New PPC! Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Tony Danger, May 2, 2015.

  1. Tony Danger macrumors member

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    I recently picked up a 1st gen G4 mac mini for about £40 or something close.

    Well, I spent my first day riding a motorcycle, got my CBT (provisional licence that allows you to drive a 125cc bike for you non-UK people), got back, sat on facebook for a wee while and found myself a Power Mac G5 for £50.

    £50!!! FIFTY QUID!

    2 Ghz Power PC. 4GB DDR2 RAM, 500GB Hard Drive, not sure on the VRam yet. Will double check in the morning when I get the mouse dug out.

    Also came with an apple keyboard an official Leopard 10.5 disk. Chuffed!
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That's awesome man! Welcome to the PowerPC club!
     
  3. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Quid = Pound?
     
  4. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    A retail copy of Leopard alone is still worth anywhere between £25 and £50 on eBay so you've really got a great deal there. Congrats.

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    Yep. Similar to 'bucks = dollars' across the pond.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Yes.

    It's a euphemism. Like bucks is to dollars.
     
  6. Tony Danger thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm dead chuffed with it. Problem is I can't find a damn dvi cable or my USB mouse, so I've had to order some off amazon.
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You should be, that is one fantastic price for a machine that cost thousands new.
     
  8. Tony Danger thread starter macrumors member

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    Since I don't have a DVI cable to hook it up at the moment, I took the machine apart to clean.

    The graphics card is the 256Mb Nvidia Geforce 6600.
     
  9. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    Ahh so you've got yourself a dual core late 2005 model so. The best and final line of G5's :)
     
  10. Altemose macrumors G3

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    You are going to have a real fun time getting that G5 home on the back of a 125cc bike. :D

    In all seriousness, that is a very nice computer that will serve you well. I am not sure what that converts to in terms of US dollars, but it doesn't sound that high.
     
  11. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    £50 is $75.80.
     
  12. Altemose macrumors G3

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    That is a decent price!
     
  13. Tony Danger thread starter macrumors member

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    Just takes determination, I used to hunt with a 125cc Honda trail bike, and over the years I managed to haul several Blacktail bucks and myself out of the mountains.
     
  15. Tony Danger thread starter macrumors member

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    It works! Got a DVI cable and USB mouse. Re-installed leopard, popped another HDD into it so it now has 1Tb of storage and it works perfect!

    [​IMG]
     
  16. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Very Nice! What are your plans for it?
     
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  18. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The fact that the Leopard disk was included makes this a much better deal.
     

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