Powermac G5 Questions

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by youyoyo27, Feb 13, 2012.

  1. youyoyo27 macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I am interested in buying a Powermac G5. Is this machine still capable of some intense video editing and some video games. Please reply and tell me what you think.
     
  2. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Not Really.
    If you want to play modern games you pretty much need an Intel mac. Same goes for AVCHD video editing, or anything involving more than a single HD stream really. (If By "Intense" you mean iMovie and by video games you mean MineCraft however, a PowerMac G5 may be suitable for your needs).
     
  3. youyoyo27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Could i add more than one video card?

    Oh and, Can i get windows 7 on it?
     
  4. SimonUK5 macrumors 6502

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    More than one video card = YES

    Windows 7 = NO, its the wrong CPU type :) PowerPC vs Intel/AMD
     
  5. youyoyo27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Couple more questions

    I know you cant normally get snow leopard on it, But is there a hack to get it?
     
  6. minifridge1138 macrumors 6502a

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    No, you can not run Snow Leopard on a non-Intel based mac.
    There is no work around.
     
  7. youyoyo27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well thanks
     
  8. INSURGENCYmusic macrumors member

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    i would say if you are looking to play games, then just get a pc. it'll be cheaper and you can do video editing on it. I dont even think there are any games on PowerPc systems. stream 4sure does not work on powerpc. Plus if u get a pc u have unlimited upgrades.

    what is your budget?
     
  9. youyoyo27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hey, I just wanted somthing that looks cool but im getting a great deal on it.
    See Check this out, http://www.gainsaver.com/Catalog/Detail.aspx?cICode=43684&CID=103&SID=M9455LL/A .
     
  10. INSURGENCYmusic macrumors member

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    yea its a good deal if u plan on using it for music. but not video editing. if u are serious about video editing, you NEED an intel computer (either pc or mac)

    so i would think about this a bit more, because powerpc cant even open mts or avchd. those REQUIRE intel machine.
     
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  12. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Get some form of Mac Pro, or a Mac plus a PC gaming tower
     

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