Which tower to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yoshiii, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. yoshiii macrumors member

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    I was looking at buying a older g5 tower the 1.8 ghz or 2 ghz. Are these still good machines? Will they do good with doing graphics and 3d and movie editing? Would a newer PCI-E g5 tower be better? Would a agp NVdia 6800 card be good ?

    Help want to buy soon
     
  2. gman71882 macrumors 6502

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    Thoes older Dual G5's can run anything you throw at them... as long as you ad some RAM to the Base Configuration. 2 - 4 GB would be enough for doing 3D & Video work. The graphics Cards were Fine for just about anything.
    I work at a University, and we had 6 of the Dual 2 GHZ, which still RUN great. We just got 3 new 2Ghz Dual Core models and 3 Quad core Models through a Grant. They are are fine for now except that we need to upgrade the RAM badly. (They only came with 512 MB) :eek: :eek:

    I dont know how much of a benefit PCI-E is over the older models. sorry.
    I dont think the G5's dont have AGP card slots so you cant use an Nvdia 6800 AGP card.
     

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