Just got a PowerMac g4 for $20

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dontwalkhand, Feb 1, 2009.

  1. dontwalkhand macrumors 601

    dontwalkhand

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    What can I do with this computer? It is a 350Mhz.

    I already have an iMac, but I want to put that G4 to good use.
     
  2. dophineh macrumors member

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    Hmmmmmm, make it a dedicated jukebox? dedicated image backup + viewer?

    Play old games on it? Run OS9 on it?
     
  3. kornyboy macrumors 68000

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    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5H11 Safari/525.20)

    File server possibly?
     
  4. tsice19 macrumors 6502a

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    iTunes server, Personal Web Server, Kid's Computer, Kitchen Computer...

    Or you gut the insides and make it a modern PC.
     
  5. bigbird macrumors 6502

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    Take out the power supply and sell the PS on eBay. You'll make a nice profit and put that towards something useful.
     
  6. dophineh macrumors member

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    true... you can part it out for profit.

    how much profit depends on how quickly you can pull it apart, and how much these parts are worth.
     
  7. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Properly recycle it, a door stop, a (slow) server, a mailbox or sell it on eBay for a $10 profit.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. OrangeSVTguy macrumors 601

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    That machine parted out, you'd be lucky to profit $5 or $10 if you're lucky.

    To use it as a media/file server, you'd need to get a PCI SATA/IDE controller card to install large drives in there. Other than that I don't think there is much use for it besides checking email or very light web browsing.
     

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