Good price for a MacPro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by MAC MAN JW, Nov 1, 2016.

  1. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502


    Jul 12, 2011
    Hi, it's been quite some time since I posted here. But I have a chance to get a MacPro 1,1 with original monitor for $100. I know this is outdated by today's standards but being I used a G5 all the way up to around six months ago I know tweaks and hacks to make everyday Computing bearable and this would be a lot better than that was (compatibility wise). I know my limit is OS X 10.7 Lion but have found ways around that from Reading forms although I don't know if that's allowed to talk about that here or not so I won't get into that. Only thing that is said to be wrong is it's a little loud, so I'm guessing maybe a fan going bad worst case scenario would be a hard drive but I got a spare so not a big deal. It pretty much only would be used for Facebook and web browsing, you guys think it's a ok deal? 20161101_134035.png 20161101_134020.png 20161101_134035.png 20161101_134020.png
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    Looking at Ebay it seems like a fair deal, assuming everything is working. You are already aware that it is obsolete, so I won't warn about that.
  3. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Looks like 6,1 is having "discounts." However, I have a feeling there will be an update.....choice is yours though.
  4. Flint Ironstag macrumors 6502a

    Flint Ironstag

    Dec 1, 2013
    Houston, TX USA
    Only if I had a spare SSD laying around to throw in there.
  5. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

    thats all folks

    Dec 20, 2013
    Austin (supposedly in Texas)
    if it comes with a keyboard, that and the monitor are worth at least $40 right there. so yes, for what it is, a good deal. you should plan on putting a new drive in it. an SSD might be overkill from the value perspective. but if that thing has a 10 year old drive in it, not something you want to depend on. and any current 7200 RPM drive will be much faster.
  6. raymanster macrumors 6502


    Feb 13, 2008
    I'd say that's a decent deal for the price incl monitor. You can always pick up a 120 GB SSD for cheap and throw El cap on there. Should be usable for a another 2-3 years, maybe more.
  7. Morpheo macrumors 65816


    Feb 26, 2014
    Might be obsolete but it will run El Capitan perfectly - for $100 it's a pretty good deal! Like raymanster said above, add an SSD (and more ram) and you're good to go. Mine has been running non-stop for 10 years now, I upgraded the CPUs earlier this year (was a dual originally) and a SSD, and it's still going strong. This thing is a tank.
    --- Post Merged, Nov 2, 2016 ---
    Are we running out of rumors in the MacPro section?

  8. pastrychef macrumors 601


    Sep 15, 2006
    New York City, NY
    In my opinion, $100 is about the maximum this thing is worth.
  9. pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Very much so.....we ran out of ammo for encouragement.
  10. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    If you can find a 6,1 discounted to OP's budget of $100, I will suddenly become a nMP fan. :p
  11. CapnDavey macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    If you have a G5 now thats a good deal with the monitor to you can upgrade it better video card more ram bigger hard drive or SSD and clovertown CPU's good luck.

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