Should I buy 350Mhz G4?

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  1. riceforlife macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    I have the opportunity to buy a G4 350Mhz, 768 MB, 40GB, for $350. Its a PowerMac tower. The built-in audio is broken. Do you think that's a good deal? I intend to run the computer headless and configure it solely to be a fileserver/webserver/itunes server, so the broken audio doesn't seem so worrysome.

    Or should I go even cheaper and just buy a G3 (I think I can get one for 260ish).

    Thanks for the advice!
    -LD
     
  2. bellychris macrumors member

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  3. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    that is actually a pretty good price. if you have the cash on you, go for it for sure.
     
  4. denm316 macrumors 6502

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    good price but it depends on what you want to do with it if it will really be worth it
     
  5. oingoboingo macrumors 6502a

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    For the uses you mention (headlesss fileserver/webserver/itunes server) you'd be much better off buying an x86 system and running Linux on it. You'll certainly get more for your money.
     
  6. Grimace macrumors 68040

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    It's got good guts - but it will be slow with OSX. I wouldn't recommend doing any serious computing on it.
     

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