Which Powermac G5 is better?

thecypher

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Looking to buy a powermac as my primary desktop. I see some great deals on craigslist. Never owning a powermac before I am not sure which is better. A powermac G5 with Dual 2Ghz processors or powermac G5 with a single dual core 2.3 Ghz processor? :confused:
 

666sheep

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Of those two - definitely 2.3 DC. Why: it's takes more and faster RAM, better gfx and it's most reliable PM G5 IMO. And upgrades are cheaper than for DP one (at least on my local market).
 

advres

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Well you said good deals so what are they? Neither of those machines should cost over $400 unless they are crammed with ram and have upgrades. and that is being generous.
 

OrangeSVTguy

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Of those two - definitely 2.3 DC. Why: it's takes more and faster RAM, better gfx and it's most reliable PM G5 IMO. And upgrades are cheaper than for DP one (at least on my local market).
I can vouch for that model too. Best G5 I've ever owned :).

I'd offer no more than $300 for it. Unless they have a crap load of upgrades on it but $300 should be OK for a stock machine or with little upgrades.
 

JaguarGod

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Definitely the DC 2.3. It is a great computer! It has PCIe and no liquid cooling. Upgrade the video card if you have the money and add a bunch of RAM and it is a very good computer you will use for some years to come.
 

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