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17" 2.0ghz Imac or G5 2.3 dual

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by bntz313, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 6502

    which one would you go for. I will be doing graphic and web design
  2. macrumors member

    Either would be fine, the iMac is faster but the you could use a larger screen with the G5.
  3. macrumors 601


    iMac G5 or Intel?

    If G5, then get PowerMac definitely. If Intel, get iMac and external display, unless you need more than 2 GB RAM, more than 1 internal HD, FireWire 800, more than 1 big monitor, faster graphics card, etc.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Intel 2.0 Imac, the G5 has 2gb ram two hdd's, the Imac has 1.5gb ram, and I already have an mbp 2.33ghz with 3gb ram.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    No doubt

    Intel 2.0 Imac
  6. macrumors 6502a

    Intel iMac.

    The intel whoops the G5's a** anyday.

    Buy an external screen along with it if you need the extra space.
  7. macrumors 6502

    the G5 has two 7200rpm hd's and if I upgraded the ram to 8gb would that make an difference? Or would the iMac still be better
  8. macrumors newbie

    If you buying it from a private party , go with the IMAC . Powermac durability really depends on user usage. Bad board costs you $700-$800 to fix, bad CPU you end up with $600, Bad Powersupply $180-$350.

    Doesnt worth for the headache, if something goes wrong with Imac, buy the same one and keep the good parts of your previous Imac.

    Have a nice day
  9. macrumors 601


    Extra HD is very handy for use as Scratch disk. Extra RAM is useful only if you'd actually use it.
  10. macrumors 6502

    Well I run photoshop, illustrator, indesign, itunes, safari, fontexplore X, everyday with them all open most of the time.
  11. macrumors newbie

    I say 24" Imac 2.33 GHz , best affordable iMac ever for graphic design + the big screen :)
  12. macrumors 601


    You should know that either machine would be slower than your MBP, unless you really max out your RAM usage, in which case the G5 is the way to go.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Intel iMac...... a bit more future proof than the G5.

    you can still add external storage and display to the iMac if you need it.

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