[rescue] Looking for a Quad G5
pat at computer-refuge.org
Mon Sep 12 11:58:11 CDT 2011
POWER5 is two generations old at this point. Under $1k for a p520 off
of ebay, at least $1k is more that I've been able to make selling them
If you want a loud server-class machine, spend maybe $500 on an old IBM
bladecenter E with a switch module, and about $4k will get you a brand
new POWER-6 blade...
On Monday 12 September 2011, Zachary Giles wrote:
> Where does one get a POWER5 or POWER6 box these days? I've actually
> wanted one in the recent past but am not interested in paying 20,000
> for a new one from IBM.
> Unixsurplus.com has G5's for ~$200. I don't know if they have them
> online, but they have them in the store and they ship. Might be worth
> calling in. I was tempted by them. They're not Quad, but they might
> know where to get one.
> On Mon, Sep 12, 2011 at 8:21 AM, Patrick Finnegan
> <pat at computer-refuge.org> wrote:
> > On Monday 12 September 2011, Mr Ian Primus wrote:
> >> Well, I've managed to get a bit backed into the corner with
> >> computer problems, even my trusty dual G4 Mac is failing me.
> >> Random crashes, and odd lockups... I think after all these years
> >> the motherboard is starting to act up on me.
> >> So, I'm looking to upgrade. As a hardware geek, the PowerPC
> >> architecture is something I really like, so I'm going after the
> >> biggest baddest PowerPC Mac. The Quad G5.
> >> So, does anyone have a Quad G5 in good condition they'd be willing
> >> to sell? I'm a bit leery buying one from one of the random online
> >> resellers, especially because of the liquid cooling system on
> >> these critters. I'd feel a lot more comfortable buying from a
> >> fellow hardware geek.
> >> (And yes, I realize that Apple has moved away from Intel and that
> >> the PowerPC is a dead platform with zero software future. It
> >> doesn't stop me from enjoying it.)
> > Why not just get a POWER5 or POWER6 box instead? They are PowerPC
> > too...
> > Plus, they run Linux pretty well. ;-)
> > Pat
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