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I got a PowerMac G5 2.7Ghz + 23" ACD today!!! (PICS)
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Apr 29, 2005, 02:41 AM
 
I couldn't wait to upgrade so I took the plunge. I am transferring data between the two machines now.

Previous system was a PowerMac G5 2Ghz. Standard configuration.

Specs are:

PowerMac G5 2.7Ghz
2GB RAM
2x250 GB SATA HD
16x Dual Layer DVD Burner
Radeon X800 XT (arrives tomorrow)
23" Apple Cinema Display



2.7Ghz G5


23" ACD


Transferring


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Apr 29, 2005, 02:54 AM
 
Congratulations on your purchase. . . but you really need to warn people if you're going to place large inline images in your thread by placing some notice in the thread title. It does not matter to me on my fast connection, but it is a forum rule.

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Apr 29, 2005, 04:02 AM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected]
I couldn't wait to upgrade so I took the plunge. I am transferring data between the two machines now.

Specs are:

PowerMac G5 2.7Ghz
2GB RAM
2x250 GB SATA HD
16x Dual Layer DVD Burner
Radeon X800 XT (arrives tomorrow)
23" Apple Cinema Display

2.7Ghz G5
[img] snip [/img]
I only see one HD in there, where's the other one?

And congrats on the upgrade. Put up some benchmarks? What model did you have before? 2.0 or 2.5?

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Apr 29, 2005, 04:23 AM
 
how much is the radeon x800 xt? and what video card do you have now?

is that x800 xt better than the nvidia 6800 GT DDL?
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 05:07 AM
 
What was your previous G5?
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 05:34 AM
 
Congrats... my 2.3 is on its way soon. Can't wait.

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Apr 29, 2005, 05:39 AM
 
Originally Posted by Krypton
What was your previous G5?
He identifies it as a 2.0.

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Apr 29, 2005, 05:49 AM
 
I took the pic before I put in the second HD. My previous machine was a 2Ghz G5.

I got the X800 XT for $300 on eBay. It only takes up one slot unlike the Nvidia card.
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Apr 29, 2005, 06:42 AM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected]
I took the pic before I put in the second HD. My previous machine was a 2Ghz G5.

I got the X800 XT for $300 on eBay. It only takes up one slot unlike the Nvidia card.
I am considering replacing the standard vid card with an X800. Any reason not to? Big difference?

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Apr 29, 2005, 08:14 AM
 
Very big difference. The 6800 and X800 are in a class of their own.
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 11:50 AM
 
Originally Posted by nycdunz
is that x800 xt better than the nvidia 6800 GT DDL?
It is much smaller, much quieter, draws less power. And yes, faster.
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Apr 29, 2005, 12:04 PM
 
hate to tell ya but your monitor has a pink cast on the top right...i'd think about taking that sucker back and demanding a new one that works proper. can't believe they haven't fixed this yet.
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Apr 29, 2005, 12:36 PM
 
Originally Posted by iREZ
hate to tell ya but your monitor has a pink cast on the top right...i'd think about taking that sucker back and demanding a new one that works proper. can't believe they haven't fixed this yet.
I disagree- it looks like the reflection of an overhead light is what you're actually seeing as the pink cast. Look at the frame of the monitor- it's got a highlight up in the upper right corner.

The best way to tell is to turn all the lights off and check it for yourself.
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 12:55 PM
 
only in my dreams, congrats dude.
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Apr 29, 2005, 01:42 PM
 
Originally Posted by jfobart
I disagree- it looks like the reflection of an overhead light is what you're actually seeing as the pink cast. Look at the frame of the monitor- it's got a highlight up in the upper right corner.

The best way to tell is to turn all the lights off and check it for yourself.
You're right, it is from a light. No pink cast on the 23" ACD. No dead pixels either. It is perfect.
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Apr 29, 2005, 01:42 PM
 
Awesome, but I have one question... could you pull out the video card (make sure your machine is unplugged when removing/inserting a vid card) -- and take a few pics of it? Us modders have been curious about the 9650 and its AGP port and whatnot... If it's actually that similar to the 9600XT (and I'm positive it is), I might be interested in buying it from ya (you're going to get an x800 anyway so once you get that you won't need this).. if you want

Looking forward to seeing this Thanks! And uh, congrats on the g5
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Apr 29, 2005, 01:49 PM
 
Link, my X800 XT arrives today. I'll post pics of the 9650 after I install the new card.
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Apr 29, 2005, 01:51 PM
 
Okay coolness I'll be glad to see that!
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Apr 29, 2005, 01:55 PM
 
i'm waiting for dual core G5's , espec after reading the ars technica tiger review
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 02:23 PM
 
Link wants to get a card to support a 30" LCD even though he doesn't have the $ for one. HAHA
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 02:42 PM
 
How quiet is your new G5 compared to your old 2ghz G5? This is important to me. Thanks!
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 03:08 PM
 
Does it feel faster? Can you notice it?
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 03:30 PM
 
Congrats!! Nice nice machine.
I have the original Dual 2GHz G5 as well (what you're upgrading from, I assume), so I'm especially curious how much faster the 2.7 feels in every day operation. Plus: is it any more loud or quiet?? Thanks!
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 03:35 PM
 
The 2.7Ghz definitely feels faster than my 2Ghz machine. I noticed that the OS seemed "snappier" immediately. Obviously this isn't scientific measurement, but I could tell it was faster.

