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wrldwzrd89
Sep 4, 2004, 02:14 PM
If you had enough money to buy the Mac of your dreams today, which one would you buy, how would you configure it (what BTO options, or standard config), and what would you use the new Mac for?

I would buy a Dual 2.5 GHz PowerMac G5 with 2 GB of RAM (2x1GB), 2x250 GB hard drive, a 23 inch Apple Cinema HD Display, and the ATI Radeon 9800 XT graphics card. I'd use it to run Folding@Home and any other processor-intensive tasks I could throw at it.

ToddW
Sep 4, 2004, 02:22 PM
Dual 2.5 Powemac
8GB Ram
2*250GB HD
Bluetooth
Airport Extreme
Nvidia 6800
2*23" Displays
Wireless Mouse/Keyboard

What would I use it for?

Simple, TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!! :D

friarbayliff
Sep 4, 2004, 02:26 PM
Dual 2.5 Powemac
8GB Ram
2*250GB HD
Bluetooth
Airport Extreme
Nvidia 6800
2*23" Displays
Wireless Mouse/Keyboard

What would I use it for?

Simple, TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!! :D

I concur

solaris
Sep 4, 2004, 02:37 PM
Dual 2.5 Powemac
8GB Ram
2*250GB HD
Bluetooth
Airport Extreme
Nvidia 6800
2*23" Displays
Wireless Mouse/Keyboard

What would I use it for?

Simple, TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!! :D
Great computer. In Norway that one is USD 17.500
I have the money to buy one, but I have no use for such a machine! My 15" PowerBook is all I need... :)

heaven
Sep 4, 2004, 02:45 PM
I would buy my 17" PB again, its awesome! :rolleyes:

cslewis
Sep 4, 2004, 02:47 PM
Summary- My iMac G5

• 2GB DDR400 SDRAM - 2 DIMMs
• 250GB Serial ATA drive
• AirPort Extreme Card
• None - Bluetooth Module
• iSight
• .Mac Promotional Bundle
• Bluetooth Module + Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
• APP for iMac/eMac - Enrollment Kit
• 20-inch widescreen LCD
• 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
• SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra w/64MB video memory


Subtotal $3,689.95

I want it, I want it, I want it! Good specs, I like the space-saving factor most of all. :D

wPod
Sep 4, 2004, 02:59 PM
i have to pick just one? oh well if i had the money id pick 3

1) desktop/entertaiment machine
dual 2.5ghz
8 GB ram
2x250 hd set up as raid (which ever one mirros the drives)
the video card with 256mb vram
bluetooth
airport extreme with an airport extreme base station and airport express for the stereo.
single 23" monitor
external projector to watch movies on.
an awsome optical 5.1 stereo set up.

2) portable
12" PB maxed out on everything, just so it can be a bit faster than the rev A i have now. and since i had the money i would design an antena that would actually get good wi-fi reception, and would take the PB apart to do this and wouldnt mind that i voided the warntee. i would also paint the apple transparent red from the inside so it would look ultra cool (also would void the warntee but i wouldnt care cause i would have plenty of money)

3) MORE POWER!!!!
xserve dual G5 maxed out connected to a rack of cluster nodes all connected through fibre channel and connected to the internet through the most powerful optical system i can find. then throw in 3.5 terabit xserve raid. all of this to serve web-sites for all of my firends, or anyone that asked me nicely. then i would program it to design the coolest new electronic device and then sell the patent to apple so i can say that i was the designer of the coolest apple product!

lazymuoio
Sep 4, 2004, 03:08 PM
if i had the money id buy a dual 2.5 G5 maxed out specs with a 30" cinema display using airtunes so i can connect a 12inch powerbook to it and have a 250Gb Lacie network Hard drive to back up onto now thats my dream system

PlaceofDis
Sep 4, 2004, 03:17 PM
if i had the money

2.5 Dual Powermac
Maxed out Ram
Dual 30 inch displays w/ that great video card too
2x250 harddrives
Superdrive

yummy....too bad im broke

JOD8FY
Sep 4, 2004, 03:21 PM
15" PowerBook G4
1.5 Ghz
SuperDrive
2GB RAM
80GB 5400RPM HD
128MB VRAM
Backlit Keyboard

AND

Dual 2.5 Ghz PowerMac
SuperDrive
8 GB RAM
2x250 GB HD
NVIDIA 6800
Airport Extreme
Bluetooth
23" Apple Display

Uses: Video editing (at home and on the go) and to run any game/program in the world. :)

