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Originally Posted by MacDude121 View Post
I know. But honestly, from what I've seen there's still a good $300 jump from G5 to early intel, something I just can't afford. Besides, I've looked at the early Intel mini's that aren't too hugely out of the ballpark and their outclassed by the G5 benchmarks still. I'd rather have the extra processing power, than be able to run 10.6 and 10.7. Support may have dropped for Tiger, but I'm still running it with almost no compatability issues so far. I realize this will probably come to an end soon though. No OS can stay up-to-date forever.
That's all nice but when Apps stop supporting the architecture (which is happening NOW) and no longer support your needs, the extra power isn't going to mean a thing. My advice would be to save a bit longer and get a machine that will give you a longer useful life than a G5. Don't forget the early Mini's were single core and were outclassed by the Quad G5s but that didn't last long. I loved my Quad for the 5 years I had it, but I don't regret ditching it when time came. It was deteriorating rapidly and the cost to get it repaired was prohibitive.

That aside, even if you do go with a Quad G5, when they go, the go big and if you sink anything more than a few hundred dollars into one you are likely to end up with a large paperweight sooner rather than later.

It's your money but since you asked the consensus seems to be that the G5 is a dead end, with a few dissensions. In the end though, it's up to you.

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Originally Posted by powermac G5 View Post
Are you correcting me or helping the poster? Said darn near close not even matched? as well yes nearly 50% more as tests would show for the reason apple sold out to intel, PPC just a stepping stone....got them were they are today. Lets give the poster what they need in their budget rather than voice what is not sufficient to another's standards. Thought maybe my opinion would be treated with respect rather than laughed at.
You might want to calm down a bit and relax. I don't think your opinion was being laughed at, I think he merely disagreed with you. It IS allowed here. If you can't deal with a bit of disagreement then you may be in the wrong place (and by that I mean the internet as a whole, not just M-F). Frankly, your previous response was a bit hard to understand. I don't know if English is your primary language but if it is you might want to say want you want simply and clearly, don't try to be fancy, it comes across in an odd way. If English is NOT your primary language then I apologize, but you are a bit hard to understand.

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Originally Posted by powermac G5 View Post
I have a small list labeled of my current systems and they are mere toys to yours but I am trying. The G5 quad with the right hardware will offer a good to great experience. Not every one can afford the pro. G5 still decent for those who want the power from a mac with out breaking the bank.
No, not everyone can afford a MacPro, but a decent second hand C2D Mini will run circles around that Quad G5 and be useful for far longer, as will a lower end new or second hand Intel iMac. Face it, the G5 loses against pretty much everything beyond the CD (the Core "i" CPUs leave it in the dust) and there is simply no going back. It's a dead end, but it's your dead end and if you enjoy it that's perfectly ok.


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