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View Poll Results: Whatcha packin dawg?
Poll Options:
Power Mac NuBus (6100 - 8100) 3 votes (0.88%)
Power Mac PCI (7500 - 9600) 5 votes (1.47%)
Power Mac G3, Beige 5 votes (1.47%)
Power Mac G3, Blue & White 22 votes (6.47%)
Power Mac G4, Cube 7 votes (2.06%)
Power Mac G4, Sawtooth or Gigabit Ethernet - Single or Dual? 36 votes (10.59%)
Power Mac G4, Digital Audio or Quicksilver - Single or Dual? 43 votes (12.65%)
Power Mac G4, Mirrored Drive Door - Single or Dual? 34 votes (10.00%)
Power Mac G5, AGP - Single or Dual? 112 votes (32.94%)
Power Mac G5, PCIe - Dual or Quad? 73 votes (21.47%)
Voters: 340. You may not vote on this poll
Which Power Mac model do you call your own? * 2006 Edition *
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Lateralus
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Jan 3, 2006, 11:01 PM
 
Alrighty. I had said I would create a newer version of this thread once the PCIe G5s were in the wild, which they are. And now that we're ringing in 2006, the time is that much better.

The original thread had been slightly inaccurate as I forgot a few machines initially, namely the Cube, which I added later on, and the NuBus machines, which I've added to this round on the off chance that somebody is still using one as their main machine.

Results from the 2005 edition of this thread can be viewed here

As before, this will be a nice way to see how the paradigm is shifting with the Power Mac user base.

I've left a "Single or Dual?" option next to machines that shipped in single and dual processor configurations. If you have one of those machines, please specify.

I myself have a Power Mac G5 PCI-X, Dual 2.5GHz, Revision 2.

How about you?
( Last edited by Lateralus; Jan 3, 2006 at 11:09 PM. )
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Seattle
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Jan 4, 2006, 01:02 AM
 
I have a Power Mac G3, Blue & White and a beige G3.
     
jebjeb
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Jan 4, 2006, 04:50 AM
 
Quad G5 2.5GHz, 7800GT.
     
Maflynn
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Jan 4, 2006, 07:08 AM
 
Dual G5 2.0GHz PCI-X rev b. I just upped it to 2.5 gigs (from 1.5) and it screams
     
Gamoe
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Jan 4, 2006, 07:48 AM
 
I had a Power Mac 6100/60 AV which I gave away, though I don't think it's being used, which is a shame, because it is still quite capable of doing word processing on ClarisWorks and many other useful things. My main machine is my eMac now, but I have an upgraded Power Mac 8600/200 (to a 400Mhz. G3) which is still being used extensively for web browsing, e-Mail and word processing, and has even been given new life now that it is running Mac OS X (Panther).

My next desktop Mac will either be a mini (or like) or a Power Mac. I don't necessarily need all that processing power, but I really do like the expandability, and I don't want another desktop Mac with an integrated screen again.
     
zubro
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Jan 4, 2006, 11:06 AM
 
I have a PM 8600 250 with lodz of RAM ZIP drive etc. with a SONY Trinitron calibrated (I am a graphic guy) Excellent machine, but I now work mostly on my iBook G4 with 1,25GB of RAM and FW HDs ;o)
I am waiting for the MacTel to go PB.
     
chefpastry
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Jan 4, 2006, 11:08 AM
 
What happens if you have multiple Macs? Is it possible to vote again?
     
Lateralus  (op)
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Jan 4, 2006, 12:46 PM
 
Vote for the one you'd consider your primary Power Mac.
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2009059
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Jan 4, 2006, 03:51 PM
 
Dual 2.7 G5, 3GB RAM, 400GB, 6800 Ultra
     
radical_librarian
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Jan 4, 2006, 06:12 PM
 
I just got my dualcore 2ghz with 7800 gpu and 3 gigs ram, but could only spring for 20" apple LCD. Still it is pretty dang fast. Oh yeah, I went with Raptor 10K drive too. Too bad I couldn't get white wall tires, mag wheels, and dual four-barrel carbs, ha!
     
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Single 466 MHz Digital Audio G4.

"One ticket to Washington, please. I have a date with destiny."
     
Bushpk9
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Jan 6, 2006, 02:32 PM
 
DP 2.0ghz/2.5gb ram/19inch samsung and everything else is stock.

