What useful parts are left from my PM G5 Quad?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by c23roo, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. c23roo macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    My PM G5 Quad is in need of a new logic board and processor. I am waiting until after WWDC to see if there will be an update to the Mac Pro line - as I will be buying a new one to replace my old one.

    Question for the group: what's useful to keep from my old G5? I feel like I'm parting out an old Camaro or something.

    I'm plannning to at minimum keep the HD and just pop it into the new machine (hope I can do that). I'm fairly certain the RAM is not going to be compatible, but I'm wondering if there's anything else I can scavenge off the old machine.

  2. CanadaRAM macrumors G5


    Oct 11, 2004
    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    From the machine itself? Relatively little other than the drive, and possibly the optical drive (there's room in a MacPro for 2 opticals) Otherwise, everything else is either incompatible or redundant.
  3. c23roo thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2004
    Yes, that's what I was afraid of. :(

    And yes, I do mean from the machine itself...

  4. samh004 macrumors 68020


    Mar 1, 2004
    You can probably sell it for scrap to a reseller, as parts for other systems. I was offered to do that when my PBG4 died, however later used the RAM in another computer so was glad I didn't.
  5. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    The optical drive and hard drive are still of use. I'd part out everything else.
  6. FF_productions macrumors 68030


    Apr 16, 2005
    Mt. Prospect, Illinois
    You could sell the case of your G5, I've seen people interested in those.

    You didn't get Applecare?

    It's truly the best investment you can make and will save you loads of money down the road.

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