What should I buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by nance2900, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. nance2900 macrumors newbie

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    Okay...I have a PowerMac G4, the power supply is going out, thought about fixing it, but I need to upgrade my Creative Suite software since I am still in CS. and it requires the Dual Core.

    I am a graphic designer and work with large files..I have an old Gateway2000 VX900 monitor and I am not sure what to buy that would work.

    I really don't want to spend too much money...but I want to make sure everything can be compatible.

    Can some one give me some insight on what to buy? Thanx!
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

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    Whatever fits your budget would work, from Mac mini to Mac Pro.

    Any current mac are much faster than a 5+ year old computer.

    Get refurb if you want to save some money.
     
  3. maccompaq macrumors 65816

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    A Mac Mini would do the job. You will need an inexpensive adapter to make your monitor work with the Mini.
     
  4. blackhand1001 macrumors 68030

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    Are you sure that CS4 requires dual core> I have ran the Mac version on a single core system and it ran just fine. They might just recommend it, but i doubt it requires it since i have personally used it on a single core mac.
     
  5. nance2900 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    mac mini

    If I were to buy a mac mini how is the space? I mostly work off external hard drives anyway.

    Also...not sure if the CS4 requires it...but I am looking into the Master Collection, and I think some of the software might require it...I will have to check. I agree...the more top of the line I go the better, I have had my G4 for 7 years, I has been good to me..still runs fine too!

    Thanks for all the insight.
     
  6. clyde2801 macrumors 601

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    base mini is one gig ram :eek::mad: and a 120 gig hard drive. Up the ram, and you should be fine since you work off of external drives.
     

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