G5 Love Affair

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by chedda, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. chedda macrumors 6502

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    I love you my trusty G5dual 2.0 but i fear our days our numbered.......
    Nehalem
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    ...

    Yes, Nehalem is a prime time for those still stuck with G5s to update.

    And a prime time for those of us who never had G5s to just get one! :D
     
  3. Luftwaffles macrumors regular

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    I and many other PPC enthusiasts are waiting anxiously for eBay to be flooded with maxed-out Quad G5s. :D

    One man's 50-pound paperweight is another man's tinker-toy.
     
  4. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    My G5 replacement will be a Mini or an iMac I am afraid. I still can't justify the cost of a Pro no matter how hard I try.
     
  5. queshy macrumors 68040

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  6. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Its a PowerPc.
     
  7. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Nothing.
     
  8. tMac85 macrumors 65816

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    yeah ditto on that.

    haha.
     
  9. n8mac macrumors 6502

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    Price and classic OS, DUH!
     
  10. product26 macrumors 6502a

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    twas a big jump from a dual 1ghz quicksilver to a quad 2.66 mac pro.

    just do it.
     
  11. Vanilla Thunder macrumors member

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    I don't miss my G5 dual 2.0GHz at all. My quad core Hackintosh is WAY more powerful, uses less energy, and cost less to build than I got selling the G5 on Craigslist.
     
  12. Sehnsucht macrumors 65816

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    You're not trying hard enough. :D :D :apple:
     
  13. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Either that, or he's not working hard enough to be worthy of needing one. :D
     
  14. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    Well, I am a programmer and systems administrator by trait. Typing text and small compiles just doesn't need the horse power like it used to. My two primary workstations (the G5 and my AMD rig) fit the bill nicely for working at home and my Macbook is fantastic for taking to the office.

    My every once and a while movie edit / encode doesn't warrant 8 cores and ECC ram. :p
     
  15. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Nonsense! You just haven't figured out how to justify it properly yet. :D :p
     
  16. Horst Guest

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    Amen ;) !

    Love my new MP, coming from a pimped-out 2.0DP G5 ; however, my comp before the G5 was a B/W G3 (!) - huge difference.

    I doubt I'll ever have that sort of experience again when getting a new machine.
     
  17. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Now if only software would catch up to the hardware capabilities,... :D :p
     

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