Sawtooth G4 1.04Ghz for $400?

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  1. casparro macrumors newbie

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    Hey All,
    Here's the question should I purchase a 1.04Ghz G4 sawtooth upgraded, with ATI Rage 128, 900MB RAM, 200GB hard drive, mouse, keyboard... for $400. I'd like to buy it to use it for a month or so, then resell it maybe on ebay. Sound like a a good purchase? I'd hopefully like to make a few bucks on it as well, thus my interest in buying. Thanks all
     
  2. WillMak macrumors 6502a

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    i dunno, mac mini is only 100 bucks more (with less ram * HD tho).
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    OK there's a few issues here:
    There can never be 900 Mb RAM in a machine. The closest you can get is 896 with a 512, a 256 and a 128.

    The sawtooth cannot utilize a 200 Gb hard drive, unless it has a third-party ATA interface card in it. The maximum single hard drive available that the motherboard can address is 120 Gb. More likely, this machine has a 20 Gb hard drive which would have been big at the time it was made.

    You need more details before you can decide.
     
  4. casparro thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Alright...

    For simplicity's sake I said 900MB of RAM, but yes it is 896MB. The hard drive is a 80 Gig and a 120gig. I've added some screen shots for more info.
     

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  5. jiv3turkey748 macrumors 6502a

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    As long as graphics arent important to you, id say its a pretty good deal
     

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