This is my first Mac and its amazing! Don't know why you wouldn't want one.

Check out this link for a MHZ myth type comparason. http://www.systemshootouts.org/processors.html

It says this dual 2.0 G5 is as fast as a 3.7 Pentium 4... seems faster though.
     
Sporty G
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Jan 7, 2006, 11:23 PM
 
G5 DP 1.8GHz, 1.25GB RAM, 200GB HDD, 80GB HDD, 23" Apple Cinema Dislay, Logitech Z-2300 speakers, Apple Bluetooth keyboard, MS Intellimouse Explorer (circa 2000).
     
Kyle Dreaden
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Jan 8, 2006, 12:49 AM
 
I remember when I joined this board, and I posted to a thread just like this. At that time, my MDD dual 1.25 FW800 with a gig of ram was a jaw dropper.

Oh how times have changed.

I still love my MDD & Alu 23" ACD =)
Desktop: 24" Aluminum/Black iMac 2.4GHz | 4GB RAM

Notebook: None | Want to buy a 12" Powerbook | PM ME!
     
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Jan 9, 2006, 03:03 AM
 
Dual 450 G4 for a total of 900mhz
Xserve single G5 I didn't see it there, but if anything it would count as powermac I think

I was surprised when I got the dual G4, cause it was much better than I had imagined it would be. The biggest thing for me, a lifelong (and still) PC user was the numbers. Seeing things like ATA66 and Firewire 400 scared me a bit, but seeing the whole dual processor thing, and the gigabit ethernet thing made me think this machine was ahead of its time back then. I got it, tigered it, and put in a faster optical (found out the hard way while installing 10.4). It runs faster than the dell desktop in the basement.. by far. It outperforms some of the pc's that my buddies have at our LAN parties. Not to mention it's got the capacity to run that high end software I wanted to run on my powerbook but couldn't cause of the G4/500. Overall, minus the ATA66 thing (getting a PCI card for it soon), I am quite impressed with this computer, and I will hold onto it for a long time. For the record...the dell is not mine, and I never touch it.
List of machines: Xserve, Alienware Area 51, Area-51m, PowerMac dual G4, AMD 3000+ server, AMD 3500+ LAN machine, 60GB Black 5G iPod, Powerbook G4 15"
     
JCT
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Jan 11, 2006, 11:08 PM
 
My main Powermac is my new Quad + 7800GT with 7GB RAM (has a Raptor for boot and a Hitachi 500 GB for everything else --- until the PCIe SATA cards arrive to hook up the external enclosures.


Unfortunately, I am slowly becoming the Imelda Marcos of Macs because I also have:

1. A souped up Cube -- my very first Powermac (a Valentine's Day gift!) -- my personal fileserver

2. An upgraded Sawtooth for the family's Media server

And today someone at work gave me a rev 2 G3 B&W! -- I will turn it into a fileserver in the lab.

I leave out the array of PBs and iBooks, but suffice it to say that everyone in my household has their own.

Hmmmm - something about these machines.

JT
Quad 2.5 Ghz G5 7GB RAM + 7800GT
15" MBP 2.16 GHz, 2 GB RAM, 100 GB 7200 RPM HDD
G4 DA 1.2 Ghz 1.5 GB RAM + 4 HDD (fileserver)
G4 Cube 800MHz , Radeon 7000, 1.5 GB RAM
<not bad for a relatively new switcher...>
     
MRTrauffer
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Jan 13, 2006, 05:42 PM
 
My personal systems are listed in my signature.

I use similar PowerMacs at work. All for Final Cut editing.
I gotta have more cowbell.
     
jdiddy
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Jan 16, 2006, 01:07 AM
 
Powermac G3 B&W 400mhz 80 gig hdd 1 gig ram.
     
Bwa
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Jan 27, 2006, 12:45 AM
 
PowerMac G5 dual 2 GHz, 1.5 GB RAM, two 17" LCDs, two 19" LCDs
PowerMac G4 single 1.25 GHz MDD, 1.25 GB RAM, two 17" LCDs
PowerMac G4 single 450 MHz Sawtooth, 640 MB RAM, four 17" LCDs
PowerMac G3 500 MHz (beige + NewerTech processor upgrade), 256 MB RAM, powered off in a closet
PowerMac 6100 66 MHz with 72 MB of RAM, also in a closet.

