Power Mac G5 - rebuild worthy?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by KOZmac, Nov 26, 2015.

  1. KOZmac macrumors newbie

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    Nov 12, 2015
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    I have somehow inherited a nice Power Mac G5. I hooked it up to a 20" monitor and it seems to be running fine.

    Here are the specs:

    PowerMac7,3
    PowerPC G5 (3.1)
    Dual 2.7 GHz CPUs
    512 KB L2 Cache
    4 GB (4x1GB) memory DDR SDRAM PC3200
    1 TB SATA SMART drive
    1.35 GHz Bus
    5.2.4f1 Boot ROM
    ATI Radeon 9650 256MB video card (1680x1050 - matches monitor max)
    Airport Extreme

    currently running OS X 10.5.8
    (no further upgrades available)

    Suggestions on what I could best use this for?

    I was thinking about setting it up for my teenagers for internet/email and to start learning to write code. I have other computers with Adobe CC stuff on it, so I wouldn't need it here....but maybe a "lite" photo-editor would be ok.

    Any suggestions on what upgrades are "worth it"? (given what I plan on using it for)


    It would be a shame to let it die....hahaha. I'd like to let my kids "coax it along" for a while. :-D
     
  2. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

    Ih8reno

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    Aug 10, 2012
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    You are posting in the wrong forum. While it resembles a Mac Pro its a Power Pc based Mac. Try reposting in the PowerPc section of Macrumors.
     
  3. CapnDavey macrumors 6502

    CapnDavey

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    Apr 11, 2015
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    Yes you are posting in the wrong place but Ill try and help. I still have that very mac G5 it was one of the better ones you can use a hacked flash to watch youtube.Also there are many theme options to give 10.5 look and feel of the newer os's . take a look at this site loads of useful stuff on power macs http://macpowerpc.com/powerpc-u/
     

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