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I sold my dual G4 867 a few months back and finally replaced it with an iMac 20". Awesome piece of gear this, no dead/stuck/lit pixels and no noisy fan, so I finally got lucky. Added 512 of RAM and a AE card. Very, very happy with this setup.

Anyhow, here's a shot of my workstation as it is now (and yes, I'm 28 and still play with Transformers lol):

     
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Feb 4, 2005, 11:33 PM
 
Originally posted by slapdash:
I sold my dual G4 867 a few months back and finally replaced it with an iMac 20". Awesome piece of gear this, no dead/stuck/lit pixels and no noisy fan, so I finally got lucky. Added 512 of RAM and a AE card. Very, very happy with this setup.

Anyhow, here's a shot of my workstation as it is now (and yes, I'm 28 and still play with Transformers lol):

nice setup
There were once four people named Everybody, Somebody, Nobody and Anybody. Somebody had to do a job, but Nobody wanted to do it. Nobody could see that Anybody could do it, and Somebody got angry about that because it was Everybody's job. Nobody ended up doing it, and it so happened that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
     
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Feb 8, 2005, 01:47 PM
 
Mine's pretty simple.

     
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Sir Arthur Dent that is a nice setup what's the view like out the window?
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Take a look...
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 08:39 AM
 
Originally posted by wlfaltera:
There's my 20" iMac G5 setup:

I need that desk for the ofice in my new house...

Where did you get it from?
[img=http://img192.imageshack.us/img192/1300/desktj.jpg]
     
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Feb 12, 2005, 04:27 PM
 
Originally posted by Sir Arthur Dent:
Mine's pretty simple.

Is that a Kensington SlimType keyboard? How do you like it? Does it have extra USB ports to plug in mice and other peripherals? Nice setup BTW.
     
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Originally posted by kikkoman:
Is that a Kensington SlimType keyboard? How do you like it? Does it have extra USB ports to plug in mice and other peripherals? Nice setup BTW.
kikkoman

I have a slimtype keyboard that I got for christmas. i don't like it very much. The small foorprint is very nice, and the keys are pretty nice to type on, but I made a lot of typing errors on it, and I was really irritated by the spacebar because it takes a lil more effort to push it down far enough so that it puts a space in whatever you are typing. Another annoying thing is that it doesn't have USB ports on it, I had to get USB Hub just to ensure I could use the rest of my USB devices at the same time.
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Feb 14, 2005, 04:01 PM
 
Here you go (Bout time)

Couple of shots in all its glory



The 20" is a beast :thumbs:
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Originally posted by wlfaltera:
There's my 20" iMac G5 setup:

I think that is THE perfect area for an iMac. Retro-meets-modern style.
     
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Feb 16, 2005, 10:27 AM
 
Why you ask that? maibe because the living room whith two "spaces"?
No, I have wife and two little boys, I am an architect and my "setup" is my home office.
Thanks!
     
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Originally posted by wlfaltera:
There's my 20" iMac G5 setup:

Verrrry swank!
     
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Just rearranged my room today, surely it's not the best.. but I'm content. Although, a 30" LCD is becoming my obsession.
     
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20 incher
     
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Mar 15, 2005, 07:19 PM
 
Where'd you find that chair , that's exactly what I've been looking for!
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I picked it up at the local salvation army. Its actually wider than it looks in the picture and makes for a very comfortable chair.
     
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Damn!!!!! Nice find.
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Mar 17, 2005, 05:14 PM
 
Should I buy a 17" or 20" iMac?

Money/price difference is not a big concern in the sense that I can afford something if it is worth getting it.

Is the 20" worth the extra cost?
     
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Mar 18, 2005, 02:47 AM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Should I buy a 17" or 20" iMac?

Money/price difference is not a big concern in the sense that I can afford something if it is worth getting it.

Is the 20" worth the extra cost?
If money is no concern, yes! When it comes to screens, bigger is almost always better. You can always use more display area. And, especially with the iMac, it makes a lot of sense because you can't swap the display later without swapping the entire Mac as well. The 20" screen is gorgeous and the iMac G5 looks much nicer with the 20" screen proportions (white lip looks less bulky) than the 17".

OTOH iMac update rumors (speed bump to 2.0 GHz seems to be the consensus) are floating around. If you don't need it right now, you could wait. If you need it, go for it.
     
