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Early 2009 Mac Pro upgrade help

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Early 2009 Mac pro
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2.66 ghz quad core Xeon
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Crap
Hi all, I’m new here and I was told that this is the best place online to do custom Mac stuff.
id appreciate your help with this sine this will be my first build.

base computer’;’’

early 2009 Mac pro
2.66 ghz quad cod xeon
3gb 1066 MHz ddr3
geforce gt 120 512mb


what I’d like to do is

1. put a new tray of 3.46 12-core Xeon west-mere
2. 128gb ram 1333
3. New gpu . I don’t know what to put here.
4. And I;m guessing I’ll be needing a new usb3 card and Bluetooth 5 card?
5. New ssd 1tb
6. Running os Mojave

thanks!

 

P1LGRIM

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Moved to Mac Pro forum.

I was told that this is the best place online to do custom Mac stuff
There appears to be some confusion between custom Mac and CustoMac.
This is a site for those that install Apple operating systems onto non-Apple hardware.
There are many support sites for Apple products elsewhere.
 
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Early 2009 Mac pro
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2.66 ghz quad core Xeon
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Crap
Bummer. Thanks
 
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I've tried getting Mohave or High Sierra running on some of the old Macs and it is harder than building a Hackintosh.

I finally gave up on my old Mac Pro (4,1) and turned it into a Windows 10 machine. New life for those old Mac Pros. Run current Windows software. This Mac Pro happens to be a Dual Xeon E5520@ 2.27Ghz and has 64 GB of RAM. I did put an SSD in there, but it is running at the older 3.0 Gbps speed.

ps. Irony...you can install a Virtual Machine and run Mohave under Windows just fine. Unfortunately, I didn't see what VM engine they were running, but it seemed just as fast as normal.
 
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