Scrap to Showroom (G5 Restoration)

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iMacC2D, Apr 23, 2016.

  1. iMacC2D, Apr 23, 2016
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    Cool!
    (if you'll pardon the pun)

    Great to hear it was rescued. So, how long before they start to appreciate in value I wonder?
     
  3. iMacC2D, Apr 30, 2016
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    Yeah, you say that, but it wasn't that long ago that MDD dual 1.42Ghz were all over eBay for $20 or less, I could have had hundreds! (not sure where I would've put them all)

    On a side note, aren't the O-rings in the water block changeable?[/QUOTE]
     
  5. iMacC2D, May 1, 2016
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    Here, G4's you can barely give away, except for the MDD dual 1.42 (now unobtainable here) and the now noticeably appreciating dual 1.2.
    G5's are hit and miss, low spec are barely sellable, anything with water cooling is still well over $100, for now. Mid range G5's are a lottery, but not fast sellers.
    (Mac Pro 1.1's have come down massively in the last year too)

    Can you tell us, where did you get the O-rings made, and how much were they?
     
  7. iMacC2D, May 1, 2016
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    Generic Propylene Glycol...
    http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_fro...ne-glycol.TRS0&_nkw=propylene-glycol&_sacat=0

    http://www.amazon.com/Propylene-Glycol-Food-Grade-Quart/dp/B005PZBRUC




    Also, someone who changed their O-rings...
    http://www.xlr8yourmac.com/systems/G5_CoolantLeak_Repair/G5_CoolantLeak_Repair_p1.html
    (his 'Exacto Knife' is a handle intended for a saw blade - my father has the exact same one, also with a knife blade in - knife blades sit on an angle, it's not great, but it works, kinda)
     

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