2008 Mac Pro - Pimp My Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by revisionA, Mar 11, 2009.

  1. revisionA macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    Now that the numbers are in and a semi-nanimous shout of 'I'm keeping my early 2008 2.8 octo' has been spoken... what are some of the ways to invest a little capital into our 2008 MPs to get the most bang for our buck.

    As for mine, I am going to add a second drive and bootcamp a version of windows. Also, 16gb of ram is looking to be a relatively cheap upgrade.

    What are going to do to help future-proof your mac pro investment?:)
  2. jmphotography macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2009
    Replace main drive with a 300g velociraptor 10K drive or SSD drive.
    Move existing drive to scratch disk or extra storage drive.
  3. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I would buy a pair of SSD's and run them in RAID 0... probably the most impact you can have... Period!
  4. rockinrocker macrumors 65816


    Aug 21, 2006
    I don't think I'm going to do anything to mine.

    Just keep on truckin'..... :cool:
  5. revisionA thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
  6. revisionA thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    One Last Thing...

    Is it feasible to replace a pair of 2.8 xeons with a pair of 3.2 xeons? I can't even find where to buy them...
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    From reading a hardware document (It was leaked and was not supposed to be available), the 3.2GHz has different thermal requirements than the rest of the line.

    What the differences are, I don't remember, but there is a difference.
  8. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008

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