I like this thread, :p
JOD8FY

JeDiBoYTJ
Sep 4, 2004, 03:24 PM
if I had the money, I found get myself a fully loaded 2.5ghz G5 and all the good stuff.

kirk26
Sep 4, 2004, 03:33 PM
17" Powerbook fully loaded.

freiheit
Sep 4, 2004, 03:48 PM
Definitely the dual 2.5GHz G5 if I could afford it. And I'd add one of Apple's new 20" LCDs. I'd only really need maybe 2GB of RAM though, and maybe a Radeon 9600XT (unless they call come with 9800 standard now, I haven't checked since the new PM's came out) -- just something that I know would run Tiger and CoreImage/CoreVideo very nicely.

ibookin'
Sep 4, 2004, 03:50 PM
I recently bought a new Mac after selling my two Apple laptops (PowerBook and iBook 1GHz, both 12"). Selling those machines enabled me to get the new computer for no additional cost.

I was considering buying a new iMac, but I decided that portability is more important to me than speed, so I got a 15" G4 PowerBook. It is the low-end model, stock, but if I had wanted to throw in an extra $2700 or so, I would've gotten this:

-15" PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, 128MB graphics upgrade (for spanning, I don't really play games), 5400RPM drive
-Extra battery, 2 extra AC adapters
-23" Cinema Display

MoparShaha
Sep 4, 2004, 04:50 PM
Fully loaded 15" PB, which is what I should have bought instead of my 12" anyways. :rolleyes:

redAPPLE
Sep 4, 2004, 04:50 PM
id get the vt supercomputer. imagine the games i can play with that baby!

MattG
Sep 4, 2004, 05:28 PM
Dual 2.5 Powemac
8GB Ram
2*250GB HD
Bluetooth
Airport Extreme
Nvidia 6800
2*23" Displays
Wireless Mouse/Keyboard

What would I use it for?

Simple, TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!! :D

I'll take one too :)

AliensAreFuzzy
Sep 4, 2004, 05:45 PM
I'd Have to buy the PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5 GHz
8 GB RAM
Fibre Channel Card
GeForce 6800 DDL
Dual 30" Displays
Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse
2X250GB HDD
.Mac
APP
5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
3.5 TB Xserve RAID
Production Suite

I would use this thing to make the most incredibly awesome and amazing movies ever in the history of man kind. :D

Macmaniac
Sep 4, 2004, 05:50 PM
Thats a dumb question, to see what Mac I would buy, just go to the 2.5ghz G5 model and add every expensive option on it! That would be my dream mac. Even if it came at $20,000.

yellow
Sep 4, 2004, 05:55 PM
• Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
• 8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
• 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
• ATI Radeon 9800 XT w/256MB DDR SDRAM
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
• AirPort Extreme Card
• Bluetooth Module
• 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
• Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
• Mac OS X - U.S. English
• Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers & Monster 2-meter Cable
• APP for Power Mac with Display - Auto Enroll

Subtotal $11,257.95 (EDU pricing)

What would I use it for? Only for word processing. Nothing else. Nein!

Daveman Deluxe
Sep 4, 2004, 06:56 PM
If I could keep my current 12" PB, I'd buy a 20" iMac, fully loaded.

If I couldn't, I would buy a 15" PB, fully loaded, and add an external LCD, probably 1024x768.

andiwm2003
Sep 4, 2004, 07:07 PM
Summary- My iMac G5

• 2GB DDR400 SDRAM - 2 DIMMs
• 250GB Serial ATA drive
• AirPort Extreme Card
• None - Bluetooth Module
• iSight
• .Mac Promotional Bundle
• Bluetooth Module + Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
• APP for iMac/eMac - Enrollment Kit
• 20-inch widescreen LCD
• 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
• SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra w/64MB video memory


Subtotal $3,689.95

I want it, I want it, I want it! Good specs, I like the space-saving factor most of all. :D

totally agree with your system. i would immediatly order it. Would add an external HD for backup.

Since I bought a 15" PB this summer I will have to wait for the rev. B 23" iMac G5 next year.

:D

revenuee
Sep 4, 2004, 07:09 PM
12 inch powerbook fully loaded with 30" cinema display --- ultimate portability and kiss ass display for when i'm at my desk

BoneyardBoy
Sep 4, 2004, 07:17 PM
Dual 2.5ghz G5 with 2gig ram, Airport Extreme card, bluetooth module, wireless keyb & mouse, THREE 20" aluminium displays arranged on the desk Matrix style. and i'd use it to play The Sims :D

jaromski
Sep 4, 2004, 07:25 PM
dual 2.0ghz g5
2gb memory
2x250 raid0 setup
9600XT ati radeon

~3000 USD.

i already have the 23" apple cinema display, but it is hooked up to my pc cad station. but i can always dream about that dual 2.0ghz g5...it would complement my 12" p.b. oh so well...

jaromski

vollspacken
Sep 4, 2004, 07:43 PM
If you had enough money to buy the Mac of your dreams today, which one would you buy, how would you configure it (what BTO options, or standard config), and what would you use the new Mac for?

