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Thread: Can you please help me decide on the purchase of these two macs

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    Default Can you please help me decide on the purchase of these two macs

    Im buying my first tower and considering these two

    The New Mac Quad Core
    One 3.2GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
    processor
    6GB (three 2GB) memory
    1TB hard drive
    18x SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5
    $2500

    or this one

    Second Hand
    Two 2.4GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon "Westmere" processor
    6GB (6 x 1GB) of 1066MHz DDR3 ECC memory
    1TB Serial ATA 7200 rpm
    18x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
    ATI Radeon HD 5770 with 1GB GDDR5 memory
    $2800

    I am leaning towards the Second hand model cause it has two processors rather than one....and I will update with graphics card and more memory and drives later...just need a solid box to start from and add onto later...please advise thanks

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    I have one quad core - I wish I had too. So, second would be my choice.

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    Contact Apple first and say "I really want to buy a Mac Pro but it's not been updated in years, what can I do" you might get a bit of help there...no promises, just try it and see

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    The price of "brand new" compared with second hand is far too great to justify the cost of buying new just for a 1 year warranty.

    You can get a full accident and liabilities cover from a third party insurer anyway.

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    But surely that argument could apply to anything second hand?

    A car
    A piece of clothing
    A TV
    A DVD
    A Mac Pro

    As for why the owner is selling it, that could be because they don't want to do video anymore, which I've found many times with people buying a load of kit, then selling it off when they get bored.

    All your kit from cameras to furniture to tripods to screens to mac pros should be insured against theft fire accidents anyway, first year warranties just don't cover it sadly. Yes it is additional expense but so is forking out thousands if it goes ka-put

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    Be very careful getting caught up in second hand anything...especially a mac
    I know nothing about youtube, even less about video
    http://www.youtube.com/user/leokimvideo

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