Also have an iBook G4, iBook G3, and an Intel iMac.
     
Westfoto
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Jan 27, 2006, 08:16 PM
 
I am now using 3 Macs.

The main one is the G5 thought with the TiBook being the second and the G4 dual being used the least.

I have a 8100AV80 and a CSi in a closet with a classic on top of a book shelf.
Mac Pro - 12 GB RAM - 30" & 23" Displays - 10.7.1
MacBook Pro - 2 GB RAM - 10.6.8
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DP2.0 (rev A), 2Gb RAM, 410GB HD, Radeon 9800, DVR-109 + Dell 2005 FPW

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Avenger2ser
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Jan 29, 2006, 03:30 PM
 
Just bought an old Gigabit Ethernet g4 400. Gonna thow 1.5gb ram, a couple of 120gb hds, usb 2.0 card for starters, then we'll see how things run. Here's the rest of the macs we have at home:

Powerbook G4 15" 1.67 (High res) <---Mine
2.0gb Ram/80gb/128mb video/ 10.4.4 video.

iMac G3 400 dv (file/web server)
512mb ram/ 120gb hd/ 8mb video/ 10.4.4 server

PowerMac g3 B&W [email protected] (office computer)
768mb/ 20gb/ 16mb video/ 10.4.4

iBook g4 14" 1.42ghz <-----Sisters
1gb Ram/ 60gb hd/ 32mb video/ 10.4.4

Powerbook G3 Pismo 400mhz <-----Mom's
320mb/20gb/8mb video/ 10.4.4

Plus we have three more Wintel machines, which i'm not too proud of
     
lothar56
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Jan 31, 2006, 11:47 AM
 
My iBook is my main machine, but for PowerMacs, I have:

B&W G3?450/640
Beige G4/450/288
Beige G3/300/256
Beige G3/266/64
And I've got a pile of NuBus macs and stuff in my basement
     
Jabba
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Feb 1, 2006, 07:26 PM
 
I just ordered a Dual Core 2.0 G5 and a 20" ACD. Upgraded to the 6600 Video card with 256MB and a 250GB HD, plus BT and Airport. An extra 2GB of RAM from Crucial is on the way as well.

I went back and forth between this and one of the new 20" Intel iMacs, but I've wanted a PowerMac for a while and I wanted it to work. I'm not too concerned with any speed difference between the two as my current machine is a 4-year old 667Mhz TiBook.
     
BillyB
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Feb 1, 2006, 08:24 PM
 
QuickSilver Dual 1Ghz... still lovin' it!
--"When you get to the point where you really understand your computer, it's probably obsolete."
     
zac4mac
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Feb 7, 2006, 08:04 AM
 
My running "mini-network" consists of:

RevA G5DP2.0/ATi X800XT256/15"ASD/23"ACD/1.5GB/2x160GB SATA

GigE G4DP550/ATi8500-32/Compaq17"/1GB/37GB ATA

11" iBook-800 Combo

<edit> 2GHz 15"MBP/1GB/100GB 7200rpm

AirPort Express

Junk in the closet/spare room/garage - 8500, 7500, IIfx, IIvi, LCII, LCIII, Plus, SE30, Portable, PB5300, PB1400 a Kangaroo and a bunch of stuff I can't remember...

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TailsToo
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Feb 9, 2006, 08:01 PM
 
I got a 1.8ghz SP G5 really cheap, and since Apple released the firmware update in November, it actually works now.

I put in 2GB of RAM, a 300GB hard drive, an ATI R X800 video card, and a dual layer 16x burner, and now it runs great!
     
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Feb 14, 2006, 03:58 PM
 
I have a Dual Mirror Door G4 and a G4 Ti.
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reson8
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Feb 16, 2006, 05:08 PM
 
Quad G5
8GB crucial ram
7800 GT
30 inch Apple HD display

Used mainly with Logic Pro 7 / Photoshop.

     
foo2
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Feb 16, 2006, 07:52 PM
 
PB 12.1" 1.33ghz 60/Combo.
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dlefebvre
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Feb 20, 2006, 05:28 PM
 
This week I upgraded my old G4 (400MHz upgraded to 1GHz with 1.5 GB RAM and an ATI RADEON 8500).

