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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Jan 31, 2007
    2008 Mac pro for $750... Worth it?
    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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    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    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.

    - 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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    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11.1.
    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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    Mac SK's Avatar
    Member Since
    Oct 21, 2006
    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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    chas_m's Avatar
    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    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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