Mac Pro 1,1 Upgrading

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

  1. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    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

    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

    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

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

    Shaggymax macrumors member


    Jun 8, 2013
    Lancaster, PA USA
    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


    Jan 23, 2012
    United Kingdom
    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.


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