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Heavertron
Jun 13, 2011, 04:00 AM
After selling off all my PPC macs, I happened across an eMac on e8ay and got it for 99p.

Spec:
1.25 G4
1gb ram
40gb HDD

I am thinking of using it to play Warcraft III. Will it have the power to do that? Can the Radeon 9200 cope with WCIII?

What other things could I use it for? Perhaps an iTunes machine, as I'm told the built in speakers are quite ok? I need an excuse to keep it before the Mrs notices it....:o



Rodus
Jun 13, 2011, 04:30 AM
WCIII will be fine, I used to play it on a G3 400 with a Rage 128 GPU, the Radeon 9200 is far more powerful. 99p is a bargin, enjoy the machine!

And
Jun 13, 2011, 04:31 AM
After selling off all my PPC macs, I happened across an eMac on e8ay and got it for 99p.

Spec:
1.25 G4
1gb ram
40gb HDD

I am thinking of using it to play Warcraft III. Will it have the power to do that? Can the Radeon 9200 cope with WCIII?

What other things could I use it for? Perhaps an iTunes machine, as I'm told the built in speakers are quite ok? I need an excuse to keep it before the Mrs notices it....:o

Just do what I do with my partner, tell her that she did know you had it, it has been around for years. This only works if you can intercept the arrival of it! A bargain for 99p, well done. I'm using my G4 for ripping CDs mainly, I have no idea if games are any good on it...

tersono
Jun 13, 2011, 05:01 AM
Hey - nice pickup! Only problem with the eMac is that they're a nightmare to get into if you have to replace the HD. My wife still misses hers, even though she's got a 20" iMac now...

Heavertron
Jun 13, 2011, 07:28 AM
Does it have a notebook sized IDE drive? 2.5"?

Tempted to just plug in an external USB disk, as it has USB2 and I hear they are a nightmare to service. Plus the risk of the CRT zapping you!

sim667
Jun 14, 2011, 05:23 AM
99p?!?!

Im well jealous.

InuNacho
Jun 14, 2011, 10:53 PM
Could we see a link to this magical auction and be sure to put Unreal 2004 on it.