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How much would you pay for a G4,G5

  1. $2000

    13 vote(s)
    31.7%
  2. $2500

    16 vote(s)
    39.0%
  3. $3500

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  4. over $4000

    6 vote(s)
    14.6%
  1. mac15 macrumors 68040

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  2. mischief macrumors 68030

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    #2
    I would budget around $6000.00

    Of course, if I was buying a tower in the first place, it'd be for particularly intensive applications so not going "all out" would be a waste of money. Not to mention that if I was to buy a tower I'd be thinking in terms of TCO, that is: how much does it cost me compared to how much it'll earn me.
     
  3. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    $6000? What specs are you planning to go along with that? With Apple's prices as of late, the highest G4/G5 wouldn't probably be more than $3500. Then again, if you're planning on a cinema display, there's your $6K total right there.

    I won't be investing into a new computer until the G5's are out, and then I'll be getting the "intermediate" model for probably $2499 or whatever. Hopefully they'll come out with a 19" LCD for $999, and there you have it. $3500 for a new system, less the $1500 for my old system, and I've got a kickass new system for $2000. :) Sounds good to me! Oh yeah, and I'll be maxing out the RAM myself, not through Apple. Saves me a grand right there.
     
  4. mischief macrumors 68030

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    Budget

    No matter how you spend it, a high end machine will wind up about 6-10k with toys. This is why I said "Budget" and not "purchase". What the machine itself actually costs me is a whole different matter considering I have close friends that work for (non-R&D:( ) Apple.
     
  5. krossfyter macrumors 601

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    22" cinema displays are like that pretty girl back in highschool that you always wanted but could never get.....you could only stare and drool.
     
  6. networkman macrumors regular

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    that cinema display is only something i have seen in stores and i am yet to see a client with one

    one day, three grand will get you that display and a pro computer but we will have to wait for that

    until then, it is five grand and up for a killer setup

    a low end pro mac tower should cost 1299 without monitor instead of sixteen or seventeen hundred dollars and that will eventually happen, too
     
  7. eyelikeart Moderator emeritus

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    22" Cinema dream

    it's almost surreal when u are in a store with that 22" Cinema right there in front of u....

    then u look at the price and feel the pinch....
     
  8. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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  9. GyroFX macrumors 6502

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    #9
    my new comp coming

    Hmm...i'm not going to think about the cinema display...too rich for my blood. But i am getting the Dual 1Ghz for 2800 and a Lacie's 19' blue monitor.

    oh yeah...i've also seen dual Ghz machines selling on ebay with a 17in apple lcd for around 3100 and dual Ghz with cinema selling for around 4200...makes ya wonder how the person can afford to sell it for so cheap...

    -XL
     
  10. AmbitiousLemon Moderator emeritus

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    Re: Budget

    hahaha. yes the apple discount is nice, but i must mention that if your friend was in r&d i think you would still have that sad face. i dont know what apple does to these people but you can hold coals to their feet and they wont talk. also whenever my friend gets a new computer im not allowed to see it for 6-12 months since its always a prototype of next years model. imagine the sad face youd have if you new that kind of knowledge was just out of reach.

    on the what would i pay for a g4/g5. i wouldnt pay a cent for a g4. no nothing wrong with them i just think i can survive on my g3 until the g5 rears its ugly head. and once macosx and most software is being optimized for the g5 i'll dive in with 3-6k and hold on to that beauty for another four or 5 years.
     
  11. Beej macrumors 68020

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    DUED! I would go OFF if I could get one for under $2000!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh, that's right, you guys are probably talking in USD. AH DAMMIT. Oh well...
     

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