Mac Pro 1,1 Upgrading

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jakesaunders27, Jul 11, 2013.

  1. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

    jakesaunders27

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    Hi,
    I posted yesterday regarding specs and stuff of my new mac pro now I know a bit more about the machine I have put a little upgrade list together and wondered if you could check things out.

    So upgrade graphics to ATI Radeon HD 5770
    http://store.apple.com/uk/product/M...s-upgrade-kit-for-mac-pro-(mid-2010)?fnode=53

    Put an SSD of some sort in thinking Corsair Force series? I know the mac pro only has SATA 3 so i'm assuming this will limit speeds but will it be an improvement over the standard 250gb drive?

    Then RAM i know this is really expensive but over time im going to upgrade to 32GB

    Then USB 3.0 - what are some cheapish cards i know some of you on here recomend the ORICO cards? Is that right? like this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ORICO-Ori...209&pid=100005&prg=1048&rk=2&sd=151078841647&

    but they dont have any mac drivers on their website are they plug and play?

    Thanks A Lot, i hope someone can get back to me about these upgrades, i dont want to change processors either hense why i havent included them in list above

    Cheers Again

    Jake
     
  2. Shaggymax, Jul 11, 2013
    Last edited: Jul 11, 2013

    Shaggymax macrumors member

    Shaggymax

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    #2
    I recently took the unanimous advice from many MR members and NOT upgrade my MP 1,1.

    Sold the 1,1 and acquired a MP 3.33 6 Core machine. If you spend $$$ on the 1,1 now you will be kicking yourself in the near future.

    Just trying to sway...If you need swayyyyyyed. Cheers!
     
  3. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    jakesaunders27

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    Thanks for your reply, i know where your coming from but I like the machine and would not see any need to change it really, it was a present from my dad as well which it would seem a bit bad to go right dad ive had it for 2 days but its going! :) Its just tempory until i have enough to look at the new mac pro in october.

    Cheers
     

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