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Mar 18, 2005, 12:33 PM
 
If I decide to buy it, I will buy it in September.

I'll see what revision they have then. My 867Mhz PB 12" is starting to really feel old now and won't be supported in Tiger completely (CoreImage and CoreVideo)
     
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Mar 18, 2005, 07:18 PM
 
If you have the wherewithal to buy a 20" iMac, by all means go for it. I just got a Dell 2005FPW (same basic panel as the iMac) and I'm surprised at how much information I can squeeze on to a 1680x1050 screen at once without having to resort to Expos: two IM contact lists, two or three IM chats, a mini-mode iTunes window, and a fairly large Safari window.

The only real reason to get a 17" iMac is money. If you simply don't run many apps when on the computer, or would rather roll the money into accessories and upgrades, why spend $1899 when $1299 or $1499 will do the trick?
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Mar 19, 2005, 10:27 AM
 
Here's my modest setup:



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Mar 19, 2005, 05:26 PM
 
Originally posted by Commodus:
If you have the wherewithal to buy a 20" iMac, by all means go for it. I just got a Dell 2005FPW (same basic panel as the iMac) and I'm surprised at how much information I can squeeze on to a 1680x1050 screen at once without having to resort to Expos: two IM contact lists, two or three IM chats, a mini-mode iTunes window, and a fairly large Safari window.

The only real reason to get a 17" iMac is money. If you simply don't run many apps when on the computer, or would rather roll the money into accessories and upgrades, why spend $1899 when $1299 or $1499 will do the trick?
Does the Dell monitor have VGA input?

What's your opinion on me keeping my Rev A 2" PB for another year or so, buying a 19" or 20" LCD monitor instead with an external keyboard and mouse.

I'm not a pro. I don't do pro Photoshop, or Final Cut or anything. I just type in Word, use iMovie and Garageband occasionally, and do Safari and email and iTunes.

I want to have a desktop setup, but if I have an external monitor and keyboard/mouse then my PB will become a defacto desktop machine right?

I'm willing to wait longer to buy a machine which is far more powerful than my Powerbook than the current iMac. I'd rather wait and buy a 2.3Ghz iMac than buy a 1.8Ghz iMac sooner. The 867Mhz G4 isn't that bad, but it just feels slow at times.
     
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Mar 20, 2005, 01:27 PM
 
Can you say Dual monitors . iMac G5 17" 1.6Ghz . Little messy but under reorganization. https://home.comcast.net/~mrp978/ima...almonitors.jpg
[FONT=Trebuchet MS]iMac G5 1.6GHz 768MB ram Dual Monitors
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Mar 20, 2005, 05:49 PM
 
davidflas, have you tried the monitor spanning hack? looks like you've got your monitor mirrored now.
     
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Mar 21, 2005, 02:58 AM
 
DoFa, nah man he is haxorated ok, the main window in the middle spans across the two screen
     
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Mar 21, 2005, 03:22 AM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
What's your opinion on me keeping my Rev A 2" PB for another year or so, buying a 19" or 20" LCD monitor instead with an external keyboard and mouse.
I have a rev B 12" powerbook and I hook it up to my Apple 20". I mostly like the setup, great portability and big screen at home. However, if you're on the go a lot, plugging/unplugging cables gets pretty annoying after awhile (especially if you have a lot of devices). It's not a huge complaint, and synching a laptop and a desktop might be even more annoying, but it's something to consider.
     
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Mar 21, 2005, 03:27 AM
 
Originally posted by sworthy:
I have a rev B 12" powerbook and I hook it up to my Apple 20". I mostly like the setup, great portability and big screen at home. However, if you're on the go a lot, plugging/unplugging cables gets pretty annoying after awhile (especially if you have a lot of devices). It's not a huge complaint, and synching a laptop and a desktop might be even more annoying, but it's something to consider.
They aren't cheap, but this should solve the problem: http://www.photo-control.com/bookendz/be03g412d.htm
     
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Originally posted by gsxrboy:
DoFa, nah man he is haxorated ok, the main window in the middle spans across the two screen
Uhhh...noooooooo... he was refering to davidflas not mpic .
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Mar 21, 2005, 10:33 AM
 
Originally posted by DoFa:
davidflas, have you tried the monitor spanning hack? looks like you've got your monitor mirrored now.
As far as I know the spanning hack doesn't work with CRT iMacs..
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Originally posted by iREZ:
Uhhh...noooooooo... he was refering to davidflas not mpic .
I see you spotted by intentional mistake to make sure you were still paying attention to the thread ! Good work
     
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Awesome...I passed!!!
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bump!
     
