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Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by kildraik, Mar 12, 2007.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    I'm on the verge of buying a 450mhz/128mb/20gb Powermac G4...

    For $50.

    It works- Is this a good deal? The guy bought a PM G5 and has no need for it.

    Thanks! Will
     
  2. Mr. MacBook macrumors 6502

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    i guess it is, you can always upgrade the processor w/ better g4s and use external harddrives...
    go for it
     
  3. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, as long as you don't get stupid and expect too much out of it. Once you start upgrading the ram and adding a HD you'll soon discover that it would have been cheaper to buy a mini.
     
  4. bmcgrath macrumors 65816

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    Its 50$ can you really go wrong? What do you plan doin with it anyway? Email, Internet, Chat or like a file server?
     
  5. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    Do you have the cash? Is that the going rate for those things on say ebay? Then go for it. What do you need us to tell you? I say buy it and if you're unhappy with your purchase then blame me. I'm ok with that.
     
  6. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    That sounds like an awesome deal to me. I'd jump on that before someone else does. It should be a perfectly capable machine for you to do a lot of stuff on, or just turn into a file server.
     
  7. chicagdan macrumors 6502a

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    That's really bad advice. By the time you throw in that money it's going to cost more than a mini, with a fraction of the performance. If you buy this machine, just use it for small easy tasks and save your money for a better system, don't throw any money into it, that's the used car fallacy.
     
  8. dpaanlka macrumors 601

    dpaanlka

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    It's actually a really good deal I don't know what these people are talking about. I had one of those as recently as last summer. It ran Tiger just fine. Safari, Word, etc...

    If you don't want it tell me and I'll buy it. I need a second tower.
     
  9. kildraik thread starter macrumors 6502a

    kildraik

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    Just that- I'm going to put a 512mb stick in it, but otherwise I'll just be using it for e-mail, web browsing, some minor iTunes stuff, chat, and photo storage. Not much realy, but it sounded liek a screaming deal to me. It'll also make a nice 3rd mac- i've always wanted a tower just to even have one. You can get a PM G4 system thats less powerful for upwards of $200!

    I bought an iBook g3 (Graphite, not Indigo- he messed it up, but it still had firewire) for $30. The only problem was the battery held no charge- no biggie though- i plugged it in and up starts OS 9.0.2! :D

    Thanks for all the help, guys- I think i'll pick it up this week-
     

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