My new (old) rig

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by pseudobrit, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. pseudobrit macrumors 68040


    Jul 23, 2002
    Jobs' Spare Liver Jar
    I haven't been around lately; my (G3-500) iBook gave up the ghost after more than five years of being beat to hell.

    So I trolled around on eBay for a bit and threw in a bid for a PowerMac G4 DA 466 where the seller was local enough for me to pick up. $104 (!!!) and she's mine. A G4 tower was my dream machine for years and I managed to snag one for a song.

    Now I'm running it on a new 19" widescreen LCD, though it'll be slow as hell trying to push OSX on 128MB until the half gig of RAM I ordered shows up next week. I figure I'll be able to run this puppy for at least another two years at full tilt with a few additional minor upgrades (video card, HD and processor plus some extra ports via a PCI slot or two should cover me).

    Excuse me while I bask in the glow of vintage professional-level PowerPC goodness. Mmmmmmmm. :)
  2. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

    Feb 23, 2006
    A fellow old ass PM G4 owner!

    If you want a cheap processor upgrade, I might be getting a new one and you could buy my Dual 500mhz's for real cheap.

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