What happened to the Dual 2.5

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by toomuchstereo, Sep 8, 2005.

  1. toomuchstereo macrumors regular

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  2. carlos700 macrumors regular

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    They replaced it for the dual 2.7GHz Power Mac G5 and introduced a dual 2.3GHz Power Mac G5. The reason is probably because the dual 2.3GHz does not require liquid cooling whereas the dual 2.5GHz does.
     
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    Welcome to being a bum hole... s/he was just asking.
     
  5. Mac_Freak macrumors 6502a

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    Nice reflects. The 2.3 GHz version is almost as good as the 2.5 GHz one.
     
  6. toomuchstereo thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, i know it hadn't been being made for awhile, just wondered if there were problems with them or anything.
     
  7. Eric5h5 macrumors 68020

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    Nope. (At least not here.) Just not much point anymore to a 2.5 when they have 2.3 and 2.7.

    --Eric
     
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    according to barefeats.com the 2.3 is virtually as fast as the 2.5 but requires no liquid cooling. unfortunately the pricing structure doesn't really reflect the simpler cooling system. that means i wish the 2.3 was ~300 dollar less expensive :( o.k. i thing the powermacs are good machines but since the design is well established the whole line imho is overpriced.
    i haven't heard of anybody complaining about a problem with the 2.5. like constant noise or so.
     
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    I have gotten used to the constant noise from my Power Mac G4. So noise isn't any problem at all, whatever works best. I do realize that those into music noise is a problem.
     
  10. 50thVert macrumors regular

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    Well, if youre looking for a good deal, you can find brand new, unopened dual 2.5's on eBay with Tiger for $2300....or $200 cheaper than a new dual 2.3. :D Only "downsides" are as follows:
    1) 8X -R only Superdrive instead of the 16X +-R and DL Superdrive
    2) 160GB HD instead of the new 250GB

    I purchased the dual 2.5 on eBay for $2300 because i had a 300GB SATA drive and a 16X dual layer DVD burner that i was using from my old XP machine.

    As far as problems, there have been ZERO with my dual 2.5. I absolutely love it. Buy yourself one if you can live with the slightly smaller HD space and spend the extra cash on some more RAM!
     

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