to Upgrade my MAC Pro 1,1

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by macguyalways, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. macguyalways macrumors newbie

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    Hello All,
    been lurking and searching on here for years but never registered and here I am. I want to upgrade my current Mac Pro 1,1 to either a 8 core or try to find a cheap 12 core... I am a professional Photographer using (Adobe Suite) and also do DVD creation and use FCS... I just jumped a head of myself and got a dual quad core (8core) for $2k and seen a 12 core for $2500. It is being shipped and should have it but my question is the one I am currently using is come to be slowing down and need a much faster MAC.. now do I just use the 8 core for now and then upgrade later or just deny the shipment and go with the 12 core I have seen much higher scores for performance etc...... I am a IT of 23years so I can do the upgrades with no issues just trying to see what everyone else things as I am sure you have thought or done the same thing I am thinking about...

    current
    2x 2.66ghz
    16gb
    ATI X1900
    Lion 10.7.5
    Dual Superdrives
     
  2. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    I do not believe the Adobe products currently benefit from more than 7 cores, so I wouldn't bother with a 12-core machine.
     
  3. macguyalways thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thank you for the input, I guess I am also running parallels with burning from windows and mac side creating DVD's. The computer I currently have is only a quad core and just looking to boost it and seeing what I paid for the dual quad core I can go to a 12 core from 350-500 which I thought would be a good jump... thank you for your input....
     
  4. donw35 macrumors regular

    donw35

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    the CPU upgrade is easy and cheap, you can also do the boot.EFI trick and ru Mavericks and use newer non Mac PC Video cards.

    Go for the 3 Ghz quad cores CPU's and 1,2 firmware update, I think thats about the best cost effictive upgrade.
     
  5. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Hi Macguy. You can also upgrade the video card to a Radeon 5770HD mac edition. There are good PC flashed graphic cards though they are usually compatible with 3.1 or newer Mac Pros. You may also add a Sonnet Tempo SSD like this ONE
     

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