I need your help with a Mac Pro 1,1 upgrade …

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bf2rules, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. bf2rules macrumors newbie

    Jan 23, 2015
    I have done some reading and looking around this forum and I need some input form you guys and gals…

    Here is what I have…

    Mac Pro 1,1
    2.66 GHz
    OS X version 10.7.5 Lion
    Memory: 16 GB

    What I want to do with it…

    I would like to hook 4 monitors to it...

    Upgrades I was thinking:

    - Solid State Drive:
    Two - Samsung 850 EVO 250GB 2.5-Inch SATA III Internal SSD (MZ-75E250B/AM)

    - Memory upgrade from 16GB to 24 or 32 GB

    - Graphics Cards
    From what I understand I can use two graphics cards so I can hook up 4 monitors but I am not sure what cards to get.

    What do you think???
  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020


    Jan 13, 2013
    I put a small SSD in mine and it feels BLAZING fast.

    I have 6GB in mine and it feels fairly nice, I am looking into more though.

    I've run three cards at a time. The top and bottom slots are the fastest, the bottom being the fastest out of the two. A used Mac-flashed 5770 wouldn't be bad. I'm running a 6790 without the boot screen on mine, but that involved some kext hacks that aren't recommended.

    I'd buy a 5770 and some other secondary card and use the last two slots for a USB 3.0 card and a SATA III card.

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