The complete Mac Pro lineup now in refurbished section of online store

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by clamnectar, Jul 31, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
  2. macrumors 601


    Sep 14, 2006
    It happens from time to time and that isn't every model. Obviously it is about to be discontinued though.
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
    Yeah, I'm thinking about that "final" discontinuation where prices drop even more. I guess no 6 core 3.33 means it's not there yet.

    I just started another pointless thread, nice one clamnectar :cool:
  5. macrumors regular

    Aug 15, 2012
    There was one there last night but gone this morning, figured it would go quick because the hex-core's usually get snapped up fast.
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
    12-core is still over $5K and that's with the mighty (tired) 5770.

    Might as well wait to see what they price the new one at, before jumping; there's always refurbs, months (sometimes years) after discontinuation.
  7. macrumors member

    Jul 14, 2013
    I wonder who buys those refurbs, $4100 for a 12-core @2.66ghz, 12GB, 1TB HDD MP is too much. You can find better deals online, you just have to hunt for them. I paid $3000 for a 12-core @2.66, 16GB RAM and 512GB Apple SSD from a 3rd party merchant (I can provide name if interested) - MP was in pristine condition, absolutely no scratches or dents and came in original box with all accessories.
  8. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
    Yeah, mine has been solid, although the power supply has been acting odd for a year.

    I was thinking of getting one of the Quads for another freelance station, they're reasonably priced considering how little has changed in the last few years.
  9. macrumors 6502


    Jun 14, 2012
    There are a lot of them and the prices are still to much.

    Apple needs to drop the prices of the refurbs, so people will actually buy them.
  10. macrumors 6502a


    Nov 11, 2007
    I searched for a 2012 hex core for weeks in the refurbished area - none were ever available, so I bought new.
  11. macrumors 68000


    Jul 23, 2012
    you could of bought a used 5.1 or 4.1 for about 900 and upgraded the processor and could of saved $1500+
  12. macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    Dallas TX
    jdblas69 is right.

    When 6-cores pop up on the Apple's site, they are usually gone within hours.
    After 3 weeks of lurking on Ebay, I got lucky and found an OEM 2010
    that was local here in Dallas (with 2 years of Applecare left) for $1800.
    It was pretty barebones as far as specs,
    which suited me fine since I had specific upgrade plans for it.

    Been running it pretty hard doing hi-end retouching work for the past month
    and couldn't be happier. It's a great workstation.:)
  13. macrumors 68020


    Jul 21, 2004
  14. macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2013
    The District
    I'd pounce on a 12-core so fast if I didn't live in a Thunderbolt world. Oh well, here's hoping the new one is under $5k. Doubtful, but one can hope.
  15. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
    Glad you like yours, what upgrades did you go with?
  16. MacMadness, Aug 1, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2013

    macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    Dallas TX
    Loaded her up with OWC goodies...

    (workstation for for retouching large 5-20GB files in Photoshop
    with lots of layers and smart objects)

    48GB ram (PS uses 33.34 GB...see below)
    ATI 5870 video card
    Boot drive: 480GB 6G SSD
    PCIe: Two Accelesior 480GB SSD cards (1 work drive and 1 scratch for Photoshop)
    HD's: Three 4TB Black Caviar drives (1 work, 1 backup and 1 for overflow, misc stuff)
    Data additionally backed up to 2 external drives which are kept off the power grid when not in use)

    Thanks for asking.

    Attached Files:

  17. macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
    Yeah, I love SSDs myself and OWC has gotten a fair amount of my business. Haven't outfitted anything since the PCIe cards came out. I've got one of the New 480s laying around here somewhere (I lost a 240 for 3 months once), but I just don't have time to slap it in, it's going to replace the older version in there now and that one's heading for a laptop.

    Did you consider any other video card? I'm debating what to get now, but after reading the latest BareFeats tests, it looks like every card has its strengths and weakness. I've had the 5870 for a while, but it never seems to be working all that hard. Now that the New MacPro won't allow upgrades, all of a sudden there are lots of GPU choices.

    Sounds like we're doing some of the same stuff, I get carried away on smart objects myself, although I'm pretty sure I don't have any 20Gig files.

    I'll probably throw some upgrades in the Old Hex after the New MacPro comes out and I figure out if I want one or not.
  18. macrumors member

    Jun 19, 2013
    Dallas TX
    I went with the 5870 because I got a great deal on it
    from a friend who is the IT guy for a local ad agency. (250.00 NIB).
    It works great for my photoshop work. (My old 640 and 5770 cards were very reliable, so stuck with what worked for me.)

    I'd put that card in if I was you. It only takes 5 minutes.
    Those 480 cards are pretty expensive...seems like a waste of $ to just have it laying around.

    I do a fair amount of work on the AT&T account for an agency here in Dallas. We do all the in-store wall back-lit posters and those files can get pretty huge....
  19. Larry-K, Aug 2, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2013

    macrumors 6502a

    Jun 28, 2011
    Yeah, putting it in is the easy part.

    It was in my other MBPro, but it was faulty, after downloading Mountain Lion three times and installing it (Thanks for Downloads only, Apple), I found that out, had to move on with work. Fortunately I have enough machines that when one blows up I grab another, and get back to work.

    Now I've got a fresh new one, just no time to configure it.
  20. macrumors 601


    Jan 9, 2008
    I agree with Kweinman! :D
  21. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
  22. OS6-OSX, Aug 14, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 14, 2013

    macrumors 6502


    Jun 13, 2004
    I need help with my internet browser. I can not view the missing 4-5 pages of items listed to warrant the $5,269.00 price tag on the "refurbished" 3.06GHz 12-Core! :eek:
    After you "select" the Mac, a large calender with April 1st circled should appear!:D
  23. thread starter macrumors regular

    May 7, 2009
    That sounds like a serious problem! Best get in touch with the experts:

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