Mac LC II - 2MB Ram, 500MB HD, 10T ethernet, 12" monochrome CRT
- and I would use it to play shufflepuck

... WTF??? what a stupid question, anybody would pick the top of the line configuration id money wasn't the problem... :rolleyes:

the only thing to worry about would be deskspace and therefore what display to choose...

vSpacken

Apple Hobo
Sep 4, 2004, 07:56 PM
• Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
• 2GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 2x1GB
• 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
• NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
• 56k V.92 modem
• 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
• Mac OS X - U.S. English

• 19" CRT display

Subtotal $4,924.00 (minus display cost)

Pretty modest, but I really don't need anything more.

If I wanted to really burn a hole in my wallet...

http://www.cray.com/images/X1-LCIO72.jpg

A Cray X1 supercomputer :eek:

pianoman181
Sep 4, 2004, 08:17 PM
Summary


• Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
• 4GB DDR400 ECC SDRAM - 8x512
• 750GB ADM (3x250GB Serial ATA)
• Combo Drive (DVD-ROM/CD-RW)
• Fibre Channel PCI-X card - (lower slot)
• PCI video card (upper slot)
• Xserve RAID 3500G/14x250G/2x2GB FC
• Mac OS X Server, Unlimited License
• Mac OS X Server Maintenance 36 Mths Unl. Client (Single Server), price per server
• AppleCare Service Parts Kit for Xserve G5
• AppleCare Premium Service and Support for Xserve
No video card


Subtotal $21,246.00

plus my current powerbook g4 12 incher 1ghz, 512mb, 40gb, ae, bluetooth

andiwm2003
Sep 4, 2004, 08:22 PM
Mac LC II - 2MB Ram, 500MB HD, 10T ethernet, 12" monochrome CRT
- and I would use it to play shufflepuck

... WTF??? what a stupid question, anybody would pick the top of the line configuration id money wasn't the problem... :rolleyes:

the only thing to worry about would be deskspace and therefore what display to choose...

vSpacken


you're wrong. i don't need the top of the line dual processor mac. i don't need speed, i don't want cables, i don't need ultra subwoofer ear blasting sound. i want a simple system so i choose the best design for me. if that happens to be a "low cost" model thats fine with me. having the money doesn't mean i buy any high speed sh** that i don't need.
of course i can fully understand the people who want to enjoy the top of the line model. just having it may be already a cool thing.

my two cents, andi

r6girl
Sep 4, 2004, 08:25 PM
12 inch powerbook fully loaded with 30" cinema display --- ultimate portability and kiss ass display for when i'm at my desk

ditto!

however, i don't think the 12" pb can support that display size, so i guess it would have to be the 23" display... :(

marianne

JeffTL
Sep 4, 2004, 09:22 PM
20" iMac G5 loaded (including Airport -- the idea is to limit cabling), BT peripherals and a nice set of speakers; if the speakers built in aren't that great (and I doubt they're too great) and I can't recycle the speakers from my Dell I'd like some JBL Creature IIs so I am working them in. $3250 or so academic.

Maybe toss in Final Cut Express for $99 -- I'm wanting to copy my tapes over to DVD so the Pinnacle moviebox digitizer for $199 is a good choice. Though the EyeTV 200 could do that and bring in TV too, the EyeTV 500 is the ideal choice if I'm going all-out, as it can bring in OTA HD, though I might just not do TV on this and keep it to video off tape.

I already have MS Office and wouldn't need that.

Not as powerful as a Power Mac but on the other hand an iMac G5 would take up no more space than my current Dell monitor.

BrianKonarsMac
Sep 4, 2004, 09:30 PM
12 inch powerbook fully loaded with 30" cinema display --- ultimate portability and kiss ass display for when i'm at my deski wish the nvidia geforce 6800 ultra was installed in the 12" pbook...but it's only BTO on the PMac G5's.

obviously if money wasn't an issue, you would go for the best available option depending on both portability, size, and power.

my 12" will last me as a portable for a long time i think, all i do on the road is emailing, DVD watching, browsing, music, and light gaming.

my dream system would be -

wait for top of the line Rev. C G5 PMac.
8GB of RAM in 1GB sticks.
Nvidia GeForce 6800 ultra or equivalent.

remove the stock hard drive, replace with highest internal SATA drive (400GB is current i think, so maybe .5TB) and add another.

