To buy or not to buy, a Dual G5

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Zotaccian, Jun 23, 2014.

  1. Zotaccian macrumors 6502a


    Apr 25, 2012
    I could get a PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz for roughly 60USD including shipping. It has damaged "back leg", it is detached from the left side. I dunno if it can be fixed by welding etc. According to the seller the machine works fine.

    It has Dual G5 2.0GHz, 8 gigs of ram, 160gb hdd and I assume it has original graphics card. No operating system but I do have Leopard disc. I have some experience in flashing graphics cards so I probably could upgrade cheaply, atleast to 9800 Pro or something, I assume this Mac is one with AGP slot but I'm not sure...

    I do have room for it and also 22" display which is currently unused so having this machine would not cause that much problem even though I doubt I will use it that much. The machine has nice amount of memory for its age.

    Is this so good deal that I shouldn't let it pass? :rolleyes:
  2. robertdsc macrumors regular


    Jan 28, 2014
    Get it. While they do draw a lot of power, they are quiet and do things faster than any other PPC Mac.

    I just picked up a second Dual 2.0 yesterday to replace a G4 MDD.
  3. reco2011 macrumors 6502a

    May 25, 2014
    It's a reasonable price for what it is. However it's a waste of money if all you intend to do is buy it and have it sit around and do nothing. The question you have to ask yourself is: Am I willing to spend $60.00 to play with a system for an hour or two and then set it aside?
  4. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816


    Feb 17, 2013
    NorCal boonies ~~~by Reno sorta
    That's a very good price for a G5! The 2.0's are quiet and don't have the fan revvups when you open a program (like the 2.3 to 2.7). You're good on Ram since it's maxed, but a good upgrade GPU that's cheap I always recommend the 9600/9650.

    On the actual case it has a skin like that of a car door. If you rip down the entire case you can replace the skin and this should solve the bent leg problem.
  5. cookies81 macrumors newbie


    Feb 16, 2014
    That is a excellent price first of all. I use a Imac g5 as one of my daily drivers, and it is a single core g5. It loads everything I need on the web very well. The leopard disk you have, if it is grey and locked to a specific mac you have a problem. You need the one with the purple background and the black X on it. Other than that, the leg problem is a minor issue, jut remove both legs or try welding. It sounds like a Awesome deal! go for it.Good Luck!
  6. VanneDC macrumors 6502a


    Jun 5, 2010
    Dubai, UAE
    60 bucks is very cheap.. so no dramas there :D

    and if your going to play around with it, its gonna be a good buy :)

    go for it :D
  7. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2013
    OK, I'm going to try and talk you out of this:

    Buy the G5.

    Crap! Let me try this again, and I'll be very direct with you:

    Buy the G5.

    GRRRRRR! One last time. I know I can talk you out of doing this:

    Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it! Do it!

    *sigh* Well, I tried...

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