Old G5 Dual vs. New G5 Dual

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  1. FlyNReeLow

    FlyNReeLow Elite Member #200

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    Im in the market for a used G5, and I see alot of people selling their older G5s and saying how much better they are. Is this true? They say that there are more ram slots (8 vs 4) and PCIx.

    Can anyone give me a quick run down on which is really a better bang for the buck and why?

    Thanks :bigthumb:
     
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    biawokauns New Member

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    what are you going to use it for? i bought a dual 2.7 instead of the new quad.

    new machines use faster memory, can support 16gb vs 8gb, and are all around faster
     
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    the newer G5's have what was mentioned above but the dual 2.7 is still a great machine that will last you at least 5 years.
     
  4. FlyNReeLow

    FlyNReeLow Elite Member #200

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    I am wondering about the dual 2 ghz, the old vs. the new. Are there any big differneces in speeds of both machines.

    Anything I am losing out on by getting a used machine that is a bit cheaper?

    Thanks
     
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    if its a bit cheaper, I'd spend the extra money and get a new one. but if its a significant difference, the old one will run like a champ
     
  6. FlyNReeLow

    FlyNReeLow Elite Member #200

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    Am I missing out on something if I do choose to get one a little bit older. Have they made significant changes in the video cards, bus speeds, etc?
     
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    adum Wine & Tech

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    I'm thinking about selling my Dual 2.0 G5 it is an older one (8 ram slots and PCIx). If anyone is interested let me know, I'm taking offers.
     
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    FlyNReeLow Elite Member #200

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    what are the specs.. and how much are you asking?

    why are you selling?
     
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    adum Wine & Tech

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    Specs are:

    Dual 2.0GHz G5 Processors w/ 512K of L2 Cache per processor.
    512MB of PC3200 DDR SDRAM
    (2x 256MB, leaving 6 open slots for a total of 8GB of RAM!).
    ATI Radeon 9600 Pro G5 Edition for w/ 128MB Card 8x AGP
    (Dual Display DVI-I Connectors).
    160GB 7200RPM Serial-ATA Primary Drive w/8MB Buffer.
    Apple Superdrive (DVD-R, CD-R, CD-RW Burner).
    10/100/1000 Base Ethernet.
    1 AGP 8x (Taken by Video Card).
    3 PCI-X Slots [PCI-X backward compatible with PCI cards].
    2 Firewire 400 Ports.
    1 Firewire 800 Port.
    3 USB 2.0 Ports.
    24-bit Optical Digital Audio In.
    24-bit Optical Audio Out.
    Analog Audio In.
    Analog Audio Out.
    Airport Extreme Ready.
    Apple 56K Internal Modem installed.​

    I love this computer but I'm starting to really need a laptop. I do music production and this has been my studio computer (taken care of like a baby). I have the original box and everything. I would like to sell it with my two Dell 17" LCD's (flawless condition). It's going brand new through Apple Education for $1799.99 (which isn't including the insane tax of over $200). If your serious about the computer PM me and see if we can work out a deal.
     
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    not that bad of a machine, except how have you been able to survive off of 512mb? Shit, I have 2gb in my machine and im considering getting another 2gb's!
     
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    adum Wine & Tech

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    I know I ask myself that question everyday. I've been meaning to upgrade to 2.5gb (which I will do within the next couple weeks if I keep my computer). I have been able to survive and smoothly make music even with large samples and CPU intensive samplers/synths. The G5 runs like a champ, such a great machine.
     

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