Fibre Channel PCI-X card.

X-Serve RAID for super storage...drool...

dual 30" monitors with wall mounts. HD PORN! I CAN SEE EVERYTHING SO CLEARLY :p

replace my logitech z-680 with some amazing optical audio equipment (although z-680 does have optical and i love them..).

and then i would use the rest of the change to buy myself a life :eek:, or maybe just a high class hooker. [note: sarcasm, maybe = true]

and all the rest of those sexy goodies, a customized case would be nice (acid etched design, logo, etc).

BrianKonarsMac
Sep 4, 2004, 09:32 PM
ditto!

however, i don't think the 12" pb can support that display size, so i guess it would have to be the 23" display... :(

marianne yea, you can't use a 30" on anything but a PMac G5 w/ Nvidia's card.

the 12" pb's video cards performance on a 23" monitor, probably not so hot at full res.

stubeeef
Sep 4, 2004, 09:57 PM
id get the vt supercomputer. imagine the games i can play with that baby!

ditto....maybe I could solve the unified theory!!!!!

Counterfit
Sep 4, 2004, 10:58 PM
you're wrong. i don't need the top of the line dual processor mac. i don't need speed, i don't want cables, i don't need ultra subwoofer ear blasting sound. i want a simple system so i choose the best design for me. if that happens to be a "low cost" model thats fine with me. having the money doesn't mean i buy any high speed sh** that i don't need.
of course i can fully understand the people who want to enjoy the top of the line model. just having it may be already a cool thing.

my two cents, andi Congrats, you just took all the fun out of this thread :rolleyes:

Anyways, my ultimate system (assuming an unlimited budget)
2.5GHz G5 with:
16GB of RAM (2GB sticks, at least $339 each :D)
1600GB (unformatted) internal drive space (thanks to transintl (http://www.transintl.com)'s SwiftData 200 and Hitachi's 400GB SATA drive.)
NVidia 6800, driving two 30" cinema displays.
Fibre Channel card
Logitech Z-680 speakers
Related peripherals:
a FireWire (800 or 400) dual layer DVD burner
a fully loaded XServe RAID
a connection to Internet2 (http://www.internet2.org)

total price (excluding 'net connection):
• Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
• 512MB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 2x256
• 160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
• NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
• Bluetooth Module
• 56k V.92 modem
• 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• Fibre Channel PCI-X Card (w/SFP-SFP cable)
• Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
• Mac OS X - U.S. English
• Mac OS X Server v10.3 (Unlimited-Client)
• Keynote preinstalled
• iPod w/Click Wheel (40GB w/Dock)
• Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers & Monster 2-meter Cable
• APP for Power Mac (w/ or w/o display) - Enrollment Kit

Subtotal $12,686.95

RAM= $899 per 2GB stick from Crucial :eek: $899x8 = $7192 :eek:
SwiftData 200 (two drive solution, not enough PCI slots for the four drive :() = $368
Hard drives: I couldn't find a retail price in my quick search, so I'm using $300, based on the price of Maxtor's 300GB drive ($225 at newegg, $259 at tigerdirect), so $300x4 = $1200
Dual Layer DVD drive: LaCie 16x D2, FireWire + USB "High Speed": $199
XServe RAID:
• 512MB+512MB cache
• 3500GB ADM (14x250GB Ultra ATA)
• Cache Battery Back-up Modules
• AppleCare Service Parts Kit for Xserve RAID
• AppleCare Premium Service & Support Plan for Xserve RAID

Subtotal $14,597.00

Grand subtotal: $36242.95, plus tax and shipping.
Total with RI 7% sales tax: $38779.96
That's $2537.01 in sales tax :eek:

Edit: hmm, over an hour from clicking Quote to actually posting... :D and then another 30 mins editing :P

Oirectine
Sep 4, 2004, 11:16 PM
1.8 G5 iMac with
-Lots of RAM
-Airport Extreme
-Bluetooth mouse and keyboard


Mmm... an entire desktop with almost no footprint and only ONE WIRE for the whole dang setup. *drool*

Sun Baked
Sep 4, 2004, 11:17 PM
If there was an unlimited budget, I'd probably lean towards the VT Big Mac Cluster v2.0 if the building is included.

applemacdude
Sep 5, 2004, 12:10 AM
I would have Dual 30'"

