What should I do?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by gallinger, Jul 19, 2006.

  1. gallinger macrumors regular

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    Hey I was about to buy a Powermac G5 quad. But then i read that they are coming out with new G5's with the intel core duo. Should I still buy the quad or is it worth to wait about a month and get the new G5's?
     
  2. kretzy macrumors 604

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    I definitely think you should wait a month to see what the new Power Macs/Mac Pros have to offer.

    Just for the record the, the current PowerMacs use G5 processors, the actual computer is not called a G5. ;)
     
  3. xfiftyfour macrumors 68030

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    if anything else, waiting until the Mac Pros come out will mean that you'll get that G5 for cheaper than they are right now...
     
  4. thedude110 macrumors 68020

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    There will be no new G5s -- well, only in XBoxes.

    The PowerMac will become the Mac Pro soon, but I'm iffy about first drafts of anything. The G5 quad is tested enough -- I'd spend my money there.

    But that opens the larger question: Do you need that much processing power, or do you want that much processing power? How 'bout an iMac?
     
  5. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    If you really need it now, buy it. But if you don't and you can wait, wait. (Typical answer for one of these questions) Personally, I think you should wait.
     
  6. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Don't buy a Power Mac G5 Quad now, go for a Mac Pro when they are released at WWDC in ~18 days. They will be well worth the wait! :D
     
  7. gallinger thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks. I do need all the processing power I can get because I am running pro tools M-Powered. so this is why I am getting the quad. or maybe the newer ones.
     
  8. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, either machine will give you plenty of power to be sure. But I know personally, if I bought a machine that expensive and a new one came out a couple of days later, I would not be very satisfied with my purchase. :eek: :)
     

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