Not helpful.get nMP.
I found a used Mac Pro MA356J/A with 2.66 Dual Core Xeon cpus's and a 7300GT gpu.
It is missing the ram and harddrive. They only want 50 dollars for it the pc.
Is this worth it? Can the cpu's be upgraded?
I forgot to check ebay ram prices. Obviously that would save quite a bit. From retailers some of the older FB dimms cost quite a bit. I had figured $80-150 for a boot drive depending on capacity and whether an ssd was preferred. $80 seemed like a reasonable estimate on an HDD. Adding money for the ram retail to the HDD would have pushed it to the $200 mark above machine cost. Yours was a better idea though.You can use standard ECC FB-DIMM memory. Just transfer the heatsinks. CPU's are plentiful. I upgraded my memory and CPU's (2) for $50 total off ebay.
who are you to say it's not helpful?It's missing the ram and hard drive? Ram is slightly costly for that one. It can be upgraded somewhat, but it's ancient. It won't run on par with newer hardware. You won't see much of a gpu performance gain on anything past the 5770. If you hunt through ebay, you can upgrade it to an 8 core for $100 or so + (guessing) $200-300 to update ram and hard drive. The last thing to consider is that even after you purchase ram and a hard drive for it, it will only work if the logic board is still good. Your ability to test that is pretty limited without key components.