I never thought I'd want a Mac until .........

The most insanely cool design EVER.

Ewen :slight_smile:

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It looks like a fancy trash can :smiley:

Is it fanless? I hate fans and noise!

I am interested in the design, though I’d rather have Windows since I play games (Wish more games were made for Linux, and that better drivers were made too), an intel i5 4670k or similar since once again I play a lot of games and that is a good processor for today’s games (also a motherboard for that CPU), a GTX 780… or two (at least until AMD makes a single GPU card that can counter this, which they probably will but it isn’t released yet so I chose the GTX 780), I can’t imagine the GPUs in the Mac Pro are for gaming, rather heavy GPGPU.

I should clarify, the design I’m interested in is the unified heatsink, I really want to see what it can do, though the design of the case and all that is pretty cool too, however I don’t know if it’d be fun to open up and change components yourself, which would be a must for me, well the ability at least.

So it has the design but not the components that I am interested in. =(

And well, it is apple so it will probably have a big price tag.

It’s not, it has a fan at the top, though I think that is the only fan but I am not sure.

An incredible amount of innovation went into designing a fan system capable of cooling such a high-performance device. Instead of adding extra fans, we engineered a single, larger fan that pulls air upward through a bottom vent. As air passes vertically through the center of the device, it absorbs heat and carries it out the top. It’s simple and elegant — and also astonishingly quiet. To achieve that, we had to consider every detail: the number of blades, the size of the blades, the spacing of the blades, and even the shape of the blades. By minimizing air resistance throughout the system, we were able to design a fan with backward-curved impeller blades that runs at fewer revolutions per minute, draws air more efficiently as it spins, and creates considerably less noise.

All the paranoid will now officially freak out as even public garbage bins can no longer be trusted… ;D

The only thing is it is a bit smaller.

It is just 9.9 inches tall with a diameter of just 6.6 inches, we could have matching cylinder pen holders for the desk. ;D

It’s the start of a new paradigm… I am telling you that this is only the beginning… :wink:

I agree and I like the design idea. :-TU

or toilet brush holders. :smiley:


You said it :smiley:
Well with a little modification remind me the cover of the movie Aliens…

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Why the New Mac Pro Looks like a Garbage Can (Softpedia)

The story that Apple tells about cooling makes sense (I had not clicked to that):

“Rather than using multiple heat sinks and fans to cool the processor and graphics cards, we built everything around a single piece of extruded aluminum designed to maximize airflow as well as thermal capacity,” says Apple.

“It works by conducting heat away from the CPU and GPUs and distributing that heat uniformly across the core. That way, if one processor isn’t working as hard as the others, the extra thermal capacity can be shared efficiently among them,” the company explains.

You can’t achieve that with a traditional design. Plus, the Mac Pro is built for processing needs, not to make offices look pretty. And this product quite possibly achieves both. Even Apple says, “No computer has been built this way before.”

The thermal core goes hand in hand with the single fan that pulls air upward through a bottom vent. This also blends perfectly with the cylindrical design.

“As air passes vertically through the center of the device, it absorbs heat and carries it out the top. It’s simple and elegant — and also astonishingly quiet,” according to the Mac Pro’s marketing page.

And now anyone who dares to use the cooling tunnel design that has been around for centuries is going to be sued by Apple for copyright infringement… 88)