09-03-2004, 11:06 PM #1XadrequeGuestG5?
Ok,I am sure you guys have heard this question tons of times before, but in such a massive forum I am just to lazy to search for it. Sorry Mods! I too am a Mod and feel your pain. lol.
Anyways, I am considering getting a 2.0Ghz G5. I want to serioursly get into 3D design and stuff like that and I have heard that Macs are great for that type of thing. Is it worth the money? Or should I get one of the new iMac G5's? Or should I go with a PC? Any advice?
09-03-2004, 11:25 PM #2
The Mac is very well suited to that sort of work. A windows pc is in a sense obsolete because IMO the registry is indefensible and so a new OS must be made to replace it
09-04-2004, 05:35 PM #3XadrequeGuest
I know that the Mac is better for that type of stuff. But should I invest in a 2.0Ghz G5 or should I go for the cheaper,newer imac G5?
09-04-2004, 05:48 PM #4iSheepGuest
Last time I checked, a 1.8GHz G5 iMac was slower than a Dual 2.0GHz G5 Power Mac.
So - do you want lots and lots and lots of power? Or, do you want lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots and lots of power?
09-04-2004, 05:53 PM #5XadrequeGuest
So do you think going for the dual 2.0G5 would be overkill? Or might it be worth it to invest the 2.5thousand? Each one would probably make my 2.4ghz Jetta laptop seem like a 500mhz PC woulden't it?
09-04-2004, 06:19 PM #6IcarusGuest
I look at buying computers this way - you can either buy a low end computer once every two years, or you can spend more and get a computer once every 5 years. Your choice - I prefer the latter.
09-04-2004, 06:24 PM #7XadrequeGuest
You guys seem to be avoiding answering my question. Are you saying that if I get the iMac G5 I will have to buy a new one in two years? From what I gather from you guys there really isn't much of a diffrence in the two diffrent comps? They can both do the exact same things just the Dual G5 would do it slightly quicker?
09-04-2004, 06:40 PM #8PinkPhishDoorsGuestOriginally Posted by Xadreque
09-04-2004, 06:42 PM #9
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- 17" iMac G5 1.6 ghz, 768 MB Ram, 80 GB HD, Combo
IN your case I would go with a Dual G5 Powermac. The FSB is quicker and it's better suited for 3d rendering. If you would have just been doing graphic design I would have recommended the iMac. So my opinion is to go with the G5 Powermac.
09-04-2004, 06:44 PM #10XadrequeGuest
Finally!!!! A answer that really spells it out. Thanks!
09-05-2004, 04:38 AM #11PinkPhishDoorsGuest
As i said either one will work for what your doing, it is just the powermac will do it faster. But the iMac comes with the LCD... So it really is up to you.
09-05-2004, 01:54 PM #12XadrequeGuest
I have yet to decide what type I am going to get. If I go for the powermac I might have to wait untill next year to get. Grrrrr.....why does everything have to cost money?
09-08-2004, 09:04 PM #13flyingpostmanGuestDual G5
What I want to know is do the dual G5's work during everyday use (i.e web browsing, compiling, games, etc) or do programs have to be specifically programmed to use 2 processors. Does the OS itself use two processors for just running tasks? I have G5 on order, but I didn't get it because I do video/graphic editing, I got it for just being a high end PC that isn't Wintel that will last me 5+ years and won't bog down when simply running everyday tasks.
09-09-2004, 02:51 AM #14
Originally Posted by flyingpostman
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- PowerMac G5 Dual 2GHz (June 2004), 2.5GB, Airport, black 5G iPod 30GB, white MacBook 2.0 2GB
But for gaming, well, don't expect a Mac come anyway near a good gaming PC...
09-09-2004, 08:38 AM #15flyingpostmanGuestOriginally Posted by Avalon
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