Upgrade 2008 Mac Pro or buy new iMac/Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by josheeee, Jul 11, 2011.

  1. josheeee macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    I have an early 2008 Mac pro, 6gb ram800mhz, 2 x 2.8 quad core xeons, 512mb 9800gt, 500gb hdd, 1tb hdd.

    Do you think i should upgrade my ram and video card or purchase the new 27iMac?

    I work with digital painting, cinema 4d and after effects. Not really a gamer but maybe once in a while.

  2. josheeee thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 29, 2011
    correct me if I am wrong but isn't my ram mhz and cpu's lacking severely vs the currenty i7 iMac?
  3. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    I have merged your two threads into one and moved this to the Mac Pro forum because I suspect you will be able to get better help here.

    I think upgrading RAM would definitely be worth it and maybe an SSD as well but I'm not very familiar with the apps you use so I can't really say is your GPU sufficient or not. Looks like we will see new Mac Pros very soon so at least wait for that.
  4. sinser macrumors 6502a


    Sep 16, 2003
    Yep, several rumors are pointing to a very soon refresh. Waiting for new models before taking a decision looks like the best move.

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