Buying PowerMac G5 (2004)!!

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  1. HussainAL macrumors member

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    Hi,

    Does it worth buying Second Hand PowerMac G5 (2004) 2.0GHz, 1GHz FSB, Nvidia GeForce 5200?

    Snow Leopard is not supported, will Leopard works fine?

    Where do I live, that doesn't sell cheap, even second hand, but I got a good deal on that.

    Will it worth dumping my Macbook (2006) for that PowerMac?

    Thanks in advanced.
     
  2. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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  3. HussainAL thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for reply, so it doesn't worth it.

    I have changed my mind.
     
  4. bluesteel macrumors 6502

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    yeah, your 2006 Macbook Pro is more powerful than that 2004 PowerMac G5 for sure.
     
  5. GeneralAntilles macrumors member

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    Well, not "for sure", but it sure is louder. ;)
     
  6. mrsir2009 macrumors 604

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    Its not a MacBook Pro, its a MacBook ;)
     
  7. cnstoll macrumors 6502

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    If you really need something faster just buy a new MacBook, the PowerMac would be a downgrade in performance and a side-grade for expandability... doesn't seem worth it.
     
  8. Macsonic macrumors 65816

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    Also take note that with a PowerMac G5, since it's old hardware, spare parts may be hard to come by in case the G5 needs repairs. Your MacBook is the better choice to go with.
     
  9. 300D macrumors 65816

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    A computer shouldn't need repairs unless you physically abuse it.
     
  10. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Yeah right. Hardware failures are ALWAYS the fault of the system's owner...

    8600GT failure in 2007/2008 MBPs,
    Cooling leaks in watercooled G5s,
    should I continue?

    There are various issues with computers confirmed by Apple which clearly are not caused by the user rather than a imperfect production.
     
  11. 300D macrumors 65816

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    For OLD computers its true. New ones are far more prone to have problems, which will be under warranty.

    warranty

    warranty

    No. You clearly lack even basic knowledge of the subject.
     
  12. Transporteur macrumors 68030

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    Of course SOME problems fall under warranty, that has nothing to do with your statement, though.

    Hardware failures always happen, no matter how old the computer is.
    But keep on denying it, you too will experience a hardware failure that doesn't fall under warranty. Just wait for it.
     
  13. dazey macrumors 6502

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    Absolute rubbish, electronics have a lifetime so on older machines things will get to the end of their lives. Power supplies are a prime example. Whatever the device, power supplies do fail and on an old machine there will be no warranty remaining for that. Other things include memory modules going bad and hard disks failing. Processors also have a finite life (although the life is arguably longer on an old machine due to the larger size of the chip components)
     
  14. MacSince1985 macrumors regular

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    Power Macs and Mac Pros tend to be built better than iMacs and MacBooks, and have fewer failures.

    But, think of the new apps that will not work on a G5 (Chrome, Adobe CS5, anything requiring Snow Leopard). As we move forward, I think more and more software developers will drop G5 support.
     

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