Picked Up 3 G4's off craigslist for $25

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  1. Jake0604 macrumors regular

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    I got these 3 macs off craigslist for $25. The two quicksilvers seem to be in decent condition and just need some ram. The cube however is pretty broken and probably isn't worth fixing.

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The Cube could still work on its side, it just may not be as happy because of its passive convection cooling. I'd still keep the Cube around rather than junking it. You could part it out on eBay and get a nice sum from its parts.
     
  3. Jake0604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I ordered some RAM for the quicksilvers and took the logic board and cpu out of the cube to attempt to sell on ebay.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    I'd suggest selling all the Cube parts or the thing as a whole unit as it. But you'd probably get more for parting it out. It may take a while to for it to slowly be sold away though.
     
  5. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    PM me if u want to get rid of the cube for $.
     
  6. Jake0604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't think you want the cube, the outershell is cracked and the inner metal shell is very bent up and broken. The inside of the cube wont even go all the way into the outer shell and usually gets stuck if you try to push it in all the way.
     
  7. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    If it works I want it, it will be out of site under a desk with a small monitor and I might mod part of it and make it a dog bed and a computer.
     
  8. Jake0604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have no idea if it works or not. It didn't come with a power cord, gpu, hdd, or ram.
     
  9. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    I have plenty of that stuff.
     
  10. Intell macrumors P6

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    Except the Cube's unique power supply which go for the running price of a Cube itself.
     
  11. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    I assume it comes with the power supply.
     
  12. Intell macrumors P6

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    Don't assume things. That's how your reputation here got that brown/black stain through it.
     
  13. Jake0604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    The G4 Cube uses an external power supply which I did not get with it.
     
  14. rabidz7 macrumors 65816

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    It isn't internal?!
     
  15. Intell macrumors P6

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    No, hence my "unique power supply" post.
     
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    I would like Cube's CD/DVD drive if you could see if its working.
     
  18. MisterKeeks macrumors 68000

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    Not always. ;)
     
  19. Intell macrumors P6

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    Note that the Cube's optical drive is an odd little thing in that it's connector is rotated 180° from standard ATAPI drives. Thus, it'll only work in Cubes and G3 iMacs.
     
  20. SuperKerem macrumors 6502a

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    What I would do:

    I suggest that, if you can, take apart the cube and sell the parts to make the most profit. But if you haven't got the time or you can't be bothered you should just sell it as it is, I'm sure someone will buy it. As for the two G4s, I would just keep the best one and sell the other one. :)
     
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  22. jpcoelho macrumors member

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    I could use one of those...too bad they don't ship to Europe!
     
  23. Andropov, Jul 8, 2013
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    A power supply of the time (IE, the one inside the Sawtooth G4) was already half the size of a Cube...;)

    PS: The image of that Cube hurts... :S
     
  24. Jake0604 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I got one of the quicksilvers up and running and it is a dual 800mhz model.

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  25. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

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    very nice, the dual 800mhz was a huge deal back then


    it was a top of the line model that only universities and true pro users bought



    and now 4 year olds use it for getting started on the internet :D
     

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