G3 Buying Advice?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by phonic pol, Nov 24, 2004.

  1. phonic pol macrumors regular

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    I've searched the posts here and can't find a similar question being asked, apologies if I’ve missed any! I'm looking at buying a G3 Beige system with a view to running OSX and Adobe CS which I currently use on my G4 Powerbook. I've been using Macs for the past few years but don't have experience of the G3's. I understand there will be quite a drop in performance from my powerbook but I’m quite happy to accept this as long as the system is workable.

    I would appreciate any pointers to do with buying a system e.g. what to look out for, what to avoid etc. What monitors and peripherals I can use would also be useful.

    Thanks in advance for any posts.
     
  2. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Photoshop is optimized for the Altivec, which is in the G4 only. It won't be fun running it on a G3. However, OS X should run fine with plenty of RAM.

    If you want to upgrade to a new computer, look at some older G4 MDD or Quicksilver models. Both are fairly upgradeable and could possibly due what you want... but nothing beats out a G5 ;) :D
     
  3. phonic pol thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, what does MDD stand for?
     
  4. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Mirrored Drive Door. The generation after the Quicksilver models... I was being lazy :rolleyes: :eek:
     
  5. zen_state macrumors member

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    would you be willing to spend an extra 139 US and make it a G4? here is a list of upgrades for that model that range from 139-397.
    http://eshop.macsales.com/MyOWC/Upg...I=#TimeFormat(Now(),+&shoupgrds=Show+Upgrades
     

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