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fun173
Nov 16, 2009, 04:04 PM
im about to buy a powermac g5 on ebay, would it be better to get one with a pci slot or pci-x i dont know the differences between them



fun173
Nov 16, 2009, 04:27 PM
please, i need a quick answer:)

300D
Nov 16, 2009, 04:34 PM
It would be better to spend an extra $100 on a Mini.

PCI and PCI-X are dead, you won't find much useful hardware to work with them on a Mac. If you want a G5, the PCI-e models are what to get (Late 2005).

zmttoxics
Nov 19, 2009, 07:28 AM
It would be better to spend an extra $100 on a Mini.

PCI and PCI-X are dead, you won't find much useful hardware to work with them on a Mac. If you want a G5, the PCI-e models are what to get (Late 2005).

How can you make such a claim? There are all kinds of PCI cards out there, and many companies still make them. Just because PCI-e is newer, doesn't mean it has completely replaced all other standards.