Opinion about my 2010 Mac Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by skyline r34, Oct 25, 2014.

  1. skyline r34 macrumors 6502

    skyline r34

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    I'm thinking about selling my 2010 Mac Pro for a 5K iMac, I own a 2013 Mac Pro i just recently bought earlier this year and I never own an iMac before just wondering will it be a good idea to sell my old mac pro

    Spec's are

    2.93GHz 12-Core
    32GB of Ram
    2TB HD
    ATi 3GB 7970
    Mac OS X Yosemite
     
  2. Ironjer macrumors regular

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    I wouldn't sell it. The cMP is a good powerful and flexibility machine for upgrade.
     
  3. ShawnF macrumors regular

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    Why would you want to sell your Mac Pro? Is the performance feeling sluggish? I introduced a few affordable upgrades to my Mac Pro - SSD, RAM and new GFX - and it feels very snappy. I recently got a Marvell 6GB PCI-E controller so now I'm getting better speeds after breaking through the onboard 3GB bottleneck.

    If I were to sell my current Mac Pro, I really wouldn't know what Mac to upgrade to as neither the new iMac nor the new Mac Pro appeals to me. Different design and user philosophies which I don't really like. The Hackintosh route would probably be where I end up.
     
  4. DanielCoffey macrumors 65816

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    Do you need two machines? I see you have both a 2010 cMP and a 2013 nMP. Do you just want the new iMac because it is new or because your workflow requires a 4K/5K display?
     
  5. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    As you already has the nMP, unless you really need a 5K display, or higher single core performance. I can't see other reason (from your post) why you "need" the 5K iMac. It's more like you "want" the 5K iMac.

    In this case, you don't need other fact to support your decision. Just buy what you like, and sell whatever you don't need it anymore.
     
  6. sirio76 macrumors regular

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    The new iMac will smoke your old macpro in everything but rendering, simulation or heavily multithreaded tasks, so if your workflow will not benefit from having many core it will be a better choice. Just turn on your activity monitor and look how many times you are using all of the available core during an average working day, if they are not working at full load a good part of the time then you will be better served by a machine with fewer much faster core.
     
  7. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    I think it's advisable you keep your classic 12 core Mac Pro. I've used 3 iMacs the past years and usually the corners of the screen gets those dark smudges. It's a hassle to bring it to the service center even with AppleCare still active. Also the 5k iMac is new hardware and untested as it may have glitches of bugs later on. Probably gauge what benefits you will get from the 5k iMac. A guy is making a review on the 5k iMac and he discovered the 5k iMac's flash drive is slower than the new Mac Pro's flash drive HERE

    It will also depend on what work you do with your Macs though you already have 2 Mac Pros which is more than adequate.
     
  8. N19h7m4r3 macrumors 65816

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    It depends on if you need two computers, and what you use it for. Personally if I had a 12Core cMP I would keep it and just upgrade to a PCIe SSD, and new GPU like the GTX 970, since for multi-core work, and 3D, even OpenCL the the upgraded Mac Pro would be far faster than the 4.0Ghz iMac.

    The iMac does have the advantage of the 5K display and better single core performance though, but is weaker on everything else.

    The Top iMac GPU, the m295x would also at best be a match to your current 7970.
     
  9. Tom-Create-Pro macrumors member

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    Keep the 5, 1, upgrade the GPU and put some PCI-E flash blades or a PCI-E SSD in there. If you're desperate for Ultra HD, 4K monitors aren't even that expensive anymore.
     
  10. Sharky II macrumors 6502a

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    The 7970 is pretty damn good! Get SSDs or PCIe SSD blades for the biggest perceivable bump in performance.

    And if you really want more CPU grunt, upgrade to two 6-core 3.46GHz X5690s. Done!
     
  11. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Given your nMP setup, you could get some cash for that cMP. The 12 core nMP is the only model that is faster than the 2x 6@2.93GHz (what I have). Yesterday I upgraded to an R9 280X and I'm very happy. One reason for me to keep it is I use an ultra high quality firewire audio cable for recording, and the nMP doesn't have it and I don't want to run my pristine signal chain through a cheap thunderbolt adapter.
     
  12. Amethyst macrumors 6502

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    as i have pc with i7-4790k and r9 290, and 12c 2.93 cmp.

    i can confirm you will be happily with cmp more than 4790k-ish.
     
  13. skyline r34 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys I think it's time to depart from my 2010 Mac Pro this 4yrs old Mac Pro is aging I think I should sale it now so that I can get some decent cash for it, I looked at some companies that will buy back my Mac Pro power on will give me $975, sellmeyourmac is willing to give me $1550 but I think i'll take my chances with eBay thanks for all of you guys opinion it really helped
     
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  15. Korican100 macrumors 6502a

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    hackintosh would absolutely be the last on my list for any option whatsoever

    i already fear that my cpu upgrades will cause boot issues, i can only imagine what fear i had turning on a hackintosh everytime...

    especially on new updates for the OS
     
  16. SDAVE macrumors 68040

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    You know you can upgrade the CPUs for about $400 and it will be just as fast as a nMP right?
     
  17. flowrider macrumors 601

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    Aw come on, this, IMHO, is a silly thread:eek: If the OP doesn't realize the value of his 5,1 let him sell it, or as the OP put it sale it????? Or does he mean sail it?????

    Lou
     
  18. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    If you really think selling a $7,000+ computer for those prices is a good idea then you deserve what you get for it ...
    okay for real though please don't sell it for less than a couple good thou$
     
  19. crjackson2134 macrumors 68020

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    You should sell it for sure. I'll give you $1100 + shipping. Please list it in the Marketplace section so we can complete the transaction ;)
     
  20. Zwhaler macrumors 603

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    Right?????
     
  21. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    It's up the OP - if he wants to get rid of his professional grade Macintosh and buy a consumer grade iMac for the 5k screen and its fine for the uses the OP requires then why not.

    If I was going to do anything that resembled long hard work on the CPU and GPU that's a different story..
     
  22. skyline r34, Nov 17, 2014
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    skyline r34 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sold

    I sold my 2010 Mac Pro for $2,400 not bad for a 4 yrs old computer

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    I have two professional grade Mac Pro's just wanted to get rid of one of them no sense of having two Mac Pro's and the 2010 Mac pro is just setting there not being used, I'm always on my 2013 Mac Pro
     
  23. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    You've got yourself a (great) deal! ~ The Tubes :cool:

    Congrats & Cheers!
     
  24. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    Superb price for your old one. Just remember to get AppleCare and not do anything too GPU/CPU cooking related on it - you have a 6,1 for all that! :D
     

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