Dual processor PowerMac G4 Kit : To buy or not to buy..?

Maxwar

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Oct 10, 2012
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Well, hello all, new here. Would like advice about a Computer for sale.
Someone in my town sells a pretty nice Power Mac G4 computer kit.
Im a bit thorn about it. I think its a nice kit, but was not really looking for it. I mmerely stumbled upon it.
I collect all sorts of computers and also like to use them.

Heres a translation from the original add:
I sell my old file server: dual 1Ghz PowerMac, 1.5Gb RAM, 2 x 150GB disk + 1 x 300GB and Superdrive. ATI Radeon 9000 64MB DVI + ADC. 10/100/1000 NIC, 2 USB + Card 4 x USB 2.0 + 2 x Firewire 400. Runs great on Mac OS X 10.5.8 Leopard Server, but will be redone in regular Leopard for sale. Leaves with Apple Cinema Display 22 "ADC and ADC to DVI adapter + to connect the screen on any computer. Keyboard and mouse and includes original Leopard disk. The case of the computer has a few aesthetic grafignes of the use, but nothing dramatic. machine to Belle as a file server to house a computer to surf the net.
Ok so basically thats

-Dual 1 ghz proc G4
-1,5 gb ram
-600 gb HDDs
-Ati radeon 9000 64mb ( DVI and ADC )
-Gigabit Nic
-USB 2.0 Card
-Original OSX Disks
-Whatever DVD, CD drives comes with the computer.
-22" LCD monitor ( Cinema display )
-Keyboard+ Mouse
-DVI -> ADC official Apple Adapter

Seller says everything is working great. From the pictures stuff looks mint. Guy Ask 250$ to deliver it to my door. ( might be bargainable )

-To buy or not to buy?
-Good price or not?
-I think i could use it as a "portable" AV capture station, using a Matrox RTmac capture card. ( bought separately ).
-Would make a nice addition to my collection?
-What you guys think?
 

Intell

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A better place to ask this may be the PowerPC sub-forum. If you want, you can have a moderator move your thread there. To request a move, click on the triangular report icon on the first post of this thread and request that the thread be moved to the PowerPC section.
 

Maxwar

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Oct 10, 2012
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A better place to ask this may be the PowerPC sub-forum. If you want, you can have a moderator move your thread there. To request a move, click on the triangular report icon on the first post of this thread and request that the thread be moved to the PowerPC section.
Actually i thought i was posting on the PowerPC subforum... Must have made a silly wrong-click somewhere, ill do as you suggested, thanks. Sry for the mishap.
 
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orestes1984

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I ask myself whether I have a use for it and in that case justify it as not just being a piece of junk I'm collecting. I can justify my Xserve G5 on the fact that its still a reliable file/iTunes server, I don't know that I could justify a mirror drive door G4. It's never really going to be worth much as a computer, they're more likely to fade away into obscurity the way pre G3 macs have now. If you have a use for it then buy it, if you're just saving a machine from fading away into obscurity then consider other options and if its still tempting, buy it.
 
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