Help with what to do with a G5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by BigWilly1231, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    First post but I have been reading the forum for a while. I have a question. I just bought a Mac Pro and currently have no need for my dual 2.0 G5. It still works (sorta). It would power up then shutdown but if I cleaned the permissions it would work again. Im sure you know the routine.

    The question I have is what should I do with the old machine, I mean how much is it worth if I sold it with No Hard Drive. I used the hard drive as a 3rd Hard Drive in my new Mac Pro

    I know the machine works because I used it every day. I just needed an upgrade.

    Any suggestions would be very helpful.
     
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    arjen92

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    Dr.Pants

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    You can sell it, part it out, keep it for a redundant workstation, backup, or use it for a low-performance rendering machine.
     
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    senseless

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    It will still run OS9, for applications that won't run under 10.
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    You could always turn your G5 into a Media Center or something.
     
  6. macrumors 603

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    Well, it'll run Classic, not OS 9. If a G5 could boot OS 9 I'd buy one to replace my Cube. :)
     
  7. macrumors 68030

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    I don't recommend that.
    The G5 makes to much noise, uses lots of power and is not capable of running Full HD content which doesn't make it a good HTPC.
     
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    richard.mac

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    i was going to recommend a closet file server. but as its not stable i wouldnt recommend it.

    i was also thinking of selling it or giving it to charity, but again as above. sell the working parts.
     
  9. macrumors 68030

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    Why do you think that it's not stable?
     
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    richard.mac

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    cause he said it would turn off after powering up.
     
  11. macrumors 68030

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    Oh I missed that, sorry.

    In case that the G5 still runs without issues, it would make a very good fileserver, even though it needs a lot power.
     

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