Mac Pro Early-2008

I’m a developer with a pretty nice PC (2600k@4.5Ghz, 16GB DDR3, GTX 970) but there was this big problem:

I was always working on my Macbook Pro at the dining table..

The reasons?

Yes it is possible to do this on my PC, but when you get everything working on Windows (CMD?) and you are already ~20 years used to a Unix environment it’s not as .. productive.
And Yes you can install Linux or FreeBSD etc.. on the PC, but Unix + Desktop has never been my favorite workflow for many reasons.
Also, I needed to do a lot of testing on my iPhone (for apps) and you need a Mac (XCode) for that too.

So browsing some ebay and other online marketplaces I noticed someting ‘desktopisch’ like the Mac Mini was still quite expensive and I also needed more power than my Macbook Pro 13”. The budget was around 400 Euro’s.
Then I noticed the retired Mac Pro…