iMac G5 17" 1.6GHz/512MB/80GB?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by bobbytomorow, Oct 17, 2010.

  1. bobbytomorow macrumors 6502

    bobbytomorow

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    I can buy a G5 iMac 1.6GHz/512/80gb for $130, its in good running condition (still used daily) with no leaky caps or anything. Comes with restore discs (Panther I believe). I will more than likely play with it for a bit and then load it with more RAM and resell it.

    Should I? Is that a good price?
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    Meh, if it's useful to you buy it but you are taking a risk on resale. If it came with Tiger or Leopard, that would be a different story.
     
  3. bobbytomorow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You figure the resale value is poor and I wouldn't be able to make back what I paid?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    The problem would be finding a customer. G5 iMacs are, of course, known to eat power capacitors so buyers will be wary. Panther is poorly supported now, particularly for Internet use.
     
  5. PhelpsiPhan macrumors 6502

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    The 1.6 GHz isnt very wanted, as is the 17". If you can find yourself a copy of leopard for cheap and load up the ram and HD for cheap yeah go for it, otherwise i would say leave it
     
  6. bobbytomorow thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah you guys are right, I am going to pass on it. Those early G5 iMac's are best to avoid.

    Thanks for the input :)
     

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