[8600 or G3 Tower Power Mac]

PowerMac machines


Most recent revision date Jan 12 2024.

We are primarily selling PowerMac PARTS. We are generally not offering systems. Systems shown on this Web page are examples. These systems are not for sale, they are shown for reference for myself and for my customers as we discuss parts. We may have some systems ONLY for my use to test parts, we sell parts not systems. If you want an expanation or reason: it is an easier and more economic business to sell parts than to sell systems. Contact us to identify parts and to obtain prices for specific parts. If you would like parts from these listed systems, like power supplies or logics (CPU cards), or add-on cards, ask for availability and price. A complete list of pointers to our Mac inventory, services and information can be found on my Mac home page.

We have in this section examples of Power Macs prior to the G3's and some cards and accessories. For examples of 68040 systems, check our 68040 section. For examples of iMac, eMac, G3, or any G4 or G5 systems, check our iMac section. Want to compare processors and speeds? Check our list of systems and processors. See the end of this page for the date this page was updated.

If you need to see technical specifications on any of these systems, search the Web for sites which offer specifications by model. For convenience about memory requirements, her is a memory chart for older Macs.

To contact me or to order, please follow this link for ordering information, terms and conditions.

Meanwhile, here are PowerMacs by model:

Parts for PowerMacs

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards. These lists may not be current.

I have parts for most of the PowerMacs on this page: specify the system model and describe the part when ordering. For some parts like power supplies, look for for a part number on the part and describe the part. Cards and motherboards often have a part number, and when in use they have a description available from "system properties".

Power supply: check my parts page for prices
CD-ROM drives, hard drives, ZIP drives: see my drives section
trays or sleds or carriers for drives: check my parts page for prices
DIMM Memory, cache: check my memory section for prices.
VRAM check my Mac memory section
logics or motherboards or processors or CPUs See this list for what's available. or we can remove one from a remaining system.
case parts are available, describe model and part
cards (PCI, Nubus, video, etc.) check my page of cards for specifics.
accelerators are with systems, or on the cards page, or in our G3 accelerators section.
keyboards and mice: keyboard and mouse section of our parts page
other parts: ask, be specific by system, speed, function.

Please review my Ordering, Terms and Conditions information to contact me and to order.


PowerMac 8600, 9600 systems

These are shown as examples.

The 8600 and 9600 are in wide grey tower cases. The 8600 has built in audio and video in/out jacks. Logic or motherboard has CPU card slot, 8 DIMM memory slots, 4 VRAM slots (2 normally filled).

Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

[PowerMac 8600] 9600/300 system in photograph has a wide tower case with 604e processor at 300MHz.

8600/200 system, wide tower case with 604e processor at 200MHz. Sockets for 12 DIMMS total. video card, floppy, CD-ROM drive, Zip 100 drive. shipping weight 45 lbs.

I have some 8600 and 9600 case parts listed under G3 tower parts as they use the same case.

PowerMac 8500, 9500 systems

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

[9500] The 8500 and 9500 systems are in tower cases very similar (But not identical) to the older PowerMac 8100 as in the image here.

PowerPC 8500/220 system .

PowerPC 8500/180 system narrow tower system with removable CPU card, PowerPC 604e 180MHz processor card. The 8500 has 12 168-pin 5V DIMM slots and six PCI slots. hard drive, 8X SCSI CD-ROM, and at least 32MB of RAM. Has ATI Mach 64 video card. Shipping weight for total system 35 lbs.

PowerPC 8500/120 system system, similar to the above but 120MHz processor.

[9500 200MHz]PowerPC 9500/200 system narrow tower system with removable CPU card, PowerPC 604e 200MHz processor card. The 9500 has 12 168-pin 5V DIMM slots and six PCI slots. Has ATI Mach 64 video card. Shipping weight for total system 35 lbs.

[9500 150Mhz]PowerPC 9500/150 system narrow tower system with removable CPU card, PowerPC 604e 200MHz processor card. The 9500 has 12 168-pin 5V DIMM slots and six PCI slots. Hard drive, floppy drive and SCSI CD-ROM, and at least 32MB of RAM. Has ATI Mach 64 video card. Shipping weight for total system 35 lbs

Please review my Ordering, Terms and Conditions information before ordering.

