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OK, I'm a fairly competent user of macs as my dad has a few imac g3s (yes, crap i now!) and my mate has an emac and a ibook. i know that macs have very good stability and the os is streets ahead fo windoze but i'm still not to sure. i do graphic design, audio editing, 3d design, web design, net surfing and play a fair few games.

if i were to get a sexy new mac i'd get a 20" imac g5 with 1gb ram & 250gb hdd,
anybody own one? if you do please tell me about it's performance in such applications as photoshop & cinema 4d if you use these.

as for my gaming habit can alway get a new graphics card for my fairly old but competent pc rig and maybe get a ps3 soon depending on price.

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here's the spec i'm looking @:

Apple iMac G5 20" Widescreen 999ex VAT

2ghz IBM Power PC Processor
667mhz FSB
1024mb DDR400 Ram (512mb Upgrade)(+ 75 inc VAT)
250gb SATA HDD
8x Slot Loading Dual Layer DVDRW
ATI Radeon 9600 256mb Graphics
56k Internal Modem
Built-In Stereo Speakers
Built-In Bluetooth & AirPort Extreme
Gigabit Ethernet
White Apple Bluetooth Mouse & Keyboard (+34 inc VAT)
iLife '05 & Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger
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it'd be great for PS and C4D - the G5 will help alot with render times and viewing large projects in realtime.
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i didn't vote because the choices were too limited

from what you listed that you would be doing with your system, i would go with the mac system since it does those things better than a comparable pc based machine.

if, on the other hand you were getting it to mainly play games, i would recommend an amd based pc.

From a G4 400MHz to an Intel Mac Mini to iMac Core Duo to a Macbook Pro 2.6GHz.............gotta love Apple!
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For everything you listed other than gaming, the iMac would be much better than a similar Windows machine.
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If games is your mojo go PC, but if you dont play too many games and you are serious about your Photoshopping go mac.
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Looks like I will be turning to the light-side :mac: a nice 20" iMac!
I will get a PS3 for gaming, so up yours Bill Gates! lol
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Macs are great for any photo/video editing, and all music needs. Unless your doing some really hardcore gaming it will be fine. Otherwise get the ps3.
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I suggest the 20 iMac
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