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View Poll Results: Which one is your baby?
Poll Options:
Power Mac G3, Beige 4 votes (1.87%)
Power Mac G3, Blue & White 2 votes (0.93%)
Power Mac G4, Cube 3 votes (1.40%)
Power Mac G4, Sawtooth or Gigabit Ethernet - Single or Dual? 14 votes (6.54%)
Power Mac G4, Digital Audio or Quicksilver - Single or Dual? 18 votes (8.41%)
Power Mac G4, Mirrored Drive Door - Single or Dual? 15 votes (7.01%)
Power Mac G5, AGP - Single or Dual? 34 votes (15.89%)
Power Mac G5, PCIe - Dual or Quad? 14 votes (6.54%)
Mac Pro, Quad Intel Xeon 110 votes (51.40%)
Voters: 214. You may not vote on this poll
Which Pro Mac do you call your own? * 2007 Edition *
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Jan 14, 2007, 12:00 AM
 
In what's becoming a yearly tradition here in the Power Mac & Mac Pro forum, here is the 2007 Edition of the ownership survey.

The rules are pretty simple; Vote for whichever model you currently own. In the case of owning multiple machines, vote for the machine you use the most or whichever one is the most powerful. Basically whichever machine you consider 'my machine'.

This is the first year for the new Intel models. And being how they've been on the market now for several months, the initial votes should prove pretty interesting.

As before, I've left a "Single or Dual?" option next to machines that shipped in single and dual processor configurations. Feel free to post with information on which model you have, and what you do with your computer.

For those of you with an interest in looking back on the 2006 Edition of the survey, it can be found here.

With 340 votes, the condensed rundown of the voting looks like this;

G5 based = 54.41%
G4 based = 35.30%
G3 based = 7.940%
Pre-G3 = 2.35%

Being how a number of the poll options barely received enough votes to make a dent in the total even collectively, I've opted to remove them from this year's edition of the survey. The entry level machine will now be the Beige G3.

And with that, vote on...
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Jan 14, 2007, 12:09 AM
 
This should be multiple choice for those of us with more than one. (I have 2 "main" machines -- work & home)

When a true genius appears in the world you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him. -- Jonathan Swift.
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 01:24 AM
 
A revised thread, nice. Mac Pro 2.66ghz, ATI X1900, 4gb ram, 2 maxtor HD's in raid-0, one running windows, and a 23 inch apple display. Ordering a second display soon........
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 02:03 PM
 
PowerMac G5 (June 2004) 1.8Ghz Dual

Nice to see the good old PowerPC starting off with such a great lead!

--Chris
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Jan 14, 2007, 02:26 PM
 
G3 AIO Used for light video editing in FCP 1.0.. Its getting a paintjob this weekend
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 08:10 PM
 
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio 533MHz single running 10.4.8. 640Mb of RAM, two 80Gb 7,200 RPM HDs, ATI Radeon 8500 on the way.
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 10:18 PM
 
What about MacBook Pros and PowerBooks?
No ice, no mixer, just RYE!!!
     
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Jan 14, 2007, 11:59 PM
 
Same as last year.

PowerMac G4 (FW800) with a pair of 1.25Ghz processor.
     
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Jan 15, 2007, 09:10 PM
 
Mac Pro 2.66, 3 GB Ram, Geforce 7300GT, 250 GB HD and 320 GB FW800 external HD. I would have liked to have gotten a nice new wide screen monitor but just had enough cash for the Mac, so my two 19" Acer LCD's will have to suffice.
Mac Pro 2.66 GHz/ 3GB of RAM / 250GB HD/ 320GB HD/ 320GB external FW800 HD / Geforce 7300GT / Dual 19" Acer LCD (4.3)
     
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Jan 18, 2007, 08:56 PM
 
I'm still using my trusty and long in the tooth Quicksilver Dual800. I have hopefully convinced my dear wife to upgrade to a new computer for my birthday gift in March.
By March we should of seen some kind of upgraded Mac Pro.
     
