Which model Mac Pro?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Lee82, Jun 26, 2014.

  1. Lee82 macrumors newbie

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    Which Mac Pro?
    Hi all, I'm new to this forum although I follow mac rumours on Facebook , I'm after some info on models of Mac Pro,s ie 3.1 - 4.1 ect ect, I want to buy one but don't no which model to go for, I would like one that I can boot camp with and upgrade parts if need be and also would like to know about possibly gaming on one so any help or advice would be much appreciated thanks.

    Lee

    3 iPads 2 iPhones and a 27"iMac .
     
  2. h9826790 macrumors 604

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    For best expandability, either the 4,1 or 5,1 could be your choice.

    Hardware wise, they are almost identical (especially for the single CPU model).

    If you plan to game on it. The best choice may be a single CPU 4,1. It's much cheaper than 5,1 and able to do the same thing.

    You can flash it to the 5,1 firmware and then install a W3690 on it (or i7 990x).

    Also install a good graphic card (e.g. GTX680 or HD7950), you can also choose to use a flashed PC card to save money.

    This machine will be good for gaming in Windows. However, unless you has a strong reason to do that. This machine will be much more expensive then a same gaming performance PC.
     

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