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Old 01-08-2006, 12:46 AM   #1
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Default Power Mac G5 Dual 2GHz - Worth it?

Hey guys well im in the market to buy a new computer and I was looking at the Power Mac's for anyone that doesn't know the specs here they are...

Dual-core 2GHz PowerPC G5 processor
1GHz frontside bus per processor
1MB L2 cache per core
512MB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
160GB Serial ATA hard drive
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three open PCI-Express expansion slots
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE with 128MB GDDR SDRAM

I was wondering if your reccomend this computer, I am using it mainly for music (itunes), digital photograhy, school work, minor gaming, stuff like that. I was leaning towards mac because i have been told their great for digital photography and that that are less suseptable to viruses is this true? I have read mostly good things about mac's, what do you guys think?

PS: I have a question the 16x SuperDrive (dual layer) this is a dvd burner right? How does it work? I don't know much information on them
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Old 01-08-2006, 01:50 AM   #2
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Your "superdrive" wont work with this mac. At least i dont think so. And a Mac is less likely to get a virus. But still for what ever gaming you do, get a PC. Although thats a nice computer. It's most games use Direct X9c. And i dont beleive that Mac has that though.

But im not the smarest here, so wait for someone else before you make a decision.
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Old 01-09-2006, 06:03 PM   #3
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You won't be able to play many games on it (even though it has the potential).
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Old 01-09-2006, 07:30 PM   #4
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Hey guys well im in the market to buy a new computer and I was looking at the Power Mac's for anyone that doesn't know the specs here they are...

Dual-core 2GHz PowerPC G5 processor
1GHz frontside bus per processor
1MB L2 cache per core
512MB of 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200)
160GB Serial ATA hard drive
16x SuperDrive (double-layer)
Three open PCI-Express expansion slots
NVIDIA GeForce 6600 LE with 128MB GDDR SDRAM

I was wondering if your reccomend this computer, I am using it mainly for music (itunes), digital photograhy, school work, minor gaming, stuff like that. I was leaning towards mac because i have been told their great for digital photography and that that are less suseptable to viruses is this true? I have read mostly good things about mac's, what do you guys think?

PS: I have a question the 16x SuperDrive (dual layer) this is a dvd burner right? How does it work? I don't know much information on them
Superdrives, info here

Apples are very stable, and what your doing, I would suggest. But you can do all that with the PC. Macs do have great music and digital photography skills though, but most games don't work with Apples,
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Old 01-10-2006, 07:43 PM   #5
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Macintoshes that are using OS X are now Unix based. So, not only will you be able to run Macintosh software, but you'll be able to run Linux and Unix based software as well.

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Mac's are awesome.
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