1. Post #1
    Just another VPS Pollutant of the Web Dev Forum
    zackh's Avatar
    July 2010
    240 Posts
    So I won this Mac Pro desktop in a drawing for $25...yes only $25 USD. It's a 2008 model.

    It has a Xeon Quad Core, 4GB RAM, and Nvidia GForce 7300x2 (no SLI)

    At first I was thinking it would kick ass to have a mac by my PC....but my PC can do everything the mac can, it's an i7 with 16GB and EVGA 570 x2.

    So what should I use my Mac Pro for? Anything out of the ordinary I could do to it to make it useful?

    Thanks

  2. Post #2
    marcus5's Avatar
    March 2011
    2,591 Posts
    not thinking of selling it?

  3. Post #3
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    I can't think of anything off my head, people generally use Macs for the nicer experience than Windows. But there are some Mac only video and music editing apps which you may find useful

  4. Post #4
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    meppers's Avatar
    April 2007
    9,253 Posts
    its designed to be a workstation/server.


    use it as a server
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  5. Post #5
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,342 Posts
    Mac pros sell for loads.

  6. Post #6
    Flem's Avatar
    September 2011
    868 Posts
    give it to me.
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  7. Post #7
    Wait... so if I write anything here, it's going to show up under my name?
    B!N4RY's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,214 Posts
    I'll buy it off of you for $26
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  8. Post #8
    Ask about my EBOLA fetish
    GameDev's Avatar
    February 2010
    12,390 Posts
    Damn, I wish I was that lucky. Family probably couldn't afford a $2k Mac Pro no matter how much we need it right now.

    I'd say either sell it or make it into a server. They're usually used by film makers or other 64 bit tasks that take a pretty big haul, so unless you do something along those lines I can't think of a way to make it super useful.

  9. Post #9
    Just another VPS Pollutant of the Web Dev Forum
    zackh's Avatar
    July 2010
    240 Posts
    I'm thinking about selling it. Make me an offer people!!

  10. Post #10
    marcus5's Avatar
    March 2011
    2,591 Posts
    I'm thinking about selling it. Make me an offer people!!
    lol you're better off selling it in ebay or any other similar website

  11. Post #11
    I will huff and puff and FLIP YOUR FUCKING TABLES
    Lyokanthrope's Avatar
    October 2005
    7,124 Posts
    I'll take it off your hands for $27.



    [sub][sub][sub][sub]not that I even have that much money...[/sub][/sub][/sub][/sub]

  12. Post #12
    ForMod2013
    KnightVista's Avatar
    June 2009
    2,821 Posts
    $28
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  13. Post #13
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    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    $29

  14. Post #14
    Fresh?'s Avatar
    June 2010
    1,358 Posts
    $21

  15. Post #15
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    The freeman's Avatar
    October 2007
    6,504 Posts
    $32 USD
    Will pay shipping
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  16. Post #16
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    michaeldim's Avatar
    August 2006
    2,107 Posts
    Holy hell I'll go as high as $35 USD.

  17. Post #17
    Gold Member
    Dennab
    March 2007
    4,426 Posts
    $40

  18. Post #18
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,840 Posts
    $80 and I'll cover shipping.

  19. Post #19
    Gold Member

    October 2011
    56 Posts
    wow only $25! the 2008 model is a bit useless in my eyes considering its pretty out dated by now and it uses ddr2 and damn its expensive to upgrade the ram on those machines you could probably get around $800 on ebay

  20. Post #20
    own-fucking-zone
    Within's Avatar
    April 2009
    4,016 Posts
    $100 and shipping covered

  21. Post #21
    Alyx's Avatar
    July 2007
    339 Posts
    I'll pay 200 :) pm me if you're interested, I could use this for distributed rendering in FCP X.

  22. Post #22
    own-fucking-zone
    Within's Avatar
    April 2009
    4,016 Posts
    225 + shipping

  23. Post #23
    [EG] Pepper's Avatar
    August 2009
    9,342 Posts
    I'll give you a badly drawn $1000 note.
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  24. Post #24
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    Dr. Deeps's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,205 Posts
    I'll trade you my three-legged, one-eyed dog for it.

  25. Post #25
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    Bambo.'s Avatar
    April 2011
    486 Posts
    Do you have a laptop? if not just save it and whenever you need something portable you can just use that. In the mean time why don't you set it up next to your desktop and use it to run videos (netflix/youtube.etc) or documents for reading.

  26. Post #26
    CIPWTTKT's Resident Redneckā„¢
    Dr. Deeps's Avatar
    December 2009
    7,205 Posts
    Do you have a laptop? if not just save it and whenever you need something portable you can just use that. In the mean time why don't you set it up next to your desktop and use it to run videos (netflix/youtube.etc) or documents for reading.
    Mac Pro's aren't portable..
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  27. Post #27
    kill yourself
    Protocol7's Avatar
    June 2006
    25,840 Posts
    Mac Pro's aren't portable..
    I think he misread as MBP.
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  28. Post #28
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    Funny's Avatar
    March 2010
    1,564 Posts
    I'll offer $500. Doubt you'll be interested though.

  29. Post #29
    cueballv2themax's Avatar
    September 2010
    2,898 Posts
    do you do video editing? if so, qmaster that shit up

  30. Post #30
    Gold Member
    Mr. Agree's Avatar
    May 2010
    7,422 Posts
    I would, but i'm from UK.

  31. Post #31
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    Nipa's Avatar
    June 2006
    1,095 Posts
    I offer you this drawing of a seven-legged spider, which should be worth at least $233:
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  32. Post #32
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    12voltsdc's Avatar
    June 2011
    1,599 Posts
    Use it as a door stop
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  33. Post #33
    Dennab
    December 2011
    270 Posts
    I offer you this drawing of a seven-legged spider, which should be worth at least $233:
    Didn't that actually sell for a lot of $$ online?

  34. Post #34
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    The First 11'er's Avatar
    January 2011
    3,723 Posts
    Didn't that actually sell for a lot of $$ online?
    No, it was just an email conversation by the comedian called David (it wasn't played)