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#101 Frost

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 01:48 AM

Only LAMERS would buy a Mac tower with an Intel chip in it. PowerPC forever.


(Disclaimer: If my expected minor currency windfall occurs in the next 6-10 months and I end up in possession of a Westmere Mac Pro, this shall not be construed to apply to me since I will most likely have a Legitimate Purpose™ for using inferior hardware.)
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:10 AM

View PostFrost, on 14 August 2010 - 01:48 AM, said:

expected minor currency windfall

Instead of faffing around with stuff like that, why don't you just steal borrow tBC's after he gets one?

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 09:06 AM

Because I'm an armed citizen.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 10:24 AM

Trying that would be like appearing on The Running Man - with no chance of the contestant winning :D

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 12:54 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 14 August 2010 - 09:06 AM, said:

Because I'm an armed citizen.

So?  Just shout, "Whoa, is that a 7-core CPU over there?" and then scurry away* with the Mac Pro when you turn to look.

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* Scurrying away with a 50-pound Mac Pro is not recommended for wimps.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 02:19 PM

View PostEric5h5, on 14 August 2010 - 12:54 PM, said:

* Scurrying away with a 50-pound Mac Pro is not recommended for wimps.
Scurrying away with a 50-pound Mac Pro through barbed wire, claymore mines, trip wires, and punji stakes with bullets buzzing through your hair is not recommended for anyone.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:06 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 14 August 2010 - 02:19 PM, said:

Scurrying away with a 50-pound Mac Pro through barbed wire, claymore mines, trip wires, and punji stakes with bullets buzzing through your hair is not recommended for anyone.

I concur, I've done it twice, and its not loads of fun
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#108 Frost

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 04:35 PM

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 14 August 2010 - 09:06 AM, said:

Because I'm an armed citizen.
Colt AR-15 trumps Ruger P-85. That said, if I'm going to go the criminal route, Eric is a far more lucrative and I'll bet poorly defended target...

View PostEric5h5, on 14 August 2010 - 12:54 PM, said:

* Scurrying away with a 50-pound Mac Pro is not recommended for wimps.
I carry my 60 pound Quad G5 with one hand. You nerds and your lack of muscles disgust me!

You want to see the true meaning of heavy, you should try lifting my 110 pound 24 inch widescreen CRT and hauling it up and down stairs. Oh, that way-the-hell-better-than-LCD picture is worth it though.
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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:08 PM

View PostFrost, on 14 August 2010 - 04:35 PM, said:

That said, if I'm going to go the criminal route, Eric is a far more lucrative and I'll bet poorly defended target...

Appearances are just to lull people into being overconfident. Also, anyone can pretend to be a big shot behind a gun...melee weapons FTW!

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I carry my 60 pound Quad G5 with one hand. You nerds and your lack of muscles disgust me!

I said not recommended for wimps.  I wouldn't have any particular difficulty; while not quite being Mr. Universe, I could probably bench anyone here no problem, except maybe the big fatties, whoever you are.  ;)  (tBC: if you could witter on about "Mr. Phenomenal" for a while, that would be just lovely, thx.)

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 05:55 PM

View PostEric5h5, on 14 August 2010 - 05:08 PM, said:

...anyone can pretend to be a big shot behind a gun...melee weapons FTW!

...I could probably bench anyone here no problem...

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When there's a multiplayer version, I'm going to be on Frost's team. Well, except he doesn't seem to actually need a team...I mean, what's the point? "Hey look, it's Frost and His Merry Gang of Useless Hangers-On!" Or something.

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Posted 14 August 2010 - 07:10 PM

View PostEric5h5, on 14 August 2010 - 05:08 PM, said:

(tBC: if you could witter on about "Mr. Phenomenal" for a while, that would be just lovely, thx.)

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That MISTER Phenomenal to you... oh, uh, never mind.  That's what you said.  I meant to say that's MISTER Mr. Phenomenal to you.
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Posted 14 August 2010 - 08:24 PM

View PostFrost, on 14 August 2010 - 05:55 PM, said:

::Indy shoots sword-wielding dude::

Excellent.  I had that scene in mind when I wrote my post and was hoping someone would reference it. Posted Image

View Postthe Battle Cat, on 14 August 2010 - 07:10 PM, said:

I meant to say that's MISTER Mr. Phenomenal to you.

I'll just call you "Mr. P."

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Posted 15 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

View PostEric5h5, on 14 August 2010 - 08:24 PM, said:

'll just call you "Mr. P."

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Posted 18 August 2010 - 09:21 PM

so my new pro is ordered and ships in a few days;

how well does the migration assistant work?  Previously, ive never used it, but now have enough applications/etc that put their data in strange places that manually dragging stuff over seems like it could be a real pita.  

And... what's the best way to back up a windows install (the saves, mostly) to transition to the new machine.  I know itll refuse to boot if i just move it from one machine to another.

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Posted 19 August 2010 - 09:22 AM

View PostTetsuya, on 18 August 2010 - 09:21 PM, said:

so my new pro is ordered and ships in a few days;

how well does the migration assistant work?  Previously, ive never used it, but now have enough applications/etc that put their data in strange places that manually dragging stuff over seems like it could be a real pita.  

And... what's the best way to back up a windows install (the saves, mostly) to transition to the new machine.  I know itll refuse to boot if i just move it from one machine to another.

You could try Winclone & using the Windows install disc to repair any problems. Backing up savegames manually is an option too.
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Posted 24 August 2010 - 05:21 PM

Rob_Art to the rescue
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Posted 25 August 2010 - 08:41 AM

View PostSneaky Snake, on 24 August 2010 - 05:21 PM, said:


Well, that is great news! Go Rob ART!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 25 August 2010 - 11:26 AM

Here's the detailed test results for the Radeon HD 5870 running on the 2008, 2009, 2010:

http://barefeats.com/wst10g2.html

Now I'm on the prowl for the 2006 and 2007 to try.

Hopefully I'll have a 5770 soon for testing. If you have a 4870 already, the 5770 doesn't get you anything more for gaming other than more VRAM.
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Posted 26 August 2010 - 02:17 PM

I borrowed a used 2006 Mac Pro from PowerMax.com. I installed the Radeon HD 5870 from our Westmere 6-core along with its boot drive. It booted up the first time no problemo.

I tried the Mini DisplayPorts with and without the MDP to DVI adapter. Works fine. Right now I'm running game benchmarks on a 24" LED Cinema display plugged directly into the MDP.

OWC techies have the 5770 running in their 2006 Mac Pro but could not get the 5870 to boot -- black screen. They are investigating what's different about their 2006 from the one I'm using.
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Posted 28 August 2010 - 07:36 AM

So far I have documented three different boot ROMs for the 2006 Mac Pro. Two of the three will work with the Radeon 5870 installed. All three work with the 5770 installed. On Monday I hope to prove my theory that the 5770 runs just as fast on the First Gen Mac Pro.
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