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Sawtooth G4 Versus Mac Mini

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IcedOutQMutha

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So I have a Mac Mini 1.42 Ghz, 1 GB RAM, 80GB HD, and I am in the running to trade it for a Sawtooth Powermac G4; 400Mhz, 768 MB RAM, 120GB HD. If I upgrade the Sawtooth to 1 Ghz, would this be a good deal? I was liking the idea at first, but now looking at the specs on my mini I'm not so sure. The graphics card is also better in the saw.
 

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If it were me, I would not trade. I don't know about graphics card, but you do have the faster processor. I would save my money for a G5 system.
 

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I have both machines. The main thing about the Sawtooth Powermacs is the AGP Slot is AGP 2x, and there are a lot of the newer video cards that will not work with it. My close friend has a Power Mac Digital Audio. It has AGP 4x, he upgraded the CPU to one of the new 1.7Ghz G4's, put in 1.5GB RAM and upgraded the video to a Modded ATI 9800 Pro. It's a pretty fast system, and a bit faster in some benchmarks than my Mini.

There are a few things like the AGP 2x and slower memory Bus that might hold back the Sawtooth. I someday when I have some spare $$$ am going to get a faster processor for my Sawtooth 500 and see how it then performs. Right now it has 1.5GB RAM and an ATI Radeon AGP 2x. The Radeon helped a lot on video speed, but the Mini still is a far faster machine.
 
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