I will get tomorrow a brand new:

Quad G5
4GB of RAM
nVidia 660 (I'll wait to see how it handles for my usage before upgrading)
2x 250GB Hard Drive
1 DELL 24" LCD monitor
     
Kenneth
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Feb 22, 2006, 02:12 AM
 
Dual PowerMac G4 (FW800) - 1.25Ghz
1.75GB of RAM
120GB HDD + 160GB HDD
DVR-106D (4X DL)
32x stock combo drive
AirPort Extreme
Radeon 9000 Pro - 64MB
AlchemyTV PCI card
adaptec USB 2.0 PCI card
Apple 17" Studio Display


LaCie d2 Hard Drive Extreme with Triple Interface - 250GB

My AppleCare plan just expired today! Meanwhile, I ordered the 256MB ATI Radeon 9600 Pro (Mac/PC edition) from ClubMac hour ago.

Sidenote: back in Feb/2003, a mid-range PowerMac costed $1999. Now, $1999 can get you an 'entry-level' PowerMac G5.

Sitting next to me a Performa 6116CD (similar to a PowerMac 6100/60AV, since I added the Apple video add-on card)
     
I WAS the One
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Feb 22, 2006, 04:52 PM
 
G4 MDD 867Mhz Dual
• 2.0g Ram,
• four internal 250 HDs
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Oneota
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Feb 24, 2006, 09:39 AM
 
Main machine is a June '04 edition Power Mac G5/DP 1.8. Sitting next to it is a basically unused B&W G3/450 which I only use for OS 9 apps that haven't moved to OS X yet (which is pretty much nothing at this point other than some old games I bought in High School).

At my parents' house is my old main machine, a Gigabit G4/400, which served me well through most of college. Also at home is a beige Power Mac G3 All-In-One I rescued from work's trash heap (for the nostalgic value - it was the first Mac I ever bought with my own money).
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vistax
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Feb 24, 2006, 10:03 PM
 
i've got a quicksilver 933 mhz with:

2 mb L3-cache
768 mb ram
60 gb hd (sg barracuda), soon to be upgraded
nvidia geforce 4 mx 64 mb agp
pioneer dvr104 superdrive
pro mouse + keyboard (black)
pro speakers

greets

vistax
     
driven
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Mar 7, 2006, 11:49 AM
 
PowerMac G5 ... 2.0 Dual (One of the early ones with the 8 RAM slots).

I absolutely LOVE this machine. It's STILL faster than I need it to be. It makes me wait for nothing. I doubt I'll be replacing it anytime soon. I'll add more RAM and an extra drive though I'm sure.
- MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.3Ghz / 256SSD (Work laptop)
- iMac 3.2Ghz 1TB
     
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Mar 11, 2006, 03:24 AM
 
(sig)
     
QuadG5Man
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Mar 19, 2006, 12:41 PM
 
DUAL 1.8 G5 2.25 gigs o' ram, 250+80 gig HDD's, geforce 5200, 20" Dell Widescreen, 15" Apple Studio display. Black Apple pro keyboard. LOVIN THIS, solid!

BTW, I got the G5 base config for $799 from Comp USA, score.
     
///Milien
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Mar 19, 2006, 12:51 PM
 
Had a Rev. A Dual 2.0 and upgraded to a Quad in Jan. '06 (see sig for configs).
 Mac Pro 8-Core 2.26GHz Xeon | 12GB RAM | 2.5TB HDD | ATI Radeon HD 4870 | 24" LED Cinema Display
 Mac mini [Unibody] 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo | 8GB RAM | 500GB Seagate Momentus XT Hybrid HDD | 24" LED Cinema Display
 MacBook Air 1.6GHz Core 2 Duo | 4GB RAM | 256GB SDD
Too many accessories to list...
     
v56k
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Powerbook G4 1.67 / 100Gb 7200rpm / 2Gb RAM / Radeon 9700 Mobility 128Mb

MacMini G4 1.42 / 80Gb / 1Gb RAM / Radeon 9200 Mobility 32Mb - hooked to the TV.

OS X 10.4.*
     
mountainash
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Mar 24, 2006, 07:58 AM
 
I joined today. I guess that means sumthn. Usually I browse, but I felt compelled to reach out and communicate with the other PHREEKZ. Or is the politically correct term now macheads?

