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SilverBullet_83 11-14-2012 17:25

mac pro g5 value
Alright techies, I need some info.I just came across a mac pro g5 with 150gb hard drive, 1gb ram and 2ghz processor. Im thinking I want to trade it or sell it to help with the purchase of my next firearm. So, my question is, what would be an expected asking/ selling price? Dont know anything about macs so be easy on me

SilverBullet_83 11-15-2012 06:01

Hmm. Guess I will give it a shot and see what happens

tim12232 11-15-2012 07:17

maybe a few hundred dollars? The older Macs are getting to the point where their limitations are starting to be more than their abilities.

IndyGunFreak 11-15-2012 07:55

It's a Mac.. so it's worth like 10k at least.. :)

I agree, old Mac's are starting to show their age. I'd be surprised if you even got a few hundred bucks for it to be honest.

Bushflyr 11-15-2012 11:54

Maybe $50-00 if 1you're really lucky. Anything pre-Intel is SO dated that it's only value less in the case of somebody wants to use it for aa build. IIhave one sitting here ii got for free that's going to be the basis for aaHackintosh build.

SilverBullet_83 11-15-2012 12:01

I was hoping for between 2-300. Just enough to where with a couple hundred out of pocket I could get my hands on a entry level 1911 or another long gun

IndyGunFreak 11-15-2012 12:08


Originally Posted by SilverBullet_83 (Post 19634472)
I was hoping for between 2-300. Just enough to where with a couple hundred out of pocket I could get my hands on a entry level 1911 or another long gun

You might find the right sucker to pay that. Anyone with common sense will never pay that.

Bushflyr 11-15-2012 12:08

No way. For 6 you can get aa brand new Mac mini that is, literally, 100 times better. Computers are disposable. Especially if they're over about 3 years old.

SilverBullet_83 11-15-2012 12:36

Not what I wanted to hear, but pretty much expected

joe0121 11-15-2012 14:18

Didnt the G5 come with two Processors. I also remember they were a RISC architecture.

Here is one for sale for $200


the case does look cool and in the day those things were beasts. First ever 64 bit CPU sold to the consumer.

Edit: yup they where IBM RISC chips. As I recall those CPU's came in IBM Power systems as well.

costanza187 11-15-2012 18:32

The G5 processor is going to keep it from being an effective computer... I am thinking no on Chrome, and a lot of other software. It is still usable, but it will be harder and harder to find stuff that runs on it.

Some schmo might pay for it because it has an apple on it, but it is not going to be worth much. That said, I have an old G4 that still works, but it is just slooooooow, and I don't think it will run any current web browser. (yes you can still use a web browser but limited to old versions).

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