Used computer help please

By shanos
Apr 18, 2009
  1. Hi all,

    I am getting a new computer for extensive photoshop work (I am a photographer).

    Previously a PC user, but looking at macs

    First looked at Imac but told they have calibration issues

    So looking at a used G5 tower, and getting seperate eizo monitor (also second hand).

    I did see the community's thread about not comparing pentium 4 clockspeed to core 2 duo as they don't compare (great news).

    What do you all think about the following specs

    Apple PowerMac G5 Dual 2.3GHz Hardware: 250GB + 160GB Hard Drives 8GB RAM Super Drive DL( Burns DVDs & CDs) 128MB VRAM (ATI Radeon 9600) Built- in Ethernet Apple Pro Key Board Apple Mighty Mouse 3 USB 2.0 Ports 2 Firewire 400 Ports, 1 Firewire 800 Port Modem Digital Audio In/Out Software: OS 10.5.6 ( No CD) iLive (iMovie, iPhoto, iDVD, Garage Band) Toast Titanium Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Entourage) Adobe CS3

    It has good RAM which i know is important, but not the latest clock speed? Does this really matter.

    I will be downloading 18mb files straight from camera, and photoshoping. Also editing hundreds of photos in Bridge/ACR. Do you all think this is up to the task?
  2. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 991   +90

    If you can afford it you'd be better of with an older mac pro. That way you'd get newer hardware and you could add more ram if you needed it.
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