Mac Pro 2013

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      Hello all, I’m here as a complete newb so pls go easy on me. I’ve been doing music production for years but I’m just beginning to gather the gear necessary to take my very first dive into video production. I’m looking to upgrade my Macbook Pro Retina to a 2013 Mac Pro. To my surprise, I can’t seem to find any up to date info on it in regards to whether it’s components are suited for video editing, the GPU being my greatest concern. Most recent articles from 2016 and earlier. I’m looking at a manufacturer refurbished 2013 Mac Pro from eBay, it has a Intel Xeon E5-2697v2 2.7ghz w/ L3 cache, 64gb RAM, 1TB PCIe SSD, dual AMD Firepro D700. I have a feeling this will do great overall, I just want to consult someone more well endowed with gear and such before I make such a tremendous investment. Thank you so much in advance!

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      I see nobody responded? Personally, I have a few purchase rules that muck up your idea for me.

      I’m happy to buy used, and basically treat manufacturer refurbished as simply second hand – but the price needs to really reflect that fact. The Ebay prices are just (for me) too expensive for something very expensive from sellers with no reputation and anonymity on a platform that has very poor guarantee status.

      I’d but one of these brand new with a guarantee, but Apple are very strange with anything not sold direct. Expect no assistance from them. After all, their take on a 3 year old computer bought from them direct is that it’s ancient and you’re on your own.

      I buy second hand expensive IF I can afford to be on my own if I get issues. I have no doubt the Mac will edit your material absolutely brilliantly – but they’re too expensive. A new one is what? 4 grand? A refurbed one that’s a bit older? I’d not pay more than a grand for an old computer with no guarantee it can be fixed? For £900 I’d take the chance. Maybe, I’d push to 1200 – but more than that worries me.

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      I suppose I should have left a link to the Mac Pro / Ebay Seller I’m considering. They have a 99.8% positive feedback rating, and it says their technicians are apple certified. You bring up a good point with Apple leaving you on your own when purchasing elsewhere though. Here’s the link to the Mac I’m looking at if you wanna check it and the seller out. Thank you for your input!

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