Is A Power Mac G4 Worth Getting?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Steve Jobless, Sep 14, 2006.

  1. Steve Jobless macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    Ive recently learned about the wonders of RAID and would like to have back up copies of my music folders, dvds and recorded TV, i went with a G4 because its old, cheap and has OS X. But is it a good choice? I have an old gateway 600 mhz pentium 3 laying around which would probably be okay. i would need this for wireless access and streaming. The most important feature is it has to be able to hold at least 700 GB. I also would like windows for those rare occassions when i need it, is virtual PC worth it? is it even sold?

  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    New York City
    What speed G4 are you talking about? For the right price and speed I would do it.
  3. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

    May 31, 2006
    In general preferavbly a Quick Silver and 1 GhZ (if possible)
  4. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

    Nov 17, 2004
    The Msp
    I think your P3 might do the job, though a G4 might do it better depending on what you get. I'm actually building a machine to do just about what you're doing, and I'm going with a 500Mhz G4 in a standard PC case for more storage space and whatnot.

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