Is a PowerMac G5 still worth much?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bass93, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I found a guy that is selling a PowerMac G5. It's a dual 1.8Ghz with a 120GB hard drive and 2GB of RAM. He said that he just bought the hard drive and RAM for it, and reinstalled Leopard and a version of iLife. He also said he has a 19" Apple CRT Monitor, keyboard and mouse. He'll also throw in some audio recording software and a peripheral for it. (Forget what he said it was)

    He was asking $400 for it. I offered him a PlayStation 2, two home theater speakers, and $50. He said he'd take it. Is it worth buying this, since you can't upgrade these machines past Leopard?

    I thought about buying it for my father, since his computer is slow. He uses QuickBooks for his business, and that would cost him $175 which he can't justify right now. So, what should I do? I don't want to get it for him, and him not be able to use it. Any suggestions? Is this a fair trade?
     
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    dukebound85

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    I agree, too much. You can find intel machines for less than that
     
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay, well the speakers that I have were free. And I'd only get about $50-75 out of the PS2. So can I get a Core Duo Mac Mini for less than $150? Cuz I'd only be putting $100-125 into this G5.

    Not sure about mouse and keyboard.
     
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    cocacolakid

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    I've watched eBay for months on Mac's, especially Intel Mac Mini's. Core Duo's seem to run $350+, unless somebody lists one with a crazy low buy it now price. The online Mac shops seem to be the same price or higher, unless someone here can point out a better alternative.

    $400 cash for a dual 1.8 G5 is high. Again, on eBay you can get them around $250+ (including shipping).
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Okay. I'll just wait then. Thanks for the input guys! :)
     
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    tom vilsack

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    your not really paying 400

    -ps2=$60 ebay
    -speakers=??? (see in flee markets for almost nothing)
    -$50 cash

    total=$110-$150

    i would take that trade
     
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    raysfan81

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    That trade you mentioned seems to be a good deal for you but I definitely wouldn't pay $400 for a dual 1.8.
     
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    Hrududu

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    I paid less than $400 total for 2 Dual 2.0GHz G5 towers. Its not a good deal. If it were 2.3GHz or faster with 4+GB of RAM, then that would be a little more reasonable.
     
  10. macrumors newbie

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    If you ask me. I think it should be $350. Since its still a PPC. He most probably wont get $400 from a lot of people. He is asking for a bit much. In my opinion.
     

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