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ep_909
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Jan 30, 2005, 10:44 AM
 
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Mac Mini -------------------------- CPU : G4 1.42 RAM : 1GB PC3200 HDD : 80GB DVD : Apple Combo Drive PC -------------------------- CPU : AMD 64 3200+ MOB : ASUS A8N-SLI RAM : 1GB (2 x 512 Dual Channel PC3200) HD1 : 200GB SATA HD2 : 120GB IDE DVD : Pioneer DVD+/-RW VID : (2 x nVidia 6600GT SLI) KVM - TrendNet 206i -------------------------- MON : 21" Dell P1110 KEY : Microsoft MultiMedia MSE : Logitech MX510
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 11:37 AM
 
I first wanted to say: "The mini is positioned awful." (I actually had written that already)

But then I realised that this looks pretty much like the target environment, since there's only PC-hardware. I went back (one page in my browser) to check your postcount. One post (welcome to MacNN). So I thought, don't be an arsehole and make it look like "we" Mac users were way too design freaky.

Stay in the Mac-world for some time (which will be great) and you will see: We are.

Wait wait wait: There's a Mac Classic (or similar) machine under the desk. Seems I wrote complete BS and you're longer a Mac user that I am. Ah, I'm confused now…
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 12:21 PM
 
Here's my recliner mini mac setup:

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Jan 30, 2005, 02:22 PM
 
Thade, very nice set up...
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 02:56 PM
 
Thade, I showed your setup to my girlfriend, and she said you had to be living alone, and if I had any plans of a similar setup, I soon would be.

     
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Jan 30, 2005, 03:00 PM
 
I was gonna put my main comp. in a diff room but then I'd be too far away from the big screen TV.
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 05:59 PM
 
Well here are my pictures. I have my mini in the wiring closet. Forgive the picture quality.

The picture includes, the Mini, 2 x 300 gig Maxtor FW drives, a Phlink, 16 port
switch from Dell, WRTG54 (running Seavsoft), and a Motorola 5100SB cable modem
(comcast)

http://inmediasres.org/minisetup/picture1.jpg
http://inmediasres.org/minisetup/picture2.jpg
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 06:19 PM
 
Originally posted by Thade:
I was gonna put my main comp. in a diff room but then I'd be too far away from the big screen TV.
Is your TV HD? If so just hook it up there
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 06:22 PM
 
Originally posted by Thade:
Here's my recliner mini mac setup:

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lol nice
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Jan 30, 2005, 07:45 PM
 
Here is my Mac Mini setup with a 23" Apple Cinema Display:

My Mac Mini Setup...
     
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Jan 30, 2005, 08:13 PM
 
Originally posted by Armando:
Here is my Mac Mini setup with a 23" Apple Cinema Display:

My Mac Mini Setup...
Saw that in an older thread. Your pic inspired me to get the mouse & it's a stylish compliment to the mini.
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 04:25 AM
 
Originally posted by Armando:
Here is my Mac Mini setup with a 23" Apple Cinema Display:

My Mac Mini Setup...
Nice, how is expose working? i think anandtech said there was slowdown on higher resolutions.
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 09:34 AM
 
Originally posted by biposto:
Nice, how is expose working? i think anandtech said there was slowdown on higher resolutions.
He can always run at 1024x768 stretched…
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 11:53 AM
 
Anybody got their yet? I don't have one but I can start out with some nice Mac Mini pics










     
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Jan 31, 2005, 12:18 PM
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by macintologist:
[B]Anybody got their yet? I don't have one but I can start out with some nice Mac Mini pics

I like that LCD monitor. What brand/model is that? Thanks.
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 12:22 PM
 
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kklenz:
[B]
Originally posted by macintologist:
\I like that LCD monitor. What brand/model is that? Thanks.
It looks like a Sharp Aquos.
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 12:25 PM
 
Originally posted by macintologist:
Is that you macintologist? You're a little cutie.
     
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( Last edited by bigpapa; Feb 2, 2005 at 01:08 PM. )
     
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Jan 31, 2005, 03:05 PM
 
These pictures really dispels the rumors that nobody would hook up a Mac an off-brand keyboard and monitor.
     
