Purchasing PowerMac G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by cloroxbleach4, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. cloroxbleach4 macrumors 6502a

    cloroxbleach4

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    Purchasing a powermac g5 tower. And was wanting to get some opinion on prices.

    I found one on craigslists with the follow specs:

    Dual G5 2x2Ghz
    1.5 GB RAM
    300GB HD
    Apple Superdrive
    nVidia FX 5200 dual DVI - comes with two DVI - VGA adapters
    Running OS 10.5.8

    Including original install disks

    KB / Mouse included


    For $300, is this a good deal?

    Thanks!
     
  2. drmacpro macrumors newbie

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    Great Machine! I believe those are the leaking PowerMac G5, If it hasn't started then it's going to soon.
     
  3. ThunderSnake macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm. It's hard to say since not all local markets are going to be the same. In Atlanta, I think I'd be looking for a little bit more for $300--A little more ram and maybe a better video card.
     
  4. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    No 2.0GHz systems had liquid cooling. Only ones that were 2.5GHz or faster. I would say its not a great deal, but it seems pretty fair.
     
  5. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

    MacHamster68

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    prices really depend on the local market
    i assume its 300 us dollars as you are from oklahoma , so that would be about 190 british pound
    if it would be offered in the uk i would not even consider buying it as i would either only get a empty case for that price or a working G5 that looks like it came out of a crusher with bits falling off
     
  6. thunng8 macrumors 6502a

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    No liquid cooling on the 2Ghz models. And not all G5 LC models leak. Mine hasn't after 5 years and my friend's hasn't either after 6 years. In fact, personally, I have never seen one leak.
     
  7. cloroxbleach4 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    cloroxbleach4

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    Everything looks great. Is the machine worth purchasing?
     
  8. ThunderSnake macrumors 6502

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    Although I don't see it as a great deal, it's a fair price. If this is the machine that you want, then go for it!

    Getting a fair price on something that you want is better than getting a great deal on something that isn't your cup of tea. :)
     
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    are we getting philosophical now ....






    there are things I have wanted so long that I would only consent to have them if I could keep wanting them:D
     
  10. Peterson8765 macrumors 6502a

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    Wow, those are great sounding specs. A dual 2.2GHz usualluy runs for $400-600
     

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