Dual G5 1.8GHz, 7GB RAM, 6800Ultra, no HDD - 150USD - buy or pass?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zotaccian, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    Price includes shipping.

    Another tempting machine altough I think it is bit overpriced since it does not have HDD (which itself is not a problem for me but still). In addition of 6800 Ultra the original graphics card is included. If I would buy it, I am thinking of selling the 6800 (and putting FX5200 in) and almost all RAM (1gig sticks have some value) to get the price down to a decent level since no matter how many gigs or powerful GPU's you put in this it is not going to be a rocket. I don't have desktop SATA drives but I do have laptop 320GB drive (only 5400rpm) which I can use to test and estimate whether or not get a desktop drive. I do have Leopard disc of course.

    What do you think about the price and if it is totally wrong, what would you pay? I could probably get this machine this week, seller says he now has box for shipping and is ready to ship if we agree to make a deal.

    EDIT: And I could of course try flashing 9800 Pro or something for this machine if for some reason need more graphics power for cheap.
     
  2. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    Does the price include shipping? If it does, then I'd go for it, because shipping on those can be a bear of a price.

    Or is it a local pickup?
     
  3. Zotaccian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    Yes price includes shipping.

    I have no particular need for that machine, other than general interest to these things, I have never owned a working Power Mac G5 :D
     
  4. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Dunno. I paid £80 for a DC 2Ghz incl shipping recently. Came with only 2GB RAM and the LE card but had a HD with software installed and the £80 included VAT so that was a wash. I would have thought these things would be slightly cheaper in the US.

    If the seller is prepared to ship anywhere in the US, then that is the clincher I suppose. These things are heavy and get bashed about by couriers. I had to send my first one back after the shipper dropped it in transit and bent a handle.
     
  5. Zotaccian thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Zotaccian

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    Well what you paid is roughly the same, if you had 6600LE then you have newer machine with lower power consumption G5 technology. The price I mentioned is roughly converted from Euros.
     
  6. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    That's about what I paid for my dual 2.0 G5 (with shipping). That's the primary reason why I asked. I'd go for it.
     
  7. Zotaccian thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well I contacted him, let's see if I'll soon have a G5.
     
  8. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    Good luck. Post some pictures if you get it.
     

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