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greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 11:22 AM
(2000 CDN...)

Powermac G5
Dual 2.0 GHz (2 PPC cpus)
4.5 GB Ram
160GB SATA Drive
extra 250GB Sata Drive
SuperDrive DL - Pioneer DVD +/- RW DVR 108, Double Layer 16X
Bluetooth - DLink USB Bluetooth
Modem (56K)
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (1000/100/10Mbps)
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE (128MB GDDR SDRAM)
Apple Keyboard
DVI to VGA Adapter
MacOS 10.4
Has 2 years full waranty left...



Irish Dave
Dec 18, 2006, 11:24 AM
(2000 CDN...)

Powermac G5
Dual 2.0 GHz (2 PPC cpus)
4.5 GB Ram
160GB SATA Drive
extra 250GB Sata Drive
SuperDrive DL - Pioneer DVD +/- RW DVR 108, Double Layer 16X
Bluetooth - DLink USB Bluetooth
Modem (56K)
Dual Gigabit Ethernet (1000/100/10Mbps)
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE (128MB GDDR SDRAM)
Apple Keyboard
DVI to VGA Adapter
MacOS 10.4
Has 2 years full waranty left...

The G5 is still an awesome computer.

How much is he asking for it?

Greets from Ireland

Dave :)

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 11:26 AM
The G5 is still an awesome computer.

How much is he asking for it?

Greets from Ireland

Dave :)

$2000 Canadian, I saw a refurb on the apple store for 1,899 CDN, but it only has half a gig of ram.

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 11:27 AM
that's an awesome computer... but for 2000 CAD? aka 1700 USD? maybe not... you can get apple refurb stock for 1600... provided there's a lot memory, but still

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 11:30 AM
that's an awesome computer... but for 2000 CAD? aka 1700 USD? maybe not... you can get apple refurb stock for 1600... provided there's a lot memory, but still

hmmmmm........ more opinons please? What is a good price for it?

Irish Dave
Dec 18, 2006, 11:31 AM
$2000 Canadian, I saw a refurb on the apple store for 1,899 CDN, but it only has half a gig of ram.

Sorry, I thought that 2000 cdn meant $2000 Canadian dollars but wasn't sure.

The extra ram and the Applecare warranty with two years left would make it a good buy. Plus of course, the second hard drive etc. etc as a bonus. I would go for it. They really are a great computer. (I use a G5 with 4 Gb of ram as my main computer)

Regards

Dave :)

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 11:48 AM
hmmmmm........ more opinons please? What is a good price for it?

can you verify the specs?

this is the only one (http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5_Late_2005.html) as far as i know that has dual giga ethernet... and there is no option for 56K modem

if that's the model, and (how much are rams?) you need that rams, then i'd say go ahead... if it's earleir dual 2.0s... well, lower the price accordingly

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 12:04 PM
can you verify the specs?

this is the only one (http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5_Late_2005.html) as far as i know that has dual giga ethernet... and there is no option for 56K modem

if that's the model, and (how much are rams?) you need that rams, then i'd say go ahead... if it's earleir dual 2.0s... well, lower the price accordingly

it is the newer one. I could always blow an extra 2k into a Mac Pro...but that hurts hurts hurts...

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 12:05 PM
it is the newer one. I could always blow an extra 2k into a Mac Pro...but that hurts hurts hurts...

interesting... i always thought the newer one doesn't have option for 56k modem, no?

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 12:07 PM
interesting... i always thought the newer one doesn't have option for 56k modem, no?

I believe the 56k modem is a USB modem

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 12:10 PM
I believe the 56k modem is a USB modem

well... as long as you are sure

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 12:11 PM
well... as long as you are sure

hmm, well you definitely put the fear in me. Buyer beware though, I guess. Do you know what the PC equivalent would be of a G5 (these days)?

-G

Antares
Dec 18, 2006, 12:12 PM
That's a great computer but the price that he wants, isn't. I'd try to wheel him down to $1800 CDN. I'd also make sure that you're getting the final revision of the Powermac G5, not an earlier one (like someone else said).

Chris Bangle
Dec 18, 2006, 12:12 PM
i gat an imac g5 a few days a go 1x2ghz its awesome. Im in love

L A R E !
Dec 18, 2006, 12:14 PM
i think for the price you should be getting more hard drive, but non the less the g-5 is awsome.