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Jan 18, 2007, 09:58 PM
 
Been playing with my Quad-core Xeon since August and forgot about my G4 Sawtooth...need to fire that pig up and get it running for wife...
     
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Jan 30, 2007, 07:08 PM
 
Bye, bye reliable (apart from the time you went BANG!) dependable G5 2.0 GHz Dual Core G5, hello Mac Pro 2.66 on a higher edu discount programme . . .

This message is a little premature - I just got my email from Apple saying the Mac Pro has left Ireland and will be with me Friday or (teasingly) 'maybe sooner . . . '

I sold everything! My unfinished PC Media Centre project, the MacBook I thought was fabulous but never used, the PC I'd built to run a few audio and video app's not available on the Mac . . . and I still couldn't afford to increase the RAM!

Imagine - I can put all my currently external drives inside the new machine! Luxury!

Anyway, I'm really excited - this is the first time for a long time that I haven't bought an entry-level Mac (Centris 610, 660av, PowerMac 6100, 7600, 8600, G3/233, G3/333, G4/400, G4/533 DP, G4 QS/1GHz DP, G5 2.0GHz DC)

Amazingly, the MacBook 1.83 I just sold seemed more responsive than the G5 and just about as fast, so I think this Mac Pro 2.66 is going to be a killer machine.

Now what can I sell to finance for RAM?
     
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Feb 5, 2007, 04:07 PM
 
I still have the MDD in my sig as my main machine. I have finally used every pci slot, both optical bays, and every HD slot. Upgrading the CPUs is pricey and HDs have gotten huge so I think my next machine my be an iMac.
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Feb 17, 2007, 10:07 PM
 
I'm still running my G4 Sawtooth. It runs like a dream, stats in my sig.

I do want to replace it with a Mac Pro, but it'll be a while before that happens. I'm getting married, and I've got many other things to worry about before an upgrade happens.
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Feb 23, 2007, 09:39 AM
 
Quicksilver 933 still working fine. I may buy a new Mac with Leopard comes out. Time Machine looks like it will bring ol' Quicksilver to its knees.
     
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Feb 23, 2007, 09:59 AM
 
I'm surprised so many people have the Mac Pros already
     
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Feb 27, 2007, 12:35 AM
 
powermac G4 MDD
dual 1.25
FW 800
1 gig RAM

I got it used last year (i dont have a lot of money) after selling my ibook g4 1.2. It has all the processing power that I need even though its about 4 years old. People keep telling me to get rid of the old G4 and to get an intel, but i dont see the need when this does what I need and more. Hoping to keep it for years to come.
     
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Feb 27, 2007, 08:56 PM
 
Power Mac G4 (Gigabit) dual 450... with a broken side latch, broken DVD-ROM, and a broken power supply.
Won't boot until I get that PSU fixed

So... I'm using my iBook G4 :o
     
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Mar 5, 2007, 07:06 PM
 
Single 1.8 GHz G5. Probably be my main machine for at least another year.
The era of anthropomorphizing hardware is over.
     
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Mar 5, 2007, 08:05 PM
 
Quad Core Xeon. Specs in sig.
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Mar 5, 2007, 08:52 PM
 
G5 DP 2.0, second best non-water cooled Mac of all time.

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Mar 13, 2007, 10:54 AM
 
Agreed Big Mac -
G5 DP 2.0 revA/1.5GB/Radeon X800XT/10.4.8/2x 160GB SATA/15"ASD&23"ACD

It's almost as fast as the 2GHz MBP I just sold, but 2+ years older

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Mar 16, 2007, 11:14 PM
 
I started with a stock G4 Sawtooth a little over a year ago.

