1. dudewheresmymac macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    Im thinking about purchasing a refurb 1.6ghz G5 and i was wondering whether it has enough power to do the things that i want.. here they are:

    1.) Movie editing and DVD burning
    2.)File Server
    3.)Music server (optical output to speakers)
    5.)perhaps a webserver

    also does anyone have a 15" studio display.. how is it are there any problems with it (thinking of purchasing one off ebay)
  2. cubist macrumors 68020

    Jul 4, 2002
    Muncie, Indiana
    I just received my refurb 1.6 this week, and I'm quite pleased. It's xbench is 201, which is about double what I got in my 1GHz G4 Cube. I haven't done any video stuff on it yet, but I'm expecting it will be much better than the G4 was. The machine has an optical in and out, but I don't know how to use them. The other items on your list are not CPU-intensive. I think for $1399 it's a pretty good deal; mine is just like new as far as I can tell. The only bad thing about it is the large size of the case. There is a little fan noise, but it's not distracting.

    When you say the "15" Studio Display", which one is that? I have the 15" LCD, the one with the easel-type stand, and it works fine.
  3. dudewheresmymac thread starter macrumors member

    Jan 28, 2004
    thanks for your help cubist... did yours come with iLife '04

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