Ready to buy Power Mac G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ironjaw, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I'm considering buying a Power Mac G5 for £200 this sunday from a friend. Is it a good buy?

    1.6GHz Single Processor Model, 80GB Hard disk, 1.25GB RAM, SuperDrive, FW800

    Apple Hsitory Link

    Its without Monitor, KB and Mouse
     
  2. tersono macrumors 68000

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    Provided it's in good nick, that sounds like a very good price.
     
  3. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well yes it is I've always loved the design. I think its a good price.
     
  4. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    if you're buying it for the design, go ahead

    but if you want biggest bang for your buck, the intel mini's are better
     
  5. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I would love to have an old G5 like that to play around with. $400 sounds like a good deal.
     
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  7. ironjaw thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well okay, I went for it and bought both of them. Great design. I just fell in love with them.

    What surprised me the most was the interior design. Its really amazing from the inside. It's only 1.6Ghz but I can up the Hard drive (its SATA) and RAM up to 4GB so its no biggy.

    It's a solid machine :D even though its from 2003 and PPC
     
  8. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    congrats on the new PowerMac...but don't expect it to be faster than any intel machine with 2GB RAM or more
     
  9. skyton macrumors 6502

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    congrats
    really a g5 will be great for all but the most hard going tasks
     

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