Mac Pro 3,1 - 120gb ssd, 12gb ram, Nvidia GTX 680 + 30" cinema display.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by gochi, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. gochi macrumors 6502

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    Hello - I am officially getting myself into the Mac Tower world.

    What would you deem the price to be for a 3,1 Mac Pro
    -12gb ram
    -120gb ssd
    -nVIDIA 680 2gb

    + Apple Cinema 30" Display.


    this is obviously old tech, but still if i could get a good deal, it would be well worth it. thanks!
     
  2. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    If you can negotiate for $1700 to $1800 for both the Mac Pro and 30" ACD would be good provided both units don't have operating issues. Cosmetically both are acceptable with no major damages or dents. The display should not have any flickering issues. Good luck.
     
  3. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    so i take it that this isn't really a steal at this price???
     
  4. Michael73 macrumors 65816

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    Well, you didn't specify what processor variant of the 3,1 you were looking at.

    As you can see from my sig, I have a fairly similar set up to the one you're looking at although with a different GPU and a platter rather than SSD. Still, I think Macsonic is probably in the ballpark. As a breakout, I would expect an 8 core 3,1 with the specs you listed to be on the higher end of $1,000-$1,200 and the 30" ACD to be in the $600-$800. Again, assuming no damage, dents, etc.

    For all but a minority of tasks these machines are still extremely capable and most owners who have them are quite aware of this. Of course you might find someone willing to dump one for a bargain, but most are going to be looking to squeeze every dollar out of one, especially if they're looking to upgrade to the new Mac Pro.
     
  5. gochi thread starter macrumors 6502

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    bump trying to get more of an insight. its the quad 2.8 GHz X 2 model.
     
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  7. AlexMaximus macrumors 6502

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    A short note

    Here is my opinion:

    If it should be a MP 3.1, dont go with the quad, - octo only. The 3.2GHz runs a bit hotter and louder then the 2,8 octo.
    If you find a very good deal in mint condition with much Ram, I would consider it. However, a 4,1 would be more desireable at this time, in terms of future upgrades. If you go with accelsior later on, and will use all pci slots, the 4,1 has an advatage.

    :apple:
     
  8. Phildo macrumors member

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    If you're buying a Mac Pro then at least get a 2009 or 2010. There's a whole range of reasons for this.
     

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