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Old 09-03-2004, 10:48 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by willravel
But, you would probably have to build your own PC to keep up with the higher end Macs (example: the dual 2.5 GHz G5 tower with 8GB DDR400 SDRAM, dual 250GB serial ATA hard drives, and the 30" Apple Cinema HD Display w/ Airport, bluetoosh, PCI-X Gigibit Ethernet Card, Fibre Channel PCI-X Card (w/SFP-SFP cable), and an iPod). BTW, that computer comes fully assembled, ready to plung in and go. No assembly required.
8 Gigs of ram is fun.
Final price of that computer, $12,552. I can buy a fucking new car for that price.

http://store.apple.com/1-800-MY-APPL.../7.0.9.1.0.6.3

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Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
AirPort Extreme Card
Bluetooth Module
56k V.92 modem
8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
Fibre Channel PCI-X Card (w/SFP-SFP cable)
Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
Mac OS X - U.S. English


Subtotal $12,552.00
MAC price gourges their customers so much that they charge $4,650 for the upgrade to 8GB RAM. The display is $3,299.

Alienware has their video array system coming out in a month or two. It will use 2 seperate video cards to render images. Benchmarks leaked showed a 50-70% boost over single video card systems. You'll be able to outfit this computer with all the bells and whistles that the dual G5 mac can have and it will cost about the same (or less). It will smoke the dual G5. You can even power 4 seperate displays with it.

http://www.alienware.com/alx_pages/main_content.aspx

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