Buying A "Power Mac 7300/200" For $35

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Buying A "Power Mac 7300/200" For $35

I was thinking of buying *this > http://newyork.craigslist.org/mnh/sys/99480391.html

Questions ....
1] Is $35 a good price?
2] It has an "AAUI-15" EtherNet plug -- can I get a "AAUI-15/10Base-T Adapter"?
3] The CPUs 200 MHz -- is that good for DSL?
4] It can hold up to a GIG of RAM -- can I just use the regular RAM you can buy in the store or does it hafta be Apple *specific RAM. If *so, where can I get Apple specific RAM online?
5] Can I use any CRT monitor that you can buy in the store, or does it hafta be an Apple *specific CRT monitor? If *so, where can I get an Apple specific CRT online?
6] Can the "Power Mac 7300/200" use optical mice?

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No

1) No - you can get a beige G3 (much faster) for that price.
2) You can get an ethernet adapter, but you don't need to. The 7300 also has a regular RJ45 ethernet jack on it.
3) The CPU is a PPC 604e running at 200MHz. Fine for DSL, but your Web page rendering speed will be a bit slow.
4) You have to use 168-pin DIMMs. These are not Mac-specific, but they are old. They're cheap though.
5) You can use any CRT monitor, but you will need a Mac-PC monitor adapter. These are cheap and easy to find.
6) This Mac can use optical mice - but you need to find an ADB optical mouse (very, very rare), or buy a cheap USB PCI card and plug a USB optical mouse into that.

Overall, I'd say don't buy this machine. It was a fantastic machine in its day - I had one myself, for five years - but today it's worth somewhere between $10 and $20 max.

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Powermac 7300/200

I can sell you a iMac, 333Mhz, 128meg ram, 6Gig HD, McAlly Keyboard, USB mouse, ClarisWorks 4.0 and Imac software bundel for a $100.00. shipping included to anywhere in the lower 48

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1] ehh, Its alright 2] You

1] ehh, Its alright
2] You can get an adapter. Where? I'm not sure. I was given a couple from a school. ebay?
3] Not really. It will be doable, just really slow. My brother uses a Perfoma 6400 that is 180MHz and its connected to our DSL. VERY SLOW. The 7300 has the 604e which is a bit faster though
4] Ahh, It is indeed 168 pin RAM, but they are DIMMS. They are expensive and difficult to find. About 5 years ago, I got 768mb of that same RAM for my 7600, and it was quite pricy since it is no longer made. The 168 pin SDRAM you put into a G3 however, is cheap.
5] You "can" use just any CRT, but you are going to need an adaper or a PCI video card. As is, you will need an Apple display.
6] Yes, you will need a USB card.

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Thank You!

Thanks for all the help, guys & the clear-cut concise answers!

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