A bying Advice...

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Soulstorm, Nov 11, 2005.

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    Soulstorm

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    My father is considering switching the computer he uses now and purchase a dual core g5 2.0Ghz

    He is a musician and he now has a dual 1.42 GHz G4 with lots of ram, and a PCI ATI card that enables him to use 2 screens.

    He is thinking of selling this G4 to a friend of his that needs it, and to purchase a dual core G5 2.0 GHz.

    My question is. Is this the right time to purchase a dual core IBM? Or should he wait to see if problems will occur with dual cores first? I would like to hear what people's opinions are about his, and I would like to see what other users in Macrumors have dual-core cpu's and are happy with them.
     
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    FFTT

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    As a musician, I think he's going to be delighted with any new dual core PowerMac.

    He should also take a look at the new M-Audio
    ProjectMix I/O control surface.

    I have one on the way and now I'm shopping for
    studio reference power amps.

    This stuff sure adds up quickly.
     
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    risc

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    You might want to check if he uses any audio hardware, and if he does how will it work in a pci-e based Mac?
     
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    FFTT

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    Most of the audio hardware out there is going to connect via USB, FireWire or Optical to a PowerMac.

    The PCI-e graphics buss shouldn't make any difference
    unless he is using PCI card inputs.
     
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    Soulstorm

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    He uses a PCI audio card, but that shouldn't be a problem, I know that first hand.

    The reasons I am asking this is because I must be sure that there won't be any "infant stages problems" with the new mac. Dual core technology is introduced just now, and it may has problems.
     

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