Where to go for a G5 Tower

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by maclust22, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. maclust22 macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2008
    I had recently been in the market for a new macbook but have come under high money strains. I really enjoy OS X and dont feel comfortable messing with a hackintosh. where would you guys recommend looking for a G5 tower other than ebay. My price range is no more than $500.
  2. stainlessliquid macrumors 68000

    Sep 22, 2006
    Why not get a mac mini then? theyre faster than G5's for most things and fit your budget
  3. maclust22 thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 29, 2008
    I thought about that but I run dual monitors and need a dedicated graphics card.
  4. macindork macrumors member

    Aug 8, 2008
    How about an iMac G5 then? Maybe an early Intel iMac?
  5. fiercetiger224 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 27, 2004

    There's a dual 2.0 Ghz G5 for $775 there. A little dated, but probably good enough for your needs. I still believe it'd be better if you invested in an iMac, possibly a 20 inch + another 20 inch monitor. Check out the iMacs there as well. They're used, but it'll tell you if it has "cosmetic" problems.

    Oh and there's a single 1.6 Ghz G5 there for $499. Although I heard those are pretty slow...
  6. cherry su macrumors 65816

    cherry su

    Feb 28, 2008

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