Mac Pro G0EM1LL/A

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

  1. wacomme macrumors regular

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    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 How outdated is the architecture?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

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    2008?

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

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

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    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

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    No.

    2008 (3,1) and above models use EFI64 firmware.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    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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