2006 imacs for 30 bucks each on my local cl

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  1. mclld macrumors 68000

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    They guy has four of them and claim all they need is harddrives. What is the newest version of OSX these would run?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Snow Leopard or Lion, depending on the model. But they can all run Lion with a CPU upgrade.
     
  3. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I am thinking of buying two, one for each of my kids. They would be perfect for general internet etc. What is the best cpu a 2006 can be upgraded to?
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    The best CPU you can upgrade them to is the Intell T7600 @ 2.33Ghz. I'd suggest upgrading only if they have a CoreDuo as the upgrade from a Core2Duo to another slightly faster Core2Duo isn't worth the time or money for the very small gain.
     
  5. mclld thread starter macrumors 68000

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    He just sent me two serial numbers and one is a 17 with a 1.83 and the other is a 20" with a 2.0. If he has two 20's I think I will buy, why not for 30 each if all they need is hard drives. He says he got them from a school
     
  6. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Shoot, I would just buy them all, fix them, keep the ones you want, then ebay the others that remain. One guy on ebay weeks back had like a 100 of the Late 2006 iMacs with a Core 2 Duo and sold them at $130 or so each, sold out quick before I could gather the money to get one!
     
  7. tomnavratil macrumors 6502a

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    Indeed. Seems like a good investment to me to. For a little money and time, you would be able to make some bucks and keep your kids happy! :)
     
  8. topmounter macrumors 68020

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    For that price I'd buy more that two in case you need to cannibalize one for parts.
     
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