New (old) to me Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by glenthompson, Jul 9, 2014.

  1. glenthompson macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    Found a deal on our local Craigslist I couldn't pass up, Bought a 2008 Mac Pro 3,1 with 2x2.8 quad processors, 16gb memory, 2x500gb drives and Radeon 5870 graphics card with a 23" ACD and full sized keyboard all for the grand price of $550.

    Currently installing Mavericks + server and will be installing some larger hard drives.

    It's been some time since I looked at a Mac Pro and the case is larger than I remember. Heavier than I expected.
     
  2. NOTNlCE macrumors 6502a

    NOTNlCE

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    Wow, not a bad price. 3,1 is currently my daily driver. In my experience, a PCIe SSD (Apricorn Velocity Solo x1 is what I use) was the most noticeable upgrade on my machine.
     
  3. crjackson2134 macrumors 68040

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    Wow! That's an awesome rig for 5 bills. I don't need another one, but if found that deal I'd buy too. Congrats on a great find!
     
  4. glenthompson thread starter macrumors 68000

    glenthompson

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    If I was using it like you, that would be the first upgrade. I'm planning on using it as a server so it won't benefit that much from the SSD upgrade.
     
  5. Larry-K macrumors 68000

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  6. fuchsdh macrumors 65816

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    Congrats. Those sweet deals are why Craigslist is so tempting--glad you had a positive experience.
     

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