g5 help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by yedweeeezy, Mar 4, 2011.

  1. yedweeeezy macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011
    hello im buying this computer here are the specs is it a good one to learn video editing ie avid finalcut also going to use as a browsing and broadcasting an internet show webcams and mics please any help would be appreciated
    Apple PowerMac G5 (Tower)

    OSX 10.4.11 – Clean install, including latest updates.
    Itunes, quicktime and other standard programs included.

    Processor: Dual 2.5 GHz Power PC G5
    Memory: 4 GB DDR SDRAM
    Bus Speed: 1.25 GHz

    2 DVI ports for dual monitors

    2 Internal hard drives: 280 GB + 240 GB = 520 GB total

    Original system discs included

    CD/DVD drive: DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW (all formats)

    5 Firewire ports
    5 USB ports
    Ethernet port
    Modem port
    Optical in/out

    Graphics card: ATI Radeon X800 XT (R420)
    Wireless: AirPort Extreme
  2. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Depends. Final Cut Pro doesn't support the G5s anymore, but an old version would run.
  3. yedweeeezy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011

    yea like version six 2-6 for fc not sure yet... but do you think it would be a good computer to broadcast over internet and edit with with those specs not at same time just to use as booth for primary functions
  4. ActionableMango macrumors G3


    Sep 21, 2010
    That's risky.

    I'd get an Intel at the very least. PowerPC support is fading away fast.
  5. yedweeeezy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011

    i thought about getting an intel imac but it doesn't connect to a second monitor so i cant do that and the new intel macs are to expensive beyond that
  6. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
    Intel iMacs work with second monitors.
  7. MacHamster68, Mar 4, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2011

    MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    sure all iMac will connect to a second display starting with iMac g3 ..G4..G5...all intels , they all had a port for connecting a second display , ok the G3 is the only one which can only mirror the internal display , but all the others are capable of using extended desktop the intels anyway , and the g4 and g5 can do it after using screen spanning doctor , as apple had disabled the feature to get customers to buy PowerMac's back then

    and i think if you want to just work with final cut and avid and not on a pro basis then you can perfectly work with a older version of that software on a PowerMac , of course the faster the better and the GPU is important too
  8. yedweeeezy thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 4, 2011

    how about this instead iMac 20 Inch widescreen
    2.4 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor
    4GB ram
    320 GB hard drive
    Built in iSight video camera
    1 FireWire 800 port, 1 FireWire 400 port, 3 USB 2.0 ports, 2 USB 2.0 ports on keyboard
    Apple Keyvoard
    Mighty Mouse

    Snow Leopard OS
  9. goMac macrumors 603

    Apr 15, 2004
  10. 300D macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2009
    Do not buy a 2.5GHz G5, the liquid cooling system WILL eventually fail and destroy logicboard.

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