Selling Mac Pro 2008 - leave the GTX680 in or sell separately?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by berndkiltz, Oct 31, 2014.

  1. berndkiltz macrumors member

    Oct 6, 2010
    Pfalz, Germany
    Hey Guys, I need some advice...

    I am selling my :apple: 2008 Macpro 3,1 (Getting the Retina iMAC:cool:)
    . Specs:
    8x2,8 GHZ
    16 GB Ram (4x4GB)
    eSATA PCIe Card
    3xWD 640GB HD (in Raid0 Softwareraid)
    1xSeagate 2TB HD
    Nvidia GTX680 EVGA (Pc Card, BIOS Flashed with MacEdition Bios)

    My Question: Is it wise to leave the GTX680 in there when I sell it, or would it be much better to sell it seperately and get some cheap card for the MacPro (the old ones are gone)? What Do you think? Worth the hussle?

    And any tipps on cheap cards I could get easily in Europe. Dont want to sell it without a card.

    Best Regards and Thanks a LOT!
  2. Baunkjaer macrumors 6502


    Feb 20, 2009
    Copenhagen, Denmark
    I sold mine last year and offered it with the GTX 570 or the stock HD 4870. The buyer wanted it with the 4870-card... Hence I kept the GTX, and sold it separately...

    In your case I would just sell it with the GTX. It will give you more cash, but might take longer to sell/find the right buyer.
  3. DigitalVT macrumors member


    Jul 16, 2010
    Personally, if you think you'd get more money for the GTX card separately, then that's what I would do. But your quandry would be what card to stick in there to make it a working machine. Fortunately I had the old stock card lying about when I sold my 2008 machine and sold the AMD HD 5770 separately and didn't get a huge amount for the Mac Pro, but as individual items I think I faired better!
  4. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

    Gav Mack

    Jun 15, 2008
    Sagittarius A*
    My baked 8800GT is going back in my 3,1 when its time to finally let go of it once I've found a cheap 5,1 dual socket here in the UK. All the other upgrades are going to get migrated and it's going to be sold as stock bar the power extension cable.
  5. Tom-Create-Pro macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2014
    If you've got another card lying around somewhere I'd sell separately, if not, it might not be worth the trouble.

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