Is this a good deal on a powermac g5?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by jayeskreezy, Apr 5, 2007.

  1. jayeskreezy macrumors 65816

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    Someone is offering $500 for a powermac g5 with these specs:

    Apple G5 1.8Mhz single processor

    200Gig HD

    1.0Gig RAM

    DVDR/CDR drive

    Dual video card

    no other accesories
     
  2. leekohler macrumors G5

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    That's a VERY good deal! Who's selling it though? I hope you know them. This could be a scam.
     
  3. bokdol macrumors 6502a

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    these machines can go for 700 - 900. but it is not unheard of to get it for 500. it's a good deal. i am using one now. and i love it. runs wow pretty well. i use to have a dual 1.25 g4. this machine is much faster.
     
  4. jayeskreezy thread starter macrumors 65816

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    no I dont know them, but it's a local thing...i'd test out everything before buying it...does anyone know what this powermac g5 is good for? i mean their capacity...thanks!
     
  5. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    its one of the crippled single processors. if you can help it, find a dualie.
     
  6. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

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    not all single processors were "crippled." Try to find out if this is the 900 mhz front side bus version with 8 RAM slots (as opposed to the later, crippled, 600 mhz/4 RAM slot version).

    I used to have a non-crippled single 1.8 Ghz G5, and it was a really great machine. I think I'd have it still if USPS hadn't smashed it in transit. :(
     
  7. Sdashiki macrumors 68040

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    the 8 slots is good, but honestly, im sure you can find DP ones for the cheap.
     
  8. Gaelic1 macrumors member

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    I sold the exact same G5 for $1000 with no problem. If this price seems to be too good to be true, it probably is. Be careful.;)
     
  9. velocityg4 macrumors 68040

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    It looks like a pretty good price. Though not unbelievably low especially for a local sale.

    Just look at the system profiler to check the specs.

    Test everything you can. All of the ports firewire, usb, ethernet, audio etc. Ask the seller it they have the Apple Hardware Test CD.

    If everything seems functional and there are no unusual noises then buy it.
     

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