buy G5 cpu

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by msett, Sep 22, 2005.

  1. msett macrumors member

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    Yes, I know you probably cant. But is there anywhere I could get a hole of a G5 Processor. I want to build one myself is possible. Also is there anywhere I should look for Power Mac's G5 used? They are all so exspensive on ebay for even used ones. I would love one if I could ever afford it.:(

    Matt
     
  2. eva01 macrumors 601

    eva01

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    apples refurb website

    and no you can't find any unless you strike a deal with IBM to buy 100,000 of them
     
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Nope, stuck with Apple ...

    And if you look at the www.970eval.com website, the G5 is insanely complex to use -- which killed the white box market and it's use in embedded systems.

    Basically it's Apple or nothing -- in fact some of the companies that signed contracts to build machines using the G5 exited the business entirely :p .

    Edit: with the G3 and G4, you didn't need to use any parts from Apple to build a PPC system -- but you cannot get away from it on the G5.
     
  4. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    I was sure i read an article posted on this forum, showing someone who did just that. Bought parts off ebay to build a G5 (mainboard, case etc)... or maybe it was to upgrade an original G5 :confused:. I remember something about it not working at the correct speed so he had to mess with it..

    Anyhow. MacMini... best bet if you are after something simular to a PowerMac (as in no head and no inbuilt screen) or you could look in the refurbished sites - you can actually get Single CPU 1.8 for a quite reasonable price (a lot less than say a dual g5 2ghz).
     
  5. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

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    And one of the dudes from Momentum gave his a huge long technical direction on how to meld the mismatched parts and get the machine running right.

    Look at BBoettjer's posts

    Even Apple parts from eBay may not be a piece of cake.

    Edit: Same original poster user name on here.
     

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