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Aug 4, 2005, 03:54 PM
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kgarner
Aug 4, 2005, 04:05 PM
I'll give an "insanely stupid, but I think I want one"

dizastor
Aug 4, 2005, 04:19 PM
Wow, that is so utterly cool.
They have one on the site that can house two mac minis. It'd be nice if there was a way to cluster their computing power for every day apps.

I'd have a 10-stack tower fabbed and stick it under my desk to help with FCP renders.

Sweet idea. I really want to fab a mac mini case now.

kalisphoenix
Aug 4, 2005, 04:29 PM
Wow, that is so utterly cool.
They have one on the site that can house two mac minis. It'd be nice if there was a way to cluster their computing power for every day apps.

I'd have a 10-stack tower fabbed and stick it under my desk to help with FCP renders.

Sweet idea. I really want to fab a mac mini case now.

OS X Server on one + Firewire? I seem to recall a guy making a cluster recently that was obscenely powerful given the cost.

nagromme
Aug 4, 2005, 07:39 PM
The little TINY case shown in the picture is pretty cool :) Useless but cool :)

The larger ones I'm not so sure about.

billystlyes
Aug 4, 2005, 08:16 PM
The big case is for the Cube.

nagromme
Aug 4, 2005, 09:22 PM
I thought Cube at first, but the slot's in the wrong place. It would fit a Mini with air underneath, but a Cube's drive is centered on top.

ITASOR
Aug 4, 2005, 09:28 PM
I was thinking about the slot in the cube one too. The cube can't be tilted in there can it? Where are the ports on the cube?

Mini case is cool. Just adds to the cost of the computer though. Is running the mini sideways any good for it? Especially the slot drive?

ham_man
Aug 4, 2005, 10:33 PM
Insanely stupid, yet very tempting to purchase...if I had a Mac Mini, of course... :rolleyes:

nagromme
Aug 4, 2005, 11:48 PM
AFAIK a Cube can run tipped forward: the cables come out the bottom or back. But the optical slot is centered, so I don't see it ever lining up with that case. I think that case must be some other Mini product. Or maybe they sell an external optical that sits on top of the Cube? Or you extract the Cube's own drive and mount it there?

plinkoman
Aug 5, 2005, 12:01 AM
AFAIK a Cube can run tipped forward: the cables come out the bottom or back. But the optical slot is centered, so I don't see it ever lining up with that case. I think that case must be some other Mini product. Or maybe they sell an external optical that sits on top of the Cube? Or you extract the Cube's own drive and mount it there?


ummm, the optical drive is along the front edge of the top, not in the middle of the top, thus if it were tipped forward, then rotated 180 degrees, the optical drive would be at the top of the front as pictured on those cases.

dejo
Aug 5, 2005, 12:02 AM
Yes, the big one is for the Cube. Yes, it'll fit fine. See this (http://monphoto.hp.infoseek.co.jp/andcube/andcube-j.html) page for further pics (and where they specifically mention "Cube"). I have a Cube and figure it will fit fine. The optical drive slot is not perfectly centered across the entire top of the Cube; it actually sits nearer one of the edges, opposite the power button.

mad jew
Aug 5, 2005, 12:07 AM
That's got nothin' on my new mini case.


http://img.dell.com/images/global/products/dimen/3000_chassis_front_314.jpg


Nah, but am I the only one who actually prefers the consumer Mac look over the Pro line? I think Apple's just slightly overdone the aluminium thing with the Power Mac. :(

If there was a case that made it look like an iBook...

iMeowbot
Aug 5, 2005, 12:20 AM
Nah, but am I the only one who actually prefers the consumer Mac look over the Pro line?
If you think the G5 would look right at home behind the meat counter at a supermarket, you're not alone.

shamino
Aug 5, 2005, 10:45 AM
AFAIK a Cube can run tipped forward
Really? I thought it would quickly overheat if run sideways. Something about the fanless convection-cooling design.

Although I suppose you could install a fan to get around this.

nagromme
Aug 5, 2005, 11:36 AM
That answers that! "Mystery" solved. I must have had the toaster metaphor stuck in my brain :) Thanks for the correction.

joecool85
Aug 5, 2005, 11:42 AM
If you think the G5 would look right at home behind the meat counter at a supermarket, you're not alone.

I like that look.

shamino
Aug 5, 2005, 11:46 AM
If you think the G5 would look right at home behind the meat counter at a supermarket, you're not alone.
There's a photoshop idea for anyone who has the time to kill. A combination Macintosh/meat slicer. So you can serve your customers, perform inventory control and download $0.99 songs all at the same time.

nagromme
Aug 5, 2005, 03:27 PM
I like the look of the G5s too. Simple and sleek and minimalist, very Apple--but industrial.

I do not like the size :)

iGary
Aug 5, 2005, 03:30 PM
That's got nothin' on my new mini case.


http://img.dell.com/images/global/products/dimen/3000_chassis_front_314.jpg


Nah, but am I the only one who actually prefers the consumer Mac look over the Pro line? I think Apple's just slightly overdone the aluminium thing with the Power Mac. :(

If there was a case that made it look like an iBook...

That is EXACTLY what is hinding under my desk...to the T.