Value of powermac 867

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by JessFactor, Dec 14, 2005.

  1. JessFactor macrumors newbie

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    I searched the marketplace and couldn't find any recent prices.

    I just bought a powermac 867 w/640mb ram (512 + 128). It has the superdrive and 60gb hard drive. It also came w/an apple keyboard and mouse and a NEC 17" CRT. I got the whole setup off craigslist for $400 and I'm curious as to what this thing is worth. I thought I recall a site that has the marke value of older macs. Thanks. Oh and by the way this thing is way faster than I expected. Doesn't feel much different than the newest 12" powerbooks.
     
  2. chaosbunny macrumors 68000

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    Is this a dual or single processor? Can't remember if they made them as single processor models. Over here they go for € 500 - 700 depending on configuration so I think you made a VERY good deal! :eek:

    Enjoy.....
     
  3. JessFactor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's a single processor. Here's a linc to the specs.

    http://lowendmac.com/ppc/quicksilver.html
     
  4. slagonnee macrumors member

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  5. Steven1621 macrumors 6502a

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    I have to question the value of buying an older PM when you could get a new Mac mini for essentially the same cost. I suppose there is some value to having the full tower. I guess it depends are your usage and general perogative for the purchase.
     
  6. JessFactor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    There are two things that sold the powermac for me.

    1. 7200 rpm hard drive. The mini's 4200 is way too slow.

    2. PCI slots. I'm going to add a few hard drives to this to have a storage computer that will always run itunes and iphoto so that any laptop in the house can use it. Also, the mac mini would be about $250-300 more than what I paid after you add the DVD burner. Then add a moniter, mouse and keyboard and thats another 100-150 bucks (used CRTs on craigslist are cheap).
     
  7. NYmacAttack macrumors 6502

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    For that price I think it was definatly a deal. Much more room to upgrade than with a mini.
     

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