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Crappy setup, the monitor licks balls but I'm saving up for a apple 20in.... The mac itself runs great and I cant wait to get my external HD in so I can tranfer all my mp3s and pictures and finally get rid of my pc
     
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Feb 1, 2005, 07:07 AM
 
Originally posted by ilvwhtgrls:
Crappy setup, the monitor licks balls but I'm saving up for a apple 20in.... The mac itself runs great and I cant wait to get my external HD in so I can tranfer all my mp3s and pictures and finally get rid of my pc
OWNED!

Your images will not show up. Your server blocks off-site linking.

I can't wait for my Mini.
     
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Feb 1, 2005, 06:27 PM
 
how is your mac mini with the 23" lcd? I am planning yo buy the same setup, but I'm afriad the mini can't power the lcd?
Is it pretty responsive?

Originally posted by Armando:
Here is my Mac Mini setup with a 23" Apple Cinema Display:

My Mac Mini Setup...
     
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Feb 2, 2005, 02:02 AM
 
This is bogus!!! I started this thread a week or two ago and I get it locked but now it's ok. You mods are always on some sort of powertrip.
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Feb 2, 2005, 02:38 AM
 
Originally posted by gee308:
how is your mac mini with the 23" lcd? I am planning yo buy the same setup, but I'm afriad the mini can't power the lcd?
Is it pretty responsive?
im wondering the same thing.
     
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Feb 2, 2005, 09:07 AM
 
Heres mine
     
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Feb 2, 2005, 09:18 AM
 
Originally posted by f1000:
Is that you macintologist? You're a little cutie.
Schnappi Schnappi schnappi!

No it ain't me. I just ripped that picture from another site. Forgot which one.
     
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Feb 2, 2005, 09:39 AM
 
Schnappi Schnappi schnappi!
I hate that song. Aaaaaaargh
     
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Feb 2, 2005, 09:44 AM
 
Originally posted by petemc:
Heres mine
"Mac", as in a McDonald's "Big Mac" burger. That's a classic picture, wow!
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Feb 2, 2005, 01:48 PM
 
Originally posted by petemc:
Heres mine
Very cool photos on your site! Keep it up!
     
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Feb 2, 2005, 03:07 PM
 
Originally posted by ilvwhtgrls:


Crappy setup, the monitor licks balls but I'm saving up for a apple 20in.... The mac itself runs great and I cant wait to get my external HD in so I can tranfer all my mp3s and pictures and finally get rid of my pc
You should velcro it to the side of your monitor.
01110011011011100110111101110111011000110111001001 1000010111001101101000
     
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Feb 3, 2005, 03:07 PM
 
http://homepage.mac.com/johnfaires/PhotoAlbum2.html

This is my wife and my setup, we both sold our PC's and got macs in the last week! We are loving it!

Dont mind the crappy furniture we are living in a temporary location and dont have our actual desks

Anyway.
     
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Feb 3, 2005, 04:31 PM
 
That is so cool

When I get married, for her to have a mac will be a stipulation. I'm tired of mixed environments... no, never mind, she will just have to get a mac and keep her pc, I wont player hate her stuff, though it sucks.
     
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Feb 5, 2005, 12:59 PM
 
Here is mine. This setup works great for the family: http://homepage.mac.com/randreucci/PhotoAlbum27.html
     
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Feb 5, 2005, 01:22 PM
 
Originally posted by Robe:
Here is mine. This setup works great for the family: http://homepage.mac.com/randreucci/PhotoAlbum27.html
that's a cool setup..

what rez does the mini drive your lcd tv?

also... i am guessing you do not live in california...(one small earthquake and it would be knocked over )
     
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Feb 9, 2005, 03:31 PM
 
Today I bought that cheap no-name 17" TFT for 199 €. The image is stunning, really. I didn't expect much, I stand corrected now.



EDIT: Typo
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Feb 10, 2005, 01:40 PM
 
Nice. I can't wait to see how a BT setup will look like. I'm really thinking bout getting one of these but can't justify getting this over an external drive that'll get my Xbench scores around the same as the mini. Decisions decisions.
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The picture is a week old. I replaced the MS mouse with a Logitech MX1000 Cordless Laser mouse a few days ago.

Above image may be replaced with a more up-to-date image in the next few days.
     
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Feb 11, 2005, 08:17 AM
 
My Mac mini on a new 3m desk.

The Cinema Display on the left is an old 22".

     
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Feb 11, 2005, 08:42 AM
 
Originally posted by keveridge:
My Mac mini on a new 3m desk.
OMG. I've seen the light.

