Mac Pro G0EM1LL/A

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by wacomme, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. wacomme macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    I'm needing to replace my G5 PowerPC desktop Mac. I was thinking about an iMac, but I came across a Mac Pro G0EM1LL/A for $1300. Is this a good deal? I currently have a NEC LCD3090 monitor so I really don't need the screen on the iMac, though if I bought an iMac I'd sell my 30" NEC monitor to recoup some cost of the machine. I don't have desk space for two monitors.

    Is the used Mac Pro a good price? How outdated is the architecture? I have several external eSATA drives that I could readily use with the Mac Pro; I'd have to buy USB enclosures if I buy the iMac. For about the same price to me (iMac and sell my monitor vs. used Mac Pro), which is the better deal?
  2. AF08 macrumors member


    Jun 20, 2010
    Huntington Beach

    This is a 2008 model? Looks like a good price. Just avoid 1,1 MP
  3. wacomme thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    Does this 2008 model have a 32-bit limitation?
  4. wacomme thread starter macrumors regular

    Jun 21, 2009
    Here are the specs of the Mac Pro:

    Mac Pro with a 2.8GHZ Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    - Original OS X Installation Disks (10.5.2 - Upgradable to 10.5.8 Online)
    - Apple 16 X Superdrive
    - Pioneer DVR-115 / DVD-R/+R 20X Optical Drive
    - 320 GB 7200-rpm Serial ATA 3Gb/s Hard Drive
    - 500 GB Western Digital SATA 5000 Hard Drive
    - 6GB RAM, 800MHz, with Heat Spreaders
    - ATI Radeon HD 2600XT 256MB Video Card (Two Dual Link DVI)
    - Airport Wireless Card
  5. CaptainChunk macrumors 68020


    Apr 16, 2008
    Phoenix, AZ

    2008 (3,1) and above models use EFI64 firmware.
  6. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    That model number indicates it was refurbished.

    Not that it's a problem. I bought a refurb and I'm quite happy with it.

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