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Well, Ive liked macs for a while, I get to fool around with them at school and my friend just bought a new mac pro 3.0ghz for our studio/record label...I think thats whats finally getting me to buy a mac of some sort. Im thinking of buying a cheap mac mini...something like this...

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...9594&rd=1&rd=1

Is it worth getting something of that sort and upgrading the ram and hd? The most intensive thing I would be doing would be some photo editing...nothing too serious as photography is just becoming a nice little side hobby for me. I dont plan on playing game or anything, maybe storing some music and surfing the web, but other than those three things thats it. I have my pc laptop for playing games or whatever.

I searched around and read the buying guide, but I felt unless I posted myself I wouldnt have any piece of mind buying something lol.
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i would upgrade the RAM to 1 gb,,, 256mb is only the bare minium to run tiger if you want to upgrade tiger or run a photo editing program like Photosop whic requires more horsepower

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Thanks for the reply, I figured an update would be needed. My friend is offering to sell me his old g5. Has...

1.6ghz
330gigs(80g) and (250g)
1.5 gigs ram
wireless card
keyboard/mouse

and probably some other things for 700.
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Thanks for the reply, I figured an update would be needed. My friend is offering to sell me his old g5. Has...

1.6ghz
330gigs(80g) and (250g)
1.5 gigs ram
wireless card
keyboard/mouse

and probably some other things for 700.
Are you getting a screen with that? Should be a nice machine.

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No screen with it, but I have a 17 inch flat screen thats not being used.
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