Good price for a MacPro?

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

  1. MAC MAN JW macrumors 6502

    MAC MAN JW

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    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 I know this is outdated by today's standards but being I used a G5 all the way up to around six months ago I know tweaks and hacks to make everyday Computing bearable and this would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 604

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    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 You are already aware that it is obsolete, so I won't warn about that.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 macrumors 604

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    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

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    Only if I had a spare SSD laying around to throw in there.
     
  5. thats all folks macrumors 6502a

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    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

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    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

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    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.
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    Are we running out of rumors in the MacPro section?

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  8. pastrychef macrumors 601

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    In my opinion, $100 is about the maximum this thing is worth.
     
  9. pat500000 macrumors 604

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    Very much so.....we ran out of ammo for encouragement.
     
  10. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    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

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    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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