urgent Help Needed Used X5365 or New X5365?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by villagemusicman, Mar 5, 2010.

  1. villagemusicman macrumors newbie

    Feb 15, 2010

    Due to a desperate need to upgrade my Mac Pro i'm faced with a dilemma. Should i get a pair of X5355 new for £490 or a pair of used X5365 for £520 ? The thing is my budget is really tight and although the used X5365 have come from a Dell Blade server i'm worried that i'll spend this money and if they fail i have no warranty where at least with the X5355 there is.

    So, in my shoes, what would you do? :confused:


  2. Spanky Deluxe macrumors 601

    Spanky Deluxe

    Mar 17, 2005
    London, UK
    I'd go for the X5365. I doubt any new X5355s would actually be that 'new' anyway since Intel has probably either halted production or hardly makes any anymore. It's probably been sat on a shelf for a good while. In my experience, processors are pretty reliable - they only start to fail if overclocked or badly cooled etc.
  3. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    The only problem I can foresee is the blade server wasn't cooled very well, but odds are if someone is using a blade server, they have an adequate cooled server room.
  4. nanofrog macrumors G4

    May 6, 2008
    I'd expect they were in a proper data center that had adequate HVAC systems pushing cold air to prevent them from roasting. ;)

    I mean a Blade Server /= desktop. :eek: :p

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