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Originally Posted by Frayzn View Post
I'm currently toying with the idea of buying a nice, refurbished Mac Pro (MA970LL/A). My major concern with purchasing something from 2008 is the same issue as to why I'm contemplating upgrading now. How long before I fall behind again? I noticed that the RAM supported in the Mac Pro is DDR2 and not the current DDR3. Now, I understand that most users don't really utilize anywhere near the maximum capabilities that most Mac Pros have, but I worry about the near future. Will I be able to add a Intel Thunderbolt port? I'd like to think I would be.
I think that it all depends on how good of a deal you can get on a 2008 Mac Pro...I don't see them becoming obsolete any time soon. For the right price...I think that you can survive without the Thunderbolt port...and a 2008 Mac Pro would be a heck of an upgrade from a Powermac G5.

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