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iMac G5 vs PowerMac G5 for Freelance Design

Hello fellow Mac Users. Happy

I need help deciding if I should by an iMac or PowerMac for freelance print and web design. My apologies if this has been asked many times already.

After 15 years of art direction in the corporate world, I am going put on my own. I can hardly wait to spread my wings!

However, I am unsure which system will be the best value for me. I need to be price conscious, but do not want to put unnecessary limitations on myself either.

Right now I plan to buy
iMac G5, 20" monitor, 2.0 Ghz, 1GB Ram, 400GB hd (+400Gb external hd for back-up)

In your opinion and experience, will this system meet my needs well?

Thanks for you input.

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iMac G5

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In my opinion, yes. Although the tower has space for extra drives and the G5 processor is a little faster, the bang for the buck is all there with the iMac.
If your budget can stand it, max out the RAM to 2Gb, lower than the tower at 4 or 8 GB, but still substantial.
I'm sure you will get a few more suggestions before this thread dies.

Hope this helps


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But you can't get

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a 6800 Ultra into a imac G5 nor dual-processors Grin

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2nd monitor

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Can you add a second monitor to the i-Mac? Someone on another thread implied that you can't.
I'm just thinking that Dreamweaver, Photoshop, and Final Cut Pro are all easier to run with 2 monitors. All the windows and pallets take up a lot of space.


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2nd Monitor

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Much thanks for your input. I'm becoming more confident in my decision to buy the G5 iMac.


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