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

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    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?

    thanks
     
  2. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    What speed G4 are you talking about? For the right price and speed I would do it.
     
  3. Steve Jobless thread starter macrumors 6502

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

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    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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