2008 2.8ghz mac pro disadvantages

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Justinm59, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. Justinm59 macrumors regular

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    After waiting for the new mac pros I'm now faced with a tough decision. Should I get the new one, would want dual quad core with discount it would cost me just over $3,000 or should I get the old 2.8 quad core which would only cost me $1800 for the base model. Right now I'm thinking the old one, I do video editing and this would be my first mac pro, any advice is welcome. I'd like to know the disadvantages to getting the older one.
     
  2. techound1 macrumors 68000

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    Get the old, play around with how it fits your needs, and then decide if you want to upgrade parts of it or if you want to sell it and move to new.
     
  3. 9Charms macrumors regular

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    Get the old one. Can't beat that price. Also, this is the first generation of Mac Pro's based on the Nehalem architecture. There's bound to be a few bugs or oversights in it.
     
  4. j5045096 Guest

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    I don't mean to be rude, but if you don't know why you need the new one vs. the old one, chances are you aren't doing the kind of stuff that an iMac can't do. An iMac will do video editing MORE than fine.
     
  5. Justinm59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nope, it won't

    Thanks though
     
  6. mobilehaathi macrumors G3

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    $1800 is such a sweet deal....I bet you could get away with it.
     
  7. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    $1800 for the Dual-Xeon 8-Core MacPro?!?!?!?!

    I would buy in a heart beat. You can upgrade that machine up to 32GB RAM, faster hard drives, and by summer even chuck in the 4870 video card.

    If I could find one for that price (new - closeout), I would be all over it in a second.


    Has anyone seen any of the 2008 Mac Pros selling at EOL pricing yet?
     
  8. Justinm59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just single 2.8 quad core, I'd already have it if it was dual :D
     
  9. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    My Apple Store wants $2299 (with my Academic Discount) for a 2008 Mac Pro (8-core)
     
  10. Justinm59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You sure? Mine said the exact same price but for the single quad core.
     
  11. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    I asked them last night in person, and spoke to someone a little while ago on the phone, and they quoted me the same price.
     
  12. GodWhomIsMike macrumors 6502a

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    It was $2499 without the academic pricing. But, I basically live in academia, and that's my life.
     
  13. Justinm59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    My bad, you're right I just double checked
     
  14. Justinm59 thread starter macrumors regular

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    With a second look it was the 2.8 dual quad core, pretty sure I'm gonna pick this one up, still going to wait for some test between the two.
     

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