What is a 1st Gen Mac Pro Worth

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by akakillroy, Oct 29, 2009.

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  1. akakillroy macrumors member

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    I am considering replacing my 1st Gen Mac Pro with a new iMac quad core 7i and I would like to get an idea of how much my Mac Pro is worth before I consider selling it. Places like Gazelle say its worth over $1500 but I find that hard to believe.

    I believe its the 2.2GH or 2.26 GH but I have upped the Ram to 12GB and I have 2 x 250GB drives and 2x320GB drives in there, also added Blue-tooth and I have all original boxes,cables, etc. I even have a newer Wireless keyboard and mouse that I will send along with it. It has Leopard and iLife 09/iWork 09. And the stock 256K nVidia Video.

    Thanks for helping.
     
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  3. SCSnare macrumors member

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    I've been looking into this recently as well. I have a 1,1 Mac Pro with 16GB RAM and am trying to decide when I should sell it and buy a new one. According to the Buyer's Guide, I should wait (which I will probably do). Anyways, from what I've seen, spinnerlys suggestion seems to be pretty accurate. The $1500-$2000 range seems to be in line with what I've found online, depending on your specs.

    Also, I figured out that mac2sell values 2GB RAM as $70. That might help you out figuring out a price if you use that site since they don't let you put in GB of RAM, only MB.
     
  4. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    As a buyer I'd be looking to pay up to $1,200, as a seller I'd be expecting up to $1,500.
     
  5. Chuck Fadanoid macrumors member

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    How do these machines stand up today? I've seen a lot on e-bay recently, up to 3.0 Ghz, but I remember hearing quite a lot of complaints about the first Mac Pro after the Intel transition.

    How would it be as a replacement for a G5 Dual 2.7? Would I notice much of a speed difference? I'm guess I'd notice a negative speed difference with my PPC apps in Rosetta - but would this still be the case with an Early 2008?
     
  6. Umbongo macrumors 601

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    The 2GHz 2006 dual dual-core Mac Pro (as the threadstarter has) was on par with the quad G5 for many things, but a better purchase overall. You can extrapolate performance from there for everything else. Any 2008 or 2009 Mac Pro will be a big step up.
     
  7. i7SSD macrumors newbie

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    Was thinking about this today as I have the 2008 edition Mac Pro

    2 * 2.8ghz quad cores
    nvidia 8800 GT
    2gigs of ram

    4 HDD's which comprise of ( All Sata 300 excluding the WD Raptor which is only 150 )

    320gb hdd, 1.5tb hdd, 74gb wd raptor , 500gb hdd

    Blue tooth and airport extreme ( wireless N )

    wireless keyboard and mighty mouse

    and still has about 2 years apple care left on it

    Am in the UK so was wondering if someone could give me a rough idea of how much it should sell for in uk pounds ?
     
  8. kainjow Moderator emeritus

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    Price check threads must be in the Marketplace, but you are not yet eligible. Please see Marketplace rules.
     
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