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Apple Mac Pro:

8GB Memory | 1.0TB Storage

3.0GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5472 Processor

Early 2008

Used, Good condition
System Configuration:
  • Memory:
    • 8GB PC6400 800 MHz DDR2
  • Storage:
    • 1.0TB 7,200RPM hard disk drive
  • Optical Drive:
    • Tray-loading 16X DL "SuperDrive" with double layer support
  • Networking:
    • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi
    • Built-in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
    • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • Video:
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB VRAM
    • support for up to 2560 by 1600 resolution
  • Pre-Loaded/Licensed Software:
    • Pre-loaded with OS X 10.11
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Any iteration of Mac Pro is a highly productive workhorse, and when purchased through MacSales.com, you can count on all the horsepower at a fraction of the price of buying new. This Mac Pro offers the ultimate in expansion ease and upgradability with trouble-free access to four drive bays, memory, two optical drive bays and PCI Express card expansion. Add this Mac Pro powerhouse to your workflow at dramatic savings!
Powered by a 3GHz Intel Xeon E5472 Harpertown Processor (8 Total Cores)
Talk about oomph. This baby has some power and then some. More processor cores equals more tasks and projects you can do at once. You definitely have a lot power for years to come without feeling like your processor is holding you back.
8GB of Memory
This Mac Pro is champing at the bit to get to work. With 8GB of memory you can multi-task with efficiency and experience less lag time with launching and saving applications. If you need more memory, you can expand to 64.0 GB with this model Mac Pro.
1.0TB 7,200RPM Hard Drive
This machine comes with a 1.0TB 7,200RPM hard drive, which is a great starting point for any machine. A hard drive is a great economical way to add and store tons of data to archive or work from. With three extra hard drive bays you can add more drives anytime you need to.
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT Video Card
With two dual-link DVI ports and one HDTV / S-Video Out port you can connect up to two 30-inch Apple monitors with resolutions up to 2560 x 1600. This dedicated video powerhouse can display not only a tremendous amount of workspace on the displays, but has enough power for some heavy video crunching be it gaming, 3D, video editing, or more.
Apple SuperDrive
Optical drives? Yup. People still use these to create movies, economically store archived works, and more! This Apple SuperDrive is at the ready should any DVD or CD optical storage need arise. And this Mac Pro comes with a second optical drive bay as well so you can add Blu-ray capabilities, or another optical drive for disc-to-disc burning and duping.
Gigabit Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth Networking
This Mac Pro, in addition to the two RJ-45 ports that support 10/100/1000BASE-T networks, also has a Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi card installed. So you're covered for all your wired and wireless connection needs.
Apple Model Numbers: MA970CT/B


  • Apple Mac Pro 8-Core (Early 2008)
  • Power cord
  • Pre-loaded with OS X 10.11
Software restore disks, keyboard, and mouse not included

Machine Specifications*

Apple Mac Pro
(Early 2008)
Model ID: MacPro3,1 View how to find model ID
This Mac comes pre-loaded with OS X 10.11 and supports operating system version 10.5.1 through 10.11.6.


  • Processor Type
    • Two 3.0GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5472 "Harpertown" processor
  • Cache
    • 12MB On-chip L2 Cache Per Processor


  • Memory (RAM)
    • 8GB installed
    • Supports up to 64.0 GB
    • 800 MHz DDR2 FB-DIMM PC6400 240 Pin memory
    • 8 total memory slots
    • Four slots per processor

Internal Storage

  • Bus Type
    • SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive Bus
  • Drive Bays
    • Four 3.5-inch Drive Bays
  • Bay 1
    • 1.0TB 7,200RPM hard disk drive
  • Bay 2
    • Empty
  • Bay 3
    • Empty
  • Bay 4
    • Empty

Internal Optical

  • Optical Drive Bus
    • Ultra ATA/100 (ATA-6)
  • Optical Drive Bays
    • Two 5.25-inch ATAPI bays
  • Bay 1
    • Tray-loading 16X DL "SuperDrive" with double layer support
  • Bay 2
    • Empty

Internal Expansion

  • Slot Type
    • 2 PCIe 2.0 x16 slots
  • Bay 1
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB of dedicated GDDR3
  • Bay 2
    • Empty
  • Slot Type
    • 2 PCIe x4 slots
  • Bay 1
    • Empty
  • Bay 2
    • Empty

