Mac Pro 2.66 or Power Mac 2.5

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Bassman2, Apr 4, 2007.

  1. Bassman2 macrumors newbie

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    I'm considering purchase mac pro 2.66 or Power Mac 2.5 quod . I use computer for recording ( Digital Performer 5.1 ) and PS2.
    Power Mac 2.5 is discontinued , a used one on ebay is about $2000 , so is worth to save $500 , and buy 2.5 or better to go for 2.66 . Thanks for an answer Bassman
     
  2. synth3tik macrumors 68040

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    Well it depends on your view of universal binary.
     
  3. osx-linux macrumors member

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    go with the intel if you see this as a purchase you will be happy with for more than a 1-2 years.

    You will see the non-intel optimized software slowly fade away into the ether.
     
  4. Multimedia macrumors 603

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    2.66GHz Quad Mac Pro Is $2199 Refurbished Like New

    2.66GHz Quad Mac Pro Is $2199 Refurbished Like New. I have the Quad G5. I say buy the 2.66GHz Quad Mac Pro refurbished. It comes with a new warranty and is like new for less than new. Many come with extra ram too.
     
  5. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Mac Pro. Period. It'll last you much longer as it's a current technology, G5's are in the past, purchase in the direction Apple is headed, Intel.
     
  6. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    The G5 (PPC) is dead. If you can, go Intel. If necessary do as Multimedia said and go the refurb route.
     
  7. scottlinux macrumors 6502a

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    You can find Powermac G5s for cheap on craigslist.org. Perhaps you could snatch one up from there for close to $1000.
     
  8. eMagine macrumors regular

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  10. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    Good job going Mac Pro. This is way more future-proof than the PowerMac G5.
     

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