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Apple The time has come.. (Upgrade)

Discussion in 'Software' started by Sam0r, 27 Aug 2006.

  1. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    The time has come for me to upgrade.

    My powermac g4 isn't too speedy anymore, and I'm looking for a new machine.

    Currently, I have two options.

    Ebay a powermac g5 (Dual processor) or save for a few months and get a Mac Pro.

    But, I'm just wondering if I'd need the power of the Mac Pro, I do quite a bit of webdesign (Photoshop and Dreamweaver) and sometimes I master audio tracks for friends bands (Cubase).

    Currently, my g4 does it all well, but its still pretty sluggish.

    I think I'd be better off ebaying a G5 and I can easily afford one, but I don't think I could afford a Mac Pro just yet.

    What do you guys think?

    Also, how much do you think I'd get for my g4? (Specs in sig)
     
  2. Lovah

    Lovah Apple and Canon fanboy

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    No idea on prices for a used G4. I think a Mac Pro is overkill. Unless for some crazy reason you want Bootcamp, I would get a Dual G5. No way you would regret that. They are amazing computers, I was eyeing at one a few weeks ago aswell, but they are so expensive.. even used.

    Good luck!
     
  3. Mimic

    Mimic What's a Dremel?

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    there is 2 G5's in the refurb store on apple atm, might be worth a look?
     
  4. cderalow

    cderalow bondage master!

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    it might be worth just saving the extra amount to get a new mac pro... they're unbelievably fast

    though depending on what programs you use and if they're universal binaries, it'll make a difference on how fast it seems

    i know the g5 vs intel iMac is a very noticable difference in speeds
     
  5. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    MP, upgradability, and in a couple more years, the G5 will be rendered useless.
     
  6. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    I mostly use Dreamweaver and Photoshop, which currently aren't universal, which is a downer.

    I was thinking about buying an iMac, but I could really do with dual monitor (I know the iMac supports it, but I'd rather use my two 19" wide tft's.) and 5.1 sound (I'll be putting a revolution 5.1 in the G5 if I go that route).

    A mini is completely out of the question due to the max of 2gb ram and no (decent) dual monitor support.

    I think a G5 would be the best bet, as its cheaper than a MP, I'll have to see how the money goes.

    A refurb G5 isn't a bad idea, if I had the money right now I'd buy one, but I don't.

    Another thing about the MP is the ram, its amazingly expencive, using FB dimms was a good idea, but I'm not paying the stupidly high price for FV dimms!
     
  7. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    Due to the new iMac pricing and Core 2 Duo chip, I think I'll get one of those and run it along side my 2005fpw.
     
  8. Tomm

    Tomm I also ride trials :¬)

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    Yeah, I wouldn't buy a non-intel mac now. Surely even an Intel Mac mini would be better than the outdated G5?
     
  9. Sam0r

    Sam0r It's been a while

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    I'd get a mini for sure if I didn't rely on dual monitor so much.
     
  10. K

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    Mac Pro... By miles. If you can, get one. You'd be crazy not to, if you can.
     
  11. rgkgraphix

    rgkgraphix What's a Dremel?

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    MacPro!!!

    I have the dual 2.6 and that thing boots OSX in no time. I didn't think the Adobe apps were that sluggish but I was coming from a G4 and an Athlon 2500+ also I haven't really put it to the test yet.

    I hope memory prices come down soon though.
     
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