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snake007

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Jun 12, 2012
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Hello guys new hear.

Here's the story -

I'm starting up a home studio (with music equipment, ie. speakers, amps,)
I am buying all the pieces slowly, so firstly i'm buying the computer.
I will be producing music nothing big, I need some advice on what to buy, for years my dad has used an old G3 to produce music and the outcome has been amazing, it's only now I do a bit a research on PPC and from what I see, is that they're to old and are good for nothing.

I'm looking at the different models of the G5 and was wondering if they will cope with what I want to do? Are they speedy, fast, reliable and can they cope with medium level music production, with decks and such?

Which version would you recommend?

Would a new Intel mac mini be worth buying instead?

Only thing is, I'm not sure if it will have expansion slots for midi and firewire.

Advice welcome.
 

Lil Chillbil

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Jan 30, 2012
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but seriously just buy a quad core and get the specs up to
quad core powerpc g5
16 GB ram
radeon 9600 video card
1 TB hard drive
and install leopard
 
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snake007

macrumors newbie
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Jun 12, 2012
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but seriously just buy a quad core and get the specs up to
quad core powerpc g5
16 GB ram
radeon 9600 video card
1 TB hard drive
and install leopard
That is exactly what i'll do, thanks dude!!

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Yes a firewire card is on the list.

Just to confirm, I can run older versions of logic and cubase on here?
 
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snake007

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Jun 12, 2012
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Are all of the quads liquid cooled? I heard the quads leaked.
 
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Nameci

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Oct 29, 2010
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but seriously just buy a quad core and get the specs up to
quad core powerpc g5
16 GB ram
radeon 9600 video card
1 TB hard drive
and install leopard
Aftermarket cards for late 2005 (2.0 dual core, 2.3 dual core and 2.5 quad) powermac G5 are ATI Radeon X1900, nVidia GeForce 7800GT/GTX and nVidia Quadro FX4500.

Standard card is nVidia GeForce 6600.
 
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snake007

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Jun 12, 2012
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i'm still not sure if I should take the risk with the quad, if it leaks I would of wasted a lot of money, when you say maintain it, what do you mean?
 
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