At the mo, I have a Beige G3, a 7300, a PMac DA G4 533, PBook G3 400MHz, 6100/66 with G4 136Mb RAM and graphics upgrades, 6100/66 with 136Mb RAM. Sumhow that seems like 4 macs too many. I use the PBook and PMac DA the most tho.
Power Mac G4 Digital Audio 533MHz 1.5GiB RAM, 2x 80Gb ATA HDDs, 320Gb SATA HDD, Radeon 9650 256MiB, Airport Extreme compatible PCI card, Zip 250, Pioneer 110, Firewire DVD burner, 21" CRT, Harmon Kardon Apple Pro Speakers, OS X 10.4.6
Powerbook Pismo G3 400MHz, 768MiB RAM, 80Gb HDD, AirPort Extreme PC Card, Bluetooth 1.1, DVD-ROM, OS X 10.4.6, Ubuntu 5.10, MacOS 9.2.2
To buy: RAM for Pismo, CPU upgrades
     
turbopants
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Mar 24, 2006, 09:26 AM
 
Quicksilver G4 dual 1.0Ghz. Still a great computer after all this time. Might look at the new towers when Apple introduces some Intel ones, but I'm pretty happy now.
     
CatOne
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Mar 28, 2006, 03:37 PM
 
Rockin' a quadzilla these days... Quad 2.5, 4 GB RAM, 7800 GT, 1 TB of disk.

Snappy!
     
guzzi
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Mar 31, 2006, 11:49 PM
 
Purchased one of the last G4 Mdds a little over a year,ago. This has been another great Mac for me!
I still wanted an OS 9 bootable machine in case of OS X issues, I could still get graphics work done in OS 9 in a pinch.
Only has CD/DVD combo drive, but I am using an external FW TDK 8X DVD writer
I've upgraded the video card to a 128 MB VRAM ATI 9600 Pro Mac/PC edition.
Full 2 GB of RAM
Installed (2) new internal 120 GB HD's plus added (2) 250 GB external FW HDs. All WD brand drives.
Added Apple Pro speakers.
Luuuv this Mac!
     
kavka99
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Apr 2, 2006, 11:50 AM
 
I have and use (Networked) three PowerMac's..

One Sonnet 1.0 ghz upgraded Sawtooth with 1 gb of ram, OS X 10.4.5
One eMac 1.25 ghz with 1 gb of ram, OS X 10.4.5
One G3 Beige Zif upgraded to 366 mhz with 768 mb of ram, OS 9.2.2

D
     
aquilles10
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Apr 3, 2006, 12:20 PM
 
Let's see, I own a MDD Dual 1.25ghz G4 Powermac with 2.0gb of RAM and a 200gb 8mb cache maxtor hard drive, an 80gb hard drive, and two other 80gb hard drives in a striped RAID set and the stock ATI Radeon 9000. Also it has a set of the Apple pro speakers and an iSub, as well as an iSight mounted on a 17" Apple Studio Display.

My wife's computer is an 20" intel iMac with 1.5gb of RAM and the standard 128mb video card. I gave her my soundsticks, and bought an external Plumax firewire enclosure for her 120gb hard drive she had on her dual 867mhz G4, that died recently. I have to say the imac is really nice. Much nicer than I had initially thought.

I love my MDD, and as mucha s I may want a new G5, it really gives me no reason to have to switch.
     
jasonsRX7
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Apr 27, 2006, 09:31 AM
 
Power Mac G5 Dual 1.8, Geforce 6800 ultra
     
RevEvs
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May 20, 2006, 10:44 AM
 
PowerMac G5 Dual 2.0, ATI 9600, 2.5Gig Ram, 500Gig HD - Original G5, ordered the day of the announcement. To be replaced by whatever the new powermac is in august? maybe...
I free'd my mind... now it won't come back.
     
TimmyDee51
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May 21, 2006, 07:41 PM
 
I've got an MDD Dual 867 MHz with 1.25 GB of RAM, a 250 GB HDD (did have a 120 GB as well, but that just died), and a Radeon 9700 Pro. I'm pretty sure the combination of RAM and the upgraded graphics card (128 MB) have really kept it usable to this day.

This should really be a multiple option poll, though, because I also have a B&W G3 (450 MHz with 448 MB RAM) sitting downstairs. It's not used for much, but it's still mine.
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snoopy199
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Jun 1, 2006, 08:21 PM
 
Revision B G5 2.0GHz model here.

Tempted to sell it on craigslist and buy the unannounced mac pro model but since I just bought a macbook the wife would kill me
     
 
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