Thinking iMac G5 2.1GHz 20"...??

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Rhobes, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. Rhobes macrumors 6502

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    So it comes with 512 MB ram. They will upgrade before purchase, I guess at least 1GB Ram?(can go to2.5GB).

    I use Photoshop extensively, is there any specific video card that would be of benefit over the standard in this model?:confused:
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You can't choose custom GPUs in current (or previous) iMacs, sorry. :eek:
     
  3. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    mad jew is correct, the iMac is self contained and comes with a ATI Radeon X600 XL with 128MB DDR Video Memory - that is all, there are no other options.
     
  4. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Good to know, maybe that comment was ment for other systems in general. Thanks, helps me from looking dumber than I am when asking questions...
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  5. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    No problem at all, that's what we're here for. ;) If you are looking for upgradability, perhaps a PowerMac would be better suited for you. That being said, the latest iMacs are very powerful and are actually at a very good price point (arguably the best Mac value right now) and should be able to handle Photoshop just fine.
     
  6. Rhobes thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yes, I'm thinking iMac right now, the biggest. I'm waiting to hear on a trade in value on my current system from PowerMax; http://www.powermax.com/ and if good my go through them. It's just a hassel to deal with selling the old system when you need to move on.
     
  7. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    The latest iMac's are very capable machines and they're externally expandable if needs be. Only thing that bugs me about my Rev.C iMac is that it's a 'sealed' unit - which would be a pain IF anything goes wrong with it. At least RevA & B's could be self-serviced.
     
  8. ~Shard~ macrumors P6

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    Sounds like you should be good to go then. Let us know how things turn out, and if/when you have any other questions, just fire away. :cool:
     

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