Just ordered PM

joecool85

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Power Mac G5 DUAL 2GHz/ 512MB/ 160GB/ SuperDrive/ PCI-X/ GeFr5200/ GigE/ 56K - Apple Certified Refurbished

Plus I sprung for AppleCare. Being a "poor college student" I only have so much money and I needed something that could do some video editing and also would be upgradeable in the future. Hence why I went with the older 2.0 with the PCI-X/8gb RAM capable board in it rather than a new one.

btw, before anyone says anything about college kids having it easy with their parents helping them, I work 25-30 hours a week at petco and make the same as my dad and a little more than my mom. They don't help me at all. I pay for my apartment and all my bills and the state pays my tuition for school.
 

Chundles

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joecool85 said:
Power Mac G5 DUAL 2GHz/ 512MB/ 160GB/ SuperDrive/ PCI-X/ GeFr5200/ GigE/ 56K - Apple Certified Refurbished

Plus I sprung for AppleCare. Being a "poor college student" I only have so much money and I needed something that could do some video editing and also would be upgradeable in the future. Hence why I went with the older 2.0 with the PCI-X/8gb RAM capable board in it rather than a new one.

btw, before anyone says anything about college kids having it easy with their parents helping them, I work 25-30 hours a week at petco and make the same as my dad and a little more than my mom. They don't help me at all. I pay for my apartment and all my bills and the state pays my tuition for school.
Good call on the refurb, I don't understand why Apple cripple their top-tier machines like that, sure I can understand the different GHz/bus speeds but to limit the cheaper one to a lower spec motherboard is a bit strange.
 
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joecool85

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Chundles said:
Good call on the refurb, I don't understand why Apple cripple their top-tier machines like that, sure I can understand the different GHz/bus speeds but to limit the cheaper one to a lower spec motherboard is a bit strange.
I agree it is a bit strange. But on that same note, how many people need PCI-X and 8gb of RAM? In all reality, this machine probably won't see 8gb of ram until it is way out-dated and I am just trying to speed it up lol. On that same note, I'm currently using a G3 beige PM and adding more ram etc to that. So, I don't see why in 5-10 years I won't do the same to this PM. I just like having the option to upgrade later. And why note be able to have 8gb of ram? I like that as an option. Nevermind PCI-X being superior anyway.
 
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