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OKComputer
Sep 21, 2003, 12:59 AM
Im sure all of you are excited those of you that have them on the way that is. How are you gonna set it up? What external devices? speakers etc? list it here and post pics when they come :-)



me:
Dual 2.0
no superdrive
no modem
Radeon Pro graphics
JBL creature speakers
Dual Sony 19 inch Decor series trinitrons
waacom tablet
1gb of ram

and his little buddies 30 gig ipod and 1ghz pb

alphaone
Sep 21, 2003, 01:07 AM
I am not getting a G5 :( I'm stuck with my dual 867 (which is still ok I guess :p ).

akushlan
Sep 21, 2003, 01:19 AM
Dual 2GHz G5
8GB Ram
2x250GB SATA
SuperDrive
Radeon 9800 PRO
Logitech z-680 5.1 speakers
2x23" Apple Studio Display
Wacom2 Intuos Tablet - 9*12

Alte22a
Sep 21, 2003, 01:39 AM
I want a G5, that can wait for a bit. But hey does all Dualies have 2 small friends called PB and iPod?:rolleyes:

alphaone
Sep 21, 2003, 01:39 AM
Originally posted by akushlan
Dual 2GHz G5
8GB Ram
2x250GB SATA
SuperDrive
Radeon 9800 PRO
Logitech z-680 5.1 speakers
2x23" Apple Studio Display
Wacom2 Intuos Tablet - 9*12
omg. Are you freakin serious???:eek: I wish I had that kind of money.:(

tazo
Sep 21, 2003, 01:53 AM
Originally posted by akushlan
Dual 2GHz G5
8GB Ram
2x250GB SATA
SuperDrive
Radeon 9800 PRO
Logitech z-680 5.1 speakers
2x23" Apple Studio Display
Wacom2 Intuos Tablet - 9*12

are you serious? That is like a $18.000 system! holy ****...

ZildjianKX
Sep 21, 2003, 03:38 AM
1.8 GHz Powermac G5
Stock except:
Radeon 9600 Pro
1 Gig RAM

Samsung 172T 17" LCD
Microsoft Natural Keyboard Pro
Microsoft Wheelmouse optical (my Intellimouse Explorer died...)
Creative I-Trigue 2.1 3300 Speakers
40 Gig iPod

Not bad for a switcher :)

Stojamow
Sep 21, 2003, 04:16 AM
2 x 23" Displays...

HUMMM... are those 3 etxra inches really worth of that extra money when you can get 2 x 20" for half price (roughly)

ZildjianKX
Sep 21, 2003, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by tazo
are you serious? That is like a $18.000 system! holy ****...

Naah, only $13,214.95 + the tablet :)

cc bcc
Sep 21, 2003, 07:24 AM
I finally have my 1.8 G5:

-1.8 GHz
-2.5 GB ram (ordered 2 GB somewhere else)
-Superdrive
-Ati 9800 pro (the card's fan makes a lot of noise, be warned!)
-Bluetooth

edesignuk
Sep 21, 2003, 08:25 AM
Originally posted by cc bcc
-Ati 9800 pro (the card's fan makes a lot of noise, be warned!)

Really? My 9800 Pro in my PC is very quiet.

aethier
Sep 21, 2003, 09:00 AM
Dual 2.0
1.5 gigs of ram(crucial)
TTX 19inch CRT monitor
Radeon 9800pro
SoundSticks and iSub
SupperDRive
all ready have 15 gig ipod,
and am saving money for lots of games, and Logitech MX900 BT mouse and Z680 speakers.
Plus i bought a snazzy new glass desk to go with it.

aethier

cc bcc
Sep 21, 2003, 11:26 AM
Originally posted by edesignuk
Really? My 9800 Pro in my PC is very quiet.
Yeah, it's not very loud, but if I stop the fan with my hand the g5 is quite silent, but with the ati fan running, it makes a wining noise. The ati's fan is louder than the rest of the g5.

