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PowerMac G5 for Gaming & video editing?


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Any how budget counts and I sell tons PM G5 and Pro and have anything you need for your budget. A well Quad G5 will offer years of great experience for the cost. Poster has a budget and I as a seller will encourage what they can afford now. No one wants to wait everyone wants now so in the end you will buy what you can afford and be satisfied. As for the gaming side of it, your video with G5 would be the lag you are trying to avoid as I do not see any 1GB cards for PM but are some powerful 512's available. A gaming PC would be cheaper and offer you the top gaming eperience you seek. If you want an apple and the power then agreed with all other posters that the pro would be your best investment. Hope my English is satisfactory for this post and maybe I can offer you a great affordable machine for your needs in the line up of G5,Pro or PC.
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mac mini - complete setup - cheap!!

What do you guys think of this Mac Mini? Would it run games on light settings? Good price? (I won't pay full price obviously) I like it because it has all the original software, and it has monitor, keyboard, and mouse included.

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Do not know about games but it would be an improvement over a G5.

At 1.66Ghz it is the first of the Intel models, will run Snow Leopard but do not think Lion will install but wait and see.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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That Mini will run newer games like minecraft and Starcraft fairly poorly due to its single core processor and lousy graphics card.

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That Mini will run newer games like minecraft and Starcraft fairly poorly due to its single core processor and lousy graphics card.
I realize the graphic card is pretty lousy, but here:

Mactracker: 1.66 Intel Core Duo.

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I don't need them to run great, I just need them to run period. I've been playing Minecraft on my iBook with literally 3-5 fps for the past 2 weeks.
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sorry yeah, two cores. was tired yesterday. It will do far better than a PB.

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to the OP: how much for the G5? from what ive been gathering across the web, is if youre paying more than maybe 300, you MIGHT be better off making a hack out of an old computer and put that 300+ into a jar and put in 100 every 2 weeks (or whenever you get paid) until you can afford a mac pro. for gaming, my G5 does decently, but in unreal tournament 2004, on the default settings, it lags. though i have a feeling thats because of the 6600LE. if you do get a G5, first things first, get a decent graphics card. oh, and btw, I cannot say that I reccomend you doing a hack, because of the ethical side of it, its against Apples EULA. ;-)

as much as I love this G5, i know theres certain things it cannot do, which is why im keeping my old hack (runs snow leopard beautifully) so if something coems up that needs intel, but I need it, i can run it. you have to keep in mind that spending more than 300+ on a 6 year old computer with little to no support in this brave new world of 2011, doesnt make sense, unless you have a specific need for powerpc hardware.

why havent I upgraded to a Mac Pro? because I got this G5 for 30 bucks, and ive been wanting one since theyve come out. better late than never i suppose....
but as everyone is saying, watch out for the liquid though, before you commit to buy, go over there and open her up. i'd take a flash light with you. look for any kinds of leaking from the power supply. (on the bottom of the case). look for rust puddles, both inside and outside the case.

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to the OP: how much for the G5? from what ive been gathering across the web, is if youre paying more than maybe 300, you MIGHT be better off making a hack out of an old computer and put that 300+ into a jar and put in 100 every 2 weeks (or whenever you get paid) until you can afford a mac pro. for gaming, my G5 does decently, but in unreal tournament 2004, on the default settings, it lags. though i have a feeling thats because of the 6600LE. if you do get a G5, first things first, get a decent graphics card. oh, and btw, I cannot say that I reccomend you doing a hack, because of the ethical side of it, its against Apples EULA. ;-)

as much as I love this G5, i know theres certain things it cannot do, which is why im keeping my old hack (runs snow leopard beautifully) so if something coems up that needs intel, but I need it, i can run it. you have to keep in mind that spending more than 300+ on a 6 year old computer with little to no support in this brave new world of 2011, doesnt make sense, unless you have a specific need for powerpc hardware.

why havent I upgraded to a Mac Pro? because I got this G5 for 30 bucks, and ive been wanting one since theyve come out. better late than never i suppose....
but as everyone is saying, watch out for the liquid though, before you commit to buy, go over there and open her up. i'd take a flash light with you. look for any kinds of leaking from the power supply. (on the bottom of the case). look for rust puddles, both inside and outside the case.

good luck.

Yeah, I've been looking on Craigslist and Ebay for weeks now and I haven't found much of anything in or even near my price range. It'd be nice if I could put $100 into a jar every 2 weeks, if so I'd have a Mac Pro by now, but I work at a little part time job making $20 a week. (I'm 14, )

If I could get a G5 for $30, I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Then I'd put some extra cash in the upgrades and make it a decent computer. Right now I guess I just have to keep looking and saving, but I hope some sort of a deal comes along soon, this iBook is gonna make me tear my hair out.
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I got a G5 for 40 recently. it was broke. Not really much in terms of "upgrades" for them.

Hate to say it, but you should buy a PC.

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I got a G5 for 40 recently. it was broke. Not really much in terms of "upgrades" for them.

Hate to say it, but you should buy a PC.
That's been in the back of my mind for a while now. I've found plenty of PC's that will do what I want, and are within my budget. I would've bought one a while ago if I didn't despise the operating system so much. I've tried PC's, I actually owned one for a few years, and all of the OS's are horrible, slow, sluggish, crap. Even widows 7 which is supposedly "the best windows OS yet" is still just plain bad. I guess I could put Linux on it, but Linux isn't compatible with really...anything.
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