Any reason to get a dc2.1 pmg5?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by PowerGamerX, Jul 10, 2010.

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    PowerGamerX

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    Okay so I have the option to get this powermac g5 for only 200 dollars or so but is it worth it, yeah I could resell it to make money but I wouldn't want too and considering apple will probably pull complete support away from ppc next year, I want to know if I should get it.
     
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    seems like a good deal, i would get it
     
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    leekohler

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    For $200? Hell yes. You can use it for storage when it's outlived it's usefulness. I plan on keeping mine for the same purposes once it's no longer useful as my main computer. I doubt that will be for a while though. The dual core is an excellent computer.
     
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    PowerGamerX

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    Eh can't hurt i guess. I have the money. So, how will it handle World of Warcraft? Is there an affordable graphics upgrade you all could recommend?
     
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    OrangeSVTguy

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    $200 is a pretty good deal on the DC G5s. What are the rest of the specs? It probably has the Nvidia 6600LE graphics which is pretty decent. It should handle WoW alright.
     
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    Hrududu

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    I've been using my dual 2.0GHz G5 with 2GB of RAM for the last week while my MacBook Pro has been getting a new logicboard put in. Everyday tasks don't feel any slower on this thing than they do on the MBP. True story. Its a great machine, and I'm going to have to disagree on complete PPC support being dropped. I think we'll see support for 10.5 and universal apps continue for a few more years. Lots of Intel based Macs were shipped with 10.4 and 10.5 so I doubt Apple will drop them too terribly soon.
     

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