5,1 MP - 800$ worth it?

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  1. Raunien macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone,

    Just saw a craigslist post for a 2010 Quad core 2.8 ghz MP for 800. It has all the default components but does have 16 gb 1066 mhz RAM upgraded. And the owner is selling it for 800$. I already have a 2012- non retina MBP that I use as a desktop, but I've wanted a MP for the longest time.

    What do you guys think? Is this a good deal? Should I bite or pass?

    Thanks!
     
  2. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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    It's in the correct price range. OWC has the same for $1069 (and I trust OWC more than a random craigslist post).

    Ask the seller if he's willing to let you run some diagnostics and bring a bootable drive with diagnostic tools so you can do a thorough test before closing the deal.
     
  3. Surrat macrumors 6502

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    I agree, that sounds like a good price as long as its in good condition and no problems. If its all stock, never been abused, and looks nice to boot, then grab it. :)

    You can always upgrade the hell out of it later if you want it to go faster.
     
  4. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    Sounds like a decent deal. I'd pay that for one.
     
  5. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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  6. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Quick question guys, did the 5,1 MP come with an airport card for wifi by default? Or was that an extra add-on?
     
  7. Surrat macrumors 6502

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    All 5,1 came standard with airport extreme.
     
  8. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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  10. Raunien thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So should I get a 4,1 off of ebay instead and flash it to 5,1?
     
  11. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    What's with nobody knowing how to use dollar signs anymore? The $ comes before the number.
     
  12. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Because you don't say "I have a Mac Pro for Dollars 800".

    Not a big deal at the end of the day.
     
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  14. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    If it's not a big deal, people could just do things correctly then. I'd assume that's not a big deal either.
     
  15. dmylrea macrumors 68000

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    You assume everyone that posts here is in the US? Some countries put the dollar sign after the number when referencing our currency. Canada is but one example.
     
  16. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    You assume every Canadian person is from Québec? Most Canadian people use the dollar sign in front of the number.

    Most currencies use their symbols in front of the number. If someone isn't from Québec and they are putting it after the number, they are using it wrong.
     
  17. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    This is the definition of a stupid internet argument, sort it out guys!
     
  18. accessvirus macrumors newbie

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  19. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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  20. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry dad.
     
  21. Inutopia macrumors 6502

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    I'm not your dad.
     
  22. MacVidCards Suspended

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    I realize now I should have gobbled up those $475 4,1s instead of posting about them

    oh well

    (was a SHIPPED price, believe it or not)
     

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