Upgrade RAM or GPU on Mac Pro?

ejewels52

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Okay, so I finally want to spring for a new Mac Pro. I don't want to go over 2600.00 USD, so I have two upgrade choices. I can get the graphics card upgrade, or the 2gig RAM upgrade. (wish i could get both) I am a graphic designer, using CS2 and stuido 8 most of the time. Should I upgrade RAM to 2 gig, or keep it at 1 and spring for the ATI card? I don't really play games but occassionally use Maya...
 

dmw007

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For your stated uses, I think that you would see more benefit from having 2GB of RAM. Especially if you have it running in quad-channel mode. :)
 

ejewels52

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so when would it be wise to get the upgraded card? for games? I mean lets face it, I use an old quicksilver g4 with the stock card, and though slow, the graphics still are okay...
 

dmw007

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ejewels52 said:
so when would it be wise to get the upgraded card? for games? I mean lets face it, I use an old quicksilver g4 with the stock card, and though slow, the graphics still are okay...

Yep, if you plan on doing any heavy gaming, then go for the ATI Radon
X 1900XT, otherwise the stock NVIDIA 7300 GT should be fine. :)
 

ejewels52

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I'm not a gamer, but could I still play games with the stock card okay?