2006 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bj97301, Jul 22, 2012.

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  4. bj97301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    20GB of ram, 2 x1900xt 512mb ati video cards, 300gb intel 320 ssd other than that it is stock.
     
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    You might part out the intel 320 ssd if it's got another old drive. Ram tends to be expensive for that machine. You could try parting that out and just sell the machine with 4GB. You could sell off one gpu as they're unlikely to add much to the price. The problem here is that regardless of its starting price, this is still an old computer. Newer cards outpace the ones in it. 16GB can be extremely cheap on newer machines even though ram is still expensive as hell in that one. I suggested parting some of it out as someone may be looking for cheap replacement parts for a machine of similar age. If they're looking for a powerful configuration today to use with current software configurations, this wouldn't be the way to do it. Even if it's a very capable system, trying to run the newest software on older hardware always leads to inevitable issues due to lack of support and poor tuning.

    The first generation mac pro market basically tops out under $1000. Without this how would you budget for potential repairs on an older machine while maintaining the savings of purchasing a used system. I'd try for $700 for the base system, then part out the rest. This may sound unappealing, but your expectations are set way too high. If there was no advantage to a newer system, there would be no reason to sell this one.
     
  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    No way it is worth $1500.

    I just picked up a stock Mac Pro 1,1 for less than $400 so using that as my base:

    Mac Pro 1,1 - $400
    16GB of Memory on Ebay - $200 (or less if you watch) - ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/16GB-8X2GB-...2931332?pt=US_Memory_RAM_&hash=item460180d604 )
    Used 1900XT Vid Card on Ebay - $50 x 2 = $100 ( http://www.ebay.com/itm/ATI-RADEON-...810?pt=PCC_Video_TV_Cards&hash=item41687ed912 )
    Samsung 830 256GB SSD - $250 (new) - ( http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820147164 )

    So the above would be 4GB of RAM less, but have a much faster SSD (giving up only 44GB of storage) for only $950.

    If someone knows what they are doing, they could easily go with much faster video cards (and give up the EFI boot screens as I did). What I am trying to say is if I were you I would be happy with $1000. None of the "upgrades" are upgrades anymore. That SSD (assuming it is an Intel 320) was never much of a performer to begin with and the 1900XT's while good for driving 2D, pretty much is worthless for gaming by today's standards (the Nvidia GT 440 that I paid all of $60 in my Mac Pro would crush them).

    Just my opinion.
     
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    The better question is; What bike are you looking to get?
     
  8. drbrog macrumors member

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    I agree with what others have suggested:try selling some of the RAM and SDD separately and sell the Mac Pro as more of a base model someone might want to upgrade themselves. You probably won't sell it for much less than your previous high bid. I can't see getting $1000 for it. Its a great Mac and mine served me well for almost 6 years but it is nearing obsolescence in the eyes of many potential buyers.
    I took a different route than you. Mine had 8GB RAM and a 1 TB &1.5 TB drives with the OEM video card (I think a Nvdia 7300). I don't have the tech knowhow to upgrade or the time and patience to sell on eBay so I removed all the HD expect one of the 1 TB drives and sold it to SellyourMac.com for just under $500. I'm sure they know how to maximize its value for sale.
     
  9. bj97301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That is very sound advice. I will take it.
     
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    The SSD drive alone would drive the price up. Maybe the 20GB of memory might.. I stand to say 1500.00. no more no less.

     
  11. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    No way in heck. Especially with today's SSD prices....
     
  12. bj97301 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Lol, I am trying to get a felt z5.
     
  13. freespeed macrumors member

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    About a month ago I sold my MP1,1 2.66GHz 8 Core, 4GB RAM, 500gbHD, and 320GB windows 7 64-bit boot camp drive for $960. So you should do fine, but you should of did a buy it now with a best offer option, never know some rich dude with money to burn just might snatch it right up.
     
  14. GermanyChris, Jul 24, 2012
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    Felt's are nice, better than Trek etc.

    I have a Serotta Legend Ti, couple years old now but I don't see me getting rid of it anytime soon.
     

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