Buying macpro...good deal?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macpro2000, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. macpro2000 macrumors 6502a

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    Found a 5,1 2010 mp 2.8 quad with 8 gb ram, 1.5 hdd/5770. No box. $800

    Good deal or no?
     
  2. Studio K macrumors 6502

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    That is a very good price for a 2010 mac pro. $800 is what the 2009s have been going for in the last year or so.

    Makes me wonder why they are selling it for such a low price.
     
  3. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Great price, honestly. A little too low, if you ask me. For sure check out the machine before you purchase, as always. However, I picked up a 3,1 for $200 with all peripherals, so it might just be a lucky listing.
     
  4. weaverra macrumors regular

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    Where did you pick up one for $200? I can hardly find a 1,1 for $350.
     
  5. echoout macrumors 6502a

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    They're all over central Texas for that.
     
  6. macines macrumors member

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    have you seen it?

    i'd be a little suspicious, because either i got extremely lucky selling mine for 1500$ or something is wrong with that machine
     
  7. Silicon Sam macrumors newbie

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    I bought my 5,1 from Mac; of All Trades for $950. It was in the clearance section, the front foot was bent from shipping damage. I could care less what it looks like. Buying from them means I get a warranty, where you don't from a CL seller.

    http://www.macofalltrades.com/B-Grade-Apple-Mac-Pro-1x-2-8GHz-Mid-2010-p/mp-28-4c-m10s.htm

    I have since upgraded to 24GB of OWC RAM, and a used W3680 processor. And replaced the single optical drive for a pair of LG Blu-Ray burners.

    Now sits beside my 2,1 Pro. The old Pro does nothing but run Handbrake on occasion.
     
  8. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    Older woman listed it on Craigslist as a G5. Drove two hours to pick it up, totally worth it.
     
  9. energyboy macrumors member

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    Anyone care to chime in on this deal:

    2008 Mac Pro 3,1
    2.8ghz 8 Core
    16GB RAM
    500gb HD
    Nvidia GT 120

    $700

    I've been toying with the idea of building a Hackintosh, but it seems like there is a pretty steep learning curve on how to get it setup and doing things over and over again with each update from Apple. However, a Hackintosh build would be significantly faster with futureproof parts.

    Thoughts?
     
  10. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

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    You should post these topics in The Buying Advice Forums but basically, nobody here is going to recommend you purchase a 3,1 as the 4,1 and 5,1 outperform it and are significantly easier and cheaper to upgrade and maintain. The 3,1 has about 3-5 years of life on it, in my opinion. It would depend on what you need the machine for, but for $700, that's about a fair price for that machine, especially with 16GB of RAM.
     
  11. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    I my thought is: get nMP.
     
  12. energyboy macrumors member

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    New Mac Pro isn't worth it. At 3k with almost zero expansion I'd rather get a hackintosh using a Fractal R4 case, pay 1/3 the price and get better performance with a Core i7 4770K processor.

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    Thanks, ideally I'd like to spend around 1k on a desktop, I'll have to shop around.
     
  13. koban4max macrumors 68000

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    that's really a sign that you don't have money.
     

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