Budget: RAM vs. Graphics card

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by question1, Feb 6, 2002.

  1. question1 macrumors newbie

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    I am about to buy a 933Mhz PowerMac. I am trying to cut costs as much as pssible, so here I ask the opinion of the technologically enlightened. I have heard the GeForce 4MX isn't really much better than the ATI card, so would that $100 be better spent on an extra 256MB of RAM? I will be using the machine for DV editing so I am wondering which video card is better for that and by how much?
    I have a hunch the RAM would be a better $100 investment, but let me know what you think...
    Thanks
     
  2. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

    eyelikeart

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    I'm no techie....but....

    Up front I'll say I don't have complete knowledge of these video cards mainly because I have no need to know....so I don't know how great the benefits are going to be for u to have one over the other to do DV editing. What I do know is that plenty of RAM helps the job along quite a bit when doing any video editing. I've worked on Media 100 setups on older Mac 9600's with tons of RAM and those things ran so well....so I can only imagine how well a 933 mhz G4 would do it!

    I doubt this is going to help u a whole lot, but I wanted to get my 2¢ in while I could... :p
     
  3. splat macrumors newbie

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    go ram from somewhere else

    get the RAM but not from apple. Trans Intl. http://transintl.com/ you can get a 512 chip for $118. and there are pleanty of other places to get it cheaper also.
     
  4. DavidCL23 macrumors 6502

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    get the ati card, no question about it, I believe it is faster and better supported then the nvidia's.
     
  5. me hate windows macrumors 6502

    me hate windows

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    at crucial memory you can buy a 256 upgrade and get one free
    there was one place that I saw advertised in a MacMall magazine that was 512 for only 67 bucks. :D , but I threw it away cause I have quadrabillions of them, which I also threw away:eek: :( :confused: :rolleyes:
     

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