Looking for a barebones(or similar) G4

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by croix, Jul 1, 2004.

  1. croix macrumors newbie

    Jul 1, 2004
    I work for a computer hardware reseller, and I am looking to buy a G4 tower to test a few mac products with before I ship to my end user. Anyone know of a way or place to get a barebones tower from?
    All I need is the MB and processor, at least 500mhz, maybe a small HDD. I have enough other parts in teh warehouse to do anything else I need. Im just not looking to spend $400 on a tower that will never be used for anything but parts testing.

    Any ideas?
  2. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020


    Jul 6, 2003
    Los Angeles
    If you search Ebay you may come up with something. Maybe about $100 for the processor, $100 for the logic board, maybe about the same for power supply. It's that, a complete system for $500-$700, or see if a G3 will meet your needs. 1st generation iMacs are getting pretty cheap. I've seen them going for around $100.
  3. Sun Baked macrumors G5

    Sun Baked

    May 19, 2002
    Begs the question of whether you need...

    DDR or SDR Ram,

    AGP or PCI graphics card,

    G3 FSB (the Yikes machine) or G4 FSB,

    built-in ATA-33, ATA-66, or ATA-100 bus,

    FW400 or FW800.

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