Appraise my G4 Tower (Pics added)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by crb824, Feb 4, 2007.

  1. crb824 macrumors member

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    What do you think my g4 tower is worth with and without the display? Thanks!


    Performance: Excellent performance, never had any issues.
    processor: Dual 1.25 ghz g4
    memory: 1 gb
    Hard Drive 1: Original 80 gb
    Hard Drive 2: Maxtor 200 gb (Not the 250 I had in my original post)
    CD/DVD: Combo Drive
    Airport: Airport Card installed
    Ethernet: Original Ethernet (on motherboard) broken; Sonnet Ethernet Card installed in PCI slot #1
    OS: Mac OS X 10.4.8
    Original Disks: Original OS X install disks
    Cosmetically: Fair Condition, Some white paint streaks on the sides of the computer
    Display: 17inch Apple Studio Display (The plastic on the end of the cord which hooks into the computer is busted and held together with tape.)
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Follow this link to ebay.

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-MAC-Power...1QQihZ009QQcategoryZ51035QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem


    It's a pretty good guess that you could get 600-700 for it. If at all possible you should try and get rid of the white paint as that would take down the price. The display sadly sells for around 150, so I guess you have to choose to keep or part with that.....


    also check out craigslist.com to see what people in your area are selling things for....
     
  3. crb824 thread starter macrumors member

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    Hey if I can get 700 for it and 150 for the monitor, I'm looking at a refurbished Core Duo iMac to replace what I have now... hmm.
     
  4. product26 macrumors 6502a

    product26

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    broken ethernet means the motherboard is bad. your price probably dropped $100 or more.


    is it just me or did you not mention what model it is?

    is it upgraded or is it a MDD model?
     
  5. crb824 thread starter macrumors member

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    The Ethernet is the only thing on the board that doesnt work. This is because I had a cable hooked into the ethernet "hole" and one of my friends yanked my computer forward about 2 feet. It ripped the ethernet "hole" thing right off...

    I dont know what you mean by MDD honestly. I went into the Apple store to get it when they first put the g5's on sale. The one I have now was the display model so it was "used" so I got it for cheap. Apple also pumped up the RAM in it to give the display computer a smoother feel to people who came in.
     
  6. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    I sold a Dual 867MHz G4 MDD on eBay back in like March of last year for $705, I believe it was. Just the computer itself. 2GB of RAM, 60GB HD, upgraded 16X DL SuperDrive, GeForce 4MX, I believe.

    FYI, "MDD" means "Mirrored Drive Doors."
     
  7. crb824 thread starter macrumors member

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    well mine looks like this: (stock pic)
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    so I guess its a MDD
     
  8. FadeToBlack macrumors 68000

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    Yep, that's the MDD. Good machines. A bit loud, but nice anyway.
     
  9. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    700 w/ monitor, and I say maybe...Looking at ebay prices (which are not at all the going rates) it looks like a nice DP 1.25Ghz MDD with the whole set up will be roughly 600-700.

    In September I traded my 1.8Ghz (Upgraded) Quicksilver with 1.5G RAM and 2 200GB HDs for a 15" 1.33Ghz powerbook. I felt as I was ripping him off and gave him one of my 17" displays...Therefor, some people might want more then 700 for there MDD.
     
  10. crb824 thread starter macrumors member

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    I cleaned off the paint, here are some pics of the computer:

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