Help buying new G5.

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nsknike, Nov 2, 2005.

  1. nsknike macrumors regular

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    Ok so I really want to buy a new G5 with these configurations. Quad-2.5 with 8GB memory, 1TB harddrive, and the 7800 graphics card. I know that this is a beast of a computer, but because of the price my grandma (who is in charge of what I buy) doesn't really want me buying it. I would be editing videos and encoding videos with H.264. If you can give some reasons as to why this computer will be great for these things and also give reasons why this computer will be very usable for a couple of years, it would help a lot. Thanks for you time.
     
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    I would be a bit kinder to your grandma.

    As long as you order the base chassis for the Quad with the stock
    HD, stock RAM and the 7800, you'll save a considerable amount
    buying your RAM and additional hard drives third party.

    I just bought a 2nd 250 GB Seagate cuda drive for $109.00 at Newegg.
    DDR2 RAM if MUCH cheaper at places like Crucial, Datamem or OWC.

    If you start out with a single 250 GB HD and 2 GB RAM, and the 7800 that's going to cover most of your needs unless you're earning enough as a professional to cover the additional upgrades you desire.

    The good part is that the Quad is the right machine that allows you
    that much flexibility as your needs progress.

    Take a look at the system requirments for Final Cut Studio
    and maybe add a second internal drive if you really need additonal storage.

    Tell your grandmother I'm up for adoption
     
  5. nsknike thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL, I would be spending my own money, I have enough saved up for it right now. It's just she doesn't want me investing that much into a comp. She wouldn't be spending anything. Thanks also.
     
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    Even so,

    Just get the base machine with the BTO 7800 and add the rest as needed.

    You probably need other gear after the computer purchase, so don't spend so much that it prevents you from getting things like a great camera, sound equipment and so on.
     
  7. nsknike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks for that info. I was wondering if I do buy the system I talked about in the first post would that be good for at least 2 years?
     
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    YES!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    Or you can buy me a new Christmas present. Just kidding. I aggree with the above.
     
  11. nsknike thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok thanks for all the help, one last question. I know that the quads a liquid cooled, so do I have to put the water in it like once a month? How does the liquid cooling work? I know the basics but where does the water come from?
     
  12. jmufellow macrumors regular

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    I don't think it's water. It uses some sort of liquid concoction that stays there, meaning you don't have to refill it or anything. Kind of like a refrigerator.
     
  13. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    The all new Apple G5 hydroponic garden

    No No, The All New Apple Quad core CHIA 5! :D

    If something starts growing out of your Quad Tower
    by all means call Apple!

    The liquid cooling is a sealed system using water, anti-freeze and biological yuck inhibitors.

    You hopefully will never need to touch the cooling system, but you might want to consider the AppleCare
    extended warranty.
     
  14. cepler macrumors member

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    On the Quads you have to refill the water once every 4 hours or so...

    Not.. :p I've never seen them (has anyone yet?) but I suspect the form of water cooling they are using is not really water cooling in the way you would think, it's more like heat pipes and decent size heatsinks. (Someone correct me if I'm wrong, this is just my suspicion) A heatpipe is basically a hollow tube with a fibrous material inside along with a small amount of easily vaporizable liquid. The liquid settles onto the hot part of the tube that is mounted in a copper or other conducting block against the CPU. the liquid vaporizes, traveling up the tube transferring heat along the tube towards the end spreading it across the heatsink until it cools, condenses and is pulled back by the fiberous material to the hotpoint...

    Anyhow, I wouldn't worry about having to refuel your Quad G5 :p
     

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