Panda Genma
Sep 21, 2003, 11:47 AM
Sold this:
Dual 1.25G4 MDD Dual Boot
2GB RAM
GeForce4Ti
120GB HD
AudioPhile2496
RTMac
SuperDrive and CDBurner
Airport Card

For this:
1.8GHz G5
1.5GB RAM (For now, I plan on upgrading every month)
Radeon 9800Pro
160GB
Superdrive
Canopus ADVC-100

From Previous G4 setup I still have:
22" Cinema display
Yamaha 5.1 Receiver and speakers (Now functional, YAY!)
Panasonic NTSC Monitor
Extra 17" Sony Monitor
Griffin PowerMate
Editing Keyboard
Wacom Tablet

:)

magid
Sep 21, 2003, 12:31 PM
stock 1.8ghz G5 (will be upgrading ram shortly)
20" Cinema
17" NEC crt
Soundsticks
MS mouse
Soundsticks
Wacom

iBook 500 combo 640
30Gb iPod
external 60Gb lacie d2

mmathis
Sep 21, 2003, 02:56 PM
Hey guys
I'm patiently waiting for my dual G5, and was contemplating which speakers to get with it. I saw these new jbl speakers in my school's bookstore that look pretty cool, but I'm not sure how they would sound at home turned up. They look like little white mushrooms with a big white mushroom-looking sub. Anyone know what I'm talking about or heard them?

OKComputer
Sep 21, 2003, 03:48 PM
yea, theyre called the JBL creature speakers. trust me. they give you great bang for the buck

MattG
Sep 21, 2003, 04:13 PM
I'm getting:
1.8ghz chip
1.5gb RAM (not from Apple--got it from Newegg.com)
Radeon 9600
Combo Drive
160gb Hard Drive

Going to connect it to my Samsung 191T LCD monitor. As I mentioned above, I have 1gb of RAM that I ordered from Newegg that I'm going to add to the 512mb Apple gives. I've also got an Airport Extreme card that I ordered separately which I'm going to throw in there. I've got an Adaptec DuoConnect USB/FireWire PCI expansion card that I'm going to add, to give me three more USB 2.0 ports and two more FireWire 400 ports. I've also got a Bluetooth dongle that I ordered from Apple a while ago to use with my last Mac. Can't wait!

revenuee
Sep 21, 2003, 04:25 PM
Originally posted by Stojamow
2 x 23" Displays...

HUMMM... are those 3 etxra inches really worth of that extra money when you can get 2 x 20" for half price (roughly)

combined thats 6 inches

23 inch 1920 by 1200
20 inch 1680 by 1050

2 x 23" is 4608000 pixels ^2
2 x 20" is 3528000 pixels ^2

thats a difference of 1080000 pixels ^2
that equates to 1200 by 900 pixels of extra space

which is almost the total relestate of an extra 17" Studio Display at 1280 by 1024

so price wise 2 x 23" is $3998
2 x 20" + 17" is 3297 but you'de need to get another graphics card to support the 3rd display and your giving up a PCI slot, and your giving up more desktop space for a savings of maybe $300

Besides, it's his purchase.

don't ruin his fun, if i had the money i would do the same thing.

AngryAngel
Sep 22, 2003, 10:21 AM
{picky} ^2 denotes "to the power of 2", not "multiplied by 2", which would be *2 or x2. {/picky}

My set-up (arrived on Friday):

•G5 1.6
•No modem
•Combo drive
•1.25GB RAM
•80GB HD
•Radeon 9600 Pro
•BlueTooth
•2x Mitsubishi Diamond Pro 93SB 19" CRT monitors- these match the colour of the G5 exactly with their front panels, and their tops have continuous drilled holes, like the G5's front
•Logitech MX-500 mouse
•Apple Design Stereo Speakers (c.1993)
•120GB USB2 HD (bought when I only had a Rev.A iBook with no FireWire)
•Minolta Scan Dual 3 USB2 film scanner
•Canon CanoScan FB636U Flatbed Scanner
•Epson Color Stylus 740
•Oracom ORC-200 128MB MP3 Player
•Fujifilm FinePix A201 2MP camera
•Belkin 7-port USB Hub
• Sony T610 phone, with HBH-60 bluetooth handsfree- pity Apple has no Audio-In via Bluetooth yet

revenuee
Sep 22, 2003, 10:26 AM
Originally posted by AngryAngel
{picky} ^2 denotes "to the power of 2", not "multiplied by 2", which would be *2 or x2. {/picky}




i was denoting an area, it's ment to be read "pixels sqaured"

just like cm^2 is read centimeters squared

nice set up though, pro photowork?

