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jwleeman 18th November 2009 08:02 PM

Is a Mac Pro 8-core loud?
Thinking about getting a Mac Pro 8-core. How loud are they? Does the noise get in the way of mixing?



slaphappygarry 18th November 2009 08:04 PM

Never noticed mine once and its 12" from my ear and 24" from the speakers.

Super silent.

tommy_asakawa 18th November 2009 09:05 PM

Mine's quiet, too thumbsup

Tho I have a 16 drive RAID that screams bloody-murder, subdued by an XRackPro...

Max The Dog 18th November 2009 11:19 PM

very quiet.

wiglad 19th November 2009 01:00 AM

I can hear a bit of fan noise if I get down close to the computer. Fortunately, I don't usually mix down there. heh. The quietest computer I've owned.

Broken 19th November 2009 01:03 AM

I have the early 2008 8 core with the Nvidia card - it's only loud for a couple of seconds when booting up.

Best computer I've ever used.

poshook 19th November 2009 09:57 AM

I have 8core 2008 with ATI with active cooler. After one year it started to be noisy. I changed it for passive one and now everything is cool and quiet

bigbongo 19th November 2009 08:30 PM

very very very very very quiet.

Cookie 19th November 2009 08:34 PM

yup, TONS quieter than the old G5 I had. That thing sounded like a 747 was getting ready to take off after a few plug ins were inserted.

It sits under my console and doesn't bother me in the least.

andsonic 19th November 2009 10:19 PM

Extremely quiet. Only time I hear it is when I'm burning something.