The sad reality is PPC macs are going for a lot on ebay given how rare they are now. A Quad G5 can go as high as 1000 dollars or more. I was lucky when i GOT my G5 Quad at 300.00, but as we get far away from 2000's, the PPC machines will increase in value, though useless for anything internet releated, despite tenfourfox.
I've talked to this seller a bit, it seems like if you make an offer you can work his prices down a bit and communicate. Some of his base prices are quite high though, especially when most of his inventory seems to be from the 2006-07 era.
Yes of course, people gutting G5 to make a windows box is always sad to see....I just want to shoot away that morons.
I bought my Quad from him. It was non functional and he asked 600$ for it. Since I’m in Quebec city ( 200km away) he made me a special offer (300$). He dont know a lot about G5. He thought the machine had a logic board issue, but in the end the lcs was simply clogged. Usualy he sell functioning quad for 1000$.I've talked to this seller a bit, it seems like if you make an offer you can work his prices down a bit and communicate. Some of his base prices are quite high though, especially when most of his inventory seems to be from the 2006-07 era.
Really? By your posts I thought that you are russian, but okCan you plz drop me a link? Just curious.
Everytime I see a damaged G5 or another yt video of G5 pc case conversion, I’m guilty of rejoicing (meaning both of my G5 raise in value). I also got my quad for 300$ . I should get an owc box just in case, my 2004 is still my daily G5. But yes prices have skyrocketed lately.
From Russian tech forum where I live mostly .
Little description https://linuxdevices.org/cell-based-coprocessor-card-runs-linux/
The problem with that was - Linux was sort of virtualised on a PS3 (as in: running on top of a hypervisor) and didn't get full access to the PS3's hardware. And 256 MB RAM didn't exactly cut it.The early versions of the PlayStation 3 officially supported a version of Linux, but sadly Sony removed that option with a firmware update around 2010 or so.
Oh yeah, let's repurpose thousands of discarded PS3 into dedicated mining rigsI wonder if it would have been good at cryptocurrency?
The beauties of eBay.I don't know if this listing is still up, but I saved this image from it a few months ago.
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Horribly cropped here, the funny part is that the same image with the background intact was also included in the listing. Description said something like "I now sell my Fleet of unknown condition iMac." and it was about $150. Just an odd one.
I see people listing "Mac Pro G5" for sale sometimes, which while not as bad it makes me wonder if these people even look up their items before listing. Sometimes I will even see the listing title say iBook or PowerBook but in the description they call it a MacBook, contradicting themselves. I also see some listings refer to the screen size of these as 13.3", which no PPC Mac ever shipped with. Again it really makes me think that people just don't research.The beauties of eBay.
I saw someone selling their iBook G4 as a 'MacBook Air G4' recently.
I see people listing "Mac Pro G5" for sale sometimes, which while not as bad it makes me wonder if these people even look up their items before listing.