350-400 good deal on powermac g5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by crabbydaddy2, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. crabbydaddy2 macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2007
    i had posted a thread before on this topic but it was for 300.00
    i've talked to the college seller and he said that they
    weren't that cheap ehh.

    is a 1.8 ghz core with 512 ram
    a good deal for 350.00 or 400.00?

    comes with keyboard mouse and basic crt nec moniter.
    the computers are said to work perfect so i don't know.

    i have a powermac g4 dual 500mhz
    and the powermac is about the right price,
    worth 400.00?
  2. TimTheEnchanter macrumors 6502a


    Oct 24, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I'd say it's a fair deal, but maybe not for the long haul. It's a step up from your G4, but depending on your needs, you might outgrow it quickly. You'll most likely need to put more RAM in it and possibly a bigger drive. Consider and add all the upgrade costs, then see what that buys you. A few hundred more and you're close to an Intel Mac which will have longer support OS wise.
  3. keltorsori macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2002
    That's a great deal! It's hard to find an old dual-G4 for that cheap. While the G5 ain't top-of-the-line today, it's still a great workhorse and will do pretty much anything anyone would need. And at that price, you can't really beat it.
  4. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Would be worth mentioning the currency. :rolleyes:
  5. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007
    I would say USD.

    Mac Mini, of which even the $429 refurb (hard to find) has more power. That's probably why the PowerMacs are being sold at that price.

    But the PowerMac are useful for other things.
  6. crabbydaddy2 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2007
    well it looks like the cheapest i'll get the powermac for would be 400-425

    right now im good with the speed of the dual 500mzh powermac but i could use the speed boost of a newer one (G5) (keep in mind i only have 512ram and 40gb harddrive)

    i just didn't really want to spend over 500.00
    and i don't want an imac because i already have a cinema display,

    the powermac looks like a nice computer,
    but im not really sure of the price?
  7. macworkerbee macrumors 6502

    Jun 14, 2008
    I would say that $400 is reasonable and would be a nice step up from what you are currently using especially because you already have a cinema display.
  8. crabbydaddy2 thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 18, 2007
    with over an hour of thinking i decided against it,
    it says all the units work but i just don't want to take that chance,
    im going to be looking for a mac mini instead.
    its too far to drive and would cost 30-40 in gas.

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