G5 with Microsoft stickers on it

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  1. federationofideas macrumors newbie

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    just found this at a garage sale.. anyone know what this machine is? Looks like a regular G5 tower but it has these curious Microsoft stickers on it. It was also in a box with this graphics card
     

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    Sounds about right since the Xbox 360 used the PPC CPU.
     
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  5. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    interesting... had no idea! I was just buying it to make a bench out of it :p (like the attached pic)
     

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  6. firewire9000 macrumors regular

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    Wow surely you can sell it on eBay for a lot of money.
     
  7. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    really? people would pay money for an outdated computer just because it was used in development of an XBox?
     
  8. Average Pro macrumors regular

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    Shhhhhh. Don't tell anyone, but what you'er holding there is proof that Apple stole the G5 from microsoft.
     
  9. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahaha clearly I don't know any of the history here... not a gamer or computer guy :)
     
  10. firewire9000 macrumors regular

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    Absolutely yes, you have a very rare piece of tech that collectionist surely they pay a lot of money for that. Especially a thing that you can't buy at store, that makes specially rare.
     
  11. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 68040

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    You'll get more for a Commodore 65 or Sony-Nintendo PlayStation though :)
     
  12. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Exactly. I don't think I've ever seen one of those in the wild. It's probably worth quite a bit more than people think.
     
  13. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    guess now I need to find a monitor and see if it actually works :)
     
  14. bokkow macrumors regular

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    Funny to see that the development hardware for the Xbox 360 was the complete other way around to what they used in the original Xbox (PowerPC + Ati vs Pentium 3 + Nvidia). And they did actually went with PowerPC + Ati for the Xbox 360, I guess this was the cheapest way of getting hands-on experience with similar hardware for the developers back then, although it must have been a tiny bit painful for Microsoft to ship out Macs haha. It's a really cool garage-sale find you got there! Could you tell more about the specs of this machine? Very interesting :)

    By the way, if you have any questions regarding this machine just contact MGSxenon@microsoft.com they can tell you all about it ;)
     
  15. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahaha I thought about it, but don't want any Men in Black at my door

    I know very little about computers, so please let me know what specs I can find for you. just a picture of the inside and back of the machine?
     
  16. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    here are some pictures
     

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  17. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    You should post this in the PowerPc section of the forum, the posters there would kill for one of these!
     
  18. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    hahaha really? I'll let them know ;)
     
  19. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Look up the serial on a site and see if it come up. I have a DVT Prototype G5 Quad and the SN won't appear anywhere(as expected). Also, the layout of the processor covers indicate that it is a 2003-early 2004 G5, meaning 360 development occurred somewhat quickly. Anyhow, if it has the original HDD it would be cool to see what is on it, and the video card you posted a picture of is worth $100 on its own
     
  20. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    And also the first G5 came out in 2003 so Apple didn't steal it from Microsoft lol
     
  21. federationofideas thread starter macrumors newbie

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    forgot to mention that it also came with a zip drive. will have a closer look tomorrow and see if there's a disc in it, or any other accessories in the box. thanks everyone for sharing your knowledge
     
  22. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    PPC fan here. What egregious lies are you spouting here?
     
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