What's my MacPro5,1 worth these days?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by ScottishCaptain, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. ScottishCaptain macrumors 6502a

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    I'm switching back to a PC, which means I need to sell my beloved MacPro5,1. I was wondering if anyone knows what I can expect to sell this machine for with the following configuration:

    - 2x 2.93ghz 6-core Xeon X5670 CPUs (12 cores total, 24 threads)
    - 32GB (8x4GB) of DDR3 RAM from OWC (original Apple RAM is included)
    - 4x 1TB Apple branded Western a Digital Black Cavier HDDs
    - Apple RAID card (latest revision, battery is in excellent health)
    - eVGA 680 GTX 2GB Mac Edition (it actually says this on the card, boxes and accessories included)
    - 2x Apple branded SuperDrives
    - AirPort Extreme and Bluetooth
    - Original ATI 5870 GPU is also included
    - All original packaging, manuals, CDs, keyboard, mice, and cables are included

    This system is entirely stock from Apple save for the RAM and aftermarket graphics card upgrade. The eVGA card is not a flashed model, it's the retail Mac Edition of the 680 GTX. The system is in immaculate condition, it passes all ASD tests, has been dusted out monthly, etc. I can basically repackage this thing to the point that it'd be impossible to tell it was ever used (it's in that great of condition).

    What's it worth?

    -SC
     
  2. DearthnVader macrumors 6502

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    A lot more than it should be worth, thanks to Apple and the 6,1( Cube ).

    Somewhere between $1500-$2000.
     
  3. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, that's the same range I was thinking as well.
     
  4. MacStu09 macrumors regular

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    Depends where you are located. If you're in the U.S., those other estimates are a bit high. You can pick up similar or even, in some regards, better configured versions of the same system for $1,200-$1,300 on eBay (buy it now) and they've been going in completed auctions from $800-1,100. I'd expect $1,100-1,500 for your model.
     
  5. Yahooligan macrumors 6502a

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    Have a link for a 12-core 5,1 with a GTX 680, 32GB memory, and AppleRAID with 4x1TB HDD?

    Considering I went through the process of buying a similar-spec 5,1 recently, I'd say your numbers are very low. I wish they were going for $1200-$1300 with this config, but they aren't.
     
  6. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    With that RAID card, the value can be high, but only to the right buyer. I think most buyers wouldn't specifically want a RAID card and 4xHDDs, but one who did would have a hard time finding a setup like that. So with this setup its a matter of matching the right buyer and seller.
     
  7. ScottishCaptain thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you all for the replies!

    Ballpark, what do you think the RAID card + Apple branded HDs would add to the value of this machine?

    I don't want to ask an exorbitant amount of money for this machine, because obviously I want to sell it... but the more I can get for it, the better. I don't mind waiting a few months to find the right buyer, though at the same time I'd rather it not sit around forever because I'm asking too much.

    -SC
     
  8. steveOooo macrumors 6502a

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    With a single core bog standard config you'd get about £2-£400 so I'd say treble or quadruple that.

    I personally might sell parts of mine separately - i.e. The USB 3.0 sonnet card and amd r9380 and also keep all spinning hdds And just sell with the 120gb ssd boot I have.
     
  9. ActionableMango macrumors 604

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    I don't know, I haven't been a RAID person for years. I had some bad experiences.
     

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