I need some advice

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by liquidthunder, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. liquidthunder macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2006
    I have recently placed my first generation 15" MBP 2.16ghz Core Duo, 100 gb HDD, 2 gb RAM, radeon x1600 with 256 mb on craigslist for trade for a desktop mac. I was really wanting to get a 20-24" imac but a interesting offer was made last night for a dual 2.0ghz G5 power mac. THe guy is also willing to give me a widescreen 22" acer monitor. Now, I am no graphics professional but I love playing World of Warcraft. The main reason I want to trade is more screen real estate and a larger hard drive. I am not going to miss having no Windows capabilities, so that's not a issue. However, I am concerned with replacing the video card with something a little more peppy. Also, I am concerned with is it a good idea to trade down to a dual G5. I know they are still very capable. I just hope I am not taking a performance/speed hit. I welcome any insight. Thanks in advance.
  2. wyatt23 macrumors 6502a


    Mar 7, 2006
    Forest Hills, NY
    don't do the trade. you don't want to go from intel to PPC. granted that would be a pretty computer to have gotten. i say just get a second display.
  3. liquidthunder thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2006
    Yeah, I just called the guy and found out it was the first generation dual g5. It would not be a good deal at all.

    Thanks for your input.

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