Good price for Mac Pro (UK / Europe)???

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by kultschar, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Given up on ebay at the mo as not many on there in my price range (I do not want dual core).

    I have found two Mac Pro's (both 2008 model)

    2008 3.0Ghz Quad (8 core / 2 processors) with 10GB RAM / 3 x HD (over 1TB) £1650


    2008 2.8Ghz Quad (8 core / 2 processors) with 2GB RAM / 2 x HD (over 500GB) £1500



    Firstly are these prices in the right ball park for two year old models???

    Im a bit stretched for cash, is the 2008 3.0Ghz really going to blaze the 2.8Ghz?


    Much appreciated for any imput!!!
     
  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    I'd say the slight speed boost and five times as much memory is worth the extra £150.

    They seem like ok prices although I've seen better on eBay. Mind you, I've also seen worse on eBay. There was an unsold one on eBay a couple of days ago - 2.8Ghz 10GB RAM for £1275 delivered. If you're strapped for cash maybe look at that and see what the seller's willing to do. That + an Apple 5870 will make a screaming machine.
     
  3. kultschar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hmm - maybe I should wait a little.

    Cheers for that link, I noticed that yesterday and emailed the seller, he withdrew it as he said he dropped the tower when putting it into the box. Said he did a fair bit of damage
     
  4. kultschar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Another option is a quad (single processor) 2.93Ghz

    Do these have a spare socket for throwing in another processor if I came across a cheap one down the line?
     
  5. mattmower macrumors member

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    I've been idly following eBay while waiting for the reviews on the 2010 hex-core and I'd say those prices are a little over the odds, maybe £150 for the 2.8 with only 2GB, but still in the ball park. The 3GHz with 10GB for £1650 sounds okay if it's still got 4+ months of AppleCare.

    I was considering buying one (if I found a good deal) and waiting to see what 2012 might bring. But they're all falling out of AppleCare soon and I really want that "New MacPro" smell so I'll probably buy a hex.

    Matt
     
  6. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

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    No they don't. They're using 3xxx series Xeons which are basically Core i7s with ECC memory support.

    If you're really after a budget deal then maybe that damaged 2.8 might be worth it. If it's only the case that's damaged then you could save yourself a good chunk.
     
  7. kultschar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    He said it had internal damage!
     
  8. kultschar thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My other option is a 2.8 GHz Quad-(8 Core) with 6GB of RAM for £1200 however this is not on ebay so too scared to purchase!! :eek:
     

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