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Yaris
Jan 25, 2010, 05:54 PM
I have been thinking again about a G5 for all around use. I'm not much of a power user, so a G5 wouldn't be too slow. I occasionally look at eBay and I just stumbled across this.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-PowerMac-G5-2-3Ghz-DUAL-CORE-1Gb-RAM-250Gb-c_W0QQitemZ350308424935QQcmdZViewItemQQptZApple_Desktops?hash=item5190025ce7#ht_3124wt_941

I know there are some scuffs but for a working machine that doesn't look like too bad of a price. What do you think?



philipt42
Jan 25, 2010, 07:12 PM
Go for it!
A pretty good deal there.

disconap
Jan 25, 2010, 08:49 PM
Definitely a good price; you can throw in another couple gigs of RAM for pretty darned cheap, throw Leopard retail on it, and you'll have a solid machine. :)

Eidorian
Jan 25, 2010, 08:51 PM
The $429 refurbished Mac mini that was on the Apple Store would eat it for breakfast.

300D
Jan 26, 2010, 12:37 AM
The $429 refurbished Mac mini that was on the Apple Store would eat it for breakfast.

Then the G5 would swallow it whole and still have room for 3 PCI-E cards, two full size hard drives, 14GB more ram and then rape the mini's "graphics card" when its done.

jedijoe
Jan 26, 2010, 12:58 AM
ditto the intel mac mini. unless you need > 4GB of memory, or RAID disk setup, the newer Mac Minis will be faster. (Core2Duo Minis). Sold my 2.3Ghz G5, slower and stuck on leopard.