Good Deal

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by krypticos, Sep 2, 2008.

  1. krypticos macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,
    i am wanting to know what all i can do with a dual 1.0ghz/g4,1.5 ram,80gb hd, superdrive, quicksilver. i getting it for my wii and a hundred dollars. is that a good deal. i know that i can put my wifi card from my old ibook in it so no extra wires needed. but i was wanting some suggestions o what all a power house like this can do or be upgraded to. thank you for reading and commenting later.
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    I think that that was a terrible deal, but maybe that's just me.

    Make it an iTunes music server.
     
  3. gangst macrumors 6502a

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    upgrade the hard drive(s) and use it as an itunes and video server. Probably best to use LAN if you want to use video.

    Also....

    huh?:confused: i dont mean to offend you but its not.
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Truth. Your Wii had a faster processor...
     
  5. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    Considering a Wii is $250, $350 for a 6 year old computer is a terrible deal.

    That computer is, by far, no longer a powerhouse. For another $250 you could have gotten a Mac Mini with 5x the performance. Even if you spend $250 on a CPU upgrade it won't come close to the performance of a Mini in any category. Even that Wii was more powerful than it!

    To put it bluntly, whoever sold you that computer royally screwed you.
     
  6. krypticos thread starter macrumors regular

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    well to think of it that way no is not a power house but the wii yea its 250 but i played it like 5 times so im not using it. its setting there collecting dust. to me its a good deal. o i forgot to say it came with a 17 in lcd apple studio display also. well im going ot be using the desktop to do some editing of video and photos just to give my macbook a rest and i just love apple. i really wanted a cube but the quicksilver is better anyways dont have to worry about heat. thanks for your comments and no offense taken i know its not a power house but still to me it is compared to my clone powermachine thats like g3 333mhz so.
     
  7. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    More like, using it to waste days at a time working on one video file. Give your MacBook a rest?! The MacBook is six times as powerful!

    And so will this G4 once you realize how worthless it was to get it. The 17" Studio was a beast; my mom still has one with her G4...
     
  8. Lord Zedd macrumors 6502a

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    Its a computer, they don't need to "rest".

    Tallest Skil is right, that MacBook can edit video far better than the G4 ever could.
     
  9. krypticos thread starter macrumors regular

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    ok that is what i was wanting to find out im not going to get the g4 quicksilver. i think i just want a power mac or mac pro for a desktop i use my macbook for everything. all my videos i do. well thank you very much. later
     

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