Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 17, 2012, 07:27 AM   #1
ForceGhost
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Bournemouth, UK
Powermac G5

Looking to pick up a working Powermac G5 for 40-50. (Including postage)

Any ideas of where to get one? The Bay is coming up empty for the price range... Spec's don't matter.

Cheers,
FG
__________________
[ 27" Imac | 20" Imac | iPhone 4| 15" Retina MacBook Pro]
MacRumors Picture Section Addict
Professional Game Developer
ForceGhost is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 17, 2012, 04:32 PM   #2
parrafin
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
The best deals I've found are on auction, so may be an idea to keep an eye out - depending on what condition you're hoping for one should easily be had for that price range. Note that many of the cheaper ones don't always include HDDs (therefore no OS) or RAM modules so remember to factor those costs in.

Also, have you tried websites like Gumtree or Preloved for local listings? some owners are willing to ship at your cost

Don't know you're purposes for the machine, but if it's more of a server or similar purpose machine then a G4 would be more suited (more power efficient, stable, etc) and with PCI expansion, SATA II can be added easily (bette r than G5s SATA 1) -Also with option to install more HDDS and also faster Ethernet networking solutions.

Also, a high end G4 (dual) will be at least as quick as a low G5.


Hope that helps a bit, sometimes you have to wait a bit to secure the best deals..
parrafin is offline   1 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Got a powermac g4 what did I get? nizmoz PowerPC Macs 28 Jul 16, 2014 11:40 PM
When will the G6 PowerMac be out? rabidz7 Wasteland 47 Jul 17, 2013 07:58 PM
PowerMac G5 CWT PowerPC Macs 1 Jul 6, 2013 09:27 AM
New PowerMac G5 Lynxd PowerPC Macs 19 Oct 28, 2012 02:07 AM
Need help with my PowerMac G5 Orange Furball PowerPC Macs 5 Jun 13, 2012 12:55 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:07 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC