Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

  1. #1
    HEXUS.admin
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Posts
    31,686
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    2,019 times in 718 posts

    News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Not due to the sales figures but because of new European safety regulations!
    Read more.

  2. #2
    DDY
    DDY is offline
    Senior Member DDY's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,787
    Thanks
    177
    Thanked
    595 times in 411 posts
    • DDY's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Z390M Pro 4
      • CPU:
      • i5 9600k
      • Memory:
      • 32GB (2x16GB) 3600MHz
      • Storage:
      • Adata SX8200 NVME 1TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • RX 5700
      • PSU:
      • Seasonic Focus Gold 550W
      • Operating System:
      • Win 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Dell U2715H

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    What exactly is meant by "electrical port protection" and "fan guards"?

    It's not clear but has the EU really banned exposed fans on the inside of a computer?!

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    9 times in 7 posts

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    So tempted on that ebay auction

    I didn't realise it was due to regulations, I thought it was just increasing demand for new MacPros when/if they come out.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    525
    Thanks
    2
    Thanked
    55 times in 31 posts

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Where are the exposed fan blades on a Mac Pro? Inside or out.

    Must be the electrical port protection - but it's just a standard kettle lead. Hmm.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    Taichung City
    Posts
    893
    Thanks
    270
    Thanked
    166 times in 118 posts
    • mtyson's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte GA-B85M-HD3
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core i7 4790T
      • Memory:
      • 12GB
      • Storage:
      • Sandisk 128GB SSD + Kingston 500GB SSD + NAS etc
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon RX 580 Nitro+
      • PSU:
      • Corsair 430W
      • Case:
      • Zalman Z9 Plus
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10
      • Monitor(s):
      • AOC 31.5-inch VA QHD monitor
      • Internet:
      • 100MB Virgin fibre

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    I'm tempted too, if they could all be modded to ATX PC spec they would be worth a bundle?
    Quote Originally Posted by brasco View Post
    So tempted on that ebay auction

    I didn't realise it was due to regulations, I thought it was just increasing demand for new MacPros when/if they come out.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kingdom of Fife (Scotland)
    Posts
    4,991
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked
    220 times in 190 posts
    • crossy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Sabertooth X99
      • CPU:
      • Intel 5830k / Noctua NH-D15
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 850Pro NVMe, 1TB Samsung 850EVO SSD, 1TB Seagate SSHD, 2TB WD Green, 8TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix GTX970OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750 (modular)
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF932 (with wheels)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Ubuntu 16.04LTS
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG Flattron W2361V
      • Internet:
      • VirginMedia 200Mb

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by sykobee View Post
    Where are the exposed fan blades on a Mac Pro? Inside or out. Must be the electrical port protection - but it's just a standard kettle lead. Hmm.
    My opinion too - the fan guards don't look any different to ones I've seen on similar ATX cases.

    It IS a nice looking case though - reminds me of the old Coolermaster ATC220's in a way. From the sound of it Apple could make a couple of bucks (not that they need it) by selling the empty cases (minus Apple badge of course) to make a stylish PC.

    I'm going to resist the temptation to point this out to the fanboys who are always scorning the PC's for being badly built.

    Career status: still enjoying my new career in DevOps, but it's keeping me busy...

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    343
    Thanks
    14
    Thanked
    9 times in 7 posts

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    I think there's a market for them yeah, it'd definitely take some modding due to all the custom cooling and shielding. There's a mass of discontented MacPro users in my industry who are looking to jump to Windows based machines or a hackintosh, so I imagine it'd soften the blow to the folk who have to have a an Apple lookie-like machine. Not for me mind, 800D and 900D are right up my street

  8. #8
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Oxford
    Posts
    510
    Thanks
    8
    Thanked
    45 times in 34 posts
    • Roobubba's system
      • Motherboard:
      • MSI P55 GD60
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 860 @ 3.58GHz (Megahalems + Apache)
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Patriot Viper DDR3
      • Storage:
      • 80GB Intel X25-M + bunch of HDDs
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI 5870 + Earplugs.
      • PSU:
      • TAGAN 800W
      • Case:
      • Lian Li V1110 (bit disappointing)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Pro
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung 24" LCD (TN)
      • Internet:
      • Virgin Media 20MBit

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Now I hate mac more than pretty much anyone else I know (and I have to use the damned things for work, sigh), but even I find this a bit ridiculous! The cases are pretty decent - not amazing, but decent - and unless there's some specific electrical danger (surely we'd have heard about such a hazard?), then this EU law seems to be failing to be reasonable!

