Thinking on buying another G5 possibly...

Liquinn

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Hi, does anyone on here have two PowerMac G5s? Can those people share their experiences on their PowerMac G5s are running etc?

I'm thinking on buying another one; should I get the early 2005 one as I already have the late 2005 one?

Thanks.
 

GoCubsGo

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I'm more curious ... why would you want a PowerMac now? Are you simply looking to collect older Apple computers?
 

papoopeepoo

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The original memory sticks in my late 05 G5 recently failed, but it was easy enough to re-upgrade. Every Apple/Mac I have from all the way back to 87 still runs as it was designed, especially the G5. It is a bit loud sometimes under load, especially compared to my Mac Pro, but it's really a monster that was way ahead of its time.

They're a bit power hungry, so you might want to consider that if you plan to run your G5s 24/7. I do run my G5 24/7, headless, and it consumes roughly 180W-230W at any given time depending on how many AppleTVs or time machine backups are running to it. It handles everything I can throw at it.
 

Liquinn

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The original memory sticks in my late 05 G5 recently failed, but it was easy enough to re-upgrade. Every Apple/Mac I have from all the way back to 87 still runs as it was designed, especially the G5. It is a bit loud sometimes under load, especially compared to my Mac Pro, but it's really a monster that was way ahead of its time.

They're a bit power hungry, so you might want to consider that if you plan to run your G5s 24/7. I do run my G5 24/7, headless, and it consumes roughly 180W-230W at any given time depending on how many AppleTVs or time machine backups are running to it. It handles everything I can throw at it.
Yeah I see, I won't be running it 24/7. Do you know if you have to have a Internet connection to VNC to a G5 from another Mac internally? Like, I want to VNC from a G5 from my Macbook Pro; will the G5 need the Internet for this to be done? So perhaps then I can VNC to one G5 and use one physically...
 

Zeke D

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They're a bit power hungry, so you might want to consider that if you plan to run your G5s 24/7. I do run my G5 24/7, headless, and it consumes roughly 180W-230W at any given time depending on how many AppleTVs or time machine backups are running to it. It handles everything I can throw at it.
I have to run mine 24/7 otherwise it may not turn back on!
 

Bug-Creator

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Yeah I see, I won't be running it 24/7. Do you know if you have to have a Internet connection to VNC to a G5 from another Mac internally? Like, I want to VNC from a G5 from my Macbook Pro; will the G5 need the Internet for this to be done? So perhaps then I can VNC to one G5 and use one physically...
Aslong as both are on the same LAN there should be no issue with VNC (it's really just peer-2-peer) any data going in/out the internet would just suggest that either your VNC-client or server is malware-infested :p
 

Liquinn

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Because a G4+ mac beats the crap out of Pentium 4's which plenty of people still use. So there still perfectly usable today.
True that :p I guess there's going to have to come a point when I'm happy with what I have.