iMac or PowerMac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by AtHomeBoy_2000, Jan 12, 2006.

  1. AtHomeBoy_2000 macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    I work for a church and I am looking to buy a dedicated computer for just graphics work and video editing. The software I would be getting is Adobe CS2 (Standard) and Final Cut Studio.

    Here is my delema.... I have $3200 to get both the computer and FCS. (I am goign to get Adobe stuff later on) Which computer should I get? I was leaning towards a Power Mac G5 Dual-core 2GHz with a 160 GB HD and 1GB of Ram for $2,099.00. But the new 20" iMac 2GHz Intel Core DUo is very tempting. I can get a 250GB HD and 1 GB of Ram for $1,799.00. PLUS, i get the added benifit of not havng to share my existing monitor with the new Mac. (I am keeping my old computer for other purposes).
    SInce FCS is not "Intled" yet, i would wait until that time to buy the software.

    Some help pointing me in the right direction would be GREATLY appreciated.

    PS: It should be noted that if I got the iMac I would probably buy an External Hard Drive for the video editing stuff and just archive on the main hard drive.
     
  2. hcuar macrumors 65816

    hcuar

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    Well... I see a problem with early adopting this new Mac. It's hard to resist the extra power in the new Mac, but what software will utilize the power? Look at gaming. The current games that are out will have to run thru Rosetta. FCP the same... Photoshop the same. So, the main reasons we need more power are negated by not being native. If you "need" the machine now, I'd go with the PM. If you can wait, I'd wait for rev B and have more software off the bat. :p
     
  3. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    AtHomeBoy_2000

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    Well, this is a computer for CHURCH WORK. I don't really think I'll be playing Halo at work. :rolleyes:

    According to Jobs, FCS will be Intel native (Universal I think) in march which is when i would be buying.
     
  4. AtHomeBoy_2000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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