PowerMac 7200, 7300, 7500 & 7600: PowerPC at 75MHz to 200MHz

[PowerMac 7200, 7500] These systems have a PCI bus for expansion, and use 168-pin DIMM 5V memory. System shipping weight 27 lbs.

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

Shipping weight for logic (motherboard) is 7 lbs, for CPU card is 2 lbs, for both 8 lbs. The 7200 does not have a removable processor card. If you want parts for these systems I list some specifically on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, system and (if you have it) part number.

PowerMac 7200/75, 7200/90 or 7200/120

PowerMac 7300/180, 604e processor at 180MHz, 45MHz PCI bus.

PowerMac 7300/200, 604e processor at 180MHz, 45MHz bus.

PowerMac 7500/100, (looks like 7200 above). 100MHz 601 processor, 50 MHz bus.

PowerMac 7600/132 or 7600/120, (looks like 7200 above).

PowerPC 5200, 5300, 5400, 5500 series

[5200 or 5300 PowerPC]

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

Apple produced a series of PowerPC systems with self-contained 15-inch color monitors and speakers, and with easily removed and replaced "logics". Their model numbers are the 5200 5300 5400 range, depending on options and processor type and speed.. Many of these were sold to schools. They used the 601 602 603 series of PowerMac processors, at speeds of 75MHz to 220MHz or more, and with various features. They became known as "all in one" systems because the monitor and speakers were one unit, not seperate like desktop or tower systems.

These processors were on easily removable logics/CPU cards and so these systems can be user-upgraded with 5200, 5300, 5400, 5500 logics from other "all in one" systems. With effort, owners of 5200, 5300 and 5400 Macs can use logics from the desktop (no monitor) 6200 and some 6300 series logics. You can also use CPU cards/logics/motherboards from the PowerMac 6400 and 6500 series systems, but without the dual PCI bus card adapter (because it is too tall).

The 5200, 5300 and 5400 series use IDE (not SCSI) drives internally, but they also support the standard Mac external SCSI port and a internal SCSI CD-ROM. Please refer to other Web sites for more information about these upgrades. Check our list of informative Mac Web sites or do a Web search to find those sites.

If you want parts for these systems I list some specifically on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, system and (if you have it) part number.

Because of the large size and weight, and fragility due to age, we will never EVER ship one of these systems. Period. The following is an example of one of this series of all-in-one Macs for reference only, and for sale of parts. The description below may not be current of course.

PowerMac 5500/225 system with video in/out. 225 Mhz 603ev PowerMac "all in one" system. Also has Avid brand SVideo and composite video in and out (PCI card and media card). Also Ethernet card in comm slot. Here's an image of the back, showing the video and Ethernet connectors. 1.2GB IDE hard drive, CD-ROM drive and floppy. with 32MB of EDO memory (uses EDO only in 2 slots). We will sell parts if a substantial offer is made., for example an offer for the CPU, video and ethernet cards. If you want the TV/Video cards seperately, also look at my parts section for additional cards with prices, model numbers, and details.

Extra memory for the 5200, 5300 series: 72 pin SIMM RAM: check memory section for prices.
Extra memory for the 5400 series: 168 pin 5V DIMM RAM: check memory section for prices.

Please review my Ordering, Terms and Conditions information before ordering.

PowerMac 6200-6300 series

[looks like Performa 630 CD]

Systems look similar to 630 series, has pull-out logic/CPU board which is compatible with 620, 630, 6200, 6300, 5200, and 5300 series cabinets. Weight of complete system, 30 lbs.

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

I have some 630 and 6300 series front panels and back panels. These have fragile "snaps" so some have broken bits. Ask me about specific panels and cosmetic conditions. Keep in mind the cost of shipping.

6300 system with TV card This has a PowerPC 75Mz processor.
With TV/NTSC video and TV tuner card, 1GB hard drive, CD-ROM, floppy, 16 MB RAM. Good case, working. Weight of complete system, 30 lbs.

6320 CD 48MB 1.2GB hard drive, OS 8.5, video in/out/tuner, hard drive, CD-ROM, floppy, case good, working.
6214 CD 17MB RAM, 1GB hard drive, OS 7.5.3 - floppy, case good, working.

If you want TV/Video cards for the 6300 or 6200, check my relevant parts page for prices, model numbers, and details. Other parts are on that page or have links there.

