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

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

  1. mrnice420 macrumors newbie

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    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NOTE: ive read threads on this forum where you guys say buying a power pc (non intel) mac is stupid because it will be outdated soon enough.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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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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