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Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by capwkidd, Jan 29, 2009.
Or does apple not give you one of the two CPU heat sinks, and perhaps other parts needed?
You can buy a heatsink, they go for just over $100 and the processor goes for over $800. Details and links to the heatsinks can be found here: http://guides.macrumors.com/Mac_Pro_Hardware_resource
$800 for a processor? who pays that?
Well as the price of Mac Pro is almost the same as the retail price of its components it could be argued anyone buying a Mac Pro is paying that
but if ur upgrading an old mac why would u pay the price of a new processor?
They don't turn up on the used market very often (compared to other Xeons). The only real way to get them cheaper is eBay, and well that has it's own issues.
you are making some wild assumptions. maybe the op has a single g5 for all we know
Nah I read his other posts where he talks about choosing between a 1 or 2 CPU Mac Pro before I replied
I haven't kept up with the pricing in the UK, but how does it compare to US pricing (how bad is it)?
At least here in the US, the second processor & sink only tack on $500USD. Everything else though, seems to be similar to other vendors, and not far off from retail. If you consider not having to buy the individual parts, build it yourself and support the system yourself a good thing, then this could be interpreted as the true savings.