Ideas for what to do with a PPC G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by neenja, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. neenja macrumors 6502

    Jul 17, 2008
    So I have a PowerMac G5 (7,3).. 4gb ram, 256mb video, 2x200gb hds.

    Need some ideas on what to do with it. For now, it sits under a desk attached to my 37'' lcd tv via hdmi/dvi cable. I use my mbp as my main.

    Any thoughts?
  2. ViviUO macrumors 6502

    Jul 4, 2009
    SETI@Home for sure.
  3. MrJolly macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2011
    I live next door, England
    I have just purchased my first G5 for what was essentially buttons from eBay. I removed the layers of thick dust/dead skin/carpet/hair from the fans, consigned the 160GB and 250GB hard drives to the bin and replaced them with an Intel 80GB SSD and a Western Digital 2TB. Installed Leopard and am now ripping all my music at 320kbps AAC. Using Home Share I can access the tracks from all my machines around the house including my iPhone. Perfect.
  4. bizzle macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    It'll double as a heater in the winter.
  5. VanneDC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    yeah watch out for your electricity bill.. :) sides that, they are excellent boxes.

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