I won an eMac for 99p

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Heavertron, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. macrumors regular

    #1
    After selling off all my PPC macs, I happened across an eMac on e8ay and got it for 99p.

    Spec:
    1.25 G4
    1gb ram
    40gb HDD

    I am thinking of using it to play Warcraft III. Will it have the power to do that? Can the Radeon 9200 cope with WCIII?

    What other things could I use it for? Perhaps an iTunes machine, as I'm told the built in speakers are quite ok? I need an excuse to keep it before the Mrs notices it....:eek:
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Rodus

    #2
    WCIII will be fine, I used to play it on a G3 400 with a Rage 128 GPU, the Radeon 9200 is far more powerful. 99p is a bargin, enjoy the machine!
     
  3. And
    macrumors 6502

    #3
    Just do what I do with my partner, tell her that she did know you had it, it has been around for years. This only works if you can intercept the arrival of it! A bargain for 99p, well done. I'm using my G4 for ripping CDs mainly, I have no idea if games are any good on it...
     
  4. macrumors 68000

    tersono

    #4
    Hey - nice pickup! Only problem with the eMac is that they're a nightmare to get into if you have to replace the HD. My wife still misses hers, even though she's got a 20" iMac now...
     
  5. macrumors regular

    #5
    Does it have a notebook sized IDE drive? 2.5"?

    Tempted to just plug in an external USB disk, as it has USB2 and I hear they are a nightmare to service. Plus the risk of the CRT zapping you!
     
  6. macrumors 65816

    #6
    99p?!?!

    Im well jealous.
     
  7. macrumors 65816

    InuNacho

    #7
    Could we see a link to this magical auction and be sure to put Unreal 2004 on it.
     

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