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 12:16 PM
:p it's just this morning i saw one on ebay selling something like that... it turns out it has a ethernet and 56k modem, and a PCI ethernet... now that wouldn't be good would it

(also, the latest model came out late 2005, which means it should have 3 yr of applecare instead of 2, no?)

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 12:17 PM
That's a great computer but the price that he wants, isn't. I'd try to wheel him down to $1800 CDN. I'd also make sure that you're getting the final revision of the Powermac G5, not an earlier one (like someone else said).

If there is 4.5 gigs of mem doesn't it mean it is for sure a newer one (the older ones only went up to max 4 gigs of ram...)?

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 12:24 PM
If there is 4.5 gigs of mem doesn't it mean it is for sure a newer one (the older ones only went up to max 4 gigs of ram...)?

http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5_Late_2004.html
http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5_June_2004.html
http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5.html (Original, 06/2003)

these all support upto 8GB

greyfalco
Dec 18, 2006, 12:28 PM
http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5_Late_2004.html
http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5_June_2004.html
http://support.apple.com/specs/powermac/Power_Mac_G5.html (Original, 06/2003)

these all support upto 8GB

ohhhhh, I see....hmmm, sketchy indeed.

leekohler
Dec 18, 2006, 01:45 PM
I have the last rev Dual-core 2 Ghz G5. I LOVE it. Everything mentioned in the specs seems like it would be the latest one, except the fact that it says "dual 2.0 Ghz (2 PPC CPUs)". If it's the last rev, it should be dual-core, not dual processor.

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 01:46 PM
I have the last rev Dual-core 2 Ghz G5. I LOVE it. Everything mentioned in the specs seems like it would be the latest one, except the fact that it says "dual 2.0 Ghz (2 PPC CPUs)". If it's the last rev, it should be dual-core, not dual processor.

even the fact it has 56k modem and only 2 yr of applecare left?

leekohler
Dec 18, 2006, 01:50 PM
even the fact it has 56k modem and only 2 yr of applecare left?

Well yeah, there is no 56k modem in mine, you're right. And there should be more than 2 years of Applecare left as well. I never get Applecare though, so I guess I wasn't paying attention to that.

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 03:32 PM
Well yeah, there is no 56k modem in mine, you're right. And there should be more than 2 years of Applecare left as well. I never get Applecare though, so I guess I wasn't paying attention to that.

actually... the 2 yr of applecare makes sense... if it were purchased last yr around this time, and applecare extend to 3 yrs, not extend additional 3 yrs...

haha

(i abs. want one of those last revision powermac right now)

leekohler
Dec 18, 2006, 04:06 PM
actually... the 2 yr of applecare makes sense... if it were purchased last yr around this time, and applecare extend to 3 yrs, not extend additional 3 yrs...

haha

(i abs. want one of those last revision powermac right now)

Haha! They're pretty great. I got mine in April/May and it blew me away.

bearbo
Dec 18, 2006, 04:19 PM
Haha! They're pretty great. I got mine in April/May and it blew me away.

sorry OP this is completely OT

leekohler you wouldn't happen to be interested in selling it ? (hey, i can hope, can't i)

Keebler
Dec 18, 2006, 04:36 PM
hey grey..can you tell me where it's located? ;)

i might buy it for that price. try to get it a bit lower, but with the add-ons, it's a good price.

i'd buy it...

iW00t
Dec 18, 2006, 05:29 PM
How does a 2.0ghz PPC processor compare with a Core Duo?

leekohler
Dec 18, 2006, 05:34 PM
sorry OP this is completely OT

leekohler you wouldn't happen to be interested in selling it ? (hey, i can hope, can't i)

Nope- you can't have it. I love it. ;)

Irish Dave
Dec 18, 2006, 11:42 PM
hmm, well you definitely put the fear in me. Buyer beware though, I guess. Do you know what the PC equivalent would be of a G5 (these days)?

-G

PC equivalent of a G5 ? ...... I don't think you can compare a pile of crap with an awesome computer. :eek:


Dave :)

Irish Dave
Dec 18, 2006, 11:47 PM
How does a 2.0ghz PPC processor compare with a Core Duo?
Hi,
Very favorably. A friend has the Mac Pro and yes it's a tad faster at some tasks but overall there is not a huge difference. Admittedly he only has 1 Gb of ram and I have 4 Gb.
I read somewhere that you should have 4 Gb or more to prevent a "bottle-neck"

Dave :)