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Mark Allen
Question about Used Mac G5
on Aug 24, 2011 at 5:41:42 pm

I have the opportunity to purchase a used Mac G5, dual 1.8 ghz, 1 tb hard drive with 2 gb ram memory for about $400.00. This comes with an Apple 17" flat screen monitor as well.

It is in great working condition. I know this is an older machine. My question is: Is this good enough, powerful enough to run fcp studio 2? What is the most you would pay for this setup? Would I be better off using this money for a mac pro setup?

Thanks


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Rafael Amador
Re: Question about Used Mac G5
on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:11:42 pm

[Mark Allen] " Would I be better off using this money for a mac pro setup?"
Should you buy a motor-bike or should you use the money to buy a Ferrari?
You buy a vehicle up to the roads you have to ride.
rafael

http://www.nagavideo.com


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Jeremy Doyle
Re: Question about Used Mac G5
on Aug 24, 2011 at 6:25:29 pm

$400 is too much for that computer. It will run FCP, DVD SP, and Soundtrack just fine, but color and motion will be iffy at best.

Obviously it is a really slow machine by today's standards so rendering will take forever. For cuts only editing you'd be fine.

I wouldn't spend more than $200 on this. Saving for a Mac Pro would be much, much better as G5 1.8 is probably 7 or 8 year old tech now. Even a 1st gen Mac Pro is almost 5 years old.



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Michael Sacci
Re: Question about Used Mac G5
on Aug 25, 2011 at 5:47:18 am

A mac mini will smoke this.


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Mark Allen
Re: Question about Used Mac G5
on Aug 25, 2011 at 3:00:48 pm

Thanks for the input. I will most likely pass on the $400.00 mac.

If you were to buy a used mac at this time to run fcp studio 2 or 3, and wanted to spend between $500.00 and $800.00 what would you recommend?

Any suggestions on where to find a good used fcp mac?


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