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Thread: Need recommendations in upgrading to P4, CPU + motherboard + RAM + HDD

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    wee hee buy a mac... displays are second accurate to SGI. (silicon graphics)

    no spy ware... no blaster virus... hardly any viral/hardware compatibility/OS support/ problems.

    G5s are not the best 64bit processors around.. so get a good old back stock G4 (dual 1.25GHz, or sorts) and now u can buy good old back stock of old apple displays... =) cos' new one out... old sure to drop... did i say colours are accurate? hahhaa...

    or get a 17inch G4 lappy... however i find teh g4 ibooks suffic.

    just mac happy! sharing the luv~


    Oh and macs work nicly with canon... for a long time now... so maybe the 70% are canon users as well hahaha...the old laser writers and apple inkjets were canon made... and carried stupid labels like "Caution: Do not expose Laserwriter to fire".

    but wad impressed me was a studio photog was using teh G4 12inch with a phase one H10 digi-back and capture one softwaer(C1).. he's reletively well known and deals with celebs.
    its a real small monster... happy deciding.. i use PCs too dont find anything wrong very wrong with them either..

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    get an asus motherboard very stable and 3years warranty

    512mb ddr400 ram kingston x2

    asus graphics card

    western digital 120gb HDD x2

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    oh, u might want to do a striped raid so that the hard disk access is faster.
    but be warned that a backup for your storage is very important as striped raid is not suitable for long term storage
    Last edited by zod; 14th July 2004 at 11:10 PM.

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    thanks guys,
    i'm interested in what moos blues said.

    but does mac CPU + normal made-for-PC CRT monitor yield the same output as a mac CPU + mac CRT/LCD monitor?

    also, how much does a G4 (dual 1.25GHz, or sorts) cost now? of course it's full system without display.

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    Quote Originally Posted by behyx
    thanks guys,
    i'm interested in what moos blues said.

    but does mac CPU + normal made-for-PC CRT monitor yield the same output as a mac CPU + mac CRT/LCD monitor?

    also, how much does a G4 (dual 1.25GHz, or sorts) cost now? of course it's full system without display.

    Ah Hah! Haha.. for MAC -> PC CRT you'll probably need some graphics convertor, but so far, I have only heard of PC ppl wanting to use the mac display, which does require a special adaptor for ~$100.

    The Dual 1.25GHz is as follows

    $3,055.00

    Dual 1.25GHz PowerPC G4
    2MB L3 cache/processor
    256MB DDR333 SDRAM
    80GB Ultra ATA drive
    Combo Drive
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
    Mac OS 9 boot supported

    Superdrive version..

    S$ 3,386.00

    Dual 1.25GHz PowerPC G4
    2MB L3 cache/processor
    512MB DDR333 SDRAM
    80GB Ultra ATA drive
    SuperDrive
    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro
    Mac OS 9 boot supported

    Of course you'll need to up the memory

    Now.. BUY BUY BUY

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    oh my goodness.. so expensive!

    haha think it's better i stick to PC for the time being..

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    Quote Originally Posted by bAa
    Ah Hah! Haha.. for MAC -> PC CRT you'll probably need some graphics convertor
    no graphic convertor needed
    at least tt's true for my ibook

    i have connected it to my old crt with no problems

    ps : i used a port adaptor tt came with the ibook

    like i said, get an ibook/powerbook and hook up to your crt

    just had to lug my 20kg desktop from 1 hostel room to another.
    cursing and swearing all the way.

    on the bright side, my new room is bigger

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodnm
    no graphic convertor needed
    at least tt's true for my ibook

    i have connected it to my old crt with no problems

    ps : i used a port adaptor tt came with the ibook

    like i said, get an ibook/powerbook and hook up to your crt

    just had to lug my 20kg desktop from 1 hostel room to another.
    cursing and swearing all the way.

    on the bright side, my new room is bigger
    hehe it's tempting to get a ibook to hook to my CRT monitor.. but then, i don't have so much budget to start off! i can only fork out around $800 max for a CPU+motherboard+RAM+HDD upgrade

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    OK now have a more solid plan already..

    I will be getting the 2.8E (1mb cache)

    but i need a motherboard to fully uterlise the P4 2.8E. Top priority must be stable and no free from hardware conflicts.

    Price mustn't be too expensive either.

    Basic function must have SATA, 800FSB.


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    consider amd?

  11. #31

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    Quote Originally Posted by zodnm
    consider amd?
    nah. been using it all the while.
    now want to go P4/.

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    oh man...
    why are u supporting intel...


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