macgeek18

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Hey fellow PPC users,
It's been awhile since I have been active here due to my wife having serious health issues and not having too much time to geek out.
I still don't have much time to geek out these days but I just saw a PowerMac G5 on craigslist for $40. The seller says it's working and includes the original box. All he mentions was that it is liquid cooled and does not come with a hard drive. I'm hoping to hear back from the seller soon and hopefully it's actually a quad G5 with the improved liquid cooling. Either way if it's not already gone I'm going to grab it and maybe even replace my primary PC with it.
 
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eyoungren

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Hey fellow PPC users,
It's been awhile since I have been active here due to my wife having serious health issues and not having too much time to geek out.
I still don't have much time to geek out these days but I just saw a PowerMac G5 on craigslist for $40. The seller says it's working and includes the original box. All he mentions was that it is liquid cooled and does not come with a hard drive. I'm hoping to hear back from the seller soon and hopefully it's actually a quad G5 with the improved liquid cooling. Either way if it's not already gone I'm going to grab it and maybe even replace my primary PC with it.
It's either a Quad or a Dual 2.7Ghz, both of which I own.

Either way, nice systems.

If it's a Dual 2.7 it will not have PCI-E, which the Quad does have.

Hopefully you get the Quad! ;)
 
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macgeek18

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Picking it up tomorrow! It's a dual 2.7! I'm going to need RAM if this guy is stock!
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Jordy-G5

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Nice find, $40 is a good deal for a 2.7 especially if it's still functional. I would still be tempted to pull the processor and look for leaks inbetween the cooler and the cards especially if it a Delphi cooler, every single one I've encountered at this age has had a leak unless it's a panasonic cooler. I have two Panasonic style coolers and they are still working good to this day, but will more than likely need a servicing sometime soon.
 

Jordy-G5

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Awesome, I find these Panasonic coolers the way to go with this generation. I've successfully refilled one before, it's a bit more of a chore than the Delphi's but the water block design is far superior on the Panasonic, it's a no brainer, the dual pumps are a little noisier but temps are much more respectable.

That's gonna be a very fun system. And before you complain about noise, the static noise of a MDD G4 is just as bad but it's amazing how quiet my Mac pro is full bore gaming than any of these older systems, but I view it more as a PC in a way, it's not quirky and cute like the PPC's.

I forgot to add, it's awesome you have the original box!
 

macgeek18

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TenFourFoxG5 is blazing fast on this machine. I see why you guys still use G5's. I'm pretty sure I have a stack of old PC3200 400Mhz 256MB sticks at work. If I do I will be maxing out the slots for a bit more RAM till I order a complete 8GB from OWC. I just bought a new tablet but I think I'm going to be returning it tonight and putting the money into the G5. Man I missed PPC.
 

Jordy-G5

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Awesome, I have some extra sticks kicking around from some dumpster dives. Have enough to fill out one with 8gb and another probably with 6. If you want the 8gb set just pm me, I can ship them down.
 
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