Sell PowerMac buy Intel Mini?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by crazyfortech, Dec 28, 2005.

  1. crazyfortech macrumors member

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    I've been a guest on macrumors for quite a while and decided finally to join. I recently bought a dual processer powermac g4. (500 mhz) I installed tiger on it this weekend. I was thinking of selling it back on ebay, so then MAYBE in january if the intel mini's come out I'll buy one of those. It actually is pretty fast! Should I just keep the powermac g4 or sell it and buy the mini. I would rather keep it, but wiht new proccessers comeing out I'm not sure what I should do.

    USES

    little imovie editing
    itunes
    garageband
    iphoto
    documents
    online
    presentations
    dvd burning
    and other little stufff

    WHAT SHOULD I DO?
     
  2. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

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    Looks like a Mini would be fine for you. You might get another plus if Apple turns the Mini into a home media centre. :D
     
  3. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    Go mini all the way. It'll be a lot faster and you'll have the latest stuff. That's just what I'd do.
     
  4. doucy2 macrumors 65816

    doucy2

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    insead of buy a mini
    carry on the classic powermac tradtion and upgrade the beauty with a OWC upgrade in it
    with an upgrade form them that beauty will purrr
    also expandable up to 2gb of ram
    current mini only up to 1gb
    also video card can be way better
    i think i have proved my point
    hope you make the correct choice
     
  5. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    By the time you upgrade all that, it'll be more than a Mac mini. And with buying a Mac mini, you have a warranty. ;) And the ability to brag about that you have the next generation Intel processors. :D

    Not that having a nice computer should have anything to do with buying a computer. :D
     
  6. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    I agree. I'd take my chances with an Intel mini. It won't be a speed demon but it should be pretty good for your needs.
     
  7. jamescwarren macrumors 6502

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    I would definately get a mini but don't sell your PM G4 just yet because you'll probably want to transfer all your stuff over wont you. Or the simple solution which is what most people would do is to back up all of your stuff.
     
  8. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    Too bad you can't upgrade the FSB or the slow SDRAM. I had a similar Sawtooth Power Mac that I decided to upgrade. I put in a 2GHz G4, 1GB of RAM, 9800 pro and SATA hard drives. It scored about the same in Xbench as my 1.5GHz mini and it cost much more. For the original posters needs, a Mac mini will do superbly.
     
  9. 840quadra Moderator

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    Keep the Powermac, make it a storage server for your larger video / audio files, and to back up your new mini! ;)

    Since you won't make much money on the Powermac anyway, it makes sense to hold onto it for a good spare machine :)
     

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