|Nov 20, 2008, 08:23 PM||#1|
PowerMac G4: Should I Buy?
Never make it over here because I'm not lucky enough to have a Mac Pro yet (keyword yet).
So, I have an opportunity to buy an old PowerMac G4. I'm pretty sure it's one of the original machines. I've been told it has VGA, 2 USB and 2 FW ports on it. It doesn't have any HDD or Memory in it, but those can't be too expensive these days. He said there are a couple brackets that are broke, but that its just a little cosmetic.
Is this worth it? At least it would be fun to play with, right?
Lots of Apple gear, nothing that impressive. My money goes towards music gear.
|Nov 20, 2008, 09:00 PM||#3|
The machine is not going to be a power machine, but it will totally be a great computer for $20. Hard drives are cheap, but the memory can get expensive since it is no longer being made. Could have going down. It has been a while since I bought PC133 RAM.
There are also process card upgrades available for the G4s, though it is arguable it they are worth the investment.
|Nov 21, 2008, 01:28 AM||#5|
Does it come with the disks for OS X? Without a hard drive you're going to need those or get ahold of some Tiger install disks at least - for me anything prior to that is just tough to work with now a days after having used more modern OS s. You can get PC133 2 x 256MB on Ebay for like $10 (I actually just sold some for that price plus $4.50 shipping) and 512MB around $10-15 per stick.
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