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Quicksilver Buying Advice

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by ronss, Nov 1, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

    i would like a g5 powermac, but not enough money now

    where would be better,,both of these are mirrored doors quicksilver,

    1 ghz single, 64mg 4mx video card, firewire 400 and 800


    867 mhz dual cpu, 32 mg video card

    not sure which to get
  2. macrumors Penryn


    What's your budget?
  3. macrumors member

    well, i found a g4 mirrored dual 867 for $325,,, with 32mg video card...

    the other is a 1 ghz single cpu, 64mg video card...thinking its around $350.

    was liking the dual 867... don,t want to spend more than 400..
  4. macrumors Penryn


    Get the dual 867 Mirrored Drive Door or look into an Intel Mac mini ~US$450.

    I wonder why the MDD doesn't have a Radeon 9000. They came at 64 MB. It works great for dual LCD's!
  5. macrumors member

    thanks....i was just wondering about the 1 ghz,,its the firewire 400 and 800 version,....but only single cpu....still go with the dual 867,,,with no firewire 800/??
  6. macrumors Penryn


    Do you really need FireWire 800?

    The dual processor version would be faster then the single 1 GHz.
  7. macrumors member

    okay..going to get it....the dual 1 ghz or 1.25 are speedier,,but you pay for the speed. i dont see a whole lot of difference between a dual 867 or 1ghz..
  8. macrumors member


    Also you can always add a firewire 800 pci card if you feel you need one later for really cheep
  9. macrumors 65816


    You will IF you use any applications that can utilize more than 1 processor....... like.......maybe.......OS X, imaging, video & audio apps :p

    otherwise not much diff :eek:
  10. macrumors member

    thanks all...been helpful..i asked this question at macNN forum, and got banned for a week..i thought it was a bit harsh..but i am the moderator......later he said i was asking too many questions on buying advice...
  11. macrumors Penryn


    That was rather harsh.

    Did you end up buying the system?
  12. macrumors 6502a

    From what I saw over there, you'd asked your questions through 10 different threads that you'd initiated. From my view, that wasn't too harsh. He didn't kill them all, from what I understand.
  13. macrumors member

    oh well, i will live through it...

    yes, i got the dual mdd 867mhz,,, though i really wanted a dual 1.25,,but they come at a premium....and my budget was $300 to $400 range.... should get it this week if it gets shipped quickly...going from minnesota to phoenix...see if its faster than my quicksilver 800mhz...

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