Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Liquinn, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. Liquinn Suspended

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    Hi, thinking about buying a Mac Pro 2006...

    Is the Mac Pro worth 695 pounds?

    Intel Xeon Quad Mac Pro 1,1
    2 x Dual core Intel 5160 CPU @ 266Ghz
    CPU BENCMARK SCORE: 4400
    256mb 7300GT Video card
    4GB DDR2 FB ECC RAM
    1 x 250Gb hard drive
    2 x DVI Ports on Video Card
    3 x PCIe Slots
    Gigabyte Ethernet
    5 x USB
    2 x Firewire 400
    2 x FW 800
    Audio In & Out
    NO KEYBOARD AND MOUSE - can be added FOR £40
    NO BT OR WIFI - can be added FOR £25 EACH

    6 MONTHS WARRANTY

    NOT SUITABLE FOR MOUNTAIN LION


    I'm not bothered about the lack of support for Mountain Lion and the lack of bluetooth and wireless since I can connect it to Ethernet anyways.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. Darth.Titan macrumors 68030

    Darth.Titan

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    Austin, TX
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    My opinion? With just a 7300 GT video card, 250GB HD and only 4 GB RAM that's overpriced. I also notice they didn't mention whether or not it has an optical drive.

    Assuming it has a standard superdrive, Mac2Sell prices that config at £630, and I think that's optimistic.
     
  3. monokakata macrumors 68000

    monokakata

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    That price looks to be about $1100 US, and I wouldn't pay $1100 for that machine.

    I say this as the owner of a Mac Pro 1,1 that I've upgraded to octocore, bumped the memory to 14gb, video to ATI 5770, and the system disk to 1 TB.

    If I could get $1100 for mine I'd be happy, and it's a much more capable machine than the one you're looking at.

    Note that the cost of upgrading memory is high, relative to later models.

    I'd look for something newer, or try to get a much lower price on this one.
     
  4. Baytriple macrumors 6502

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    695 seems a lot for the bare minimum if a machine.

    You will have to throw some money at it to get it going nicely.

    I have a 2,1. Added a 256 SSD. AMD5870 video card and have 12GB RAM. Also I have 3 other drives. 500, 1 + 2 TB.

    You can run mountain lion on the 1,1. You will need a hard drive and a secondary drive to run it. Also a decent video card too.

    I can play Battlefield 3 very nicely when I am running it as a PC.

    After all this extra money spent Would it just not be better to get a newer machine with many of these parts as standard?
     

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