Should I buy this used G5...?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by greyfalco, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. greyfalco macrumors newbie

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    (2000 CDN...)

    Powermac G5
    Dual 2.0 GHz (2 PPC cpus)
    4.5 GB Ram
    160GB SATA Drive
    extra 250GB Sata Drive
    SuperDrive DL - Pioneer DVD +/- RW DVR 108, Double Layer 16X
    Bluetooth - DLink USB Bluetooth
    Modem (56K)
    Dual Gigabit Ethernet (1000/100/10Mbps)
    NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE (128MB GDDR SDRAM)
    Apple Keyboard
    DVI to VGA Adapter
    MacOS 10.4
    Has 2 years full waranty left...
     
  2. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    The G5 is still an awesome computer.

    How much is he asking for it?

    Greets from Ireland

    Dave :)
     
  3. greyfalco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    $2000 Canadian, I saw a refurb on the apple store for 1,899 CDN, but it only has half a gig of ram.
     
  4. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    that's an awesome computer... but for 2000 CAD? aka 1700 USD? maybe not... you can get apple refurb stock for 1600... provided there's a lot memory, but still
     
  5. greyfalco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmmmmm........ more opinons please? What is a good price for it?
     
  6. Irish Dave macrumors regular

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    Sorry, I thought that 2000 cdn meant $2000 Canadian dollars but wasn't sure.

    The extra ram and the Applecare warranty with two years left would make it a good buy. Plus of course, the second hard drive etc. etc as a bonus. I would go for it. They really are a great computer. (I use a G5 with 4 Gb of ram as my main computer)

    Regards

    Dave :)
     
  7. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    can you verify the specs?

    this is the only one as far as i know that has dual giga ethernet... and there is no option for 56K modem

    if that's the model, and (how much are rams?) you need that rams, then i'd say go ahead... if it's earleir dual 2.0s... well, lower the price accordingly
     
  8. greyfalco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    it is the newer one. I could always blow an extra 2k into a Mac Pro...but that hurts hurts hurts...
     
  9. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    interesting... i always thought the newer one doesn't have option for 56k modem, no?
     
  10. greyfalco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I believe the 56k modem is a USB modem
     
  11. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    well... as long as you are sure
     
  12. greyfalco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hmm, well you definitely put the fear in me. Buyer beware though, I guess. Do you know what the PC equivalent would be of a G5 (these days)?

    -G
     
  13. Antares macrumors 68000

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    That's a great computer but the price that he wants, isn't. I'd try to wheel him down to $1800 CDN. I'd also make sure that you're getting the final revision of the Powermac G5, not an earlier one (like someone else said).
     
  14. Chris Bangle macrumors 6502a

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    i gat an imac g5 a few days a go 1x2ghz its awesome. Im in love
     
  15. L A R E ! macrumors member

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    powermac g-5

    i think for the price you should be getting more hard drive, but non the less the g-5 is awsome.
     
  16. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    :p it's just this morning i saw one on ebay selling something like that... it turns out it has a ethernet and 56k modem, and a PCI ethernet... now that wouldn't be good would it

    (also, the latest model came out late 2005, which means it should have 3 yr of applecare instead of 2, no?)
     
  17. greyfalco thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If there is 4.5 gigs of mem doesn't it mean it is for sure a newer one (the older ones only went up to max 4 gigs of ram...)?
     
  18. bearbo macrumors 68000

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  19. leekohler macrumors G5

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    I have the last rev Dual-core 2 Ghz G5. I LOVE it. Everything mentioned in the specs seems like it would be the latest one, except the fact that it says "dual 2.0 Ghz (2 PPC CPUs)". If it's the last rev, it should be dual-core, not dual processor.
     
  20. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    even the fact it has 56k modem and only 2 yr of applecare left?
     
  21. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Well yeah, there is no 56k modem in mine, you're right. And there should be more than 2 years of Applecare left as well. I never get Applecare though, so I guess I wasn't paying attention to that.
     
  22. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    actually... the 2 yr of applecare makes sense... if it were purchased last yr around this time, and applecare extend to 3 yrs, not extend additional 3 yrs...

    haha

    (i abs. want one of those last revision powermac right now)
     
  23. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Haha! They're pretty great. I got mine in April/May and it blew me away.
     
  24. bearbo macrumors 68000

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    sorry OP this is completely OT

    leekohler you wouldn't happen to be interested in selling it ? (hey, i can hope, can't i)
     

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