robotrenegade
Sep 22, 2003, 03:25 PM
POWER MAC G5 2.0GHZ DP
Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
2GB DDR400 (PC3200) - 2x1GB
160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
56k V.92 Internal Modem
BlueTooth Module
Airport Extreme Card
Apple Keyboard & Mouse
Mac OS X
APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD-USA
APPLE WIRELESS MOUSE-ZML
Harman Kardon SoundStick

robotrenegade
Sep 22, 2003, 03:28 PM
POWER MAC G5 2.0GHZ DP
Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
2GB DDR400 (PC3200) - 2x1GB
160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
Super Drive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
56k V.92 Internal Modem
BlueTooth Module
Airport Extreme Card
Apple Keyboard & Mouse
Mac OS X
APPLE WIRELESS KEYBOARD-USA
APPLE WIRELESS MOUSE-ZML
Harman Kardon SoundStick
22 & 15 Apple Displays

AngryAngel
Sep 22, 2003, 05:08 PM
Originally posted by revenuee
i was denoting an area, it's ment to be read "pixels sqaured"

just like cm^2 is read centimeters squared
A pixel is already an area, not a measurement of length.

"3528000 pixels squared" is 12,446,784,000,000 pixels.


nice set up though, pro photowork?
Yes, amongst other things. Haven't yet tried it out with any heavy-duty work yet.

The ATi Pixel Shader real-time demos play very well. I get the same frame rates while playing two of the demos (Tubes and Ocean) simultaneously as I get at work on my Dual G4 1.25 with Radeon 9000 playing one at a time (~27-31 fps).

Have yet to play Unreal Tournament 2003... but will try the demo soon. I am awaiting Amazon delivery of Warcraft III- they have it for only 15GBP.

As I am used to laptops (apart from at work, where I couldn't here anything over all the noise of other machinery), I am finding this G5 quite noisy.

I have uploaded a little photo of part of my set-up:
http://phoenix.jr2.ox.ac.uk/angryangel/images/g5_with_friends.jpg

revenuee
Sep 22, 2003, 05:53 PM
Originally posted by AngryAngel
A pixel is already an area, not a measurement of length.

"3528000 pixels squared" is 12,446,784,000,000 pixels.



you win

but i think i got my point across as far as whether or not it is worth it to get the two 23" .... LOL


i ask about the photo thing because i noticed that you got both a flatbed, and a film/tranperancy scanner

nice pic of your accessories, but can't really see much of the entire setup, add one when it's all up and running.

AngryAngel
Sep 22, 2003, 06:17 PM
I use the flatbed to scan prints (normally black and white) as the film scanner doesn't like negative film that much (seems very noisy for some odd reason).

My main workflow is:
=>Shoot Fuji Sensia 100 slide film (cheap, natural colours, very fine grain when scanned) in my Nikon F4 with manual focus Nikkor prime lenses
=> Scan with Minolta Scan Dual III
=> Edit in Photoshop
=> Output to Web, to my photo library, or to my Epson 740 (which despite being only 4 colour, does a good job when you put nice paper through it- I use the Ilford papers).

Waluigi
Sep 22, 2003, 06:26 PM
Dual 2GHz G5
1GB RAM
250GB HD
Super Drive
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
56k Modem
Apple Keyboard & Mouse
Mac OS X
Apple Protection Plan (3yrs)
iSight
17" Apple LCD Display

AngryAngel
Sep 22, 2003, 06:30 PM
A couple more photos:
(scanners are not set up yet, as I haven't yet bought my larger desk which I'll need)

http://phoenix.jr2.ox.ac.uk/angryangel/images/g5matching.jpg

Showing monitors matching the G5's drilled holes.

http://phoenix.jr2.ox.ac.uk/angryangel/images/g5andmonitors.jpg

Showing the overview of the set-up.

wbrowne1
Sep 23, 2003, 10:44 AM
My dual 2Ghz (stock except for 1GB RAM), that has been listed as 10/22 or sooner just shipped yesterday. I can't friggin wait.


I ordered through the store for education, but not until August 9th.


Man, this is gonna be one big step up from my iMac DV G3 400.

:D