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neenja
Aug 20, 2011, 04:16 PM
So I have a PowerMac G5 (7,3).. 4gb ram, 256mb video, 2x200gb hds.

Need some ideas on what to do with it. For now, it sits under a desk attached to my 37'' lcd tv via hdmi/dvi cable. I use my mbp as my main.

Any thoughts?



MrCheeto
Aug 20, 2011, 04:17 PM
Use it?

ViviUO
Aug 20, 2011, 06:31 PM
So I have a PowerMac G5 (7,3).. 4gb ram, 256mb video, 2x200gb hds.

Need some ideas on what to do with it. For now, it sits under a desk attached to my 37'' lcd tv via hdmi/dvi cable. I use my mbp as my main.

Any thoughts?

SETI@Home for sure.

MrJolly
Aug 22, 2011, 07:32 AM
I have just purchased my first G5 for what was essentially buttons from eBay. I removed the layers of thick dust/dead skin/carpet/hair from the fans, consigned the 160GB and 250GB hard drives to the bin and replaced them with an Intel 80GB SSD and a Western Digital 2TB. Installed Leopard and am now ripping all my music at 320kbps AAC. Using Home Share I can access the tracks from all my machines around the house including my iPhone. Perfect.

bizzle
Aug 22, 2011, 11:39 AM
SETI@Home for sure.

It'll double as a heater in the winter.

VanneDC
Aug 22, 2011, 04:24 PM
yeah watch out for your electricity bill.. :) sides that, they are excellent boxes.