Old Power Mac G5 1.6ghz for 30 dollars worth it?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by exiag335, Sep 19, 2013.

  1. exiag335 macrumors member

    Jan 9, 2009

    I found a Power Mac G5 1.6 ghz for only 30 dollars. Is it worth it?

    I still have old software I can use, like Photoshop.
  2. elvisizer macrumors 6502

    May 29, 2003
    San Jose
    if it works and you've got a use for it, sure.
    apple never made a 1.6 ghz power mac g5, though. slowest g5 was the 1.8 ghz version.
  3. OS6-OSX, Sep 19, 2013
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2013

    OS6-OSX macrumors 6502a


    Jun 13, 2004
  4. ianjoh macrumors newbie

    Jun 5, 2006
    I'd say yes, worth buying and trying.

    I still use a G4 but only for text related work;
    the hardware is fine, no problems there.
    So, it comes down to what you do in Photoshop.

    1.something Ghz is plenty fast enough to do lots of routine,
    low-intensity work in Photoshop.

    If it's got the right monitor connector for a monitor you already own,
    and you've got the software, you can't go wrong for $30.
    At worst, it won't do what you want and you'll have to pay another $30 to have it recycled.

    Not much of a downside, pretty good deal in my opinion.

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