2009 Nehalem 8-Core 2.26 pricing?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by shelant, Jan 11, 2011.

  1. shelant macrumors member

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    Is $2239 a good price for 2009 Nehalem 8-Core 2.26 with 6GB Ram GeForce 120 and 640Gb hdd? No tax and free shipping as well. Need an urgent advice.
    Thank you.
    Forgot to mention that it's brand new in original sealed box.
     
  2. galstaph macrumors 6502a

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    probably not too bad since a refurb is 2699 US
     
  3. shelant thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, guys. I thought it was pretty good. So, I did order it.
    Eventually, planning on upgrading the RAM to 24GB, video to Radeon 5770 and processors to two quads 3.33Ghz. Also, I got 4 2tb Seagate hard drives to RAID-0 it and Intel 2nd gen ssd for system+apps. Hoping for very speedy handbrake encodings :)
     
  4. JustSomeDude macrumors regular

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    Do you mind posting where you got the deal? I'm looking to get a Mac Pro later this year(still deciding on the exact model) and I'm bookmarking places that have good deals sometimes.
     
  5. shelant thread starter macrumors member

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    I got it from Macmall. It was one of their 3 closeout Mac Pros. Actually, I placed an order for a different one (2.93 Quad with ATI4870.) But it got sold out within a couple of hours. So, they were very kind to offer me a cheaper price for the Octo core one. That is how I settled on 8-core 2.26. Good luck with your search
     

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