Help need computer what computer!!!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yoshiii, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. yoshiii
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    Hello

    I have about 500 dollars to spend on a Mac. I was looking at a old g4 and upgrade to a 1ghz processor and get a decent video card and flash it for use.
    Or the Mac mini. I dont want the Mac mini because of the weak video card.

    Will the G4 with the upgrade be ok for now? I will be doing Photoshop/Illustrator stuff, Garageband 06, Imovie, Idvd, and some 2d animation software.

    What does everyone suggest? I want to be able to play Warcraft 3, WOW, and Diablo 2 and do some Apeture stuff on it.

    Help!
     
  2. extraextra
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    I personally feel that you want to do too many things on a computer that would only be $500. Also, I don't think you can upgrade processors and video cards.

    Aperture will only run on:
    Mac Pro; Power Mac G5 with 1.6GHz or faster PowerPC G5 processor; MacBook Pro; MacBook; 15- or 17-inch PowerBook G4 with 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor; Mac mini with Intel Core Solo or Intel Core Duo processor; iMac with 1.8GHz or faster PowerPC G5 or Intel Core Duo processor
     
  3. aaronw1986
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    You can't get much of a Mac for $500...I don;t think WOW would really run on what you are talking about. Anyway you could save some more money first? That would be your best bet.
     
  4. livingfortoday
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    If you have a monitor already, your options are much better. If you don't, you might want to see if you can snag an old G5 iMac.
     

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