$700 Mac Pro 1.1, good deal?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jryanl, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. jryanl macrumors newbie

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    I have an opportunity to purchase a Mac Pro 1.1 for $700, here are the specs I know at this time.

    Mac Pro 1.1
    Snow Leopard 10.6.4
    2 dual core 2.66 xeon processor
    5 gigs DDR2 ram
    750 Gig HD
    Nvidea 7300 GT
    iLife '09

    Thats all I know at this time but it sounds like a pretty good deal to me. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?
     
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  3. jryanl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is from someone I work with. I would be surprised if they tried to pull something over on someone they work with.
     
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  6. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Ditto! I've never seen any Mac Pro sell for under $900 on eBay, so finding one that works well with 5GB of RAM is a stupid good deal.
     
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  9. jryanl thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I got it, thanks for the confirmation of what I was thinking
     
  10. Roman23 macrumors 6502

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    Really sounds too good though..

    BEFORE YOU COMMIT TO IT... Ask the person to test it for you.. see how it runs in front of your eyes.. inspect for damages and ask to see the insides.. I still think its a great deal, but I have my doubts though... as I said.. don't buy it yet, look at it as if you were a customer before making the move.

    Once you check everything out and ask for an Apple hardware test report from him showing all components are known working, then its ok to buy it! I have seen woodcrest 1,1 mac pros(2006) going for like 1500.00 sometimes 1300 on ebay.. while the 2008 mac pros are going for like 1900 - 2.8 dual, 3.0 - 2200.00, and 3.2 - 2700.00.

    The single 2.8 goes for about what the 2006 costs.. so if you could get a 2008 you will benefit greatly:

    2008 mac pros are EFI64 - in lament terms, take any video card out there currently for mac such as: GTX285, RADEON 4870 HD, etc and you can run those. The 2006 can also run those, but will require some magic to get the nvidia EFI64 based cards to work.


     
  11. narimonk macrumors regular

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    Before you buy write down the persons ID Info, not only in case it's a scam (which I doubt if you work with them) but also so you can take it to Apple if there is a problem with it, and they can check on warranty status.
     
  12. MacVidCards Suspended

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    My first Gen started as a Quad 2.66 like yours.

    I grabbed some 5160 Xeons for about $150 each and switched them out.

    I resold my matched Quad 2.66 Xeons for $300.

    My only cost was shipping and the long Torx wrench.

    Literally, nearly free...and that was a year ago.

    I just added an Octo 2.26 to the stable. For most day to day tasks...THE Quad 3.0 feels faster.

    You can find the 5165s and give yourself 8 Cores @ 3.0...but these are never free, or even cheap.

    Enjoy your bargain find, and if you like to tinker, the "Free" update to 3.0 can't be beat.
     
  13. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Send me the Serial # and I'll look it up in GSX.
     
  14. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    Try getting $1500 for that Mac Pro on Craigslist, there's no way :)

    I'll likely be selling my Quad 2.66 with 6GB ram, 500GB hdd, wireless, for $1,100, and I keep the 7300GT. I'll sell it for $85 or so, and that's all I am able to get for it. Rather not go the eBay route.

    I thought I would get more for it :(
     
  15. slughead macrumors 68040

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    This. For the money you're saving you can easily upgrade the processors and maybe the GPU.
     
  16. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020

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    If it's in good operating condition and from a trusted seller, that's an absolute steal.

    That's practically the same machine my brother paid $2,500 for 3 years ago with 1GB of RAM and a 250GB hard drive stock. If it's still available, GO FOR IT.
     

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