Dennis Nedry wrote:IMHO; I would bypass anything PowerPC at this point. It's just not worth it. Noise, power consumption, performance. None of it is impressive in the least compared to the Intel machines. And if that Quad ever springs a leak, it usually lands up inside the PSU where something is going to get fried, or corrode away. Those drip pads on the top of the PSU never did anything in my experience, since the LCS modules tended to fail in rather spectacular ways, or slowly enough for corrosion to kick in until the machine finally died.
For limited reasons I can see PPC: If you need to run something for Classic then you need it, as the emulators really aren't there yet (and if you get a G4 you can run System 9 natively), or if you need something that demands top PPC performance (maybe something AltiVec optimized).