is this a good deal? PM G4 450MHz for $350

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  1. bearbo macrumors 68000

    bearbo

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    is this a good deal?

    http://stlouis.craigslist.org/sys/281647770.html

    i like the oppressing system.

    but i mean, aside from the oppressing system, do you think it's worth $350?
     
  2. zen.state macrumors 68020

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    I think its a great deal since it comes with an LCD.. You will really need to upgrade the ram though. With at least 512MB it will be a great system for light to medium tasks.
     
  3. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    it will be just for a file server... kind of thing

    i take my laptop around, i want to be able to download stuff with torrent continuously (let's not kill me over that)
     
  4. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    It's a 17 inch flat screen monitor, not a LCD. I assume it's the Apple CRT display (one of those two). It's still be a good deal if you want a computer for folding, a jukebox, server or a computer to do light tasks on
     
  5. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    no, NOT a good deal. You can get 1.42 or 1.5 Ghz G4 minis for that much. that computer is quite old and rather low spec. You can find tons of deals better than that.
     
  6. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    the only mini i found even close to that is a 1.25 mini g4... where do you get good deals? (i found the mini g4 on ebay)
     
  8. panoz7 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't know... there's an apple flat panel in the picture. My guess is that the craigslist guy didn't really know the difference.

    If the monitor is in fact a flat panel then I think it's an ok deal... if not, I'd keep looking.

    Here's the first G4 I found on my local craigslist: http://raleigh.craigslist.org/sys/277749404.html

    It's a 450 SP also but it already has 1.25 GB of ram and a 60 gig hard drive for only $225. Seems like a better deal to me, even if it is a flat panel that's included with the other one.
     
  9. tdhurst macrumors 68040

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    No way

    Hell, I sell you a 450 mhz G4 with double the ram for $200.
     
  10. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yeah, definitely better...
     
  11. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    well, i guess that concludes it, it's not that good of an deal :( i just want a cheap mac to do some serving... right now i'm using my gf's ibm to do it, it's considerably slowing it down with azureus in windows.
     
  12. dllavaneras macrumors 68000

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    Sorry, I was speaking out of experience. My dad's lab used to have a bunch of those 450 MHz towers, all with CRT monitors.
     
  13. bearbo thread starter macrumors 68000

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    does his lab want to sell them for like 150 or so?
     

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