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2008 Mac pro for $750... Worth it?


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My 2006 MBP died and I need a computer for my video editing job.

This Mac pro worth $750?

Apple Mac Pro A1186 2x2.66GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon Processor 6GB RAM:
For sale is Apple MacPro A1186 Computer, detail information as below:
Model No: A1186 EMC No: 2113 100-240V, 50-60HZ
Mac Pro 2.66OX/4x512/X1900XT/500/SD/BT
Information about the Computer:
Mac OS X Version 10.6
Processor: 2x2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
Memory: 6GB 667MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM
Model Name: Mac Pro
Model Identifier: MacPro 1,1
Processor Name: Dual-Core Inre Intel Xeon
Processor Speed: 2.66GHz
Number of Processors: 2
Total Number of Cores: 4
L2 Cache (per processor): 4MB
Memory: 6GB
Bus Speed: 1.33GHz
Boot ROM Version: MP11.005C.B08
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I'm not sure where you are located...but if you're in the United States...I would say that $750 for this computer is too much.

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Give it a wide berth.

It is not a 2008 model but 2006 with 32bit EFI so you will not be able to install Mountain Lion on it. The Boot ROM Version starting with MP1.1 confirms it is a 2006 model. A genuine 2008 model will be MP3.1. and being 64bit Mountain Lion will install.

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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All I know if these dealers or who ever they are would stop bidding up stuff on eBay, we could all get a great deal. Yes the dumpster and curb are my preferred places to shop. A little on the dry side right now.
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If you had a 2006 Mac Pro, the iPhone 5 represents more computing power than you had.

Think about THAT for a second ...

Anyway, since you have to make the leap, I'd tell you to pick up a new or refurb iMac (or Mac Mini if you have the monitor), pimp it out RAMwise and get by on that until the 2013 Mac Pro comes out.
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