External Connectivity

  • Ports
    • (5) USB 2.0 ports
    • (2) FireWire 800 ports
    • (2) FireWire 400 ports
    • Analog stereo line-level input and output minijacks
    • Front-panel audio line out/headphone minijack (digital/analog)
    • 10/100/1000BASE-T Ethernet (two RJ-45 connectors)


  • Power Supply
    • 318W Power Supply
  • Line Voltage
    • 100-240V AC
  • Frequency
    • 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase


  • Bluetooth
    • Built-in Bluetooth 2.0 + EDR
  • Ethernet
    • Built in 10/100/1000BASE-T Gigabit Ethernet
  • Wi-Fi
    • Built-in 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi


  • Speakers
    • Built-in speaker
  • Microphone
    • N/A
  • Headset Support
    • Support for Apple Earphones with Mic

Graphics / Video

  • Graphics Processor
    • NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with 512MB dedicated GDDR3
  • Details
    • Two dual-link DVI ports with support for up to 2560 by 1600 resolution
    • Support for extended desktop and video mirroring


  • Keyboard
    • Not included
  • Mouse
    • Not included


  • Operating Temperature
    • 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
  • Storage Temperature
    • -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
  • Relative Humidity
    • 5% to 95% noncondensing
  • Maximum Operating Altitude
    • 10,000 feet
  • Maximum Storage Altitude
    • 15,000 feet
  • Maximum Shipping Altitude
    • 35,000 feet


  • Color
    • Silver
  • Height
    • 20.10" (51.05cm)
  • Width
    • 8.10" (20.57cm)
  • Depth
    • 18.70" (47.50cm)
  • Weight
    • 42.4lb. (19.2kg)

*While researched thoroughly via independent resources, OWC does not make any claim to accuracy or completeness of these specifications.

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Good Condition

Used, Good:
These units show a bit of wear, but not abuse. They may have cosmetic scuffs, minor dents, minor handle bending (not affecting case stability), but are in fully functional operating condition. Images shown are examples from actual units, but exact unit condition will vary.


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Customer Ratings

Write a Review 5 / 5 1 out of 1 (100%) reviewers would recommend this product
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Reviewer: 3oclock Location: Layton, Utah Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: 1-3 months
Rating: 5/5 Kept my business going July 30, 2017 My G5 bit the dust and I was unable to continue with my client projects. Your salesperson took my order and it was delivered sooner than I expected. I was able to get back to work shortly after receiving the MacPro.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2008) 3.2GHz 8-core Xeon X5482 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: Igiveup Location: Vancouver Island Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Oldie but goodie! July 23, 2017 Purchased this machine specifically to try the Sierra on a MP3,1 patch. Runs Sierra like a champ, currently running the latest macOS 10.12.6 without any issues that I've detected. Price was right and delivery was timely, all in all I'm very pleased with this transaction.

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2008) 2.8GHz 8-core Xeon E5462 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

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Reviewer: thatvideoguy Location: Rockville, MD Age: Over 65 Experience Level: Power User Owned Product: less than a month
Rating: 5/5 Good Quality at a Good Price December 26, 2016 I had a late 2014 Mac Pro develop some booting problems. I was faced with the option of investing in new hardware and software for an i7 iMac 5K (at a cost of perhaps $3K and many hours to install and configure), repair my failed Mac Pro at whatever cost (if possible), or buy a used Mac Pro running the same level of Mac OS (Leopard). As my effort to get it back into operation dragged on, I opted for number 3 and ordered this Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8-Core "Early 2008". Delivery was as promised with the computer being tightly packed in a manner to prevent damage.I actually got more than I expected. It was advertised as having 8 Gb of RAM, but actually has 14 Gb! I wasn't expecting to see some small dust bunnies fall out when I opened the case to install my hard drives. Despite that, the insides appear clean, but not impeccably so. After using the provided boot disk to test the system, I removed the 3 drives I had in my failed Mac Pro, slid them into 3 of the slots in the purchased Mac Pro (removing the provided boot drive) and booted up again, and I was fully back in business! All programs and peripherals seem to work fine, and my backup service thinks I'm on the same computer as always. Thanks, OWC!

I would recommend this item to a friend! This review is from Apple Mac Pro (2008) 2.8GHz 8-core Xeon E5462 - Used, Good condition. Customer Videos:

Apple Mac Pro 3.0GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon E5472 Processor OWC SKU: UAFCBF7CXX84XXD Used, Good condition 90 Day OWC Fulfilled Limited Warranty
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