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    Posted: 19 March 2005 at 3:39pm
Power Mac G5 1.8GHz Dual Processor 256MB RAM 80GB hard drive

for $2000

or

Power Mac G5 1.8GHz processor 256MB RAM 80GB hard drive

+ 2gb ram upgrade for $2000

So basically, is it better to max out the ram, or to have dual processors?

I'm just looking around at a computer for college, so I've got quite some time yet before I decide. Call me paintballwizard for now on, folks.
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I would strongly suggest atleast 512mb of ram, but the dual CPU is intriguing.
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Yea I don't know anything about computers, except 'more the merrier' seems to be a good motto.
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Macs suck. I have a HP and it is great. It has 512MB and it is fast.
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Both seem very pricey, that's why poor old me sticks with PC's. If I could afford Mac's I'd get one. Dual-Processor sounds better, and just get 512 ram.

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get the dual processor G5 and save up for 1gb of ram.

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Go for the dual.
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Dual, and then upgrade the ram over time.
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I have no idea.

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Originally posted by Sammy Sammy wrote:

Dual, and then upgrade the ram over time.



Got the right idea here-especially because if you want to play any good games, you'll have to get a Windows emulator though. Having a dual-processor is nifty, but not necessarily any better for what you're doing. If you've got the cash for a Mac, I'd suggest one, they are just overall much nicer than PCs.

Check out their student discount program as well. My friend got his Powerbook for half price, and an Ipod with it for another $60.

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This system is also available in a bundle with a FREE 512MB memory upgrade (Item # 5180696) after rebate! (thats for dual)
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Originally posted by Frozen Frozen wrote:

Call me paintballwizard for now on, folks.


Heh, whatever happened to him?

Go with dual if you're using programs with SMP support (you most likely won't) or if you do a ton of resource consuming programs at once (again most likely not).  Otherwise, you are sacrificing RAM for something you probably won't need.  Dual processors don't offer anything over single processors unless you demand a lot of your computer.  

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[QUOTE=Sammy] Dual, and then upgrade the ram over time. [/
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