Powermac 5500, any good?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by vollspacken, Jan 18, 2004.

  1. vollspacken macrumors 65816


    Oct 17, 2002
    Boogie-Down Berlintown
    I'm thinking about getting myself a black Powermac 5500 off eBay...

    I'm looking for a machine that I can play all the abandonware games for os8/9 on and that might double as a nice surfstation via LAN in our student appartment...

    does anyone have experience with such a machine? how well does the TV-part work and is upgrading the box with a G3-card later worth it? do 3rd party wireless PCI cards work in there?

    I really like the black design and the all-in-one concept, plus my loaded SE/30 needs some company ;)


    here's a pic of the beige version:
  2. MisterG5 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2003
    Jackson, MI
    Its a great computer to use for what you want to use it for, but upgrading it is worthless. The upgrades start at (I believe, last time I checked) $199, and that is a G3 500, for that amount you can pick up a Beige G3, or with a little more a B&W G3 off of eBay.

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