Mac Pro Refurb

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Mugs, Jun 3, 2008.

  1. Mugs macrumors regular

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    Hey, Im going to be buying a mac pro soon (Just going for the normal model, then adding ram and hard drives later) are the refurbs on the apple store normally pretty good? Im just a bit weary of them. If anyone could give advice it would be much appreciated. Also Iv heard the stock ATi card is better than the 8800 for video editing? Is this true, Thanks
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Refurbs rock. You sometimes receive a better speced model than you pay for.

    The HD 2600 is better than the 8800 GT at pro apps, yes.
     
  3. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks a lot for being so quick. So getting a refurb Mac Pro should be totally fine?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I don't see why not. Unless if you order an HD 2600 and you receive one upgraded to an 8800 GT. That'd be against your wishes, but if you got more RAM or a bigger HDD, that's what the Refurb Lottery is all about!
     
  5. Mugs thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool! Then it sounds like thats what Im going to do! Thanks, also do you know roughly what the speeds of the nehalem processors are going to be and if they are really going to be as major as everyone makes them out to be? Thanks
     

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