Mac Pro 5,1 new case

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by pjcltd, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi all
    Now that I have my Mac Pro up and running.
    I was wondering if I could get a nice new case for it
    The one it's in is a bit beat up and I would like to make it look like new
    Any one one this?
    I'm in the uk so if any one know of where the best place to get parts from
    Please post a link
    Thanks again for all your help

    Ps. I'm loving my Mac Pro
     
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    N19h7m4r3

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    Have a look at Scrumpymacs.co.uk, they're a huge reseller for apple equipment. Fire them an email and they'll be able to check for you.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Got a very fast response back
    £300 for a new case :eek: from :apple:
    I need to find it cheaper than that
     
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    N19h7m4r3

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    There's always Ebay, but since you want it without looking too banged up it might be quite the search.

    I just recently my Mac Pro from them and besides a thin scratch near the Apple logo, and thin scuff near a top handle it's in amazing condition.
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I'm in Canada and just had my case replaced by an Apple Authorized Repair.
    They charged me $135 (just over £82) for the case and $90 for one hours labour to do the transfer and then run diagnostics to make sure all was ok.
    Given the price disparity I would check other Apple dealers if I was you.

    Your other option might be to get the case from a North American dealer. Even at the outrageous amount you'd be charged for shipping I doubt it would be anywhere near £220.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    ok cool
    I have found one on ebay.com
    total inc shipping £202 and im sure I will get hit a bit for import duty
     
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    I would hang tight, till after the introduction of the new MacPros. With people trading up, more cases may become available, as some MPs will be sold for parts, increasing supply for the 'used' market, and thus lowering prices.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I wouldn't bother, they are not Apple authorised and where they get their macs from is very questionable.

    Last year I called around a few registered Apple service centres for a price on for a 2010 case and they were £160 new!

    If you really need one I have one as did as you and purchased but haven't bothered to do the swap.
     
  9. thread starter macrumors member

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    hi
    how much ?
    I can cancel the order
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    Well my new case arrived today
    and i have just finished moving all the parts from my old macp pro case that was very screeched etc
    to a brand new mac pro case with all new fans throughout
    its a lot quieter.

    I got the case from ebay (USA)
    well worth the £200 inc shipping
     
  11. macrumors member

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    That's great, 33% cheaper and you probably got it almost as fast as buying local.
    About how long did it take you to do the changeover? And where would you rate yourself on the total klutz to "Trust me. I'm a professional" scale?
     
  12. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi it only took me 30 mins in total.
    as far as rating i have built a few pc's /Server' etc over the years
    this was the easiest one of all.
     

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