1.8ghz Powermac $300.00? Good Deal

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  1. crabbydaddy2 macrumors member

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    I have the opportunity to purchase one of around 10 1.8ghz Powermac G5

    they want 300.00 a piece with keyboard, mouse, and a crt monitor.


    at the moment now i use a powermac g4 dual 500mhz and would the powermac be an improvement?

    (i was going to buy a mac mini but i still don't want to pay 600.00 as I don't really use my mac all that much [websurfing,email,itunes])

    and im not thinking about an iMac because i already have a 23" cinema.



    thanks.
     
  2. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    It sounds like it should be an improvement, and that price is a steal, I would just double check with them to make sure that there are not any issues.
     
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  4. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    No that is a great price, snap it up. Is it a dual G5, or single? Either way its a good deal.
     
  5. JML42691 macrumors 68020

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    If anything, I would think that $300 would be too little, that is an amazing price, and the price of $300 leads me to suspicion a little bit.
     
  6. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

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    Yes, yes and yes. If you can snag one of these packages for $300 do it. You will see a great deal of improvement.
     
  7. nick9191 macrumors 68040

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    In fact if you can get more than one, do so, and sell it on ebay for a tidy profit.
     
  8. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    That is an outstanding deal. Where are you located? I want to get in on that!
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    I'm a little surprised that faculty/staff buyers didn't pick of all the Macs in that university. You're lucky to pick up an iMac G4 for a $200 around here.
     
  10. gonyr macrumors 6502

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    Absolutely, it's a great deal. Grab as many as you can at that price, then flip the extras on ebay or craigslist.
     
  11. Tosser macrumors 68030

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    Hah! Exactly!

    That's what I'd do. That way the one you keep for yourself will be paid for, leaving you with what is essentially a free computer.
     
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  14. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    I just realized I failed to even answer one of your questions. Yes, the PM G5 would definitely be an improvement so long as you up the ram to at least 1GB.
     
  15. Bobjob186 macrumors 6502

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    the 1.8 G5's have brutal logic board issues...it's such a problem that there's a community out to get apple to make it a recall. Anyways do some googling with the exact specs of the G5 and make sure it's not in the set of those who are having problems. Regardless for $300 you wouldn't be losing a whole lot if it were to go bad. I'd pull the trigger in a heartbeat, and while you're there tell whoever it is whose selling them to let the other 9 go, and we'll buy some from you.
     
  16. MacFanatic08 macrumors member

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    The PM G5 would be an enormous improvement over the G4.
     
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  18. umgolfer macrumors regular

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    $300 is a deal. I bought 2 of these at $600 each and flipped them for $1000 each back in December on Ebay. Very easy money, and a strong resale market on Ebay. Good deal.
     
  19. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

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    Those pieces of crap cost a fortune on ebay. $300 is nothing compared to what you can sell them for.

    Sell it on ebay so you can get something better.
     
  20. crabbydaddy2 thread starter macrumors member

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  21. Foxglove9 macrumors 65816

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    I sold mine for about $600 this past year.

    $300 is still a good deal. You won't notice HUGE performance gains but definitely some gains. I'd buy if I was in your situation. Just keep in mind you might want to upgrade the Ram which adds to the cost.
     
  22. Nukemkb macrumors 6502a

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    $300? I'd have to say yes to that kind of deal. That's kind of a 'can't lose' deal. You'll probably be able to get your money out of it for couple more years if you tire of it...:)
     

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