Please review my Ordering, Terms and Conditions information before ordering.

PowerMac 6400 and 6500 series

[6500 system n cat]

(cat not included) Typical 6400/6500 series tower system, has pull-out logic/CPU board. See this list for available motherboards. For available PowerMac systems, see this list.

If you want parts for these 6400 or 6500 systems I list some specifically on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, system model and (if you have it) part number. CPU cards include the 6400/180, and 6500/225. The second number is the processor speed.

Please review my Ordering, Terms and Conditions information before ordering.

PowerMac 6100 systems: PowerPC 601 processor

[Mac Performa 6100/60]

For 6100/60 and 6100/66 systems, for system with case in good shape, NO HARD DRIVE, drive available at extra cost, 8Mb memory, floppy, CD-ROM. Shipping weight 25 lbs.

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

6100 motherboard (CPU card, logic), 60Mhz or 66MHz: ask for prices .
6100 power supply, floppy drive, memory: see my Mac parts page, for hard drives, CD-ROM drives, see my hard drive page

Please review my Ordering, Terms and Conditions information before ordering.

PowerMac 7100 systems

[similar to 7100] The 7100 and 8100 have an A/V video card slot for a specialized video card; there is also an AVI video connector for video from the motherboard. Details below. If you want parts for these systems I list some specifically on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, system and (if you have it) part number.

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards.

Typical PowerMac 7100/80 or 7100/66, hard drive, tray-style CD-ROM, AAUI Ethernet interface, 8MB RAM (on board), no video card.(Photo is of IIvx system with similar case, without CD-ROM slot.) 3 NuBus slots. wt 30 lbs.

The PowerMac 7100/80AV or 7100/66AV is a 7100 with an A/V card model 820-0510-A which has DB-15 and SVideo connectors on it. We offer video cards seperately as described below.

Power supplies for the 7100 are listed in that section of my parts page.

video cards: For info and prices on the video slot cards for this system, check my video section. For info on the A/V connector on this Mac, check this link. We have some of the AVI to DB-15 adapters for sale on this page.

memory: 7100 systems use 72-pin DRAM in pairs, and have a cache memory slot. See the memory section for prices.

PowerMac 8100 series: PowerPC 601 at 80MHz or more

[looks like this 8100] System shipping weight 30 lbs. We have the motherboards, pulled working from other 8100 systems. Of course we have parts, from power supplies to hard drives to memory. Check here for links to parts pages.

Parts for sale may include: the motherboard/CPU boards, power supplies, etc. Complete systems are shown below for reference and example only. Parts are available here and on other pages of my Web site but you can also ask for a specific part by description, PowerMac system and (if you have it) part number.

See this list for available pre-G4 PowerMac motherboards. Note: typically the 8100/8500/9500 CD-ROM "cover" bezel becomes broken. Ask if we have some of these available.

The 8100 "/av" systems use an Apple A/V card 820-0510-A which has SVideo connectors on it. We have these cards available, they can be added to a non-/av system. Check my video section for specifics.

The 8100 uses EIGHT 72-pin DRAMs, check memory section for prices.
note: The 8100 systems use Apple's "high-density" A/V video connector for video from the motherboard; Apple made an adapter cable to use standard Mac monitors. For info on the A/V connector on this Mac, check this link. Check our cables section for prices for these adapters.

PowerPC 8100/80AV PowerPC 601 at 80MHz. .

PowerPC 8100/80 PowerPC 601 at 80MHz, .

Power supplies for the 8100 are listed in that section of my parts page.

Power Computing and other Apple clone systems:

Apple bought back the rights to these systems so check Apple's Web site for technical information via my list of Apple Web pointers. These systems have been parted out or discarded over time, but it's useful to note particular systems I've encountered. Wwe may have some parts left, ask for *specific* parts please.

PowerComputing PowerCenter 150 desktop system, model 604/150/D.
PowerComputing PowerCenter 150 low-profile desktop system, model 604/120/D.
Umax c500/180 SuperMac low profile system, PowerPC 603e processor at 180MHz
PowerComputing PowerWave 604/150 tower.
Power Computing PowerPro 210 200MHz tower system
StarMax (Motorola) 5550/200 tower system

PowerComputing branded ADB keyboards may be available, check the parts page for keyboards.


Herb Johnson
New Jersey, USA
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