Good deal?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by treytech, Aug 10, 2006.

  1. treytech macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2006
    Hey my friend will sell me his G5, an apple lcd (17 or 20 inch, i cant remember), 2 external 120gb hard drives, and final cut pro for $1200. Is this a good deal or should I invest in an intel imac?

    I am really into video production, so I really want a mac.

    What should i do?
  2. Hobodale macrumors member


    Jun 4, 2006
    well it depends what G5 is it? Power mac? iMac? be more specific
  3. treytech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2006
  4. mac000 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2005
    pretty good deal if it is ( which i think it a POWERMAC)... BUT maybe you can just buy the 20"/17" (hopefully widescreen) monitor and buy a MAC PRO.

    personally, I'm not too into buying a computer if there is a newer (faster) model out!

    but then again that bitch is $2499, i say if money is an issue get teh G5 hopefully it is dual core and load that baby with ram, you probably wont be able to tell a difference.

    let us know!
  5. treytech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2006
    Yeah, im a high school senior, with no job lol, and budget is an issue. This just seems pretty cheap. Anybody know if leopard will run on power pc?
  6. zephead macrumors 68000


    Apr 27, 2006
    in your pants
    Leopard will definitely run on a PowerMac G5. Heck, Apple is even saying it'll still run on G3's. And as for the deal, that's a hell of a deal considering you're looking at well over $3000 for all those if they were new. All that for $1200, I'd say go for it unless there are some features on an Intel Mac that you explicitly need, like the ability to run Windows natively.
  7. DJMastaWes macrumors 65816


    Jan 14, 2006
    Montreal, Quebec
  8. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Just as an aside, Apple removed the text that said that Leopard will run on G3s. Tiger and even Panther don't run on all G3s...there are other hardware requirements that rule out some machines. So we don't really know enough to say what level of machine will be required for Leopard yet.
  9. ricgnzlzcr macrumors 6502a


    Jun 7, 2005
    I don't know, but I think I'd get a 17 inch Core Duo iMac at that price. Still, that's a really good price on the g5
  10. treytech thread starter macrumors newbie

    Aug 10, 2006
    Maybe i could talk him into lowering it to a $1000...
  11. crazycat macrumors 65816


    Dec 5, 2005
    The intel macs are much faster then the powermacs, if i was in your shoes i would rather save and pay more for the faster ones.

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