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i'm thinkin of getting a new mac, and i've settled on getting a G5 (cause i have a great n64 emulator optimized for the G5, and other reasons). anyway, i have two choices:

this:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/PowerMac-G5-1-8GH...QQcmdZViewItem


and this:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....8.25.7.11.5.3


the powermacs are real fast, i know. but which of these two systems would perform better? i'd be using it for audio editing, light graphics work, internet, downloads, multitasking, office work, and snes/n64 emulation games.
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Don't get either of them, get a Mac with Intel. You will be thanking yourself for many years to come!

It's all good.
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Don't get either of them, get a Mac with Intel. You will be thanking yourself for many years to come!
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(cause i have a great n64 emulator optimized for the G5, and other reasons)

Currently the Intel Macs aren't 64-bit, which is a ***** for emulators.

I'd use Windows... but I like the Mac OS more.
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hi

i'm thinkin of getting a new mac, and i've settled on getting a G5 (cause i have a great n64 emulator optimized for the G5, and other reasons). anyway, i have two choices:

this:
http://cgi.ebay.ca/PowerMac-G5-1-8GH...QQcmdZViewItem


and this:
http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL....8.25.7.11.5.3


the powermacs are real fast, i know. but which of these two systems would perform better? i'd be using it for audio editing, light graphics work, internet, downloads, multitasking, office work, and snes/n64 emulation games.

If you are going to be using the computer for audio editing, office work, and other tasks...I would suggest purchasing the PowerMac. Not only will you be getting a system that can meet most of your needs--but you will be able to upgrade/expand the system if the need arises. That is just my opinion--let me know what you choose to purchase.

Best luck to ya!

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I agree with youthpastor, get the PowerMac. It has more upgrade options and will probably server your needs a little better.
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Don't get either of them, get a Mac with Intel. You will be thanking yourself for many years to come!
I completely disagree. Buying a G5 is not a bad investment and the G5s will continue to be a viable computer for a fair number of years. The Intel’s may be nice, but if you want a 64 bit processor anytime soon, go with the G5. I did.


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