What to do with lonely G5 iMac? Slave or Server??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by peestandingup, Mar 2, 2007.

  1. peestandingup macrumors regular

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    Let me tell you my setup. My Macs in the house are:

    - MacBook Core 2 Duo w/ wireless N enabled 160GB HD/1GB RAM
    - 12" PowerBook 80GB HD/512MB RAM
    - 17" iMac G5 1.8GHz (without iSight) w/ 160GB HD/1GB RAM/ all wireless

    My wireless setup is:

    - New Airport Extreme set to Wireless N ONLY w/ 100GB HD attached to it
    - Airport Express setup as a bridge thats connected to the Extreme & is set to Wireless G ONLY w/ speakers attached to it + a printer

    All the non-N machines connect to the Express G network for internet & my MacBook connects to the Extreme N network. Since the Express is a bridge, every machine in the house can see the printer, the speakers, & the AirDisk without leaving their own native networks.

    Anyways, im thinking of selling the iMac, but kinda hate to since its still a really great machine. But, im finding I dont use it too much.

    Is there anything you guys can think of that I can do with it so it gets more use?? We mostly just use our notebooks around the house & the lonely iMac just sits there. I plan on getting the AppleTV too.

    Thanks!
     
  2. SuperCompu2 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd say sell it while its still worth what it is. 17" isn't really media center capable, and its also pre-isight/remote. Server isn't really practical, and you could put the money towards the :apple:TV.

    I know it pains you to do so, but it really is the only practical thing to do.
     
  3. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    Definitely agree with SuperCompu2. Sell it. If you really want a server for some reason (and it doesn't sound like you really have a reason), put a small fraction of the proceeds towards an old Power Mac which would be perfectly sufficient for a home (non-video) LAN server. Pocket the rest of the money and put it towards a new Mac in the future.
     
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  5. peestandingup thread starter macrumors regular

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