G4 Quicksilver

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Me1000, Apr 21, 2007.

  1. Me1000 macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    Hello,

    I have a PC right now as a family computer, and I use my Macbook for everything I do,

    but I'm ready to take out the PC,and throw in a Mac desktop! I have an old G3 B&W but it is not fast enough to do anything on.

    Im looking at a G4 Quicksilver with the Following Specs

    768 Megabytes of internal memory.
    80 gigabyte hard drive.
    Built in gigabit ethernet.
    Two Firewire 400 ports.
    Two USB ports.
    DVD-Rom.
    Nvidia GeForce 4MX AGP video card.
    Apple Airport Card Installed.
    Dual 1Ghz G4 Processors


    I will upgrade it to at least on 1GB of ram, (because It has one ram slot open still, and I have several 256 sticks setting around!

    I know it will run leopard ok, and it wont be a permanent solution, I plan to get an iMac or something later on, but I have a few questions about this,

    1. Is it worth it to buy,
    2. what is the most I should give for it
    3. How good is that Graphics card?
    4. is there anything I should know about it before I buy it?

    Thank You,
    :)
     
  2. bartelby macrumors Core

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    I've got a 733MHz Quicksilver with 1GB ram and it's fine.
    How much is the one you're looking at going to cost?
     
  3. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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  4. bartelby macrumors Core

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  5. Me1000 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Me1000

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    if for some reason it went up what is the Max I should buy it for?

    and how does this compare to my macbook (2GHz Core2duo, 2GB of ram)
    performance wise,
     
  6. bartelby macrumors Core

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    Max? I'm not really sure. Some other members may have a better idea.

    performance wise, the whole buss speed is a lot lower so even with 1.5 GB RAM it'll be a fair but slower.
     

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