8 Core 2.8 Mac Pro

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  1. cantthinkofone macrumors 65816

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    Looking at this Mac Pro. Seems like a good price, but then I found this Mac Pro.

    Would $1,800 be a low ball offer?
     
  2. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    I wouldn't get the second model you listed. It's a 2006 model that doesn't support 64bit EFI which might be mandatory for future OS X versions.

    Considering that they have the same price tag, take the first model you listed (2008).
     
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    I agree. Actually, that's 2007 Mac Pro but still 32-bit EFI ;) :(

    1800$ for 2.8GHz 8-core sounds like a decent deal, I would go for that.
     
  4. cantthinkofone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not necessarily. Might be a upgraded 2006 model as well.
    2006 and 2007 machines are exactly the same. The only thing Apple did in 2007 was offering quad core Xeons, which can be put in a 2006 model as well, so no firmware issues in this case like it is with the 2009/2010 models.
     
  6. cantthinkofone thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I ran the serial number and the apple care is expired. Add says its good until August 2011 :rolleyes:
     
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