What do you think about the G5 ?

Discussion in 'Macintosh' started by pacou, Aug 26, 2003.

  1. pacou

    pacou Guest

    I like change my computer for incredible performance
    in 3D ( make 3D picture )
    I'm not sure for the best choise PC P4 dual 3.ghz with best
    mother board or G5.
    I don't see dual P4 fsb800 mother board.
    please advise.
    regards.
     
  2. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

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    Noth'n beats a Mac for 3D art.
     
  3. lechtard

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    fsb800 - Hmmm ... The only pc that is doing that now is a systemax,, so I guess the mac G would be kicking, I would love to have one .. They are sweet ..
     
  4. j79zlr

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    fsb800 - Hmmm ... The only pc that is doing that now is a systemax,

    what do you mean?
     
  5. NetRyder

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  6. canadian_divx

    canadian_divx Canadian_divx

    the new G5 is fricking amazing dial 64bit processor and everything in it, super drive(amazing) and up too 8gb ddr now that is how a home pc should be, this computer is not only good for making graphics it is the best one for home use out in the market
     
  7. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    wait for prescott... or athlon64.. the latter preferably till intel drops its own 64 bit processor...

    the fubar numbers and bogus claims apple makes concerning their product being the TOP DOG are so pathetic and ridiculous

    .. apple crippled their competitions hardware using proprietary compilers to give them an advantage but you never hear THAT in their daft commercials... :rolleyes:

    sure... fastest desktop in the world... yah.. in the apple world that makes up 1% of the computer market share...

    /me poops on apple

    /end rant

    however apple does have a good reputation for 3d...
     
  8. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    The standard Dual 2GHz G5 is 3k and thats without a monitor and with a ATi 9600 and 512MB RAM.

    Upgrade to 9800 Pro and 17" LCD ($700 dollars, LOL) and 1GB of RAM
    =$4248.00 (Thats US dollars, not ¥)

    /me also poops on apple.

    /me poops on apple again for good measure.

    Even the single processor with a 17" LCD 1GB RAM and 9800 Pro is $3700.
     
  9. LeeJend

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    Hey be nice to Apple's over priced hardware. Somebody has to give the schools free PC's so they can sell them over priced educational software and teach our kids how to work on a computer that they will never see in a business environment.

    If you want to really get disgusted with Apple read the book:

    "The end of Innocence at Apple"

    The movie about Gates and Jobs made Jobs look like a saint. He was more on the order of an egotistical moron. Filthy rich now, but more by accident than anything else.
     
  10. Friend of Bill

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    I wouldn't be caught dead in Nantucket without my MAC!:D
     
  11. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    LOL, I'd rather be dead in Nantucket than have a Mac. :p
     
  12. Sazar

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    lol.. my thoughts exactly :)

    they are all pretty n stuff.. but nothing I want to do can be handled by a mac... and they are certainly not gaming machines :)

    upgrading them ? fuhgedaboutit... all proprietary junk...

    there is a reason pc's are popular amongst the proprietary crowd...

    oh... and to keep the mood light :)

    check out this thread...

    http://www.ntfs.org/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=35372
     
  13. Taurus

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    dual 2ghz + 8gb memory + superdrive = EIGHT THOUSAND DOLLARS :eek:

    best for home use? more like best for making you homeless after you run out of money buying it. :p NO one needs 8gb of ram at home.

    and isn't the "superdrive" just a standard dvd-rw? :confused:
     
  14. lechtard

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    yip they are expensive - mostly what you are paying for is the processor though ,, in any case I am looking forward to the release of OSX for x86 - that should be good ..

    And Taurus the superdrive is a dvd/rw with a cdr combo ..
     
  15. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    It won't happen, I discussed this elsewhere with friends, basically apple make their profits from hardware.. enabling there one main piece of software to run on other third-party/cheaper hardware would lose them a lot of profits.
     
  16. Taurus

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    all dvd/rw's can burn cd's as well.
     
  17. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    There may be some strange model out there that doesn't :p

    apple used pioneer drives in the G4/eMac/PBook didn't they, are they still using them in the G5's ?
     
  18. j79zlr

    j79zlr Glaanies script monkey Political User

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    I'm not sure, but isn't OSX basically BSD with a pretty window manager?
     
  19. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    In short, yes :)
    But there is much more to it than that.
     
  20. Zedric

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    Just get a dual opteron. It's probably cheaper and faster.