Upgrade from G5 Tower to iMac

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by dimme, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. dimme macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    Hi I am an owner of a DC 2.3 G5. I do the usual web surfing, itunes email stuff. I also use adobe creative suite 3 and mainly work in photoshop. The one game I play is Flight Simulator X in windows XP. The PC I use for this is showing its age and needs to be replaced. I was thinking with bootcamp I would just have one desktop. I would like a Mac Pro but it is out of the budget for now. Has anyone gone from a G5 tower to a 24” iMac and are you happy or any regrets?
  2. tersono macrumors 68000


    Jan 18, 2005
    We've gone from a G5 to an iMac on one of our stations at work, and I gotta tell you, the iMac leaves the G5 for dead. Real nice piece of hardware IMHO
  3. 4JNA macrumors 68000


    Feb 8, 2006
    looking for trash files
    clean plate, move down.

    second the above post. i went from dual G5 1.8 to several intel systems, but not the 24" imac. yet. the 17" imac 1.83/128mb x1600 system i have kicks the crap out of the G5. shame really, i loved that G5!

    move on/up. max the ram. everything you do will be faster, quieter, and look better. really. :apple: best of luck.
  4. bodeh6 macrumors 6502a


    May 18, 2005
    The new iMacs with Leopard are a great combo. Very speedy. Get the 24" The screen is well worth the extra money.
  5. SheriffParker macrumors 6502a


    May 24, 2006
    The land of love
    Well it should be a lot faster. and 24" is pretty nice...
  6. voyagerd macrumors 65816


    Jun 30, 2002
    Rancho Cordova, CA
    I have a 1.8 PowerMac G5 but I can't bring myself to get just an iMac. Even though I'm a student, it seems like it would be a downgrade or at most a sidegrade.. and I already have a screen.
  7. dimme thread starter macrumors 65816

    Feb 14, 2007
    SF, CA
    Thanks for the opinions. What about heat buildup when the computer is under heavy stress. I ask because the flight simulator X runs well on my MacBook Pro but the machines GPU goes up to 80C.

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