Is This Mac Pro Worth It?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by VeganHipster, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. VeganHipster macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2011
    I regularly see good deals on Mac Pros in my area. The one I am looking at right now has two Dualcore CPUs and two videocards, 4gb of RAM, and a 1tb hard drive for $750. I am thinking of swapping out the GPUs and putting in the 5770 from apple for some gaming on bootcamp. Do you think this machine is worth the price it is at? I don't need the best performance as I can just upgrade the RAM later down the line, I am just looking for a machine that can run all the OS X programs I need and do some fairly decent gaming on the bootcamp side. Thoughts? Thank you!
  2. TonyK macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2009
    is this a 1,1 or 2,1 MacPro. My 3,1 MacPro has Xeon processors.

    Model Name: Mac Pro
    Model Identifier: MacPro3,1
    Processor Name: Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
    Number Of Processors: 2
    Total Number Of Cores: 8
    L2 Cache (per processor): 12 MB
    Memory: 12 GB
    Bus Speed: 1.6 GHz

    Not saying it is not a good buy at $750 for the unit you are looking at, only that your options to upgrade, expand and run more recent versions of OS X could be limited.
  3. j-banana macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2011
    @ tony

    it's a mac pro 1,1 coz all 3,1 are either 1x quad or 2 x quad.

    @ vegan

    nope not worth it your options will be too limited hardware wise unless you'll gonna put up a museum later on.
  4. dndlnx macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2010
    Doesn't seem horrible I guess...

    I would probably save that money, and put it into a newer model.

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