should I buy a Mac pro server

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by slees, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. slees, Jun 11, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2012

    slees macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012

    I'm thinking of buying a Mac pro server. But I don't understand why the server is several hundred bucks more expensive than the standard model even if I choose the same hardware (actually, the server even doesn't come with keyboard and mouse). Should I buy the server or just standard model and install Lion server myself? Thanks!

  2. bmcgrath macrumors 65816


    Oct 5, 2006
    London, United Kingdom
    Well the server comes with extra ram and an additional hard drive hence the extra cost. But why not upgrade the base model that comes with the mouse and keyboard?
  3. slees thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 11, 2012
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, indeed I added the RAM and 2nd HDD to the base model, but it was still several hundred bucks cheaper than the server. I am wondering if there is anything or service that I missed that comes with the server.
  4. sys0p macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2007
    If you need it badly, and don't mind to buy 2 year old hardware , go ahead !

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