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    pbook24
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    powermac g5 from imac core duo
    currently i have a blackbook and imac core duo, 17 ". My macbook beats the imac in everything except graphics. Before i got my imac i seriously considered a g5 dual 2.0, but the money wasnt there. I see an apple refurb dual 2.0 for 1599, and im sure i cud get one a lot cheaper used here or on another board. How much of a performance increase will i see IN APERTURE going to the PM, if any? i would need a good increase to justify it, and eve then im not sure my parents would be ok with me spending a few hundred bucks to upgrade

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    Personally I would stick with the iMac. The performance difference will be small if any, and you're better off with the x86 Core Duo than the PowerPC G5.
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    im leaning towards the g5 because of upgradeable vid card and up to 4 HD

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    The G5's have a maximum of 2 HD's
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    pbook24
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    woops, i thought it was 4. still a lot easier to upgrade, and twice as many.

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    The MacPro has 4 bays now but the G5's only had room for 2 because of all of the cooling necessary for the G5
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    Well you also have to keep in mind that PowerPC is at a dead end. Sooner or later a new release of OSX is going to only support the x86 Intel-based Macs and you will be at a loss. That said, it's not stopping me from buying a 12" G4 PowerBook...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuB8HaVeN
    Well you also have to keep in mind that PowerPC is at a dead end. Sooner or later a new release of OSX is going to only support the x86 Intel-based Macs and you will be at a loss. T
    That day won't be for a quite a few years to come, I would hardly consider it a "dead end" just yet. :black:
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