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Apple Mac Pro 3.1 (early 2008)

In good condition externally, has a few marks consistent with age, but generally in very good condition.

Nice and clean internally, all heatsinks removed, cleaned and seated with fresh thermal paste (including graphics card heat sink so you don't have to do it, plus new fan on graphics card, so it's nice and quiet.


Mac Pro 3.1 (2008)
2 x 2.8 GHz Quad core processors (that's 8 cores at 2.8GHz each)
12GB 800Mhz DDR2 RAM
ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB (flashed so boot screen available on bottom DVI port)
128GB Samsung SSD, 1TB HDD and a 2TB HDD (the SSD and disks are worth $300 alone!)

No3 HD sled missing, if I find one it will be included

This is a very capable machine, I currently run a maxed out 1.1 and this 3.1 is capable of much more!! It's the best of the early machines with a faster bus speed, faster RAM, and 2 PCIe x16 slots. If you want more Mac than this then you should be looking at a 4.1

Perfect for those out there that still run older OSX for their software environment

Possible upgrades... you could upgrade the processors to 2 x 3.0GHz Quads, would I start there... NO, I'd add an OWC Mercury Accelsior S for the SSD, to go from 275MB/s to over 500MB/s.

I have a brand new Mercury Accelsior S available for sale separately (or included here for an aditional $50 - a brand new OWC 120GB 6G SSD plus Accelsior S, instead of the Samsung SSD)

I'm also open to selling the Mac nearer its original spec ($350) with just the upgrades you require (if any) at very reasonable cost. Would also consider wreaking the Mac so if you're after something just ask via Q&A

Any questions or offers welcome

Other items that may be of interest....

I have a 20" apple Cinema Display (see my other listings)....

I have an upgraded 1.1 (my trusted backup machine) which I'll be listing soon....

I have an upgraded 4.1 (see my other listings)....

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  • Seller location: Morrinsville, Waikato, NZ

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