PowerLogix Intros 750 MHz to 1 GHz G4 Upgrades! Interested?
Posted 13 June 2002 - 02:19 PM
Also, OWC has them listed on their site with a 30 day wait time (approximately). The prices aren't too bad, IMO.
Posted 14 June 2002 - 01:48 PM
Posted 14 June 2002 - 02:03 PM
Posted 15 June 2002 - 04:43 AM
It seems these days that game design drives hardware development (whether real or imagined). All I know is that most of time the reason for my upgrades have been to better enjoy the gaming experience. The more hardware reviews you can do, the better - especially these Powerlogix upgrades. I've always been impressed with their products (hell, I've got a PL 350mhz G3 card in a clone that has run rock solid at 467mhz for well over a year!) and I have a feeling these new upgrades are gonna fly off the shelf. I know I'll be looking to put one of these in my brand new Cube...
...and no, you can't have it to test with.
Posted 16 June 2002 - 08:22 PM
I couldn't help but notice that you live in Canada. 1 GHz CPU card and a Radeon cost $1500 (about) CND. A 800 MHz G4 costs $2500.00 CND. It's a $1000 CDN difference - makes a big difference. You do know that the Canadian Dollar is only worth .60 cents US. :-)
Posted 18 June 2002 - 11:30 AM
Yeah, but look at what you get for the extra grand - faster system bus, DVD burner, 4xAGP (instead of 2x), better graphics card... You get an overall bigger, badder, faster machine. When it comes to games, it's always best to get the fastest machine possible with the best video card available.
And it's only a grand! You can sell your old Mac for almost as much at a Mac reseller (I just sold my old 233 G3 powerbook for $1,700); if your Mac is three or four years old, you'll probably still get a pretty penny for it.
I dunno... I guess I'm pretty lucky to be able to say that a thousand dollars isn't that much money (although now that we've got a mortgage, a grand is a lot harder to save up for than it used to be), but what I have learned is that when it comes to life, there's no point in settling for inferior solutions when it just takes a little more work or a little longer to save up for better stuff..... You're from Canada, you might appreciate this analogyu - Why drink Kokanee when you can drink Sleeman's Honey Brown Lager? Why drink Budweiser or Coors Light when local breweries make MUCH better beer?
Posted 18 June 2002 - 01:25 PM
Posted 18 June 2002 - 02:20 PM
But you can transfer the HDs, extra RAM and Radeon 8500 into your new machine. And like I said, you'll get plenty of dough for selling your Mac used - combine that with the $800 you're going to spend on a cpu upgrade and bingo, you've got enough money to buy a brand new machine.
I'm sorry to keep beating the dead mule here, but IMHO I really really really don't think processor upgrades are worth it!
Posted 18 June 2002 - 04:02 PM
Posted 18 June 2002 - 04:23 PM
I'd forgotten about that, sorry. However the HDs and the AGP card are, so it's still a moot point... :oops: