I won an eBay auction for an 8 core Mac Pro for 1200GBP. What do u think, good deal?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dreamersofeden, May 30, 2011.

  1. dreamersofeden, May 30, 2011
    Last edited: May 30, 2011

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    dreamersofeden

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    Hi guys,

    I was looking for an 8 core Mac Pro at good price (less than 1500€) and finally found it and won the auction on eBay. The auction finished with 1385€ (without the shipping costs that must be less than 100€). Is the 2008 model (http://www.everymac.com/systems/apple/mac_pro/stats/mac-pro-eight-core-2.8-2008-specs.html) with no upgrades, but Im going to put a Radeon 6870, 6GB more of RAM on it, and probably I'll overclock the CPU's to 3.2Ghz with the ZDNet Clock tool.

    What do u think -despite the fact that Mac Pros are overpriced-, has it been a good deal or not?


    Regards,
    Daniel.
     
  2. macrumors 6502

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    Sounds good to me.

    You will need to spend at least $400 to get some
    more RAM (8gb with 2gb sticks, FBDIMMs with heat spreader are expensive) and around $200 for a Radeon 5870 or $100 for a 5770.

    Then around $150 all together for a nice HDD and a backup disk.

    All up you're still ahead of a base DP Mac Pro by about a thousand dollars. Nice!
     
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    dreamersofeden

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    I forgot to say that I'll upgrade too with my 120GB SSD (Mushkin Callisto) for the OS, and one 1.5TB Samsung EcoGreen F3 for storage :rolleyes:
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Well, you did say no upgrades... don't want to be stuck with a 320gb drive lol:rolleyes::rolleyes:
     
  5. gpzjock, May 31, 2011
    Last edited: May 31, 2011

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    Mac Pro 08 octos usually fetch about $2000 secondhand, depending on upgrades in them, it varies.
    €1500 = $2160 so you are bang on the money, nice result m8y. :)
     

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