Which Mac Pro should I buy? I have just 3 options?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by telepati, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. telepati macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2009
    Hi Im using all the time Cinema 4D and After Effects CS4. My current computer is iMac 2009 Earlyer 2.93 Ghz and ATi 4850 Graphics Card. I think I sell this imac and wants to change Mac Pro... Apple is so expensive in Turkey but some people bring from US. This is price which Mac Pro good for me?

    First Machine
    One 2.93GHz Quad Core
    Intel Xeon Nehalem
    6Gb Memory
    1Tb Hard drive
    ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB
    Two 18xdouble-layer SuperDrive
    Airport Card
    3900 USD (USA fiyati 3599)
    Second Machine
    Two 2.26GHz Quad 8 Core
    Intel Xeon Nehalem
    6GB Memory
    640GB hard drive
    18x double-layer SuperDrive
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB
    3600USD (USA Fiyati 3299)
    Third Machine
    One 2.66GHz Quad Core
    Intel Xeon Nehalem
    3Gb Memory
    640GB Hard drive
    18 X Super Drive
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 120 with 512MB
    2800USD (USA Fiyati 2499)

    If I can buy first or Third machine can I upgrade processor?
    Second machine nice to me I can upgrade Graphics card.

    What you think which Mac Pro good for me?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes you can upgrade the CPU but you can only have one CPU. You can upgrade it up to 3.33GHz.

    I would get the third machine. You can upgrade the GPU and add more RAM and maybe a second HD if needed
  3. telepati thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 20, 2009
    Second machine could be upgrade CPU? I looked to intel site but I can find this CPU family? Where can I buy CPU for Mac Pro? Any guess?
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601


    Jul 31, 2008
    Northern VA
    Are you sure that the first one isn't an eight core?

    I'm pretty sure that they wouldn't offer a quad-core with the only thing different is a better (Arguably) graphics card, and 350GB more storage, but with more speed (Ghz), for $300 more than the eight core with less Ghz speed.
  5. alphaod macrumors Core


    Feb 9, 2008
    Xeon W3580

    If the first one was an 8-core the price would be over $6000 USD.

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