Could buy a 8-core Mac Pro 4,1 for a fairly good price.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Marhowl, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Marhowl, Dec 16, 2014
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2014

    Marhowl macrumors member


    Apr 12, 2013

    I just got a deal for an 8-core Mac Pro for 32000 CZK which is around 1449 USD. The Apple computers in Europe are always around 20-25% more expensive than in US, so please bear that in mind =D

    My question is. Can this machine last for a long time? If I don't end up keeping it, my friend would eventually buy it from me for the same price at least

    The things that are included and specs are as follows

    - LED cinema display 24" (they still sell for quite high on Ebay Germany)
    - 8-core 2.26
    - 8GB ram (4 slots are still free)
    - 256GB Samsung SSD + 640GB Drive + 2TB Drive
    - Radeon 4870

    Now, for about 1449 USD, I'd say that's quite a good deal, isn't it? I never owned a Mac Pro before, but in my relatively short time on earth, I have owned 12 macs in total so far. This would be something new for me.

    Only yesterday I have discovered, that it's actually possible to upgrade the firmware on these machines to make it think it's actually 5,1. That's great news. I would definitely do some upgrades in the future, namely the CPU, GPU and RAM, all which would cost me about 200-250 each so somewhere around 750 for a total upgrade.

    So what do you guys think? Should I convince the guy to lower the price a bit, or would you say it's a good deal and a future-proof computer? Let's say Another 3-4 years out of it would be great.

    I don't need it for any demanding tasks btw. I'm just a Macintosh enthusiast =D I owned a number of powerful systems, but never a Mac Pro, "just because"

  2. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502


    Mar 18, 2011
    Shanklin, Isle Of Wight
    The 4,1 can be upgraded, carefully, to match the nMP. It is an excellent machine!
  3. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2014
    It will last a long time until 2020 it will still be good. You can upgrade that model to 12 core when you need more power. That price is normal for Europe.

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