I forget what the shipping was when I bought my G5 tower. It's the dual 2.5Ghz models so it's liquid cooled from the factory, weighs a freaking ton. I've since pulled the optical drive and installed a third hard drive for the os. So now it has an 80Gb ide drive for the os, and a 1Tb and 500Gb drive for data. It sits down in the rack in my garage and acts as a file server.