dual-core 2.3ghz, $600, good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by mrnice420, Feb 23, 2009.

  1. mrnice420 macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    local seller off of craigslist. NOTE: ive read threads on this forum where you guys say buying a power pc (non intel) mac is stupid because it will be outdated soon enough. however, i do not do graphic design or anything. i use the computer for email, porn and other BS like that. i am currently running a dual core 1.25ghz G4 (mirror door drives) with 2 gigs of ram. i saw an add on craigslist for dual core 2.3 ghz g5 for $600. here's the specs, let me know what you think.

    2.3Ghz PowerPC processor
    OS X 10.4 – Tiger (you will receive both install discs as well)
    512mb RAM with slots for up to 8GB max
    SuperDrive (burns and reads CD-R/RW as well as DVD+/-R)
    Slim White Keyboard (I do have the original if you like that style better, but it’s somewhat dirty)
    128MB GeForce videocard
    3 Firewire ports (two in back, one frontside)
    3 USB ports (two in back, one front side… there are two more on the keyboard)
    1/8” audio out/in jacks
    CAT5 connectivity
    DVI and ADC
    250 Gig HD

    The only thing is that i would have to upgrade the RAM. i have a Western Digital SATA Terabyte drive that i can put into it from my old PC. Will this be a good upgrade?? Thanks.
  2. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    Keep in mind, it sounds like the Dual 2.3 processor model, not the Dual Core 2.3 model. Anyhow, it's a great deal since it is not liquid cooled if I recollect.
  3. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    Sounds great to me. Put some extra ram in that guy and it would have no problems with Leopard (but I think Tiger will always be the fastest). I paid 700 for my 2.0DC G5.
  4. mrnice420 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 22, 2009
    thanks for the reply, and youre right actually dual not dual core. so its a good deal the only thing left is RAM and airport card. do you know which airport card goes with the g5?
  5. zmttoxics macrumors 65816


    May 20, 2008
    Airport cards for that model is relatively cheap (30-50 on ebay IIRC). If it was a DC model, I would tell you not to waste your time though. :p

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