Mac Pro on eBay. What is this seller on.

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by iHateMacs, Feb 22, 2012.

  1. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a

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  2. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    OMG that is funny, I've seen a few bad ones but that one has to take the cake, its clearly a Mac Pro 1,1 or 2,1 or 3,1 you can tell from the memory cards, if the photo is the machine he is selling, but the price is just hilarious.
     
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    At least it isn't tube based. You have to replace those.
     
  6. goMac macrumors 603

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    If it was a 2008 with 64 gigs of RAM, there might be a small chance... 2008 RAM is not cheap.
     
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  9. iHateMacs thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm sure they did but it's 2012 now. A 56kb/s modem shouldn't be a selling point.
     
  10. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular

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    What are you talking about?! That 56K option is the icing on the cake!

    *immediately orders stupidly priced Mac Pro*



    The 2008's were only upgradeable to 32 GB of RAM... and yes it was expensive. The 2009 model is expandable to 128 GB I believe... and you can get 64 GB for 800 bucks.
     
  11. AkuskaUK macrumors 6502

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    Thats what i noticed... maybe he is mentally retarded?
     
  12. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    You can get 8GB FB-DIMMs. Would be £2,800 for 64GB, or £3,400 with tax.
     
  13. flatfoot macrumors 65816

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    I'm pretty sure that's a 7300 GT in there and not a GT 120 as stated. So it's most probably a 2006 Mac Pro.

    2.26GHz quad x2 would be a 2009 Mac Pro (MacPro4,1). In those, however, the internals were arranged differently.

    => Completely messed up offer.
     
  14. thekev macrumors 604

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    Perhaps he feels that makes it a collector's item:rolleyes:.
     
  15. Ap0ks macrumors 6502

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    Anyone notice the "2 Available | 1 Sold" text? :eek:
     
  16. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Can change the price after selling one and the seller accepts offers.
     
  17. MonkeyBrainz macrumors regular

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    No, the max RAM the 2008 can hold is 32 GB according to EveryMac and OWC, only the 2009 and newer Mac Pros have 64 GB expandability and beyond and the advertised Mac Pro doesn't appear to be a 2009 or newer. Hence, why it's a rip off.
     
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    Haha...

    Judging by the orientation of the memory riser cards (both facing up), it's clearly a 1,1 or 2,1 machine. CPUs? Probably two Woodcrest 5150s (2.66GHz).

    The graphics card looks like a 7300 GT 256MB, NOT a GT 120 512MB.

    Hard to tell from the low-res pictures, but the side of the front fan assembly has got some kind of dirt/grime or discoloration going on, as if the machine was used in a smoker's home.

    I'm not quite sure if it's even possible to get 64GB of RAM to register in a 1,1/2,1 (never seen anyone try it). I guess in THEORY you could if the chipset and firmware allowed it and of course, you'd spend a fortune.

    56k modem? Uh-uh... Apple did make a USB dongle modem offered around the time this machine was new. But never built-in.

    About the only plausible spec listed here is perhaps the four 3TB hard drives. That's about $800-1000 worth of drives new.


    But the funniest thing about this whole listing is the absolute lunacy in pricing. 8000 GBP? Wow... They must be high. You can get a brand new 12-core straight from Apple, even getting 64GB of their highly marked up RAM and come out for less than that. I certainly hope there's nobody stupid enough out there to buy that machine...
     
  19. K1dGorgeous macrumors newbie

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    Even better the same guy is trying to sell a betacam player for 6500 GBP.

    He's just looking for suckers.
     
  20. gpzjock, Feb 23, 2012
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    Call his bluff.

    Why not request screen shots of the system profiler displaying the Hardware, Graphics/Displays and Memory panes?

    That should bring him down to earth...

    "Dual layer Superdrive burns discs up to 64 GB and more" he claims.

    Anyone got a stolen credit card to use? :D
     
  21. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Because they don't stock 8GB FB-DIMMs as they weren't viable until 2009. You can put 64GB in a 2006-2008 Mac Pro, but you do need to do something on the software side to get it working in OS X. Just as you would need to in order to get more than 96GB working on a 2009-2010 Mac Pro as there are apparently OS X limits.
     
  22. Graeme43 macrumors 6502a

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    Also says DDR3 while I'm sure the picture represents ones that only came in DDR2 if I'm not mistaken? :confused:
     
  23. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    Yup.
     
  24. alksion macrumors 68000

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    Shoot, I just bought it :(

    Wish I would have came here first and read this........
     
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    Epic ;)
     

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