I own a Mac Pro again

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by rawweb, Sep 21, 2017.

  1. rawweb macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    Sold my 12c 2010 5,1 about 2 years ago for a great price. Thought it was my last shot at making the most out of it. Always regretted offloading it.

    Well, I just scored a 2012 5,1 4c on CL for what I think is a steal ($500 USD). The case is in near mint condition, seemed well cared for. Not sure I'll do much with it, but it's nice to have around for nostalgia sake. Came from an agency and was loaded with 4x4tb drives!

    Anyway, just wanted to share my excitement, lol. :D
  2. BillyBobBongo macrumors 68020


    Jun 21, 2007
    On The Interweb Thingy!
  3. shaunp macrumors 68000

    Nov 5, 2010
    That's a good price and you can expand loads from there without spending a fortune
  4. rawweb thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    It was a great price! Definitely going to make it a hex core at some point here...
  5. DPUser macrumors 6502a

    Jan 17, 2012
    But of course!
  6. MisterAndrew macrumors 65816


    Sep 15, 2015
    Portland, Oregon
    Awesome! Congrats! I got my 2010 5,1 for the same price earlier this year from a design studio. It was 8 core 2.4 GHz, but I upgraded it to 12 core 3.06 GHz, plus a bunch of other things. :)
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    pixelatedscraps macrumors 6502


    Jul 11, 2017
    Hong Kong
    Same here. I've never owned anything more powerful than a G4, MBPs or iMacs over the years until I finally found a 2010 5,1 (2x 3.33Ghz, 32Gb RAM, 120Gb OWC Accelsior, 1x 4TB, 1x 1Tb) for under $1,000 shipped to Hong Kong. I used to work on a cMP 1,1 at another studio years ago and have always longed for one ever since but they were never financially justifiable for me until recently.

    Am completely in love with being able to tinker it and scratch that at-the-back-of-my-mind PC itch but still staying within the MacOS world. Long may it live (touches wood)!

    (And yes, I'm on the lookout for a 23" Cinema Display HD from 2010 to match with it and act as a second monitor!)
  8. Caesar_091 macrumors 6502


    Jan 18, 2005
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    pat500000 Suspended


    Jun 3, 2015
    Eh? I thought you had mp all this time. You'll never leave mac pro. You were temporarily having a self-reflection time about why mac pro is good for you.
  10. CapnDavey macrumors 6502


    Apr 11, 2015
    good price with all those 4tb drives to whats not to like
  11. rawweb thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2015
    I know! It was quite the find!

    Contemplating throwing my RX 580 from my 15" 2016 eGPU setup in...hmmm. When these were new back in the day, I always wanted one configured with a dual 5770. That would be kind of fun. In reality, I wouldn't want to pay real money for such old GPU technology.

    Just upgraded to a hex. Need to let the paste break in now, temps holding in the mid 30s C. Makes me wonder why on earth I walked away from my old dual 2010 a few years back just to come back full circle, lol. Nostalgia gets the best of us...

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  12. MIKX macrumors 6502a


    Dec 16, 2004
    Rawweb I think you got an absolutely fantastic deal ! I'm jealous.

    Last year I went from a power eating 2,1 to a 4,1 ( the original owner advertised it as a 3,1 but it was a 4,1 ). I was very pleased indeed to be able to upgrade it to a 5,1 with USB 3.1 + SATA M.2 PCIe SSD + internal SATA II 480gb SSD + flashed HD 7950 3Gb @5GT.s. Compared to the 2,1 it absolutely flies.
    Haven't upped the cpus yet but will soon with faster RAM of course.

    When you think about how upgradeable these 4,1 & 5,1 cMP's are it's amazing that 7 year old computers are keeping up so well.
  13. pertusis1 macrumors 6502

    Jul 25, 2010
    Welcome back. My only regret with the 5,1 is that I'm out of reasonable upgrades :(

    It's time to get disciplined about saving up for the mMP if it ever comes out.

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