View Full Version : good deal or bad deal two powermac g3's for $100??

Apr 10, 2007, 01:08 AM
one of my buddys has got 2 powermac g3's he is trying to sell..

he said they have the following specs,,

256mb ram
6gig hdd
zip 100
ati rage
no keyboard or mouse though.

he told me they were in brandnew condition and that they were purchased from govdeals.com..??

are they worth $100 for both pc's should i buy them?

what can one do with a 333mhz g3??..if anything..lol

Apr 10, 2007, 01:25 AM
With XPostFacto, it can run Panther or Tiger. My nephew has OS-X Panther running nicely on a 300MHz Wallstreet Powerbook. It'll be limited use for Flash and might not do well on high compression video (like MPEG4 / H264). You could use it as a file server too. It'll need a bigger hard drive for in any case, but for $50 each, doesn't sound bad to me.

Apr 10, 2007, 01:55 AM
ugh he told me they were beige colored..i thought they were blue and white..

i think i will pass on it.

thanks anyway.

Apr 10, 2007, 03:11 AM
Yea - no Firewire or USB, among other things. I was thinking B&W also.

Apr 10, 2007, 04:02 AM
I brought a powermac G3 last year for 50. Used it for a few things - fileserving etc. It's a B+W (Blue and White) one, and looks pretty when I'm not using it.

A beige one? Ugh no thanks. Too lacking in just about everything needed. I use the USB and Firewire on my B+W just about all the time.

Apr 10, 2007, 08:59 AM
I love beige g3, particular the desktops.

Although the Powermac 9600 are the best with 6 PCI slots. No Mac Pro has that. Jealousy sets in.