View Full Version : Feeler: Dual 2GHz PM and Sawtooth

Sep 26, 2005, 03:10 PM
I have a couple of items I am looking to sell.

First, a little background. I needed a "headless" computer to run iMovie/iDVD. I could have bought a mini but I didn't like having only 32MB of VRAM. Instead, I went to the local Apple Store and bought a Dual 2.0GHz PowerMac. Now, if a new mini comes out, I will likely buy one and sell the Power Mac (I don't need that much power). I would like to get a feel for what it's worth.

Also, I bought an old Sawtooth Power Mac on eBay for a fair price not long ago with the hopes that it could be used as my iMovie Machine after some upgrades. As it turns out, it costs more to upgrade and ends up slower than a new mini.

So here is what I have:

Dual 2.0GHz Power Mac G5

Two 250GB HD's - SATA Maxtor DiamondMax 10 6B250S0 w/ 16MB cache
ATI Radeon X800 (retail)
Original boxes, manuals, software
16x Dual-layer DVD burner

450MHz Power Mac (Sawtooth)
512MB RAM (four 128MB sticks)
8x DVD burner
Rage 128 Pro 16MB (original graphics card)
GeForce3 64MB video card w/ TV out (flashed PC version)
Zip 100
No keyboard or mouse
No software

Let me know what you guys think.

Sep 26, 2005, 03:30 PM
Are you willing to sell the Geforce 3 and the zip drive, if so how much to madrid spain 28010?

Sep 26, 2005, 03:35 PM
if he doesn't want to sell the zip separately i will give you mine (zip 100) for 30 shipped to spain

Sep 26, 2005, 03:36 PM
Hang onto that PM man, thats a really nice machine that you ought to get quite a bit of life out of. IN reagards to the Sawtooth ( I love those machines, used to have one), use it as a backup machine or try and resell it and see if you can get somehting close to what you paid for it on ebay...

(I guess you were asking for some sort of advice correct???)

Sep 26, 2005, 04:10 PM
Willing to sell one of those 250GB SATA drives?

Sep 26, 2005, 05:25 PM
What ya looking for price range wise for the Sawtooth?

Sep 26, 2005, 07:26 PM
I really don't want to break up the machines because the remaining parts will be that much harder to sell.

The reason I am getting rid of the Power Mac is because it has much more power than what I need. I bought it because it was the cheapest Mac available without a display. Now, if the mini is upgraded to 64MB of VRAM, I can have a machine that does what I need it to and have it cost $1,000+ less than the G5.

The main reason for this post is to see what the demand is for these machines and determine what the market value is.

For the Sawtooth, I think $300 is a good asking price. What do you all think?

As for the Power Mac, you can buy a refurbished one from Apple for $1,799 (we won't figure in tax). You can buy the X800 for around $400 on a good day. You can get the extra 1GB of memory for $75 or so. The extra hard drive would cost $90 or so. Subtract the sale of the 9600 included at around $60.

That puts it just over $2,300 to buy it new. So take 10% off that for the fact that its used (3 months) and that makes it $2,075. Does that sound reasonable? Too high? Too low? Let me know what your opinion is.

Sep 26, 2005, 09:10 PM
Man I love the look of those sawtooths. I think you could get a good $500 for it. Or more. Those are some nice computers. Might get one myself. Intrested.

Sep 26, 2005, 09:19 PM
How about a trade for the Sawtooth? I have...

2 awesome 17" CRTs
iMac G3 Parts
iPod 4G Skin
128MB CF Card
Performa 6400/200

Please email me pics. Thanks.

Sep 27, 2005, 08:03 AM
Sorry, I am not looking to trade but to sell.

What I am really looking for is some advice about what these two computers are worth.