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May 11, 2005, 12:07 PM
 
i'd be itching to show off my setup...all these "i just bought an G5 iMac" members are full of bologna...prove it!
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you need wider furniture homeslice
     
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May 13, 2005, 12:19 AM
 
Originally Posted by davidflas
As far as I know the spanning hack doesn't work with CRT iMacs..

Hey Ya David. Up till recently I used SwitchRes w/ my imac dv 400 indigo. The pos sony monitor died so now I use the crummy internal. Point is I was able to get 1260x1024 natively on the monitor. It would turn off the internal monitor because it obviously can't render that resolution. So my suggestion is to find out the native and max res on that flat panel. Use Switch Res. Stuff the imac underneath the desk and enjoy your lcd.

http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/indexSRX.html
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Originally Posted by Dex13
Hey Ya David. Up till recently I used SwitchRes w/ my imac dv 400 indigo. The pos sony monitor died so now I use the crummy internal. Point is I was able to get 1260x1024 natively on the monitor. It would turn off the internal monitor because it obviously can't render that resolution. So my suggestion is to find out the native and max res on that flat panel. Use Switch Res. Stuff the imac underneath the desk and enjoy your lcd.

http://www.madrau.com/html/SRX/indexSRX.html
Works In Tiger.

Thanks Dex13, I'll look into it right away! The native res of the flat panel is 1280x1024 and I could sure use the extra room while I save up for my iMac G5.

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this desk is temporary until college
     
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Some nice setups! I can't wait until I get mine! It should ship on or before 5/20/05 along with a VESA adapter and a wall mount I ordered separately! Pictures soon to follow.
     
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Just got my iLift LCD arm for my new 20" iMac.

Check it out here:

http://homepage.mac.com/kkeyes/PhotoAlbum84.html

This is a very sturdy, high quality, adjustable unit. It can be thru-bolt mounted, edge clamp mounted (my setup), or wall mounted.
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Originally Posted by Macpilot
Just got my iLift LCD arm for my new 20" iMac.

Check it out here:

http://homepage.mac.com/kkeyes/PhotoAlbum84.html

This is a very sturdy, high quality, adjustable unit. It can be thru-bolt mounted, edge clamp mounted (my setup), or wall mounted.
Niiiiice!
     
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Can you find the iLift for less than $339?
     
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My setup... I know about the wires. Sucks having the network coming into your room (plus cable modem). But I try... I try very hard to keep it clean.

     
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Originally Posted by Macpilot
Just got my iLift LCD arm for my new 20" iMac.

Check it out here:

http://homepage.mac.com/kkeyes/PhotoAlbum84.html

This is a very sturdy, high quality, adjustable unit. It can be thru-bolt mounted, edge clamp mounted (my setup), or wall mounted.
Wow. Just Wow. very nice setup, nice collection. I like the screenshot of OS 1.0 I think a G4 cube would fit in well too.
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Originally Posted by Macpilot
Just got my iLift LCD arm for my new 20" iMac.

Check it out here:

http://homepage.mac.com/kkeyes/PhotoAlbum84.html

This is a very sturdy, high quality, adjustable unit. It can be thru-bolt mounted, edge clamp mounted (my setup), or wall mounted.
:drool:

That iLift looks fabulous. So good in fact I just ordered one. Wow. Thank you for the gorgeous pics.
     
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Ok, so I FINALLY! got my new iMac G5 yesterday.

After many hours of transferring data and getting things how I like them here are som pics of my current setup.



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Originally Posted by SSharon
Wow. Just Wow. very nice setup, nice collection. I like the screenshot of OS 1.0 I think a G4 cube would fit in well too.
Thanks!

Just ordered the Bose Companions because they will attach nicely to the side of the iMac. I like the design and compact nature of the system.

Yeah, I have always wanted a Cube. It was tough getting rid of my Powerbook/Cinema Display setup but with my new job I don't travel so I decided to pull the trigger on the new iMacs. Loving this machine.
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Here we go, guys! I finally got my iMac set up. Thanks to all for your advice.

     
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Originally Posted by sworthy
Can you find the iLift for less than $339?
http://store.yahoo.com/eca/lcdmoarmfora.html
$329
     
 
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