB OSX (solid state), 2TB internal WD Drive 1, OWC 480GB Storage Drive 2 (solid state). The 2nd SSD allows for fast exchange of data, great as a scratch and render drive. One more drive can be added. You can also swap them with much higher capacity drives that are now super cheap.
DVD-CD Burner: (Does both DVD's and CD). One free slot means you can put in a 2nd CD DVD Drive and do in-house reproduction of discs with ease.
WIFI CARD: Bluetooth capable.
KEYBOARD: Comes with its original box.
WIRELESS MOUSE: (needs 2 x AA batteries, not supplied).
LATEST OS:Sierra with latest updates.
- Although the machine is optimized for Adobe, if you are a non-Adobe power user, the machine would be just as fine. The customization of this unit offers a lot more for Adobe users, but doesn't take away from the needs of other software and set ups.
- If you are asking why you should buy an earlierversionof the Mac Pro, here are a few things to help you with your decision:
(1) SnowLeopardOS backward compatible. Simply install Snow Leopard on a separate drive and boot separately. This Mac Pro set upis the last and fastest known hardware/OS configurationthat isfully compatible with Adobe CS6 (the last standalone version of the software and before Creative Cloud versions were introduced). One of the things that happened with Creative Cloud release was that the support for Adobe Encore (for authoring and delivering DVDs in both HD and SD formats) were dropped. Also, all DVD authoring and encoding software from Sony, Avid and Apple lost functionality after this OS, meaning that they won't install and even with tricks of getting them to run, they would crash upon start on later OS. Also still supported under this OS are many Protools plug-ins and many advanced hardware that were rendered incompatible with subsequent OS releases - sometimes without a proper substitute. So this allows you to keep a former workflow that is still very much so in demand and save you money by allowing you to make the best of your existing investment for many years to come. It will also enable you to do that with the fastest available set up for this release - that is equivalent to what is currently on offer in terms of speed and performance. In this way, you can be both in the past and present at the same time without compromising anything.
(2) If that doesn't apply to you, you can simply wipe the system with the latest OS (at no cost) and of course install your own graphic cards or hardware that is individual to your workflow. In that case, you can jump to the latest OS platform and work with great speed and reliability while paying a lot less for your machine. How? To get the equivalent 12 core computer with 32GB of RAM and current specs, with the current trash bin style Mac Pro, you will have to pay at least 2.5 times as much, if not more.
(3) You also have much less flexibility in upgrading things and customizing the unit because the trash bin Mac Pro is very rigid and inflexible in its design. If you check under Amazon reviews, there is an extensive log of complaints about the trash bin version and the manylimitationsand problems it entails. This unit may be bulkier, but it does the job it was designed to do well. If you are tech savvy, you have an option to open the system and check what's under the hood, upgrade and install things on you own, something that is missed with subsequent release.
(4) The last but not least, this unit is still supported and serviced by Apple Genius Bar, often at no cost. It doesn't matter if it is under warranty or not. So, you can have peace of mind that if anything should go wrong, you wouldn't be out of luck and you can still maintain the system and get teh best of your investment for many years to come.
The item will be shipped FULLY INSURED, double packed and designated as Fragile. Signature is required for delivery. In the unlikely event of any damage during shipment, the matter will be taken up with the UPS and buyer is responsible to document any damage per specifications of the UPS. Local pick ups are FREE.
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