G3 1Ghz? What is this, I'm scared...

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by California, Mar 20, 2009.

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    California

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    California

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    I think it was the price that scared me. If the upgrade is about one fifty, and the blue and white is worth about fifty bucks, where does the 600 dollar asking price come from?

    It this was 2003, right before Apple intro'd the G5 Towers, I'd think about it.
     
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    His butt?

    If you're interested, offer him $100. He's probably trying to recoup the costs of the upgrades, which simply aren't worth it to a G3.
     
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    This thing is a downright vintage computer brought up to pretty nice specs. It's a techie's project and pretty impressive, but still not worth $600 dollars.

    For kicks, I got OS X 10.2, to run on my 1999-era 300 MHz ibook, 160 megs of RAM, 4 megs of video RAM, on a 3 gig hard drive. While slow, it never crashed and even got on the internet. But within a few months, many of the fancier flash driven sites just wouldn't load up on the machine. I could put a small format 256 RAM chip into it, which was not available at the time, which would bring the RAM on this maxed out machine further up to 288 MB. I thought about a larger and faster hard drive and a new higher capacity battery, but there are just too many things that would still take forever to work with in the context of OS X 10.2.

    The machine pretty much works best with OS 8.6 through OS 9.2 as any version of OS X is too RAM hungry for the 300 Mhz. clamshell iBooks of 1999.
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    Ha I saw that too!

    LOL @ $600.

    This thing has as much ports as the new MP LOL and he's included Leopard 10.5... for a G3 :confused:. I don't care if it's was 3ghz, it still has slow bus speed and memory.
     

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