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2.0Ghz Dual-Core Late 2005 PowerMac G5 - What should I do with it? Fun Ideas?


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Hey Guys,

Picked up a used G5 at a great price, it works fine, was just missing hard drive.
I know this is from the last series of G5s that apple released so it has PCI-Express and 3GB DDR2 RAM in it.

I don't know what to do with this computer because I have a macbook. And I would be willing to sell it if someone is interested and offered enough.

But I am looking for ideas of fun uses for this spare computer, I am not sure if I would want to use it for a media server because I would probably want to use more storage than I could actually fit into the Tower. Plus I don't think PS3 media server works with PPC. Anyway, if there are suggestions on other Media server programs compatable with PS3 Xbox 360, ipad, feel free to give me any idea that would be an entertaining reason to use this computer
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That's still a very good machine which you could certainly use as a desktop at home. It will do most everything you would want a good PPC machine to do. I have no idea how much it would be worth to sell. You could always get on eBay or Craig's list and see what they're going for.
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No one should put there whole life on one computer. I have computers that just do graphics and thats it...they have never been on the net. Being I have like 8 Macs with in arms reach.
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Ahh Mac_SK has answered our question. He is an octopus! We will put him to work come the next World Cup.
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Ahh Mac_SK has answered our question. He is an octopus! We will put him to work come the next World Cup.
Hey..Thats Cool! I like it. Sometimes it is like an octopus..to choose what Mac to use today. I have been getting rid of some older stuff just do not have the space to keep every thing.
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This may be 2 years on, but what did you do with your power mac?

I've just acquired one recently and updated it to 10.5 and stuck a 1tb disk in it and just thought to use it as a file/media server with a time machine for backup.

My current setup is, 2 iPads, iPod touch, appleTV a hp homeserver and a mbp

I currently use the hp windows home server as my file/media storage and have come to the point that having to remove old movies and music from my mbp to save space is a pain because the whs will not run stream movies from iTunes because of a low end graphics

The G5 seems to fit the bill cheap and powerfull, the only down fall would be the power usage! As I expect it to be more power hungary than a whs (ex490) and the size of the thing

But with this in mind I might use the auto power on and off power saving feature that leopard has built in.

What does anyone else think of this setup? Any improvements?
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