iMac / PowerMac (refurbished)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by whoisdan, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. whoisdan macrumors newbie

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    In another thread I was getting some good opinions about whether to get an iMac or refurbished PMac w/ a Dell screen. I think I've made up my mind, unless I can be convinced otherwise,

    I'm going to go with the refurbished PowerMac and Dell monitor. I've convinced myself to go with the Power Mac G5 DUAL 1.8GHz/ 256MB/ 80G/ SuperDrive/ PCI/ GeFr5200/ GigE/ 56K - Apple Certified Refurbished

    Dual 1.8 refurbished PowerMac
    $1499

    and the Dell UltraSharp 2005FPW 20.1-inch Wide Aspect Flat Panel LCD Monitor,
    Dell 20" Monitor
    $525

    AppleCare is $250. Should I get that? Is it worth it?

    One more thing, will Tiger have any problems running on a refurbished PMac?
     
  2. Ryan T. macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a great setup. And no, Tiger will run better on that Mac than almost any other Mac available today.
     
  3. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    There was just another thread a couple days ago saying you could get the monitor for around $460 or something...do a search and find the coupon code.

    I bought two of those monitors and they are great. You're going to love your setup. There's a (small) chance you'll get free upgrades with your refurbished. Good luck with that!
     
  4. whoisdan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Nice! I just got the monitor for $436 pre-tax. Shipping was free, so $480 was the total. Not bad at all. Thanks for the tip. I got coupon codes at techbargains.com.

    So, do I need to get the $250 AppleCare for the PowerMac?
     
  5. wdlove macrumors P6

    wdlove

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    I would recommend getting AppleCare. It will allow for the full 3 years of phone support. Gives you feeling of confidence. If a problem does come up, it can often more than pay for itself.

    I always purchase AppleCare for my Mac.
     
  6. whoisdan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hm. Can get AppleCare a month or two down the line?

    Also, where are the best deals for 1GB RAM? Is one 3rd party brand better than an other?
     
  7. dylomel macrumors member

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    applecare

    i think getting applecare just to be safe would be a good idea
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Buy AppleCare - it could turn out to be money well, well spent. Nice Power Mac G5 btw.
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    You should be able to order AppleCare anytime before the included warranty expires. As for RAM, I prefer Crucial memory for Mac.
     

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