used Mac Pro advice

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nhocile, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. nhocile macrumors newbie

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    Hello!

    I'm just not sure about the timeline of releases over the last few years. Wondering if it's worth buying an older machine that's been offered to me.

    Here are the specs:
    2 x 2.66 dual core intel xeon
    10 gb ram
    320 & 500 gb hard drives
    Ati Radeon HD 3870
    Wireless G
    2x e-sara ports non hot swap

    He said he purchased it in 2008 and it is a "mac pro 1.1". In the other forum people talk very highly of the 2008...

    Is this machine valued at $1400. Is it worth it?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's 2006 Mac Pro but that price is very good especially as it has 10GB RAM and upgraded GPU (I think it's 4870 not 3870?).
     
  3. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I'd probably offer $1200 - $1300 and yes, it's a good machine. Based on completed eBay auctions $1400 is very fair, but life is all about bartering.
     
  4. nhocile thread starter macrumors newbie

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    2006 seems like it's going back a bit far, but if the price is flexible I'll probably get it.

    Thanks!
     
  5. Hellhammer Moderator

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    It's still a pretty fast in terms of power. Quad-core at 2.66GHz is not bad, I bet it beats all current Macs excluding quad iMacs and Mac Pros
     

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