Good price for a Mac GTX 285?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by 3587, Dec 13, 2009.

  1. 3587 macrumors 6502a

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    I just purchased a new Mac version of the GTX 285 for $350.00 on eBay... Free shipping and no taxes. Is that a good for the "Mac" version?
     
  2. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    Better than what apple charges. They want 449.95 for it.
     
  3. pr-photo macrumors newbie

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    Here in the UK Apple want over £350 for the card so to me its a great price
     
  4. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    depends. I am going to go out on a limb and say that you bought yourself a PC version of the card that the seller has flashed to Apple EFI. If that is the case, then no, I wouldn't say you got a good deal. Can you find out if you purchased a genuine apple card or a flashed PC card? many ebay sellers are making boatloads of money by doing this, using methods that were discovered and created by individual users, then basically stealing the method and making money from it.
     
  5. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is for sure a Mac card, NOT PC.
     
  6. kellen macrumors 68020

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    Reflashing the 285 requires new chips doesn't it? It isn't as straightforward as the 4870 or 4890 flash.
     
  7. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Who's talking about reflashing? It doesn't need it, it is a Mac card for Macs! Mac logo all over the box and card.
     
  8. bozz2006 macrumors 68030

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    Then I'd say, "Yes!", you got a good deal. Nice find!
     
  9. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Sweet! :D
     
  10. 3587 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, the MAC GTX 285 arrived today... Only $350! Now, time to install and see what's faster...
     

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