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Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by snake007, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. snake007 macrumors newbie

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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.
     
  2. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

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    Get a quad core max out the ram and slap a radeon 9600 video card in that son of a *****
     
  3. Lil Chillbil macrumors 65816

    Lil Chillbil

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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
     
  4. snake007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You mean a G5 Quad Core?
     
  5. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    ^this^

    And you will have spots for expansion, I recommend getting a USB 2.0 and FireWire card.
     
  6. snake007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    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?
     
  7. snake007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Are all of the quads liquid cooled? I heard the quads leaked.
     
  8. Orange Furball macrumors 65816

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    If you keep an eye on it and maintain it correctly it'll last.
     
  9. Nameci macrumors 68000

    Nameci

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    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.
     
  10. snake007 thread starter macrumors newbie

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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?
     
  11. Nyy8 macrumors 6502a

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    Maintain as in, Open it up, dust it off, look at the LCS about once a month
     

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