Link?It has a dual quad core intel xeon processor that clocks in at 2.8 ghz each, thats all I know for now, It's on craigslist.
For reference, in late October 2011 I bought my 2008 Mac Pro eight-core 2.8GHz from MacOfAllTrades.com for...I am in the market for a Mac Pro and was wondering if $1500 is a good price for a 2008 model?
I know you weren't sure which one he meant at the time, but ram is just really terribly expensive on that machine. We're reaching a tipping point where it's becoming cheaper to get 32GB in 4 dimms on a newer machine than via 8 dimms in the older machine. Gpu upgrades are possible, but you really pay for them (5870 still $450). At some point it starts to make sense to just buy a newer machine and spend less on upgrades than an older machine with a lot spent on upgrades. A 2009 machine upgraded to a hex would just completely smoke this machine, especially on applications with lesser core scaling given the newer architecture and higher clock (I know the mhz war is over but this is a higher clock speed with higher performance per clock cycle).What model specifically?
Anyway, you can upgrade the RAM to at least 32 GB, maybe even more.
You can upgrade the GPU.
You can upgrade the HDDs and even get an SSD or six.
And you can expand its connections via PCI cards.
$1500 sounds about right for a 2 x 2.8 GHz.
I hope so anyway, as that is what I'd like to get for my 2008 when (if) the new Mac Pros are announced.