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    How much is this G5 worth?
    Hey, so I'm a new user here, obviously, as I'm just getting into macs for video editing, graphic design, motion graphics, etc. Anyway, my uncle is selling me his old G5. Here are the specs:

    Power PC processor, single core, at 1.6GHz
    1.25GB RAM
    80gb hard drive
    Geforce FX5600


    He wants $500 for it. I think that's a little steep to say the least, considering I can probably get a dual core g5 for like 600ish on ebay. I wanted to know what you all think I should give him. I was thinking something like $300 or $350 might be a good compromise. It's the kind of thing where even if it's worth $500 the chances of even being able to sell it are pretty slim anyway. So, what are some opinions?

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    IMO that is a little expensive, but worth it. although, i'm not sure it's up to par for modern video and motion software. but if you're not doing anything professional, i'm sure it would be fine for a couple years.

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    I mean, I know it will run what I need it to run, plus I have a decent PC to work on anything that is super resource intensive. This is more to get a feel for Macs and get used to how they operate.

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    FYI I sold something like that for 400 six months ago

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    Yeah, I'm thinking it's worth around that. Mac2sell.com says like $380 or so. My issue is that I don't really have too much money and I don't want to be spending too much on something that is already obsolete, and won't even support the next operating system that apple comes out with. Anyone else have some input before I tell him my price?

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    For video editing look for something faster and dual processor such as a 2.2GHz or an Intel model which will support Snow Leopard when it emerges. Should get one for about $700 to $1000 for an Intel.

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    I wouldn't spend that much on those specs, but that's just me

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