Just Bought a G5 Quad

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by tayloralmond, Feb 15, 2012.

  1. tayloralmond macrumors 6502

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    Hello All,

    I just bought a G5 Quad. The seller hooked me up with the serial number (G8613STR70)...I'm assuming he/she meant "SG8613STR70". When I type this serial into the various Apple serial decoders online, I get the G5 Quad, but a production year of 2008. I'm quite confident the G5 Quad wasn't made in 2008 lol. Your thoughts everyone?
     
  2. GermanyChris macrumors 601

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    Maybe you got a really good deal, maybe it's an original Mac Pro.
     
  3. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    I was thinking the same thing... Maybe you go the century :D

    Keep us posted.
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    Maybe the seller meant "SG5613STR70", as that is the year of production.
     
  5. tayloralmond thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, you're probably right on that one. I know it isn't a Mac Pro because I've seen pictures of the interior showing the G5 setup...although that would have been pretty sweet.
     
  6. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    Mac Pros also have 2 optical drive doors.
    G5s only have 1.
     
  7. JaguarGod macrumors 6502

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    Well, even though it is a G5 Quad, it is still a great computer! Max out the RAM, put in a flashed 7800GTX or a Quadro 4500 and have some fun. Oh yeah, only do this if you have some money to burn as it will cost a bit.

    One of my main computers is a G5 Quad with everything top end and I use it every day for intensive tasks. I really love the last (and greatest in my opinion even with the LCS) PPC Mac.
     
  8. tayloralmond thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just an update, I got the package in today. It is indeed a PowerMac G5 Quad. I'm very satisfied with this computer. I'm switching from a Late 2006 iMac (2.0Ghz Core2Duo) and I have to say, this thing is noticeably faster than the iMac. I've got 8GB of RAM installed right now but I'll probably throw a few more GB's in at some point. It's really hard to believe that this thing is from 2005.
     
  9. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    If you don't mind telling us, where did you buy it and how much did you pay, I'm looking into powermacs right now.
     
  10. Peace macrumors Core

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    Cool. This was my first Apple tower unit.
    Great machine.
     
  11. tayloralmond thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I bought it for $450 on eBay. It had 4GB of RAM and a 7800GT video card. I'm using it right actually, lol. It's an awesome machine and still lightning fast. I'm dual-booting tiger and leopard.
     
  12. charlieroberts macrumors 6502a

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    Thats a very good price!

    Im envious!
     

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