What does £100 buys today?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by UltraNEO*, Sep 14, 2009.

  1. UltraNEO* macrumors 601

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    Hehehe... Got myself a G5 System (Dual 2Ghz), and Colour Classic for less than £100 (good condition and working with system disks but needs replacement HD). I wonder does the G5 work? Well if it doesn't I got myself a new PC case and 4Gb of useless ram... and I could fix the CC, they're not that sophisticated.
     
  2. Tesselator macrumors 601

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    If it doesn't work you can place the CPU directly on an electric or gas stove for about 5 min. and unsandwitch the ceramic plates (with long tweezers or fine tipped needle-nose pliers). Once removed you can unseat the the actual silicon chip - which will make a great ear-ring for your GF (or yourself if you're into that sorta thing).

    The chips are really pretty! 32K (or 24K?) gold on one side and chemically etched silicon prism mirror surface on the other. ;)

    Here's the G4:

    [​IMG]

    The G5 looks almost the same. It's a little smaller than my thumb-nail.
     
  3. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Assuming you get them up and running at minimal expense and effort, what do yo plan to do with them?
     
  4. Tesselator macrumors 601

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  5. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    :O

    thats worrying, i was hoping my '05 dual g5 was still worth at least 400 quid
    fingers crossed, it wont work ;) lol
     
  6. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Searching out destructive videos... Interesting way to spend your time... ;) :p
     
  7. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    The case makes a nice fish tank.

    I would prefer that, instead of destroing such a beauty.
     
  8. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    LOL:D £400 for a non working G5? :eek:
    Expecting some mug to come along? Good Luck!!



    A few weeks back I won a small stash of dough from the casino (see thread), so in effect this is free money!!! :D From my winnings I've purchased myself a new bike! A 2009 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R then there's those:

    Since we're doing business, the seller mentions there's a G5 he'd like to offload but didn't know it's conditions (no display) and I'm like "Umm.. err.. well... if you like we'll take it of your hands" and he's like "Yeah.. OK, done!".

    :confused: Being a little distracted, I wasn't really sure what he meant... :rolleyes: I was more interested in getting my paws on that beautiful CC ;) And since I'm buying direct from the original owner and not some reseller I wont be paying extortion fees :eek: This one is near enough perfect!! It comes with most if not all the original bits, keyboard and mouse, documentation and software (floppies), I think the only thing missing is the original packaging, which is a shame... but not the end of the world :)



    In addition...

    There's a Titanium PowerBook G4 800 (DVI) in the deal too. It's a older machine, think it's 2001/02? Working, in pretty good condition with a few minor markings on the TFT cause by rattling keys but nothing too serious. Housing wise, 95% perfect with the some light scuff-marks with exception of the white trim, now being more more grey/rustic shiny black due to dirt and general rubbing. Still the asking price was a fairly reasonable £130.

    Umm.... The CC's gonna be added to my expanding Apple Collection so it'll be put into retirement (if not already), perhaps fired up every once in a while just to keep it happy?? Though I'll most probably clean it up, remove all the dust from the cabinet and the inner electronics, again test it still works. Still looking for a cheap Lisa XL :cool:

    I'm planning to use the TI for MacOS9 only, oddly I have to use Quark 3.34 with iMate (ADB dongle) every once in a while, at present I don't have a system capable, my cube needs a replacement PSU :( So this will be the fastest machine in my possession that will actually runs MacOS9 natively (not as a emulation via MacOSX) and at a decent speed. And the G5... Well I don't have any plans for it right now. If does work, then I think need to check the heat-sinks for leakages and think about getting them replaced - though if that's not viable - i'll probably end up strip it and sell off all the parts as spares. Hopefully, I'll keep the case and mod it for my core i7 system, it needs a case with decent vents.

    To be honest with you, I didn't expect to get the G5!! Getting it was a bonus and a half!! All in all, I spent £230 for three completely different systems spanning the different periods in Apple's History :):):)
     
  9. UltraNEO* thread starter macrumors 601

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    Interesting... but you know? I'd prefer a tattoo of dragons.. mmmmm
     
  10. Bennieboy© macrumors 65816

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    my G5 is working :p
     

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