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Old 07-05-2003, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New PowerMac G5's

Well? What does everyone think of the PowerMac G5's that Apple announced?

Will anyone be buying one? :amazed:

Personally, I think that they look pretty nice, though This Article does show how they're "cheating" in the tests a little. And they're expensive.

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Old 07-05-2003, 07:26 PM   #2 (permalink)
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yeah, mom!

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Old 07-05-2003, 09:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Meh, they look OK but they're waaaay to expensive. Maybe I'd buy one if I was rich, but then again probably not... there's not much I can do on a Mac that can't be done on my PC
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:51 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I'm also thinking of buying a computer, here are the specs

Mobo : Asus A7N8X Deluxe (3 ram, 6 pci, 6 usb...)
Processor : AMD Athlon XP 3200+ Barton
Cooling : Thermaltake Volcano 9
Memory : 1x512mb ddr 400MHz Pc3200
HD : WD 200GB - 7200 rpm 8mb buff
Optical Drive : 52x24x52 Liteon CD-RW
Video Card : nVidia Geforce FX 5900 Ultra 256mb
Sound Card : Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Platinum
Network Card : 10/100 mb network pci
Modem : 56 k, with voice (not for internet, for recording fone calls hehe)
Floppy Drive : 1.44mb Floppy Disk drive
Case : Antec PLUS1080AMG with 430w PSU
Speakers : Altec Lansing 5100 6-pc 100w
Video Capture : ATI Wonder VE PCI
Already have a 17" monitor
Already have HP printer, Logitech Webcam, Headset mic, multimedia keyboard, and optical corded mouse.

Total Cost (tax included, Canadian Dollars) = $3251.05
I'm building it myself.

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14 yrs of age.
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Old 07-10-2003, 10:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i dunno the translation of us to canadian dollars so I can't tell you if thats a good deal. But, I can tell you that its a sweet system. It could use about 512 megs more of ram and then it will fly
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