lol, yeah im going to go view it and make the final decision. Im not sure if i will flip it but yea, i felt it was a good deal because it came with the monitor 3x750gb hard drives (2 in raid, the third set to time machine). The track pad, and keyboard w/installed software. I built a pc not to long ago with pretty good specs but always wanted a mac pro. Saw this with everything included on craigslist and was just very curious. Thanks guys.
c'mon and x1900 and 4 gigs?
I don't know what ACD's go for in the states but it doesn't sound like to OP is looking for a flipper, he actually wants to use it.
Yeah, thus my smiley face... It's not like it's in the thousands or anything. I said that cuz I see those monitors here in Japan if old going for around $150 and I see MacPro1,1 with specs like that going for $300. Put the two together and...
As far as installed software, it's a zero value item unless he's transferring the licenses over.
Anyway, more important than considering the initial price is calculation what will be needed.
The three things I think this machine will require are:
A better GPU ($200 to $350)
More memory ($200 to $325)
And maybe a small SSD to boot from ($150)
If he goes low on all those things that's an extra $550
Plus $600 brings it to $1,150
Sound like a good deal now? Didn't you just buy a 4,1 for $700? And i see 3,1 regularly going for $700 here in Japan a lot.
Picked it up guys, couldnt help myself. Everything was in pristine condition. The acd was indeed 23" and its in absolutely mint condition (power brick doesnt even have scratches on it.) Is also nice that it has 1.5tb raid set up and a 750gb time machine hdd. So I felt it was a good buy. As far as upgrades go, im just doing a ram upgrade for the time being...gpu and everything else will follow a little further down when i find good prices. Thanks for the input everyone, much appreciated.
Also as far as installed software....just ilife and garage band type stuff. Was a fresh install otherwise.