View Full Version : got a deal on a dual 1.8 G5....should i do it?

2005-11-01, 08:19
i have been having problem with my set up in DP with all the vi's etc....system crawls if i use Kontakt or other processor hogs............. the options:
dual 1.8 dp G5 demo(NEW) with warranty $1199......... i have been thinking about upgrading to the new dualcore macs,but the pci express stuff (nothing out there 6-8 weeks at least)and who knows how buggy it will be.... and the options look like an additional $2-$3000 to configure pci express properly, so i am thinking i can put in 4 gigs of ram and have a decent machine until 2nd run of quads are here and the pci express stuff gets sorted out or hold out until 2nd run of macintels are here,
my choices:
dual 1.8 $1199+ ram use existing pci stuff or
dual 2.5 $2299 +ram use existing pci
dual 2,7 $2650 +ram use existing pci
how much of a difference is their performance wise when you go from 900mhz to 1.25mhz bus speed?
quad $3100 + ram but $2000-$3000 for pci express solution
besides the price differences .i am concerned w/reliability,,,,my system crawls now as it is ,will i have a big jump going to a dual 1,8? will a jump to the dual 2.7 be worth more than 2x the price?
i know the quad SHOULD be amazing but the new technology and 1st run and the cost has me nervous
Money is not the issue as much as investing in unproven technology,what i don't want is an investment of 6-10 months of working on flawed 1st run of a radically new direction in PowerMac.............we have all seen 1st editions that have had Major Flaws without the different design changes Apple is attempting here,bleeding edge technology is exciting,but to be guineau pig on architecture that will be replaced in 12-18 months,,,,,this is probably a test run for Macintels .................any comments ,suggestions? thanks
dual 1 gig, 1.5 gig ram, DP4.52 RME fireface800
tc powercore/pci
ik,ni&ql (synths vi's samplers)vdrums akai z8 xp30etc,shunyata powercords and conditioners,richard gray....too many harddrives
(3 fw buss)

2005-11-01, 08:56
Moving to Purchasing Advice...