Selling my beloved dual 2.5GHz G5... How much?

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  1. valiar macrumors regular

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    I will be selling my trusty dual 2.5GHz G5 soon... Wondering what would be a good price for it. Yes, I did check Ebay, but noone seems to have recently sold a G5 with quite the specs mine has:

    2x2.5GHz G5
    4GB RAM (8x512)
    74GB 10000 RPM boot disk
    250GB 7200 RPM storage disk
    Radeon 9600XT with 128MB VRAM (plays Doom 3 and runs Aperture just fine)
    Bluetooth
    Single Gigabit ethernet port
    ViewSonic VP201B 20.1' monitor (1600x1200)
    Apple keyboard and new Mighty Mouse
    All the usual stuff (Firewire 800 and 400, USB2 ports, etc)

    To be honest, I am somewhat ambivalent about selling it at all (it is a great computer, Apple has not released anything significantly better ever since, and when they do, it will be Intel and won't run certain important apps natively for a while). Unfortunately, it has to go for financial and space reasons.
    So, what would be a good price for this machine (with or without monitor)?
    It is probably going on Ebay today...
     
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    Do you have any idea how much you would want for the monitor if you were to sell them separately? Alternatively, if you decided to hold on to the computer, would you have any interest in trading for two 17" monitors or one monitor + cash?
     
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    With the exception of a very average Graphics card you have a nice set up there.
     
  6. valiar thread starter macrumors regular

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    I would probably post it when the auction is up (it is not ready yet)...
    Hope I won't get banned for it - it is not really a "for sale" forum, and I am about 30 posts short of being able to post to "for sale" one.
     
  7. valiar thread starter macrumors regular

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    $400 or thereabout?
    I probably won't hold to the computer, though, because I have decided to make my new MacBook Pro my main (and only) computer. Hoping for seeing Universal Photoshop soon...
    Thus, I will only be interested in simply selling the monitor.
     
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    i doubt the mods would ban you if they found your thread to be a FS before you're "allowed" to - more likely either delete or lock the thread.

    nice system though! i'm going to be on the prowl for a G5 after the Mac Pro's come out - (not good for you), but the prices are going to droooop.
     
  9. valiar thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mmmm... That is probably in my wildest dreams :)
    I was thinking something closer to $2500 (with the monitor)... How does it sound? Too expensive? Too cheap?
     
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    If I were you, I wouldn't sell the whole lot at once. For example, the Power Mac with 1GB of RAM sans Raptor would be one, the Raptor would be two, the display would be three, etc, etc. Someone may be looking for a Power Mac but had no need for 4GB of RAM. Or maybe they do but they don't need a display. You will likely make more this way if you are willing to have 6 auctions instead of 1.
     
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    Good advice.
     
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    Yeah, I might be interested in picking up the monitor at around the $400 you said. I'll have to see if I can come up with the cash, though. (If I can come up with it before you go to eBay with it, would you want to make the sale here or see what happens?)
     
  14. valiar thread starter macrumors regular

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    PM me and we could possibly cut a deal, even if I do list the G5.
    I have another one of those monitors (I was running the G5 with 2 of them). I wanted to try to run it with my MacBook Pro, but it looks like the built-in display would suffice - I would rather upgrade the memory to 2GB and keep $100 in process...
     
  15. valiar thread starter macrumors regular

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    This G5 originally came with 1GB.
    However, I was runnng a molecular modeling program on it, and it was actually wiring up more than 3GB of memory at the same time, and with 1GB the machine was swapping like crazy.
    It is really nice to have 4GB - and I already miss it on my 1GB MacBook Pro...
     
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    That may be true, or maybe not...
    But I really don't want to part out this machine - it is just too nice.
    Or maybe I am too sentimental...
     
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    I see...

    Thanks for shedding some insight on the matter. Cheers. :cool:
     

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