Abstract
Sep 5, 2004, 12:17 AM
• Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
• 8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
• 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
• ATI Radeon 9800 XT w/256MB DDR SDRAM
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
• AirPort Extreme Card
• Bluetooth Module
• 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
• Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
• Mac OS X - U.S. English
• Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers & Monster 2-meter Cable
• APP for Power Mac with Display - Auto Enroll

Subtotal $11,257.95 (EDU pricing)

What would I use it for? Only for word processing. Nothing else. Nein!
Exactly! Why wouldn't I just buy the best system Apple has to offer? Throw in the iSight even though I have no friends who video chat, a 40GB iPod for sh:ts and giggles, a mini, and all the software options and I'm set. Oh, and why are some people buying a single 23" when they could get the 30"??

Oh, and I'd throw in one of those $50000 stereo systems for kicks. Why? I dunno, but I hear they're purdy. ;)

neoelectronaut
Sep 5, 2004, 12:43 AM
Summary- My iMac G5

• 2GB DDR400 SDRAM - 2 DIMMs
• 250GB Serial ATA drive
• AirPort Extreme Card
• None - Bluetooth Module
• iSight
• .Mac Promotional Bundle
• Bluetooth Module + Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
• APP for iMac/eMac - Enrollment Kit
• 20-inch widescreen LCD
• 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
• SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra w/64MB video memory


Subtotal $3,689.95

I want it, I want it, I want it! Good specs, I like the space-saving factor most of all. :D

That's it. That's the winner. If I had the money and I had the guts to spend it all in one place, that's the computer for me.

QCassidy352
Sep 5, 2004, 12:44 AM
kind of a silly thread, isn't this? Everyone's answer is just to go to the apple store and max out the options on a dual 2.5... :p

vollspacken
Sep 5, 2004, 05:41 AM
kind of a silly thread, isn't this? Everyone's answer is just to go to the apple store and max out the options on a dual 2.5... :p

see :rolleyes:

vSpacken

wrldwzrd89
Sep 5, 2004, 06:06 AM
kind of a silly thread, isn't this? Everyone's answer is just to go to the apple store and max out the options on a dual 2.5... :p
I started it because I knew that a lot of people would go for the PowerMac G5, but I also knew that some would go for a PowerBook, iMac, or other Mac...and THOSE are the stats I started this thread to get.

Chaszmyr
Sep 5, 2004, 06:31 AM
If there was an unlimited budget, I'd probably lean towards the VT Big Mac Cluster v2.0 if the building is included.

You beat me to it. I'd buy as big of an xserve cluster as could fit in my house.

Chaszmyr
Sep 5, 2004, 06:33 AM
I started it because I knew that a lot of people would go for the PowerMac G5, but I also knew that some would go for a PowerBook, iMac, or other Mac...and THOSE are the stats I started this thread to get.

Are you sure you didn't mean "if you could afford any mac if it seemed reasonable, which mac do you think is the best value?"

wrldwzrd89
Sep 5, 2004, 06:37 AM
Are you sure you didn't mean "if you could afford any mac if it seemed reasonable, which mac do you think is the best value?"
Yeah - I didn't mean that. You do bring up a good point though...perhaps a title like the one you suggested would achieve my goal better. Oh well - can't change it now, and no point in starting a new thread. (If I edit my original post, the thread title in the forums is not updated.)

Mord
Sep 5, 2004, 04:10 PM
id use 2 billion dollars to give to apple for them to make me a custom titainium polished to a mirror finish 17" g5 dual core 3GHz with twin 8GB dimms a mad firegl 512mb prototype gpu with twin dual link dvi triple head output oh and the screen rez would be native HD. and a 12 hour battery and a blue ray slot loading dvd burner.

Mechcozmo
Sep 5, 2004, 04:56 PM
12 inch powerbook fully loaded with 30" cinema display --- ultimate portability and kiss ass display for when i'm at my desk
Sorry to tell you the bad news, but that 30" display won't run off the PowerBooks. You need that really expensive graphics card by nVidea to use it...Otherwise, I'd agree partway.

15" PowerBook with all that fun stuff onboard. That is a nice portable.