Today:

1.2ghz 2mb L3 cache
1.5g RAM
128mb ATI Radeon 9200
120g WD 7200 HD 8mb cache
Sony DVD+/- Burner
10.4.9
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Mar 24, 2007, 11:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by iRye View Post
What about MacBook Pros and PowerBooks?
You are in the PowerMac and MacPro forums though
     
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Mar 30, 2007, 09:36 PM
 
Mac Pro
Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" processors
2 GB memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
Mac Pro
Two 2.66GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon "Woodcrest" processors
2 GB memory (667MHz DDR2 fully-buffered DIMM ECC)
LG 22" Wide Screen Monitor: Model# L226WT
     
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Apr 2, 2007, 01:35 PM
 
I just acquired a dual G5 2.0Ghz with a 256MB ATi Radeon X800 XT in it. Actually, it's from one of the Microsoft Xbox 360 development kits.

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Apr 5, 2007, 01:56 AM
 
G4 Digi Audio. Current specs in the sig.

I've painted the front and top bezels white; Gives it an iMac feel. In about 2 weeks im ordering an upgrade for the G4. She'll have a new single core G4, at least 1.6GHZ.
My Macbook Specs: 2.4GHZ C2D - 2GB RAM 667MHZ DDR2 - 160GB HD - Superdrive - Intel GMA X3100 - Mighty Mouse - Mac OS X Leopard - Windows Vista Ultimate
     
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May 1, 2007, 06:10 PM
 
8 core xeon macpro:-)
my second macpro-great machine!

cheers
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May 11, 2007, 02:32 PM
 
MacPro 2Ghz, 2gb ram, 2 hard drives. Couldn't pass on the refurb deal. I'll change the processors and the video card next year when the price comes down.
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May 13, 2007, 05:28 AM
 
My baby:
MacPro 3GHz OctaCore, 16GB RAM, 4x250GB HDD internal, 1TB HDD external, 3xNVIDIA GeForce 7300GT...
     
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Wow, somebody likes to spend money, what in the hell do you need 16 GB of RAM for?
     
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Answer a): I'll let you know when I've found out...
Answer b): I really tried to find a convincing reply...but in the end all I can say is: the little devil on my left shoulder did suceed this time...
(Btw: I'm kinda mad...but not that mad to order the RAM & the HDDs from Apple...)
     
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Jun 3, 2007, 05:35 PM
 
Mac Pro Dual Quad Core 3.0 Ghz
x1900xt
9GB ram
3 - 500 GB hard drives
NEC LCD2690WUXi
     
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Originally Posted by Og Oggilby View Post
Mac Pro Dual Quad Core 3.0 Ghz
x1900xt
9GB ram
3 - 500 GB hard drives
NEC LCD2690WUXi
Unless posting it would create security problems, you've just got to post a photo of that in the official Mac Pro/PowerMac picture thread.

And if that's your home system, you either do some very serious AV editing at home or you wear money hats to work.
24-inch iMac Core 2 Duo 2.4GHz
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 09:11 AM
 
I have two Macs. One PowerMac G5 Quad 1.8GHz which I'm selling and a newer Mac Pro Quad 3GHz with 4 GB RAM, ATI RadeonX1900. I'm getting the newest Mac Pro 8 core sometime this fall.
     
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Jul 5, 2007, 01:08 PM
 
I just bought the following from the Apple Store

2.66 GHz Dual-Core Intel Xeon
4GB 667 DDR2 FB DIMM ECC-4x1GB
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB
750GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s drive

Ok , I could wait for a revision , but I think this will see me right for the next few years at least.
     
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Jul 6, 2007, 01:11 PM
 
I have a Sawtooth right now.
350MHz PowerPC G4
448MB PC100 DIMM
16MB ATI Rage 128 Pro AGP
40GB ATA Drive
15GB ATA Drive
Pioneer DVD-RW Drive
Rewired PC power supply

Soon I'm getting a 400MHz Single Gigabit Ethernet G4 with no drives and 256MB of RAM. The 40GB HD from my Sawtooth is going into it, along with the DVD-RW drive and some of the RAM. I'll be putting a DVD-ROM drive into the Sawtooth.
     
