PowerMac G5 2.0 help to open box

bazilizk

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Bought absolutelly new PM in University. Didn't open before.. 11 years saved in warehouse. What you recommend. Open or save it for next 10 years?
 
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eyoungren

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Are you a collector?

If you are, put it away and forget about it for the next 50 years. It might be worth some small historical value around then to museums (if any are left by that time).

If you bought it to use it then use it.

Asking us the question you ask implies you are a collector and bought the Mac solely because you want the value to appreciate so you can sell it off for the highest possible price. Not knocking you for that, but PowerPC Macs are not the Apple I. They are never going to appreciate like that. Too many were mass produced and they are not rare.
 
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bazilizk

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Thanks for support. Unpacked. It was my dream 10 years ago. I'm not a collector, just paid $250 for nostalgia. Use PowerBook G4 from time to time now. Love it. Replaced case for new (thanks iFixit).
 
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Hrududu

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Which G5 is it? If its an original 2003, then you might have something really special down the road as this would be the first consumer grade 64 bit computer ever released. Later June 04 and 05 models may not be quite as desirable, but having the original could be something really valuable to a collector someday.
 

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Which G5 is it? If its an original 2003, then you might have something really special down the road as this would be the first consumer grade 64 bit computer ever released. Later June 04 and 05 models may not be quite as desirable, but having the original could be something really valuable to a collector someday.
If it were 11 years, then it would be a 2004 model, making it a 2.0 Dual Processor like mine.
 

bazilizk

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bunnspecial

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I'm a fan of the Case Medium Stockman. I always have one of some variety or another in my left pocket. I keep it sharp, and the "pen" blade will open a box right up with no collateral damage if used correctly.

That's what the question was about, wasn't it? :)
 
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bazilizk

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Nix. Question about Cult. Its new. Was. I opened and found couple disks (system and final cut), mouse strange clearly plastic...
Put on. System installed and updated Ok. Its all my story. Will use it from time to time. Have iMac 2014 for job.
 

bunnspecial

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Your system would have shipped with Tiger. I'd suggest upgrading to Leopard for better program availability and at least(more) up to date security than Tiger.

A dual core G5 will fly with Leopard-I use one every day.
 

bazilizk

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I have Leopard disk becouse save my old PowerBook. But I found 10.5 more slowly... 10.4 the best system for me.
 

MacCubed

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I have Leopard disk becouse save my old PowerBook. But I found 10.5 more slowly... 10.4 the best system for me.
10.4 will be slower on a PowerBook due to a G4 processor, a G5 will help with the speed of Leopard. I have the same G5 as you and it works great on Leopard.