Repurposing my 1,1 Mac Pro as a gaming PC

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by jdasikainen, Oct 6, 2017.

  1. jdasikainen macrumors 6502

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    with macOS Seirra and high seirra out and going strong and El Capitan on its last year of support Iv been thinking. Why not wipe OS X and use the Mac Pro as a windows 10 Gaming PC. I was thinking using the processors, and putting 32gb ram in there. what do you all think on graphics currently have a gtx 660 I want to play modded Skyrim and fallout 4 as well as seta v and some otherr multiplayer games.
     
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  3. jdasikainen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    1080p I don't have the best vision so im happy with 30fps
     
  4. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I've not been following game RAM requirements, but 32GB seems very high for that purpose. Or maybe I am way behind the times.
     
  5. William Payne macrumors 6502a

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    Before I comment, how intensively do you want to play games? What kind of performance are you expecting?
     
  6. Pockett macrumors newbie

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    With that graphics card, you'll be running those types of games at medium graphical settings at 1080p, Skyrim would probably run at maximum settings. As for the RAM, I haven't seen any game that benefits from having more than 16 GB of RAM. Well, there's nothing stopping you from putting 32 GB of RAM in that system if you really have a desire to do so.
     
  7. jdasikainen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    ya what worried me was the old 667mhz ddr2 and pic 1,1 im thinking a new graphics card pastel or something since it won't b running Mac but im not sure yet lol. I just don't see the point in run-ing El Capitan on it when my 2014 mini can run high seirra and run it better other then not having a ssd wich I could add in the pro mini has 2.6ghz i5 8gb ram 1tb hard drive
     
  8. jdasikainen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    JUST AN UPDATE I GOT WINDOWS 10 INSTALLED NOW JUST GOTTA GTE MY DRIVERS INSTALLED AND INSTALL SOME GAMES I WILL LET EVERYONE KNOW HOW THE END RESUELT ENDS UP BEING MAYBE WITH A FEW YOUTUBE VIDS
     
  9. jdasikainen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok so iv been gaming on it fr a few days now and its flawless. runs all the games i try at medium settings so far mainly fallout 4 and skyrim but iv also tested star wars the old republic and overwatch. overwtach runs at ultra by the way. so im happy with this resuelt hopefully it wont disapoint any time soon now i can save more for a better gaming build and go higher end since iv got somthing to use
     
  10. z970mp macrumors 6502

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    Good job!

    Really goes to show how capable the original Mac Pros are. Fantastic machines.
     
  11. jdasikainen thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes I agree I’m thinking a 1050 to and this old beast will shine even more and up the ram
     

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