Mac Pro 2009 or 2010 Woes

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Dawoo, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. Dawoo macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hey there,
    Long time reader of the forums, but in need of some advice. I'm looking to buy a mac pro, the hex core is preferable, but a tad outside my budget.

    Could I buy a 2009 model now wait a few months then update as I go along? for example putting in a hex core CPU, adding a 5870 as I get more freelance work? ( using the firmware hack )

    As and when the 2013 models come out, those new parts could theoretically be put in the 2010/2009 machines?

    Thanks for your help
     
  2. derbothaus macrumors 601

    derbothaus

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    Jul 17, 2010
    #2
    ^^^ Yes. Get a quad, hack it to Hex. Whenever you are ready.
     
  3. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Québec
    #3
    Hello,

    Upgrading the 2009 with hex: yes.

    (If I understand your second question correctly) Using the CPUs from the 2013 into your 2009: not likely.

    Loa
     

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