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    West Sussex
    Posts
    1,615
    Thanks
    165
    Thanked
    226 times in 207 posts
    • kompukare's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Asus P8Z77-V LX
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5-3570K
      • Memory:
      • 4 x 8GB DDR3
      • Storage:
      • Samsung 850 EVo 500GB | Corsair MP510 960GB | 2 x WD 4TB spinners
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sappihre R7 260X 1GB (sic)
      • PSU:
      • Antec 650 Gold TruePower (Seasonic)
      • Case:
      • Aerocool DS 200 (silenced, 53.6 litres)l)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10-64
      • Monitor(s):
      • 2 x ViewSonic 27" 1440p

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Sounds like shoddy journalism / headline writing or an excuse from Apple unless I misread.

    IEC = International Electrotechnical Commission and nothing whatsoever to do with the EU. Like the ISO it's headquarters are in Geneva and Switzerland isn't even in the EU.

    If changes to that reg cited (IEC 60950-1) make the Mac Pro non-compliant that would be international unless only EU/EFTA countries actually require compliance for goods sold.

  10. Received thanks from:

    crossy (03-02-2013)

  11. #10
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    the G5 was nice back when it came out but now its dated. there are many pc cases that look better than the G5. besides the G5 is very restricted and doesnt cater for watercooling.

  12. #11
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Bolton, Manchester.
    Posts
    22
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    0 times in 0 posts
    • Breadcrust's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASRock Pro3 Z97
      • CPU:
      • Intel i5 4690K
      • Memory:
      • 8GB Corsair Vengeance
      • Storage:
      • 1 x 60GB Patriot Blaze SSD + 1 x Western Digital 2TB
      • Graphics card(s):
      • MSI Nvidia 970
      • PSU:
      • Corsair CX600M
      • Case:
      • NZXT S340 Black
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 7 Ultimate
      • Monitor(s):
      • 1 x BENQ GL421
      • Internet:
      • 150Mb/s Virgin Fibre Optic

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Maybe the new regulations also say you can't overcharge for a sh*t product.

  13. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Posts
    279
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    14 times in 10 posts

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by genkifd View Post
    the G5 was nice back when it came out but now its dated. there are many pc cases that look better than the G5. besides the G5 is very restricted and doesnt cater for watercooling.
    Say what?



    Google for plenty of examples of homebrew watercooled G5 mods in addition to Apple's G5 watercooling units above.

  14. #13
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Location
    Kingdom of Fife (Scotland)
    Posts
    4,991
    Thanks
    393
    Thanked
    220 times in 190 posts
    • crossy's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Sabertooth X99
      • CPU:
      • Intel 5830k / Noctua NH-D15
      • Memory:
      • 32GB Crucial Ballistix DDR4
      • Storage:
      • 500GB Samsung 850Pro NVMe, 1TB Samsung 850EVO SSD, 1TB Seagate SSHD, 2TB WD Green, 8TB Seagate
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Asus Strix GTX970OC
      • PSU:
      • Corsair AX750 (modular)
      • Case:
      • Coolermaster HAF932 (with wheels)
      • Operating System:
      • Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Ubuntu 16.04LTS
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG Flattron W2361V
      • Internet:
      • VirginMedia 200Mb

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    IEC = International Electrotechnical Commission and nothing whatsoever to do with the EU. Like the ISO it's headquarters are in Geneva and Switzerland isn't even in the EU.
    Thanks for that info. Ah yes, Switzerland, that hot bed of technical innovation... (sarcasm)
    Quote Originally Posted by kompukare View Post
    If changes to that reg cited (IEC 60950-1) make the Mac Pro non-compliant that would be international unless only EU/EFTA countries actually require compliance for goods sold.
    Hmm, perhaps the EU/EFTA countries have passed an edict that to get that EC certification you have to be IEC 60950-1 compliant - one of those "annoying" health and safety related laws that our illustrious leader want's to be rid of. (apologies for the political nature of that last rant)

    Career status: still enjoying my new career in DevOps, but it's keeping me busy...

  15. #14
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    92
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post

    Re: News - Apple Mac Pro desktop computer to get the chop in Europe

    Quote Originally Posted by spraint View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by genkifd View Post
    the G5 was nice back when it came out but now its dated. there are many pc cases that look better than the G5. besides the G5 is very restricted and doesnt cater for watercooling.
    Say what?



    Google for plenty of examples of homebrew watercooled G5 mods in addition to Apple's G5 watercooling units above.
    lol those could be any computer. i would doubt very much apple will support these mods. might as well make your own case.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •