Thinking of buying non working quad

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  1. abundantmussel macrumors member

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    I've wanted a G5 quad for almost 10 years now and was about to give up my search for one (here in Ireland they are particularly hard to find at a reasonable price). I have come across one for €150 however the seller says it doesn't boot, when he powers it up there is a click and nothing more. He thinks it is one of the CPUs and so will include a known working CPU. From what I've read I would lean towards the PSU being at fault rather than the CPU. So I guess my question is should I take a chance and get it and try checking the PSU for correct voltages etc or leave it alone and go for either a quad at normal price (€300) or maybe a DC or DP model?
     
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    That's usually a PSU issue, the processor would be dad if the power led illuminated and no click
     
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  4. abundantmussel thread starter macrumors member

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    Exactly my thinking, must price a PSU for a quad
     
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    1000w for a quad isn't it?
     
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    http://www.ebay.ie/itm/252019335415 check this out. I was planning on getting it but the marks on the side put me off. plus I don't think I have the cash for it at the moment. maybe it will suit you (MOD note it is not my auction I am Just sharing it)
     
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    Good call! Somebody buy that fast :)
     
  9. abundantmussel thread starter macrumors member

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    That is a really good price, the marks however are doing the same for me and turning me off it.
     
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    Personally the marks don't bother me, are you putting it on a desk or in a cavinebt
     
  11. abundantmussel thread starter macrumors member

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    Under my desk, however knowing they are there is enough to annoy me without having to see them.
     
  12. tevion5 macrumors 68000

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    I got my recent Quad from the same seller. Great communication and packaged super well. Arrived in perfect condition and works perfectly. If you do decide to but from these guys know it will reach Ireland safe, and as quick as 4 days in my case!

    I nabbed the only one with the 7800GT already ;)
     
  13. weckart macrumors 68040

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    Those aren't marks, those are patina.:)
     
  14. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    It's an antique! That patina gives it character
     
  15. MacCubed macrumors 68000

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    Also the quad that I'm getting has some nasty marks on it so I'm gonna have to deal with that too
     
  16. weckart macrumors 68040

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    I don't think there is a cheap way of doing that unless you are really, really lucky. A donor casing would have to be of the same vintage in case Apple made minor changes between revisions and most higher end G5s are from corporate environments, where they accumulate a few knocks and grazes. Even if you find a clean case, you probably won't be saving enough over buying a clean Quad to make the exercise worthwhile.
     
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    Yeah it's gonna be in my desk, my loft area in my house is gonna look great with 2 G5's as my old one is now my brothers
     
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    If you had the patience, emery paper/cloth might buff the scratches/marks out - the trick would be getting it to blend nicely. I haven't tried it on a G5 case - maybe the surface isn't agreeable?
     
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    The problem is that some of the scratches are deep, and anodized aluminum dosent like polish
     
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    Maybe it was steel wool I was thinking of? It was that or emery cloth that I've used in the past to achieve the brushed or silk aluminum look. Either way, not much use on deep marks.
     

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