From were to buy an Used Mac Pro ?

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  1. ediflorianus macrumors newbie

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    From were to buy an Used Mac Pro ?(may also be interested in a DDR2 PCIE G5... with good case & fan condition - esthetic -)
    I'm interested in a Mac pro at around 4-500 $ tops (I'm from Est Europe )

    Were can I get a good deal ? (I have hard drive's or video card so that's not so important)

    I may also buy a defective unit if it starts and if it show's something on the screen ( sorry for any inconvenience for the moderators ) I'm pretty skilled in repairing stuff *also own a hot air chip solder machine (if it fixes the problem I'm not so good at re balling a chipset if it had fallen off)
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    eBay, but to even get the first Mac Pro for 4-500 USD might be a little hard. A defective unit maybe, but then you might be spending more for repairing it.

    Have a look at www.mac2sell.net and see what the prices for used machines are.

    Btw, not every graphics card you can get will work with a Mac Pro.
     
  3. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    you wont get a mac pro for that money, you might get a case if your lucky enough to find one, best add at least another 500€ to your estimate ;)
     
  4. ediflorianus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    at 1500-1600 euros I can get the new unit 8 core Nehalem , but I don't have that much
    my STOC G5 (used) Was around 250-280 Euros around 1 year and 8 months ago
     
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    Because the G5 is older than the first Mac Pro 1,1. It even uses an older and different architecture (PPC vs x86), thus there was a significant price drop after the Intel Macs have been introduced.

    Have you even taken a look at eBay, Craigslist or Mac2sell to see some prices?
     
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  7. malcolm233391 macrumors member

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    Try Craigslist, especially in Sacramento for the 2009 Mac Pro 8 Core.
     
  8. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    No, that is a bad deal. That is the 2007 8-core model prior to the official 2008 models, which sported increased specs across the board. Not only that, but it can be found for much less (in the US $1,700 range).
     
  9. Wonderl33t macrumors newbie

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    oh okay. I thought it was an 08 model, I thought the 07 models were dual dual-core ("4 cores")
     
  10. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    Nope those are the '06 MacPro 1,1 models with 32bit EFI. Which Apple no longer supports :)

    Which still go for $1000US+
     
  11. ediflorianus thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I don't know about you , but I's a bit over my budget (I prefer to invest in long term than put down 1500 euros ) I found many Dual Xeon (2x2 core) macs for on ebay action at 350-600 Euros , but I didn't win any of them Searching for something under 1000 , anyway I'm starting to think that I rather stick with my G5 and rebuild my pc.... (I have case , around 8 gb DDR2 -4x2 sticks , and a Quadro FX5500 (7900GTX moded) ) so I just need a board and a cpu also have cooling... Or should I go for an Alienware M11x notebook? seems to fulfill all my gaming and OSX and mobile and space needs... a around 500-600 euros (~700$ ?)
    I honestly wanted to skip pc's because I'm fed up with them :(
     

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