PowerMac G3 (Beige)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MacHappytjg, Jun 26, 2008.

  1. MacHappytjg macrumors 65816

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    I'm thinking about buying a PowerMac for my collection of macs, it has a 333mhz ppc g3 processer, 320mb of ram, 8gb harddrive, a usb card only 1.1, and a video card of course with a keyboard and mouse, also upgraded frontside bus from 66.? mhz to 88.3mhz hes wants atleast $40 and comes with jag cd's is it worth it and this is Canadian funds. And forgot cd and floppy
     
  2. heatmiser macrumors 68020

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    Are you buying it for the sake of having it? If so, I'd recommend against that. Within a year (usually within a month), such objects are usually stowed away and never seen again. Waste of space and money, IMO.
     
  3. BigYellow macrumors member

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    It depends what you're planning on using it for.

    I'd recommend tracking down a Sonnet G4 ZIF upgrade for it, if you can find one for cheap enough... I had a beige G3 with a G4/500 upgrade in it and with that processor upgrade, it was very usable for email and web browsing. If I remember properly it had 100-BaseT ethernet, which was adequate for using as a server as well.

    That being said, with any OS newer than Jaguar there are noticeable slowdowns when more than 2-3 apps are running at once.

    For the price though, you can't go wrong.

    I'd consider looking into a Blue&White G3 tower... Everything in terms of buses and whatnot is slightly faster than in the beige. Even first and second-gen g4 towers can be had for dirt cheap these days. Take a look on eBay, I've bought several used machines there and never had a problem

    -Biggie!
     
  4. MacHappytjg thread starter macrumors 65816

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    yea u both convinced me as well as my mom :rolleyes:, so I'm probably going to save for a powermac g4 or something in that nature thanks for convincing me not to get it. But i was mainly getting it to add to my mac collection but to use it for something as well maybe a small server type thing.
     

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