2008 Mac Pro 2.8 8 Core

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Magic Lantern, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. Magic Lantern macrumors newbie

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    I gave up waiting for the 2010 and figured I would get a machine to tide me over until a 2011 release so I bought:

    2008 Mac Pro 2.8 8 Core with a 23 inch Cinema Display and a set of Harmon Kardon sound sticks for the princely sum of £1650 which is $2530.

    All of them have been hardly used...did I pay a good price?

    Should I even be asking that question? I'm pretty happy anyway!

    It seems alot of people consider this machine to be one of the finest of the Mac Pro range...
     
  2. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    You got a mediocre deal, it could have been had for less or more. Be happy with your machine, it's a great workhorse! ;)
     
  3. Magic Lantern thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just want to get motion designing without horrible render times...

    I've been using a dual 2.7 G5, gets the job done, but slowly.

    I guess the speed bump will be amazing...
     
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    It's a good system for what you want to do, so you should be quite happy with it. :D
     
  5. Billydelp4 macrumors regular

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    Shoot, I don't know... it seems like a pretty good deal to me. I sold my 2.8 8-core on ebay for $2600 a couple weeks ago (granted I think i got grossly over paid). so for him to grab one with an ACD for $2500ish? seems pretty competitive price to me.


    Kudos on your purchase OP!
     
  6. Magic Lantern thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Much obliged!

    I already have a 23' ACD so now I have matching monitors...

    I calculated the price of everything individually and I think I saved myself about £400 ($614), just got to go and pick it up this evening then report back on the joys of a faster mac...

    It will be back up on ebay in 2011...
     
  7. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    With the display, that seems like a pretty good deal to me.

    I bought a 2.8x8 after the 2009 models came out and am still very happy with it.
     
  8. Magic Lantern thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Do you use it for graphics intensive work?
     
  9. NoManIsland macrumors regular

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    OP, I think you got a very good deal. I have a 2008 2.8 8-core and it's a brilliant machine. Even though I often use over 500 massive sampled instruments (the Vienna Symphonic Library weighs in at 270 GB!) with multiple effects in Logic, I've yet to hit a wall performance wise. In fact, I've still got miles of upgrades ahead of me, so I don't think I'll need a new machine for a very, very long time. Enjoy your new purchase!
     
  10. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    No. A bit of graphics, some audio, some video rendering.
     

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