2013 Mac Pro teardown

iFixit bought one of Apple's tiny but powerful new desktops, then took it apart.

For being so compact, the design is surprisingly modular and easy to disassemble. Non-proprietary Torx screws are used throughout, and several components can be replaced independently. … While it will require a bit of digging, the CPU is user-replaceable—meaning intrepid fixers should be able to save considerably by upgrading from the base-level processor configuration.

It gets a repairability score of 8/10. With the $3000+ price tag and some proprietary bits, you'll need to have some balls to do much more than snap in some RAM. But you can, if you want to.