Dual 2.5 GHz G5 (duh!) with those
2 30" LCDs. Man, those things are HUGE! And the biggest one I've seen is the friendly neighborhood Apple Store's 23"...
16GB of RAM. Although the max is said to be 8GB, you can buy 2GB DIMMs for a price sure to bankrupt small countries.
The G5 Jam for all my junk. And to impress people.
Bluetooth keyboard/mouse
6.3 Megapixel digital camera
40GB iPod
iPod case
iPod mini
iPod mini case (maybe)
10 pounds of chocolate (oh, wait, Apple dosn't make chocolate...)
Lacie Huge Freakin' Drive, the 1TB model
USB 2.0 1GB thumbdrive, because floppies are so outdated
And, the icing on the cake....the cash to buy it with....
You would need to sell some private islands, or maybe an entire country, to buy it all. Oh well, I can dream... :rolleyes: Sigh.......

wrldwzrd89
Sep 5, 2004, 05:00 PM
So far the vast majority of replies have mentioned the PowerMac G5. However, I also noticed some PowerBook and Xserve requests - the Xserves I did not expect. This has turned into quite an interesting thread.

Mord
Sep 5, 2004, 05:13 PM
a one million xserve supercluster would be nice, maybe i could play doom 3 at native rez on a 3" on highest details with all the trimmings at 5000fps. muhahahaha.

wrldwzrd89
Sep 5, 2004, 05:24 PM
a one million xserve supercluster would be nice, maybe i could play doom 3 at native rez on a 3" on highest details with all the trimmings at 5000fps. muhahahaha.
I'd buy one of those...and run Folding@Home on it - producing 200,000,000 points per day with it. At that rate, I'd overtake OC-AMD, the #1 folder in the world, in 1 day.

Mord
Sep 5, 2004, 06:45 PM
if i had to choose i would still go with the prototype g5 dual core powerbook.

titanium, the coolest metal in the world, bar maybe tritanium, or palladium, they both sound cool.

or maybe a solid francium powerbook, explodes on it's own coolness in a matter of microseconds.

drooollll

takao
Sep 5, 2004, 06:50 PM
i go like the majority with the fastest fully loaded powermac

but i will even go higher... i will add a few bottles of vodka for celebration ... because the day i have enough money for such a computer will be the day after i won in a lottery...and winning a lottery has to be celebrated

iMeowbot
Sep 5, 2004, 07:22 PM
id get the vt supercomputer. imagine the games i can play with that baby!
Does the video option for those even have a GPU? :D

jhu
Sep 5, 2004, 07:43 PM
if i had to choose i would still go with the prototype g5 dual core powerbook.

titanium, the coolest metal in the world, bar maybe tritanium, or palladium, they both sound cool.

or maybe a solid francium powerbook, explodes on it's own coolness in a matter of microseconds.

drooollll

francium? more like the makes-you-impotent-your-flesh-due-to-even-minimal-amounts-of-sweat metal. fun! how about an osmium laptop?

OziMac
Sep 5, 2004, 08:37 PM
Hmm - isn't it obvious that most people (at least those responding with currently existing products, not super-francium 23" dualcore dual Powerbook G6s with quantum processors and 1TB RAM) on this thread would answer-

Dual 2.5GHz Powermac G5
8GB RAM
0.5TB HDD
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
2x 30" Apple Cinema Displays
Airport Extreme
Bluetooth
56k Modem (just for completeness)
Pioneer 108 DVD+/-/R/RW/DL
PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet
PCI-X Fibre Channel
iSight
Apple wireless mouse and keyboard
Sennheiser HE 90/HEV 90 Orpheus speakers

but then again, we can be happy with what we already have than to dream of others that we know not of... ;)

freiheit
Sep 5, 2004, 09:27 PM
id get the vt supercomputer. imagine the games i can play with that baby!

Nevermind the games, you might actually get good performance from VirtualPC 6. :P

Mechcozmo
Sep 5, 2004, 11:02 PM
According to Virtual PC 6:
I can run Windoze XP on a Pentium II 439Mhz with MMX technology, says my iMac (800Mhz G4)

Or, a 686 emualted processor on my 1.33Ghz PowerBook. What the heck is that?

sigamy
Sep 5, 2004, 11:10 PM
Well, I guess I'm one of the very few who don't need/want a PowerMac. I've never really liked the PM G5, and I've always known that I'd never own one.

So, it's a loaded 20" iMac G5 for me...and if anyone would buy my G4 iMac and G4 iBook I could go get this baby NOW.

Aaon
Sep 16, 2004, 12:15 AM
I think I would pick up a loaded 15" Powerbook. It's the perfect mix of portable and practical. Or something.

Though the 20" imac has caught my eye....


Aaron

VooDooPope
Sep 16, 2004, 12:47 AM
20" G5 iMac 1.5gb ram
15" 1.25mhz pb 1.5gb ram
1st gen 5gb iPod
2nd gen 20gb iPod
Airport Extreme Base Station
Airport Eppress for mobility

Why wish for what you can't have? As soon as that iMac comes in I'm going to be one happy camper.

