View Full Version : FS: PowerMac B&W G3

09-16-2004, 07:38 PM
Hi guy's, since i can't find a used G4 i have to sell my G3.

It is a :

- Blue & White 300mhz G3. I been using it over clocked at 400mhz.
- 704 Megs of memory.
- No DVD. Just a CD-Rom drive.
- External CDRW Que Drive. Burns at 4x2x8
- 3 Hard drives. 6, 20 and 40gigs.
- Mac OSX 10.3.5 installed
- Also OS9 Is installed.
- 2 video cards. 32meg ATI Nexus and 32meg Radeon 7000.
- 15" Apple LCD studio display.
- 17" Apple CRT display.
- Computer supports dual or tripple displays.
- Harman/Kardon sound sticks with a sub.

I used this computer for work at home for Photoshop. I am the original owner. Computer is still like brand new. Works great. Just bought a new Powerbook so have to sell this one.

I am asking $1300.

Let me know with any questions.

09-16-2004, 07:39 PM

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09-16-2004, 08:10 PM
If you guy's are wondering about the round neon thing on my desktop.... is a volume control. Not included. Also my Macally Qball mouse is not included. I paid $90 bucks for that mouse. And the volume control thing cost me $70 bucks. But if you guy's are interested in them i might part with them.

This system brand new cost me close to 5 grand when i first bought it. It is very nice computer for family use. If your into games don't look at this. Not a gaming machine. But works great with QuarkExpress, Photoshop, microsoft office, imovie.

i also make lot of home family videos with this machine. So it still has some life in it. There are also lot of Chip upgrades for this B&W from Sonnet and powerlogix. For around $300-$400 you can turn this into a G4 or a faster G3 to run the latest games.

09-20-2004, 06:47 PM
I am willing to part it out. PM me if interested.:)

09-22-2004, 10:33 AM
I don't mean to rain on your parade, but I bought a similarly spec'd machine (minus the monitors) for $375 last year... Mine was a 450mhz with the UltraSCSI HD... But come on man...

But come on dude... More in the 800-900 neighborhood is still pushing it, but a lot more reasonable... i could buy that machine, those monitors, and those speakers off of ebay, pay shipping on everything, and still come out under $900. I'm not making you an offer, as I have one of these maxed out (G4 upgrade, 1GB RAM, 120GB HD, DVD-/+RW, etc), but i don't like to see people overvalue old powermacs...


09-22-2004, 10:44 AM
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09-22-2004, 01:03 PM
$1300 is what i was asking. I would have taking any OFFERS around $900. You know BigMonkey, people CAN make me offers.:rolleyes:

I will entertain any offers guy's. Thanks.

09-22-2004, 10:59 PM
Whats a 300mhz mac compare to a pc?
just curiosity

09-27-2004, 11:38 AM
Totally depends what you're doing... Certain applications are optimized for processors with the altivec engine (G4's really, and G5's emulate the altivec), like any of the adobe apps... If you do pick this up, I would highly recommend buying a G4 processor upgrade for it as well... I have a Sonnet Encore G4/500, and it makes a world of difference from the G3/450 that was in there before... Even in apps that aren't specifically altivec-enabled.

Unfortunately, the 300mhz model has only a 512k L2 cache... the 350, 400, and 450 have a 1MB cache... But any processor upgrades that you would/could install in here would give you the 1MB L2...

I'd say this machine's processor, at the 400mhz it's running at right now, compares, in most day-to-day activities, directly to a Pentium 3/800-900mhz. Keep in mind, however, the memory is upgraded, the hard drives are upgraded... Speaking of hard drives, also look into an ATA/100 or ATA/133 PCI card... they're cheap, and make a huge difference with transfer speeds, response times, and performance in general...

At least make him an offer though... You won't be disappointed in a mac... I've never owned a windows machine in my life... And I have 6 computers in use in my house right now...