10 Core Modification Price

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Macdude2010, Jul 3, 2015.

  1. Macdude2010 macrumors 65816

    Macdude2010

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    #1
    Hello,
    I was looking at a nMP with an upgraded 10 core processor for $3,477.99

    The Specs are:
    INTEL XEON E5-2680 2.8GHz 10-CORE
    16GB RAM
    512GB SSD
    AMD FirePro D500

    It is used with only 606 hours on the machine, completely mint and still has AppleCare until November (apparently a processor upgrade does not impact warranty)

    Is this a good price?
     
  2. flowrider macrumors 601

    flowrider

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    #2
    There's two views on warranty status:

    http://arstechnica.com/apple/2013/12/new-mac-pro-teardown-reveals-replaceable-xeon-cpu/

    http://blog.macsales.com/22230-owcs-mac-pro-2013-processor-upgrade-compatibility-testing

    Personally, I'm inclined to agree with the first view. I take most everything OWC says with a large grain of salt, and avoid their products and services due to past experiences.

    Note: I have upgraded the CPUs on my 5,1 Mac Pro (twice) and IMO, the first time I did it, I killed my warranty. But, I have been using Macs since 1986, and for the most part have found them to be bullet proof, so the loss of warranty was of little concern to me.

    Lou
     
  3. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    I upgraded mine to 12 core myself and the GPU died few months later. Was replaced by warranty no questions asked.
     

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