Should I buy a G5 Dual?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Pedfre, Oct 20, 2005.

  1. Pedfre macrumors newbie

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    I´m planning on buying a strong and fast machine to edit image/video on Final Cut.
    I´m new to Mac world, but I´m researching and it seems that the PowerMacs are amazing.
    Do you think a G5 Dual 2.0 or 2.3 GHz would be a good option (I´ll not afford a Quad yet)???
    Also, what about the DVD dual-layer burner on these G5? I heard they´re not that good for recording video...
    Thanks for any info or oppinion :)
     
  2. RatVega macrumors member

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    Hi again, Pedfre!

    Buy the fasted dual processor model you can afford!

    The dual layer burner works just fine, it's the set top players that have a problem. Seems they like the replicated disks, but not "burned" dual layer.

    A dual layer burner will also burn single layer DVDs just fine.
     
  3. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    I'm with RatVega; for video editing the fastest machine you can afford is best, and the dualcore 2.3 should be a very solid machine once you add as much RAM as you can possibly afford (don't buy direct from Apple, though--a place like Crucial will get you good RAM for a lot less).

    Unless you're editing very short projects you'll probably want to do yourself a favor and save some cash for an external SATA card and case(s) eventually, although I don't think any are yet compatible with the new G5's PCI-e slots so you'll be waiting a bit for cards to come out. If you need something in the interim there's always FW800 (wonder if the slow G5 FW800 bug is fixed on these new machines?)

    I wouldn't worry about the internal burner; I'd stay away from dual layer discs unless you absolutely must have the additional length/quality they can give you, but I've had no issues with my own built-in Pioneer 106. Replacements can be had for under $100 anyway, so if you don't like it a new one isn't going to break the bank.
     
  4. vitorialatham macrumors newbie

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  6. BakedBeans macrumors 68040

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    i concur.

    the performance boost will be sensational
     

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