PowerMac - PCIe

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by MattJ11, Dec 22, 2008.

  1. MattJ11 macrumors member

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    Hey, I'm in the UK and i'm looking for a G5 (can't really afford a new intel machine) with PCIe slots. I need PCIe for some audio cards i have.

    I looked all over ebay and some other sites. It would appear i have to get a quad core G5 to have PCIe. All the duals seem to be PCI or PCI-x.

    Does anyone no where i can get one of these (if possible) for cheap in the UK?

    Thanks guys.

    Matt
     
  2. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Never-mind, I guess they did make G5 systems with PCI-e starting in Oct. 2005.
     
  3. MattJ11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Huh?

    So i have to look for a late 2005 pro?

    Thanks
     
  4. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Do you think you can hold off/save up long enough to get a used intel powermac? Perhaps the first gen? Unfortunately PPC is a dying breed and may be "obsolete" by this time next year.

    At any rate, your best bet is eBay. I don't remember seeing any retailers selling any kind of G5 systems, new or used.
     
  5. lostngone macrumors demi-god

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    Before I edited my post, I commented that I didn't think Apple made any Power Mac G5 systems with PCI-e but then after some research I found that starting in Oct. of 05 they did make Power Mac G5's with PCI-e for about 8 months before switching to the Intel based Mac Pro

    Sorry for the confusion.
     
  6. MattJ11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeh i think i might have to TBH. I've looked all over ebay and all the G5s that are PCIe are just as expensive as a used Intel so i might as well just save.

    Thanks for the help

    Matt
     
  7. MattJ11 thread starter macrumors member

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    Ah ok.

    Thanks

    Matt
     
  8. mgridgaway macrumors 6502

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    Saving is always good. Besides, you don't know what'll be happening in six months, so if you can afford to wait, you should.
     

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