How is this setup?

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  1. billyergs macrumors member

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    Looking for recommendations for any part of this setup:

    Powermac 2.5ghz all stock from apple except for 250 gig HD
    Dell 24 inch monitor
    2 sticks of this ram
    ATI X800 video card

    Any suggestions would be helpful am I forgeting anything?
    This computer will be used primarily for design and video editing purposes.

    Thanks!
     
  2. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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    Well, i'm not sure if you were just planning on trying to convert it, but that video card is for a PC not a mac. I would look into buying the mac version of the x800, it's more expensive, but well worth it. Other than performing better with Mac Drivers, it will push a 30" Apple display if you ever needed to do so.

    http://www.macmall.com/macmall/shop/detail~dpno~185580.asp
     
  3. billyergs thread starter macrumors member

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    Is there a noticeable difference between the x800 xt and the 9800 xt?
    The 9800 would be $300 purchased through apple.

    Thanks
     
  4. JasonElise1983 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    The Mac x800 has an ADC connection and a DVI connection.
    It can drive the 30" display over its DVI connection.

    Look at something like the Mac 9800, that is (IIRC) dual DVI but cannot drive the 30" so you are able to drive the Dell displays easily over DVI.
     

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