IDANNY
Sep 16, 2004, 12:55 AM
• Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
• 8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
• 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
• NVIDIA GeForce 6800 Ultra DDL
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
• Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
• AirPort Extreme Card
• Bluetooth Module
• 56k V.92 modem
• 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
• PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
• Fibre Channel PCI-X Card (w/SFP-SFP cable)
• Bluetooth Module + Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse - U.S. English
• Mac OS X - U.S. English
• iPod w/Click Wheel (40GB w/Dock)
• iSight


Subtotal $16,498.00

BakedBeans
Sep 16, 2004, 01:05 AM
i have the exact same order save on the apple website idanny just incase of lottery win or something rich uncles dying

Cube Boy
Sep 16, 2004, 02:50 AM
I would just get something small like the V.T. cluster or 1 of everything apple sells max out :p

AmigoMac
Sep 16, 2004, 05:32 AM
Let's dream,

- iMac G5 20", 160 GB, 1GB RAM, BT, Airport extreme.

- PB 15" SD, fully loaded ...

Bye Bye Baby
Sep 16, 2004, 06:35 AM
How could you think of anything else but the top of the range- when price is not an issue?

Bring on dual 2.5s until we have something bigger. Size counts!

Diatribe
Sep 16, 2004, 08:52 AM
What a useless thread... I need to post too. :D

I'd take a 1024 pc. xserve cluster with... ehm...

I guess I'd take what everyone wants.
Dual 2,5 loaded with 2 30" displays, a loaded 12" pb(which I have) and an xserve RAID with 50 Terrabytes to store music, movies, music videos, TV shows and everything else that isn't important.

Lucky me I already have 1/3 of my wishlist.

It's just too sad that it only makes up only about 1/20 of the total cost. :rolleyes:

DavidLeblond
Sep 16, 2004, 09:14 AM
I'd get a rack of Xserves, just to have a rack of Xserves. ;)

quagmire
Sep 16, 2004, 09:37 AM
I would buy 1 billion Xserve's( The ultimate thingy) with
8GB of ram
750GB HD(3x250)
combo drive
rack enclosures
app for parts
app for Xserve

To access the supercluster I would get

dual 2.5 Ghz G5
8 GB ram
500GB HD(2x250)
6800 ultra
2x30" displays
Wireless keyboard
Final cut Express Pre installed
Keynote pre installed
32 40 GB ipod's(got to listen to my 1250 GB of music):D
.Mac
APP for Pmac and displays.

slughead
Sep 16, 2004, 02:43 PM
What I have now:
G5 DP2.5
2.5 GB RAM
160GB HD
80GB HD (10kRPM SATA)
500GB IEEE1394b RAID-0
Radeon 7000 (PCI)
GeForce 6800 U (Currently a 9600 :()
Miglia TV tuner DVR PCI
NEC 20" viewable CRT flat Screen
Sony 18" viewable CRT
27" TV (which functions as a 3rd, albeit crappy monitor)

What I'd add if I had money to burn:
2 More GB RAM (for 4.5 total)
Radeon 9200 (take out the 7k and add it)
One of these (http://www.axiontech.com/prdt.php?src=PW&item=57761) (30" monitor with better contrast ratio than Apple's, I'd replace the TV with that)
Another NEC 20" viewable CRT flat screen (to replace the sony).
HDTV/Digital Cable Tuner card (I donno if they exist but I'd replace my miglia with it if it did)

[Edit: well hell, if I had the money I'd BUY Apple, force them to put a decent video card in the iMac G5 and get one of those, plus I'd buy 10 quadrillion Xserve G5s.. it'd take the entire GDP of the industrialized world like 50 years but I WANT IT]

danielcroft
Sep 16, 2004, 11:09 PM
Well, I just ordered this:
Dual 2.5 GHz G5
1.5 GB RAM
250GB HDD
9600XT
WiFi
BT

I have a 19" Samsung 191T at home, so I need one more. And I also ordered 1GB for my powerbook, it's an old 667 from about two years ago but I really don't want to sell it. :)

I guess if money wasn't a concern I'd add more RAM, a new iPod, better card and two 30" displays (do they need a 6800 each?). I'd also have an XServe and an XServe RAID in a half height rack next to my desk, you know, just for messing around.

