Is this a good deal?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by SamLikesHam, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. SamLikesHam macrumors newbie

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    I am about to buy a used imac g5 1.6 ghz with 256mb ram and a 17" screen for an ipod touch 1g and a broken ipod touch 2g and 40$. Good deal? :eek: I think so but I just wanted to double check with the experts here on MacRumors.:D
     
  2. SamLikesHam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Soooo is it a good deal?:confused: its not very hard just to type yes or no into the keyboard.:rolleyes:
     
  3. alksion macrumors 68000

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    That's subjective based on how valuable the iPods and your $40 are to you. Also considering the fact of whether you absolutely need a computer or not can greatly alter your decision.

    Asking your question with more information presented will generally yield greater responses.
     
  4. Bear macrumors G3

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    It depends on why you want the G5. It's going to be limited in what it can do.
     
  5. SamLikesHam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    All i really want it for is internet browsing and stuff like youtube facebook and if i can i would like to play minecraft
     
  6. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    So, effectively you got the iMac G5 for around $ 80 ?
    I thinks that's a good deal. If the iMac is in good working order I expect it to be worth around $ 200, maybe a bit more.

    Your maximum OS will be Leopard (10.5.8).
    Internet browsing and non-HD-youtube will be fine.

    I expect that Minecraft will have to be played on low settings. OTOH, I don't think that's an issue: Grfx is not the reason why you play Minecraft. ;)

    Have fun with it!
     
  7. SamLikesHam thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks and it also comes with os x 10.5 so that's a bonus
     
  8. Saltymac macrumors member

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    No - Sell it and get at least a base core 2 duo 17 inch iMac. You can run up to Lion and you will be happier in the long run. That said I have a G5 PowerMac running Leopard that I still use at a less frequented location to control a HughesNet internet and wifi system, a bit of light Word and Excel office use and some inet browsing. I have upgraded the gpu, ram and hdd's so it is respectable but still not what I would want to use daily.
     
  9. comatory macrumors 6502a

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    you will be sorry you didnt get Intel iMac after a while. its not about performance but availability of software. but if it is only "kitchen computer" kind of thing then I guess its fine. i wouldnt want to use it as my primary.
     

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