Which tower to buy?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by yoshiii, Jun 16, 2006.

  1. yoshiii macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2006
    I was looking at buying a older g5 tower the 1.8 ghz or 2 ghz. Are these still good machines? Will they do good with doing graphics and 3d and movie editing? Would a newer PCI-E g5 tower be better? Would a agp NVdia 6800 card be good ?

    Help want to buy soon
  2. gman71882 macrumors 6502


    Jan 12, 2005
    Houston, Tx
    Thoes older Dual G5's can run anything you throw at them... as long as you ad some RAM to the Base Configuration. 2 - 4 GB would be enough for doing 3D & Video work. The graphics Cards were Fine for just about anything.
    I work at a University, and we had 6 of the Dual 2 GHZ, which still RUN great. We just got 3 new 2Ghz Dual Core models and 3 Quad core Models through a Grant. They are are fine for now except that we need to upgrade the RAM badly. (They only came with 512 MB) :eek: :eek:

    I dont know how much of a benefit PCI-E is over the older models. sorry.
    I dont think the G5's dont have AGP card slots so you cant use an Nvdia 6800 AGP card.

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