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Old 05-09-02, 06:47 PM
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Mac user needs a second computer (Windows)

I have a G4 mac with dual monitors. For financial work reasons, I need to buy a Windows computer and be able to hook it up to my dual monitors. It's been a while since I bought a PC, so what hardware do you recommend. Intel or AMD? Video cards? etc...

I don't need anything top of the line...just something to do basic office applications. I've got my Mac for all the fun stuff
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Old 05-09-02, 06:59 PM
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What about the new software for Macs that allows it to run like a PC. Virtual PC by Connectix, I believe.

Would that allow you do do what you need?
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Old 05-09-02, 07:02 PM
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I already have tried the virtual pc on a friend's mac and it's ok. my work will actually be expensing the computer so after I get VPC I could have just bought another PC. I like the idea of using the PC for file sharing because so much stuff on the internet is for PC anyway.
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Old 05-09-02, 09:45 PM
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For processors I prefer AMD.

And for a dual display, the best choice by far is the Matrox G400/450/550 with dualhead. These Matrox cards are cheap and have the best 2D you can find. The 3D is not as good as nVidia and ATI.
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Old 05-09-02, 10:58 PM
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thanks so far.

I'll look into an athlon process and the matrox video cards. anyone recommend a A/B switch so I can have both monitors hooked into the PC and the MAC simultaneously?
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Old 05-11-02, 06:15 AM
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You may also need to get adaptors for the VGA out on the PC. From what I recall some Mac monitors used a larger connector (similar to a joystick port on a sound card) to connect to macs, and I needed an adaptor to hook it into a PC.
That's just a minor thing though.
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