That's what I need at home in my study - a 3m desk!

It's a shame my local Ikea doesn't have one.
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Feb 11, 2005, 08:52 AM
 
That's what I need at home in my study - a 3m desk!

It's a shame my local Ikea doesn't have one.
You don't need to go to Ikea .

It's a regular beech worksurface used in kitchens. A few cable holes were cut into it using a circular saw and it was then nailed to the wall. Three metal legs provide the support.

Cheap, strong and sturdy and available from a big DIY store.

Hurrah!
     
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Awesome!
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Feb 11, 2005, 10:26 AM
 
wow, that is a nice desk. Is that a 20" or 23" lcd with your mac?


Originally posted by keveridge:
My Mac mini on a new 3m desk.

The Cinema Display on the left is an old 22".

     
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Feb 11, 2005, 10:39 AM
 
wow, that is a nice desk. Is that a 20" or 23" lcd with your mac?
It's a 20".

When I got my Mac mini home I planned to plug it into the 22" ADC Cinema Display via a Gefen ADC to DVI converter.

Unfortunately the screen came up with a huge amount of static and noise, something I hadn't experience when I'd used the screen with a RADEON 9000 in my Dell.

Rather than try and find a newer Apple converter and take the chance that it might make things better, I gave up and went back to the Apple Store for a new display.

Turns out the mini was the most expensive low-end computer I've ever bought
     
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Mac mini: 1,42GHz, 512MB RAM, 80GB HDD, SD, AE, BT, 20" Display, JBL Creatures II
PowerBook: 867MHz, 640MB RAM, 60GB HDD, SD, AE, BT
Gadgets: Tungsten T5, K700i, iPod (3rd gen, 15GB), iPod shuffle (512MB)

I ordered the mini on 1/11 and got it on 2/11.

I'm very happy with the system. I switched from a Shuttle XPC (Athlon 1800+, 768MB RAM, 60GB HDD, DVD-R, WLAN), which I sold and have a PC-free home now. The mini is whisper-quiet, elegant, and fast enough for my purposes (Web, iWork, iMovie).
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 03:47 PM
 
Now that's a Mac mini setup. I hate seeing such nice setups....makes me wanna get a mini real bad.
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Feb 13, 2005, 06:28 PM
 
Hi,

Finally got around to taking pictures of my mini media center setup.




Slide Show
     
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Feb 13, 2005, 06:41 PM
 
Hey Vinster! Nice setup! Is the mini display sharp on your screen?

What is everything around your display? I see that you have a Dish receiver, LaCie drive, .... what else?

Thanks!
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Feb 13, 2005, 06:56 PM
 
Originally posted by truckweb:
Hey Vinster! Nice setup! Is the mini display sharp on your screen?

What is everything around your display? I see that you have a Dish receiver, LaCie drive, .... what else?

Thanks!
Thanks!

I set the TV to its native 1280x768 resolution with DisplayConfigX, and it's very sharp at that size and fine at other resolutions, too.



The gear (starting clockwise):
- EyeTV 200
- Philips 17" LCD TV
- Keyspan DMR
- Mac mini
- Maxtor 40, LaCie 120 and Maxtor 300GB drives
- DirecTV receiver
- Plextor 716-UF DL DVD burner

Work pretty well (remote is key). What would make the setup perfect is if the EyeTV could tune with the directv card so it didn't take two steps to schedule a recording.
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Feb 13, 2005, 08:20 PM
 
I also have a LaCie external HDD, 160Gb but I find it very noisy. The Western Digital inside is fast but you do hear it spin quite well.

I was thinking of using it with my mini but the noise will kill me in the end. Right now i'm using it as a backup for my 2 internal 160Gb in my Windows PC.

I would not mind swaping that Western for a Seagate, complete silence with them and mabe even faster. Would void my warenty....
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Originally posted by truckweb:
I also have a LaCie external HDD, 160Gb but I find it very noisy. The Western Digital inside is fast but you do hear it spin quite well.

I was thinking of using it with my mini but the noise will kill me in the end. Right now i'm using it as a backup for my 2 internal 160Gb in my Windows PC.

I would not mind swaping that Western for a Seagate, complete silence with them and mabe even faster. Would void my warenty....
I actually have the 120GB LaCie and I don't find any of external drives to be particularly noisy. My music's on the LaCie.

The mini's used for PVR recording and DVD playback and it's very quiet.
     
 
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