Thinking about Getting an old iMac???

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JonyIveRulez, Oct 12, 2014.

  1. JonyIveRulez macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2014
    Ok so I am thinking about getting an old iMac, I think it is a G3 or a G4 cube but I want to know if it's worth getting. Because basically I am an :apple: fan and I (atm) want to get a vintage iMac (the G3/G4 cube) but I dont know what I would do with it. could I use it for gaming (old macintosh games)? Of course music but is it actually worth it?

  2. Moonjumper macrumors 68000


    Jun 20, 2009
    Lincoln, UK
    I recently got an iMac G4. They have good speakers, so it is a great for music using iTunes. More interesting than a standard stereo.
  3. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
    only reason to get one of those is if you're a collector, and have no plans on actually using it. if you're looking to buy an actual mac which you want to use, but want to save money, then consider building a hackintosh instead.
  4. koulmj Suspended


    Mar 18, 2013
    I would buy a cube and a dome-flat panel imac.
  5. daviesaz macrumors newbie

    Aug 15, 2003
    Tempe, AZ
    If I had a Cube, I'd replace the guts with the circuitry of a Mac Mini (assuming it fits) and amaze my friends.
  6. JonyIveRulez thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 12, 2014
  7. redheeler macrumors 604


    Oct 17, 2014
    They're nice machines to look at, but no substitute for a modern Mac to use. I've always loved the design of the iMac G4. It's also a bit more powerful then the Cube and less rare so it can be found for a cheaper price. It should play any Mac-compatible games from its time just fine and with the external speakers delivers decent sound quality.

    Or buy one, gut it, and turn it into a hackintosh; some people have done that, especially with the Cubes. That being said, the OP kind of hinted at wanting to leave it as originally intended.


    Next time post a question like this in the PPC forum, you'll get a lot more responses from people like me who actually have PPC Macs.

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