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    Quote Originally Posted by Frayzn View Post

    I know the 1,1 would take some upgrading to make it worthwhile...
    I don't necessarily think you have to do a ton of upgrading. Maybe ram, maybe hard drive...maybe video card for the gaming. I think you may be ok for WoW, and Diablo (if you're talking the original Diabo or Diablo II)...you may need more video card for Diablo 3 or Starcraft 2.

    But if you can find a Mac Pro 1,1 for $800-$900...that's a pretty good deal. Since you were originally talking $1400 for a 2008 8-core Mac Pro (a VERY VERY good price)..."creeping" up to $2000 is a big jump.

    - Nick
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    Go with the 2008 model - faster memory, graphics and processors which will stand by you for some years. The Mac Pro 4.1, 3GHz model, actually it is 2.93GHz, returns a Geekbench score of 9112 and a 2.66 GHz 1.1 model comes in at 4833, nearly half the speed!

    Should you go the cheaper option of the 1.1 you will be kicking yourself in a month or so as you say, let alone in a year or two's time.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Yeah...I agree with what you're saying Harry. An 8-core 2008 model would be much better. I think that you & I both have the original 2.66ghz "quad-core" Mac Pro...I wouldn't mind having an 8-core!

    I guess it depends if "Frayzn" can come up with the cash.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

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    Well, I guess you can't take it (money) with you (when you die) so I may as well just spend it now. Time for more research with a bigger budget in mind. Thanks again, guys.

    - Andy

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    That's the spirit (it may well burn) Frayzn and enjoy.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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