"Actually, the high-end Mac Pro is currently cheaper [extremetech.com]."
It's pretty obvious these guys never heard of Pricewatch.com - I just built their same $10,000 computer for less (and it's still selling for that price on Apple's website.)
Their quoted price on the case was ~$160 on newegg. $130 on pricewatch (from TigerDirect, everyone else is still pushing $160 or higher)
Again, $160 for the PSU. Same PSU - $130 (via tigerdirect.)
$2750 for the CPU. $2600 (and again from TigerDirect.)
I'm already a couple hundred bucks cheaper. We haven't even gotten to motherboard, RAM, GPUs, or Storage or OS license, yet.
On to the motherboard. $280 for a mobo that only supports 32GB Non-ECC and no thunderbolt? Found a better ASRock mobo for $260 that can do 64GB ECC DDR4 (The X99M Extreme 4) AND IT HAS THUNDERBOLT, plus more connectors, and is STILL mATX. (Again, Tigerdirect via pricewatch advertising)
$3400 each ($6800 total) for the dual FirePro W9000s? A SINGLE S10000 OUTPERFORMS and costs ONLY $2300, but we want exact hardware so let's drop TWO in for the fuck of it. (found on Google Shopping) So we're at $4600 on the GPU side.
Just the GPU price discrepancy alone DESTROYED extremetech's price argument. Do I need to keep going?
Windows machines, on a hardware-for-hardware basis, have ALWAYS been lower-cost than Apple's equipment. There are tons of images floating around doing comparisons over the years - Windows machines always come out at LEAST 10% cheaper, and quite often upwards of 50% cheaper for the same hardware options.