Should I buy a PowerMAC G4 single for cheap or wait?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mcox912, May 23, 2006.

  1. mcox912 macrumors newbie

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    I need some advice on whether i should buy a powermac g4 single with the following: G4 Quicksilver
    933 Mhz Processor
    1.5 gig RAM
    60 gig HD
    Superdrive CD, DVD, CDRW, DVDRW
    New Apple Keyboard, New Apple Mighty Mouse
    19" Lacie High Resolution Monitor
    Software:
    OSX 10.4.4 Tiger
    Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Powerpoint
    Final Cut Pro HD
    DVD Studio Pro
    Adobe After Effects
    Photoshop CS
    Illustrator CS
    InDesign CS
    Logic Express 7
    DreamWeaver MX
    Flash MX
    Apple Apeture
    Lightroom
    Handbreak
    Mac the Ripper
    DVD Backup
    DVD Zone
    Garageband
    iMovie

    I desperately want a mac of my own for film editing, web design, etc. but don't have the money for a new one. Should I wait and buy a new one or what? Help me out here.
     
  2. mcox912 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i forgot to add that i'd be paying about $700 for this.
     
  3. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    That's too much for that setup. I'd wait either for a better deal, the G5's will really come down in price once the intel powermacs come out. Unless you think you'll be able to afford the new intels wait for those.

    I wouldn't pay more than maybe 300-400 for that. I just sold a better system than that for $500.

     
  4. 9Charms macrumors regular

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    I agree: that's really pricey for that setup. The monitor is probably worth $50 if that. The software is probably all pirated anyways, so why don't you just get a Mac Mini Core Solo? Or if you really want a tower, there seems to be a lot of G4 1.25GHz on eBay for $600.
     
  5. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    If those apps are legit, then it wouldn't be a bad idea to buy it (ask for pictures cd's/dvd's of those apps). Those apps alone are worth more than the computer, for a single G4, it has absolutely no value over 500 dollars.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    If the monitor is an LCD and the software is legit, that's a great deal even though the computer is not that fast anymore. If it's illegal software and/or a CRT, then no way.
     
  7. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    Can that computer even run aperture?? If your going to get a PowerMac G4 at that price range it has to be at least a dual processor or else it's not worth it.
     

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