Power Mac G4 Dual 1GHZ -or- Mini G4 1.25/1.42

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by creator2456, Jan 12, 2009.

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What would you take?

Poll closed Jan 19, 2009.
  1. Dual 1GHZ Power Mac G4

    10 vote(s)
    76.9%
  2. 1.25GHZ Mac Mini G4

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  3. 1.5GHZ Mac Mini G4

    3 vote(s)
    23.1%
  1. creator2456 macrumors 68000

    creator2456

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    Which one? This will be used primarily as a secondary machine as something to fiddle with and to run some old classic games.
     
  2. shu82 macrumors 6502a

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    the dual g4 will boot OS 9, and it will hold 4 hard drives and 2 dvd drives. i have 3. I also have a G4 mini hooked up to my tv. Its great for a media computer (non hd). But the dual g4 is the ultimate OS9 gamer, and still runs leopard great with 2 gigs of ram.
     
  3. creator2456 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Nice to hear that I was leaning towards what seems to be the best option.
     
  4. Melrose macrumors 604

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    Go with a slower processor as a trade off for expansion space. You'll be glad in the end.. I don't think at that speed it's really going to be that noticeable - I mean, when you're used to 2.4ghz, you won't notice the difference between 1 and 1.5..
     
  5. dmr727 macrumors G3

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    Yeah, definitely the Dual G4. OS9 will scream on that thing, but it'll still run X just fine too.
     
  6. leekohler macrumors G5

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    Another vote for the dual G4. The Minis can't hold as much RAM.
     
  7. joepunk macrumors 68030

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  8. creator2456 thread starter macrumors 68000

    creator2456

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    Alright. I think it is the Powermac and not the mini. One I am looking at has the base specs for the 2002 Quicksilver:
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    - 2 USB ports since keyboard is not included

    I am not sure if the restore discs are included, but will ask the seller if they are. If they aren't Apple should have them still...right?

    Also, do you think that ~$200 - $250 about right?
     
  9. 63dot macrumors 603

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    I have a dual G4 as a backup machine and it's too loud, but it's the dual 500 when Apple was first coming out with duals. I don't know if Apple made it more quiet by the time they got to dual 1 gigahertz. My single 1.42 gigahertz G4 Mac mini is extremely quiet and very fast by comparison.
     

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