Need selling advice for Quicksilver I

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  1. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

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    Hey first i appreciate anyone who responds, after years of having a Quicksilver I I have decided to get rid of it.

    First i have to admit it has some issues. For example for ethernet you have to use a pci card cause somethings up with the ethernet in (maybe a storm) etc. Anyways ethernet coming in on the card seems fine.
    Another thing is i drilled out the holes in the back a lil larger to allow better airflow,cut off both air guards off back of the power supply to again allow better cooling.
    Anyways this is the specs.
    was a 733 but now has a 1.4 OWC mercury extreme in it,
    Has a Geforce 3 64mb video card
    1 Gig of Memory
    17" Studio Display CRT with some issues, i had the brite idea of removing the cover to get out the dust and in the process i couldnt remove all screws and had a drill walk on me a little trying to remove 1 lil screw on top which i could never get out !!@#$%^&*
    Has pro Speakers and a iSub. They rock pretty well.
    Machine also comes with its original 733 daughtercard/heatsink ( good paperweight) plus i would rather sell all of this to one person.
    What is this whole thing worth?
     
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  3. Dont Hurt Me thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks, says $485 for non upgraded 733 with a gig of ram.
     
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    Thats a cool web site, too bad they don't have one like that for every Mac.
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Between the upgrades and funkyness, it's pretty hard to call, but I'll say around $700, maybe $800 if you're lucky and someone wants the monitor or has a good use (eBay?) for the old processor module. That's about what I'd feel it was worth, and based on some similar items on eBay:

    Similarly upgraded 1.2GHz, 1 Gig RAM, w/9600 graphics sold for $510

    Stock 933 single, 1 Gig RAM, with an extra PCI video card went for $630

    In my mind the upgrades bump it up above these in price, but the modifications and more importantly bum ethernet port and slightly chewed up monitor (CRTs are worth next to nothing anyway, despite how beautiful those Studio Displays were) knocks it down a peg.
     
  6. pionata macrumors 6502

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    The thing is for 800$ you can get a realy nice mac mini so I should be a little less, I'd go for 700$ if the monitor is nice, 600$ or less without it.
     
  7. Dont Hurt Me thread starter macrumors 603

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    Thanks for the replys, my wife has offered me $500. She wants it for her son or someone but i havent seen the $$$:D Allways loved those crts, one of the best looking ever made in my view.
     
  8. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    True, but although I more or less agree with your numbers keep in mind that the Quicksilver provides a couple of empty PCI slots and several internal drive bays that the Mini doesn't have, so there's really not that much point in comparing them.

    If you just want a ~1.5GHz G4 Mac, obviously the brand new Mini is the better choice--it's what I'd recommend to the average shopper. But if you're looking with something that has room for some expansion (say, you want FW800 or external SATA), or need drive speed (even with only one drive the internal 3.5" drive will be faster than the 2.5" drive in a Mini), or want a bunch of internal storage (multiple 3.5" drives in the QS), then the Quicksilver is your *only* choice. Even an iMac won't get you there--you need a tower, be it new or old.

    So, you're comparing prices of various towers, on which there's something of a premium, not just of something with equivalent processor speed.
     

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