Reasonable price for a boxed Quicksilver?Cube?

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  1. repentix macrumors regular

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    I am just about to buy a 733MHZ Quicksilver G4 in its original box with every bit of documentation on the machine included, the machine itself is in very good condition. The price would be 35$ with local pick-up.
    In addition I am looking to buy a working G4 Cube for about 75$ local pick-up, without the original box.
    How do both of these deals sound? Is the price reasonable?
     
  2. catzilla, Oct 20, 2014
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    catzilla macrumors 6502

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    Boxed, I would say that is a good price. Not sure about the cube.
    Wasn't the 733 QS the low-end crippled no L3 cache edu model?
     
  3. bunnspecial macrumors 603

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    I'd buy the QS in a minute for that price, probably even w/o the extras you mention.

    As for the Cube, the last I checked working examples were bringing that much if not more on EBay before shipping. If it's a model you want, IMO that's a fair price for it provided that the plastic is all good.
     
  4. repentix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Had a look on everymac.com and it says that it has 256k l2/l3 cache which sounds reasonable to me.
     
  5. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Under $50 for any boxed Mac is a good idea. Keep that box around and who knows what you can flip it for later on. $75 is good for a cube, but they've gone up a little in recent years. If you want one that also has speakers and power supply, expect to get a little closer to $120. If its just the cube itself, then $75 should do it.
     
  6. repentix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Where can you get a cube powersupply for cheap?
     
  7. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

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    The Digital Audio model has a 1 MB L3 cache on the 733 MHz model. The 733 QS did not (the 867 and dual 800 models do). This comes from Mactracker.
     
  8. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Yup, cannot see the 733MHz having L3 cache when my single CPU 800MHz does not.
     
  9. repentix thread starter macrumors regular

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    Got the cube today, it's a 450MHz G4 with 1GB of Ram which seems acceptable for 60$. So far I am absolutely loving my cube :D, it's something special and unique and a prime example of getting form and user expansibility combined in one nice cube ;)
     

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