The new G5 is whipser quiet, which is to say it is more quiet than the 2ghz machine. Also there is no pulsing noise coming from the 2.7 machine like so many 2Ghz owners experienced... myself included.
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Apr 29, 2005, 03:47 PM
 
I'm curious, why didn't you use FW800 for the initial transfer?
     
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Apr 29, 2005, 03:53 PM
 
Originally Posted by powertrippin
Link wants to get a card to support a 30" LCD even though he doesn't have the $ for one. HAHA
Hey, on the positive side it means no need for an ADC to DVI adaptor for the 2nd jack.. though I still might definitely not do it *nod* I'd have to ebay both my cards lol.. hrmmmmm
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Apr 29, 2005, 03:59 PM
 
Originally Posted by tramahound
I'm curious, why didn't you use FW800 for the initial transfer?
I don't have a FW800 cable. :|
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Damn, looks like you're gonna be king of the hill for a while Congrats.
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Congrats on the new purchase. Did you pick it up from your local Apple store?
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Apr 29, 2005, 08:41 PM
 
Originally Posted by [email protected]
The 2.7Ghz definitely feels faster than my 2Ghz machine. I noticed that the OS seemed "snappier" immediately. Obviously this isn't scientific measurement, but I could tell it was faster.

The new G5 is whipser quiet, which is to say it is more quiet than the 2ghz machine. Also there is no pulsing noise coming from the 2.7 machine like so many 2Ghz owners experienced... myself included.
From what I've read here, that makes the 2.7 MUCH quieter than the 2.5. Now I'm very interested.

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Can I borrow some money from you guys?
     
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Originally Posted by powertrippin
Can I borrow some money from you guys?
same. 4000 dollars will do! except i think i will keep it all
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Originally Posted by NY152
Congrats on the new purchase. Did you pick it up from your local Apple store?
Yeah, I bought the last one.
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I can't wait to go from my MDD dual 1.25 G4 to something like this in the future.... I wonder if it'll feel snappier?
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Apr 30, 2005, 12:34 PM
 
Originally Posted by powertrippin
Can I borrow some money from you guys?
Me three ! Takes me 5 years to afford a new machine (as you can see by my sig).
I'm going for it now though, just a few more weeks....to buy a machine that's half the cost of your fancy 2.7 x800.

Congrats buy they way! gotta love the power ! 2.7 with x800 is sweet !
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Apr 30, 2005, 01:48 PM
 
Someone has too much money... 2.0-->2.7...

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Apr 30, 2005, 02:23 PM
 
in upcoming weeks i will own a g5, but cant decide between imac or powermac, hmm.
     
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Hmm, looks pretty nice. I'm on a budget. May have to either buy a refurb or get a Mini. Congrats, you will get many years of great Mac performance. I still have a G4/400 AGP working hard and an upgraded Performa 6360 with a G3 card doing Photoshop work.

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Congrats, [email protected], on the new setup.

Originally Posted by zerock
in upcoming weeks i will own a g5, but cant decide between imac or powermac, hmm.
zerock, the one negative about my iMac is the widespread fan noise issue, but not every iMac G5 owner experiences that problem. The Power Mac posters here seem to think the latest versions are quiet. If noise is a factor for you, compare both models yourself and then decide.


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Congratulations !

I'de like to ask you a question : does your new G5 come with Bluetooth 2 or BT 1 ?

Thanks :-)
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I don't recall it saying anything specific on Apple's website. Maybe it might state it in the developer's notes.
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I believe its BT2 but the modules aren't quite available yet.
     
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I'll call Apple to see if it works. The D-Link USB module works perfectly. I have connected to my cinema displays rear usb port so that it isn't visible.
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Originally Posted by anamexis
I believe its BT2 but the modules aren't quite available yet.
The Bluetooth BTO or upgrade kit for the new G5s are indeed Bluetooth 2.0+EDR. You can see this page right here on the forums for further information.

And congratulations [email protected] A wonderful purchase... my X800 arrives Friday and I will finally be able to put it through its paces. We should compare notes and tweaks.

Our similar setups are quite odd though. I almost bought that Dell monitor last week but decided on a ViewSonic VP201B. Couldn't bring myself to support the Evil Eviler Evilest Empire. Nice desk too.
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what are you doing with the old G5? i can't upgrade from my G4/350mhz and you bumped yours from a 2ghz to a 2.7ghz, help a fellow mac man out and pass the old comp over to me. I will name my first born after you!
     
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