Ready to buy a G5…but

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by TheReef, Dec 22, 2007.

  1. TheReef macrumors 68000

    TheReef

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    NSW, Australia.
    #1
    Hi all,
    I'm hoping to buy a second hand G5 soon and have read up on the chirping issue. I hear the issue effects all G5 revisions, I'm wondering if it effects some revisions more than others.

    Also - would it effect single processor G5's?



    Finally, is the 5200 Nvidia card substantially better than the FX 5200 Go ? and would I be able to play games such as Colin Mcrae Rally at 1280x1024 (on low settings)?

    Merry Christmas!
     
  2. motomac macrumors member

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    Something to watch out for is the liquid cooling system used on the 2.5Ghz and faster GS setup. If the system develops a leak, ita all over in seconds. Literally. If you want to buy a G5 Powermac, get the 2.3 Ghz or below since they don't use the liquid system.

    Of coarse, a G5 + faulty liquid cooling + Applecare could = a new MP.
     
  3. jamesi macrumors 6502a

    jamesi

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    really important to have that applecare and even then id say you were a lucky chap to come up on a MP that way ;)
     

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