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Old 10-14-2009, 09:43 PM
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Pls Help choose between 2 setup

I have a choice of either machine specifically for Photoshop work, psd files could go up to 1GB. The G5 does have more ram?..

May I know which is a better choice? Thks in advance
*Pls dont consider upgrade option, probably not gonna happen..
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Old 10-15-2009, 10:03 AM
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Re: Pls Help choose between 2 setup

Apple is phasing out support for G5 processors (Snow Leopard won't work on them, for example). Go for the MacPro, even if it costs more. No sense investing in obsolescent technology.
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Old 10-15-2009, 11:00 AM
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Re: Pls Help choose between 2 setup

I agree, also check Apple's refirb store to see if you can get a deal that fit's you budget. Even if you have to compromise on memory today you will be better off adding it later given the current prices since you cannot upgrade the processor(s) without getting a new computer.

(currently on the site)
Refurbished Mac Pro 2.8GHz 8-Core Intel Xeon
Two 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors
2GB (2 x 1GB) of 800MHz DDR2 ECC fully buffered DIMM
320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s 7200-rpm hard drive
16x SuperDrive (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT 256MB (two dual-link DVI ports)


You might also consider an iMac and add a second monitor for color sensitive work.
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