Mac Pro Purchase Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by voodo186, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. voodo186 macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2008
    Hi, I am looking into purchasing a mac pro to use for creating advertisements in fcp and PS and was wondering if this would be a good deal for 1000, or should I look into getting an intel based mac pro? any help would be greatly appreciated.

    3 1/2 year old Apple Power Mac G5.


    Dual 2.5 GHz PowerPC G5 processors (3.0)

    1 GB RAM (512MB on board + 2 x 256MB DDR SDRAM)

    512KB cache (per CPU)

    DVD RW Super Drive

    Two 250GB internal hard drives

    Airport Extreme Wireless card


    Internal Modem

    FireWire 400, USB ports

    Apple Cinema HD Display: 1920 x 1200, 32-bit color

    Apple Wireless Keyboard & Wireless Mouse
  2. iToaster macrumors 68000


    May 3, 2007
    In front of my MacBook Pro
    It wouldn't be bad, but I'd say you should just go for the new Mac Pro. You'll get a lot more use out of it that an already aging computer. You'd be fine with the lowest you can buy, but more power isn't needed for PS and what you'd be doing in FCP I don't think would benefit greatly by 8 cores. Nowadays, the G5 won't be what you can stick with for a few years to come.

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