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To:g3-5-list@googlegroups.com From:Illirik Smirnov Subject:Re: Buying a G5 Date:Sun, 19 Feb 2012 16:25:50 -0500
 

$300 seems fine (It's more than one would cost in the States, but I know that everything technical's prices in the Kingdom are determined by dropping the dollar sign and adding a pound sign), but make sure that the 2GB isn't, say, 8x256MB (as such a configuration would make upgrading more difficult).
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On Sun, Feb 19, 2012 at 11:45 AM, Avid_Fan <spevsy@gmail.com> wrote:

Thanks for the advice, all very helpful.

I'll probably stick with a G5 to keep the cost down.

Here's one I'm thinking of buying http://bit.ly/wVZsFk

Model A1047

EMC 2061

Apple Mains Cable

Running OSX Leopard 10.5.8

Spec of this Mac

Dual 2.3 GHz G5 Processors ( NOT liquid cooled model )

160 GB HDD SATA

DVD-RW Pioneer 109 D (not tested for burning but works fine reading
dvd's)

2 GB DDR PC 3200 RAM

128 MB VRAM Dual DVI output adapter needed for VGA or ADC

1 Ethernet port

3 USB 2 Ports

2 Firewire 400 Ports

1 Firewire 800 port

Optical in and out Ports

Sound in and out Ports

1 Headphone port

Comes with Apple Mains cable

Case is in reasonable condition but has a number of marks and
scratches.


Running OSX Leopard 10.5.8

iLife 09

On Feb 18, 8:55pm, Illirik Smirnov <illir...@gmail.com> wrote:
> the Mac Pro is nice and all, but the fact remains that Intelness adds
> significant to the price. Hereabouts, a pristine dual 2.5 G5 sans RAM,
> video, and HDD (since personal preferences matter so much, when our little
> circle swaps machines we do so like this) can be had for ~$100; that means
> the whole shebang can be under $200 depending on the amount of RAM you want
> (if you're like me and have a lot of 256 and 512MB sticks lying around, 8
> slots means that you can have plenty using a bunch of small sticks in
> matched pairs of capacity, not speed or brand). On the other hand, a dual
> 2.5 Mac Pro from the first gen is easily triple that, with no more than 50%
> increase in performance (most of which is due to DDR2 RAM)
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> Illirik Smirnov
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> Chaotic Neutral since 1997
> "A Charisma of 28 will seduce the dragon on a 14 or higher... 20? Oh well,
> I suppose you get the treasure."
> They see me rollin, they hatin; patrollin, tryin to catch me rollin nat one
> Ron Paul // Jello Biafra 2012: For A Better America=
> Proud member of the Enloe HS Debate Team: "At Least Someone Placed"
>
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> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 8:25 AM, JohnCarmonne <carmo...@aol.com> wrote:
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> > On Feb 17, 2012, at 8:16 PM, Joshua Lewis wrote:
>
> > > The second hand Mac pros are way better than the G5.
>
> > > The Mac pros have better reliability They run cooler and quieter than
> > > the Powermac G5.
>
> > > They have Intel processors which mean it can run the latest mac os x
> > > and latest programs and boot camp windows.
>
> > > Im not saying that you shouldn't buy a Powermac G5 but any second
> > > hand mac pro 2006 or later would be a better choice its more cost
> > > effective wise than the G5.
>
> > The thing you do give up with the Mac Pro is the ability to run Tiger and
> > Classic. Otherwise the Mac Pro is a nice machine.
>
> > John Carmonne
> > Yorba Linda CA
> > 92886 USA
> > MacPro 2.66 Quad Nehalem
>
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