What would you pay

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by JulianK123, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. JulianK123 macrumors newbie

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    For a 2008 20" Apple cinema display, mouse, keyboard, and a PowerMac G5? Specs for PowerMac - dual 2.0GHz G5s 3GB DDR RAM ATI Radeon 9650 w/ 256MB of VRAM 80GB OCZ Vertex 2 SSD boot drive 250GB drive
     
  2. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    $350?

    Honestly though, no matter how much your soup up a PowerPC system, it's still a pre-2006 era PowerPC system. The entire architecture, not the boot drive/SSD, is going to be the limiting factor.
     
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    Guy wants $400, but I think I can get it down to $300. Should I just grab the SSD out and put it into my MBP?
     
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  5. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    You can't. Desktop drives are different from laptop drives.
     
  6. Heavertron macrumors regular

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    Almost all SSDs are laptop form factor = 2.5"
     
  7. cocacolakid macrumors 65816

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    SSD drives are all 2.5" laptop sized.

    However I don't understand why the seller would want to sell the SSD separately from the G5. It's also only an 80gb Vertex 2, it's not worth much used, $60-70. OP can buy a new one for around the same price if he shops around and/or buys with a rebate. 80gb SSD's aren't expensive anymore.

    That's a nice system if you get it all for $300, as long as you don't need Intel based apps. If you're on a tight budget, you could either do that or shop for a used Intel Mac mini, which start around $300 used, but won't be as powerful, although it will run more modern apps.
     
  8. chrf097 macrumors 68040

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    Ahh ok, thank you! I assumed they still had size differences!
     

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