Made a purchase of my first Mac!

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  1. crazysaxchris macrumors member

    crazysaxchris

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    I recently purchased a older mac for my first mac. I don't know if i paid for too much, 265.00, here is the description. I know it would need a lot of upgrades. But I'm worried that I paid too much. Please let me know.

    Item Description:
    Apple Powermac Gigabit Ethernet G4 Dual 500MHz

    CPU:G4 Dual 500MHz

    RAM:512MB (2 256MB chips)

    HD:40GB (Maxtor)

    CD / DVD:DVD-ROM drive

    OS INSTALLED:OS 9.2

    VIDEO CARD / SPECS:nVidia with ADC and VGA connectors

    # OF PORTS / DETAILS:2 Firewire 400, 2 USB 1.1

    MISC COMMENTS:

    Missing Zip Bezel, one USB port broken

    Any scratches, cracks, etc.?
    Minor cosmetic scratches, broken USB port in back. Missing front Zip bezel.


    Would this computer run tiger pretty fast. Is this computer really outdated? I hope not!

    THANKS! :)
     
  2. doucy2 macrumors 65816

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    sounds like a deal
    ive owned 3 powermac g4 similar to this
    you got a deal
    just wondering where did you get it
     
  3. macEfan macrumors 65816

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    contrats on your purchase! I think you got a good deal!
     
  4. ITASOR macrumors 601

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    That's a good deal. You first upgrade should be Mac OS X Tiger or Panther, if you don't already have it. I know your description says that it has 9.2 installed currently. I think it will actually run faster if it has Tiger on it than if it has the older systems on it.

    If you're not an EDU student, you can find Tiger for $100 at lots of online stores.
     
  5. crazysaxchris thread starter macrumors member

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    Well actually I got it on Ebay! Suprising! :D

    It does have one broken usb port though!
     
  6. crazysaxchris thread starter macrumors member

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    It didn't come with a keyboard or mouse, which I'll need to buy. Would this run iMovie in iLfe 05 pretty quick with 1gb ram.

    Does this take the old old airport card? (Gosh I hope not :p )
     
  7. Chip NoVaMac macrumors G3

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    Congrats! Even with that system (once you add more RAM), should be able to keep up nicely.
     
  8. dukeblue91 macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on an excellent deal!
    This is a great machine and still very capable.
    I too would go with Tiger and add more ram to it.
    And Yes it does use the older airport card :(

    Good Luck!
     

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