Im buildin mac pro with replacement parts i need help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by yayoBeatz, Aug 22, 2011.

  1. yayoBeatz macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011
    hello to all i am new here and i know you all have alotta knowledge which i will use. my question is I'm building a mac pro early 2009 single quad core. i am using Processor Board Quad-Core Without Processors for Mac Pro Early 2009 661-4999 and want to ask which back plane should i get Backplane Board Version 2 for Mac Pro Early 2009 661-5444 or version 1?? the thing is i do not know which processor i should get i want it to be hassle less and compatible with the system i am building which is the best processor bang for the buck and are their to choose from? thanks in advance guys
  2. highdefw macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2009
    Look for a refurbished model. The price will end up being the same if you build it from scratch. Less work and way easier...
  3. hammten macrumors regular

    Jul 7, 2008
    And dont forget a warranty if bought through apple refurbished section...
  4. yayoBeatz thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 22, 2011
    thank y'all for the suggestions but i want to build it you know so regarding the questions i had what are your suggestions?
  5. nerdo macrumors regular


    Dec 18, 2010
    You should ask these guys:

    My guess is most people here will get a refurb or second hand because building a mac pro from spare parts is st00pid (as in more expensive)

    Or just google for fora that do discuss building mac's?? Pretty sure the info is out there somewhere.

  6. reebzor macrumors 6502a


    Jul 18, 2008
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yea just an FYI. I recently completely took apart my Mac Pro. It was much more difficult to work on than any PC I've ever built, and there is quite a few little "gotchas" you need to look out for. Just make sure that, when buying parts that they are definitely for the correct model you are trying to build. Most of the parts look the same from gen to gen, but they could be different and incompatible.
  7. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
  8. highdefw macrumors 6502

    Apr 19, 2009
    Exactly! I already ran into a situation where I needed to replace the PSU, backboard, and frontboard. Cost me over $500...

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