Value of Powermac???

hope

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Apr 9, 2006
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Never bought a Mac desktop and not sure what the value on them are. Any idea what a first gen Dual 2Ghz G5 with X800 GPU would go for. I think the ram is 512, HD 160, and its a Superdrive with Wifi and BT as well. What do you think?
 

macg4

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Nov 17, 2003
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what the current value for a:
Powermac G5 single 1.8ghz
1gig ram
300gb hd
128mb radeon 9600 vid card
sony superdrive
airport extreme


???:D i was guessing like $900ish
 

FF_productions

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Apr 16, 2005
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macg4 said:
what the current value for a:
Powermac G5 single 1.8ghz
1gig ram
300gb hd
128mb radeon 9600 vid card
sony superdrive
airport extreme


???:D i was guessing like $900ish
900-1000 sounds good.

The prices really are everywhere, I saw a Dual 2.5 go for 1500!!
 

dmw007

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May 26, 2005
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fivetoadsloth said:
1500? how much useage does it have?
$1,500 seems like a good price for that machine and it's graphic card. :)

macg4 said:
what the current value for a:
Powermac G5 single 1.8ghz
1gig ram
300gb hd
128mb radeon 9600 vid card
sony superdrive
airport extreme


??? :D i was guessing like $900ish
$900 seems about right for that Power Mac G5. :)
 

Sdashiki

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Aug 11, 2005
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Keepin in this vein:

Rev A. G5 1.8DP
2.5GB RAM (8GB model, NOT the 4GB Rev B)
320GB (2x160)
ATI 9800SE
SuperDrive

Ill eventually either trade up for a Mac Pro (only for windows games of course) or keep this and go with a MBP.

in any case, what is a reasonable price range for this?
 

Lord Blackadder

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May 7, 2004
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The resellers are asking about $1100 for Rev. A G5 towers with 512MB/80GB/9600Pro 64MB. So the private seller price sould be a couple hundred below that.

A high end video card (X800/X850/6800) or extra hard drives will bump the price by a hundred or two.
 

Sdashiki

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Aug 11, 2005
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well Rev A or w/e, you have to think about:

Is it single or dual processor

4gb or 8GB

to me, and I would think to those buying, they make a big difference in prices.
 

macg4

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Nov 17, 2003
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Des Moines,Iowa
Sdashiki said:
Keepin in this vein:

Rev A. G5 1.8DP
2.5GB RAM (8GB model, NOT the 4GB Rev B)
320GB (2x160)
ATI 9800SE
SuperDrive

Ill eventually either trade up for a Mac Pro (only for windows games of course) or keep this and go with a MBP.

in any case, what is a reasonable price range for this?
i would put it at around $1100ish
 

Lord Blackadder

macrumors G5
May 7, 2004
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Sod off
Sdashiki said:
well Rev A or w/e, you have to think about:

Is it single or dual processor

4gb or 8GB

to me, and I would think to those buying, they make a big difference in prices.
Definitely a big factor - barefeats has a list of the most desirable G5 models, check this link and scroll down to near the bottom for the list. You want the ones that can take 8GB RAM...and you probably want to avoid the "crippled" 1.6GHz models, unless you can get a significant price cut on them.