Thinking about picking this up...what's it worth?

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  1. dcpmark, Jan 2, 2016
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    dcpmark macrumors 6502a

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    2012 Apple Mac Pro Genuine 5,1 workstation
    3.33ghz 6 core intel xeon westmere
    GTX680 2gb video card 2 x dvi; 1 x hdmi; 1 x display
    32GB 1333MHz ECC DDR3 memory
    3tb 7200rpm hard drive as boot drive
    Airport bluetooth card/wifi card
    18x super drive
    1 year warranty ( all the hardware will be covered )
    power cord, keyboard and mouse

    What do you guys think it's worth?

    TIA!
     
  2. bokkow macrumors regular

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    In the Netherlands it would go for anywhere between €1250,- and €1500,-.
     
  3. dcpmark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This would be in the US, where they are plentiful, and in Los Angeles specifically. We have lots of TV and movie production houses clearing out "old" Mac Pros all the time. It seems like a decent deal, but I am not familiar with resale prices.
     
  4. cw48494 macrumors regular

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    I'd say it's worth $1200 or so.
     
  5. dcpmark thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. They want $1600 firm. I've seen 2010s around $1200 not quite as loaded....I guess I really need to figure out if a 2012 model is worth any premium over a 2010.
     
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  7. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    Do you have any stomach for building a hackintosh? You could put together an i7 with more performance for quite a bit less. The only classic Mac Pros that are really worth it imho are the 4,1-5,1 dual-processor models (assuming the extra cores are useful for you.)

    If the single CPU is all you need and hackintosh isn't an option, I'd hold out for a better deal....
     

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