2008 macpro 2.8 upgrades

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by mollusc, Mar 12, 2009.

  1. mollusc macrumors newbie

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    Hello folks,

    So I'm considering buying one of the above in base configuration. I've looked around these forums & tried google searches for a guide on upgrade options for this macpro, found nothing much as yet.

    Does anybody know of an upgrade rundown list i.e compatible components gpu's etc etc.

    Thanks for your time.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

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    Graphics cards: HD 2600 XT, 8800 GT, Radeon 3870, Radeon 4870, Quadro FX 5600.

    Any SATA HDD.

    Any ATA ODD.

    Sporadic PCIe USB/FireWire/eSATA cards.

    800MHz DDR2 FB-DIMMs.
     
  3. vicentk macrumors regular

    vicentk

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    1: I will upgrade from 6GB to be 16GB
    2: Upgrade to ATI4870
     
  4. ziwi macrumors 65816

    ziwi

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    Where are you finding them? 2008 'clearance' Pros are scarce at best...
     
  5. turtlebud macrumors 6502a

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    amazon

    amazon has them for $2539 (dropped from $2629), not tax in most states + free shipping. just ordered mine yesterday. bhphoto had a really good deal at $2399 earlier this week, but they've sold out and have raised their price to $2589.

    http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MA970LL-Quad-Core-Processors-SuperDrive/dp/B000VR4F2Q
     
  6. bitfactory macrumors 6502

    bitfactory

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    Amazon just lowered their price another $100 - 2,539$

    edit: see turtle's link above

    Great price, not tax. I decided to pick one up this morning after debating whether to get an '09 Pro.

    It was a pretty easy decision.
     

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