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Powermac G5 and Protools

Discussion in 'Pro Tools' started by birdhouse360360, Feb 20, 2008.

  1. Im looking at upgrading my computer to a G5 and I was wondering which one would get the job done. Should i go with a 1.8ghz or like a 2.5ghz? Right now im just using my mbox to record a few ideas for my band but i would like to have a home studio and eventually start a business out of it. I just want someone to point me in the right direction so i dont have to spend more money later upgrading my computer.
  2. hueseph

    hueseph Distinguished Member

    Oct 31, 2005
    Vancouver, BC, Canada
    I've seen dual 2 Ghz machines for under $1500. I wouldn't go with anything less than that. You don't want to have to upgrade again in a year. As powerful as these machines are, they are still dated.
  3. BRH

    BRH Active Member

    Aug 16, 2006
    LA, CA
    I would go with a 2.3 dual core or a 2.5 quad core. These are the last models of G5s. They also have PCIe slots instead of the older PCIx.
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Distinguished Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    I wouldn't even bother with a G5 support will be ending soon, my guess is in the next couple of years.

    No PPC support in the current Adobe products, to use certain advanced features of the Final Cut suite requires Intel Xeon, or third party capture card for PPC machines.

    Then there is the cpu horsepower issues, currently even the mini is more powerful than the last dual G5's released.

    The quad G5's still have a little life in them, but the quad MacIntels smoke them. Look for a used quad MacIntel.


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