used Mac Pro 2009 "Nehalem" for 2nd machine

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by olemed, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. olemed macrumors member

    olemed

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    I have a chance to score a 2009 2 x 2.26 Quad Core Mac Pro, 12 GB memory, 250 hard drive (would upgrade to SSD anyway), running 10.10.5 for $595 from a local used Mac store.

    I am giving my niece my 2006 Mac Pro, it's slow and can't run anything other than Lion. I have a new 27" riMac that is awesome but want another machine for upstairs and for dedicating to specific programs (audio).

    What do you think, is this a good deal for a 2009 Mac? I think so but wanted some opinions!? TY!
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors G3

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    For dual CPU model, less than $600 sounds like a very good deal to me.
     
  3. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    Run tests on it. Apple hardware test, Disk Utility tests, Geekbench. If it passes it's gold.
     
  4. austinpike macrumors 6502

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    Yes, as long as it is a dual processor model it should hold its value pretty well, considering it could be upgraded to a 12-core 3.46. $600 sounds like a decent deal.
     

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