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Jul 10, 2007, 07:53 AM
 
Mac Pro 2 x 2.66Ghz.
3GB RAM.
250GB 7200RPM HDD.
500GB 7200RPM HDD.
30" Apple Cinema Display.
     
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Jul 17, 2007, 02:34 AM
 
Brand New: Mac Pro 8-core
2 x 30" Apple Cinema Display
1GB RAM
750GB HD
1TB WD HD
2x500GB Lacie HD
ATI Radeon X1900

Power Mac 2 x 2.7GHz
250GB HD
160GB HD
     
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Jul 18, 2007, 06:34 PM
 
MacPro
Dual-Core Intel Xeon, 2 GHz
4 GB RAM
500 GB HD
iSight
JBL sound system
30" cinema
512 MB graphic card
     
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Originally Posted by Commodus View Post
Unless posting it would create security problems, you've just got to post a photo of that in the official Mac Pro/PowerMac picture thread.

And if that's your home system, you either do some very serious AV editing at home or you wear money hats to work.
Yes, it is my home system and I do 3D stills and some animation for advertising. I haven't had a chance to take a photo of my setup (not really a high priority at the moment). If I get a chance I will post one. I have a dual quad Boxx Systems PC at the studio where I work and I like the Mac Pro better (plus it cost less )
     
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Aug 12, 2007, 07:00 PM
 
Mac Pro
Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 3.0Ghz
5GB RAM
2x500GB HD (Mirrored RAID)
ATI Radeon X1900XT 512MB
Optiarc AD-7170A flashed to 1.0.4 and region free.
30" Apple HD Cinema Display (2560x1600)
18.1" Mitsubishi DiamondPoint NX85 LCD (1280x1024)
iSight
Creative 2.1 speaker set, not worth looking up the model number.

I voted Quad Mac Pro cause there is no 8-core option
     
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Aug 17, 2007, 12:22 PM
 
Mac Pro
Quad-Core Intel Xeon, 2.66Ghz
3GB RAM
2x250 GB HD

Had this for one year...rock solid machine and plenty of room for upgrades!
MBP 15.4" 2.4 | iMac 20" 2.4 | Mac Pro 2.66 | 17" iMac G5 iSight | PM Quicksilver 867 G4
     
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Aug 20, 2007, 12:09 PM
 
MacPro (See Sig for Specs)
MacPro 4 Core 2.66GHz
2x WD Raptor X Dives (RAID 0)
ATI X1900XT
4Gb RAM
WoW Addict
     
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Sep 23, 2007, 04:39 PM
 
My machine wasnt listed:

8 core MacPro
8 Gig of RAM
ATI Radeon X1900 XT 512MB

And it screems!!!!!!
     
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Sep 24, 2007, 08:55 AM
 
Got a Mac Pro 2.66ghz, ATI X1900, 5gb ram, 500Gb HD, and a 22 inch IIyama display.
     
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Dec 27, 2007, 05:12 PM
 
I have a 3.5ghz overclocked quad core penryn, 4gb of ram, and a geforce 8800GT running Mac os 10.5
     
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Dec 27, 2007, 07:40 PM
 
G4 Sawtooth
350 MHz G4 Processor
576mb RAM (1x 256mb, 2 128mb, 1 64mb)
128GB Hard Drive
ATi Rage128 (16MB VRAM!!!!)
17" Apple CRT Display
USB Keyboard and Hockey Puck Mouse!!
here's the clincher: MAC OS X 10.5.1
     
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Dec 31, 2007, 09:10 PM
 
I'll join the ranks of those with old G4s.

PowerMac G4 733 'Quicksilver'
1.5gb RAM
40 + 80gb HDD
Pioneer DVR-109
Nvidia GeForce MX 2
19" Viewsonic PF790
Max OS 10.4.11

She's getting old, but I don't think I'm going to buy a desktop next time.
     
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I voted Mac Intel Quad but it's actually an 8-core with two X5355 xeons.
     
 
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