Trading: Power Mac G5 for an iMac G5

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by BroodRooster, Aug 6, 2006.

  1. BroodRooster macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I'm new here, but I wanted to ask a question.

    At home I have a Power Mac G5:

    1,8ghz single cpu
    1,5 gig ram
    geforce fx5200ultra
    Bluetooth
    Superdrive
    airport
    160gig HDD

    Should I trade it for an iMac 17" G5

    1,9ghz
    1 gig ram
    superdrive
    bluetooth
    airport
    x600 gfx
    250gig hdd
    isight.

    ? grtz
     
  2. auxplage macrumors 6502

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    I would do it if you do not plan to keep either one of them much longer just because I like all in ones. If you want them to last you a long time, then keep the Power Mac and invest in upgrading the graphics card.

    Also what type of monitor do you have?
     
  3. zap2 macrumors 604

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    No.. the PowerMac is much nice.. andcan be much faster.. with more RAM and such
     
  4. kaboutertje macrumors regular

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    I would hook up a 20"+ tft to that powermac. If you think 17" is big enough I would go for the imac though.
     
  5. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    The PowerMac will last you much longer.

    It is upgradable, you can change almost any component you wish (i.e. graphics card) and in my experiece a faster machine.

    Plus, you can trade in screens/computers at your leisure to save expense and cost. I just love my tower and after owning an iMac wouldn't now trade it in. :)
     
  6. BroodRooster thread starter macrumors member

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    A samsung 17" syncmaster 710v , hm but what is the speed comparisation between the two machines?
     
  7. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    Basically the same

    1.9 and 1.8 <---you're not going to notice a lot of difference between them really. What you've got with the single 1.8 Powermac is an iMac with better expandability options - this is worth its weight in gold for me...I don't know about you?

    How come you're keen to trade - is it just fulfillment of the imac lust? :p
     
  8. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

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    I'd keep the powermac just for the option of upgrading...
     
  9. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Keep the G5 Tower. Later down the road don't be suprised if you see a 3rd party vendor start making processor upgrades. Expand the Ram and graphics card and you'll see a very nice speed boost in preformance. (Like so many others have said) Expandability is the name of hte game for those Towers :)
     
  10. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    PowerMac...if you are willing to put $$ into it.

    Otherwise the iMac is just fine.
     
  11. BroodRooster thread starter macrumors member

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    Im wanna play wow on my mac but i think the gfx is the bottleneck. I dont wanna spend much euros in it, thats why i have a trade option
     
  12. FF_productions macrumors 68030

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    With the iMac, you won't be able to change graphics cards, you are stuck with it. With the PowerMac, you can stick some really nice graphics cards in it.
     
  13. thechris69 macrumors 6502

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    Ya, just keep the powermac, and im not sure if they have it for the G5 yet, but there are websites where you can upgrade the processor, and when the time comes to upgrade the G5, you can get some nice dual core options
     
  14. BroodRooster thread starter macrumors member

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    Lol but I want something smaller, I know the PM is a great machine ( I bought it secondhand for 600 euro / 650 dollar) And this is my first mac, but I want something more portable and now i can get some more money for it, when the new PM will come , the prices will go down and BLEIH this is **** :mad: :p
     
  15. BroodRooster thread starter macrumors member

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    Whats the resale value of my machine? And is it stupid to get an iBook? Because i dont need a that fast machine. Only using office, itunes, iphoto, textbased html editor, msn, safari, mail and warcraft 3
     
  16. Josias macrumors 68000

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    If it was me, I'd stick with the PM, and completely pimp it out (or buy a MacPro:p ).

    Though the iMac has 90 GB extra HDD, iSigh+FR, better GPU, and a 17" screen, the PM has 512 MB more RAM, and can hold 4 or 8 GB, I forget, but I say: Stick with the PM!:D
     

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