Worth Upgrading?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by dalexgray, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. dalexgray macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking for some advice. I have an early 2008 MacPro, 2x 2.8 GHz quad core Xeon with 6 GB memory. A year or so back I upgraded the graphics card to a GT 120. I don't use the Mac Pro for any really heavy lifting like video editing.

    I'm thinking I could add more memory and perhaps an SSD OR I could save and buy an iMac in a year or so. Is my machine worth upgrading?
     
  2. garirry macrumors 68000

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    This machine is quite old, but it's still powerful. You don't need to upgrade because it's going to be outdated in a year. Save for an iMac instead.
     
  3. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    I would save and get an iMac. If it was an 09 or newer I would say upgrade.
     
  4. dalexgray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the advice! I'll just hang tight until this old Mac can't keep up.
     
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040

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    SSD is always a good investment. Even when you'll get rid of MP, you can use SSD in another machine.
     
  6. costabunny macrumors 68020

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    I totally agree - SSD's are not that expensive nowadays and it will make the machine seem a whole lot faster and more responsive.

    Also It can be used for a future machine, as an external or as an extra selling point when you eventually do decide to sell on for a newer model.
     

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