What would you pay

JulianK123

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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
 

Jethryn Freyman

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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.
 

JulianK123

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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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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?
You can't. Desktop drives are different from laptop drives.
 

cocacolakid

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You can't. Desktop drives are different from laptop drives.
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.
 
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