But then again, if money wasn't an issue, I'd probably buy a whole lot of other things too! :D

Dan

yg17
Sep 16, 2004, 11:14 PM
fully loaded dual 2.5 G5 w/ 30 inch display obviously. If I had the money, why would I get anything less? :D

Mord
Sep 17, 2004, 10:43 AM
Well, I just ordered this:
Dual 2.5 GHz G5
1.5 GB RAM
250GB HDD
9600XT
WiFi
BT

I have a 19" Samsung 191T at home, so I need one more. And I also ordered 1GB for my powerbook, it's an old 667 from about two years ago but I really don't want to sell it. :)

I guess if money wasn't a concern I'd add more RAM, a new iPod, better card and two 30" displays (do they need a 6800 each?). I'd also have an XServe and an XServe RAID in a half height rack next to my desk, you know, just for messing around.

But then again, if money wasn't an issue, I'd probably buy a whole lot of other things too! :D

Dan

twin 30" displays need one 6800 card

if i was getting a g5 i'd get 3 pci radeon 9200's and connect 6x 23" displays to go 3 one each side of my twin 30" monsters :D:D:D:D:P

and maybe 3x xserve raids for crazy raid stripe speed

Hemingray
Sep 17, 2004, 12:14 PM
Well, if I had $29,374,536.06, I'd buy 999 Dual 2.5 PowerMac G5's with 999 of every accessory available! And check out my promo savings of $199,800!!!! Sweeet!!! :p

robotrenegade
Sep 17, 2004, 12:24 PM
I'd wait for the G5 powerbook. And buy it loaded!!!! OHHHH YEAH

MegaSignal
Sep 17, 2004, 08:29 PM
Very simply:

A new Rev B dual 2.0 with 4G of RAM (all 512 sticks from Crucial), BT, AE. It would be my "work" machine, located in my den; impressive; powerful.

-AND-

A new Rev A iMac G5 20" with 2G RAM (as soon as Crucial gets more stock of these 1G sticks), BT, AE. It would be in the bedroom...quiet; sleek; sexy; powerful...

floatingspirit
Sep 17, 2004, 09:45 PM
I'd get a 20 inch powerbook G5 :p

furrina
Sep 18, 2004, 12:07 AM
If it were free, I would immediately grab:

Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
1.25GHz frontside bus/processor
512K L2 cache/processor
512MB DDR400 SDRAM
Expandable to 8GB SDRAM
160GB Serial ATA
8x SuperDrive
Three PCI-X Slots
ATI Radeon 9600 XT
128MB DDR video memory
56K internal modem

Of course.
but since I just recently bought:

15" PB 1.5 1 GB ram
23" Al display
2 160 GB ext FW 800 hard drives
bluetooth kb + mousie

So I'm experiencing a state of wallet anorexia. I love my PB though, it has been doing quite a job with at least the capture and transfer of big video files. Surfs the web and reads email pretty speedily too :p. But imagine the render speed of the G5 dual. sigh. :rolleyes:

raynegus
Sep 18, 2004, 12:29 AM
If you had the money, which Mac would you buy today?

What Mac? Hell, I'd buy a BIG mac, with tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and cheeeeeeese! Damn I'm hungry. I got the money! Hell, I'm gonna go get one right now.

Hemingray
Sep 22, 2004, 11:34 AM
What Mac? Hell, I'd buy a BIG mac, with tomatoes, lettuce, onions, and cheeeeeeese! Damn I'm hungry. I got the money! Hell, I'm gonna go get one right now.

A Big Mac with Tomatoes? :confused:

Big Macs come with cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, and "special sauce".

And now I'M hungry. Thanks! :p

wdlove
Sep 22, 2004, 01:44 PM
A Big Mac with Tomatoes? :confused:

Big Macs come with cheese, lettuce, onions, pickles, and "special sauce".

And now I'M hungry. Thanks! :p

You both should try a heathy alternative of chicken, fish, fruits, and vegetables. Preferably at a restaurant other than McDonald's or other fast food restaurants. Its the fried food and fat. Your body will thank you and you will be around longer to enjoy your Mac.

Apple Hobo
Sep 22, 2004, 02:15 PM
I would like to update my post.

I would get an όbercluster consisting of XServes or something like VT's G5 setup. Then I would place them in one of those abandoned ICBM missile silos that you can buy for a low price. I would use them to to become Overlord of Folding@Home and eventually the entire world! muahahahahahaha! :cool:

vollspacken
Sep 22, 2004, 04:32 PM
Then I would place them in one of those abandoned ICBM missile silos that you can buy for a low price.

cool..!

how much, where???

I want one :)

vSpacken

homerjward
Sep 22, 2004, 05:00 PM
id start a big ol collection. 512k, lc 2 (remember 'em from 3rd grade), rev a imac, one of every flavor of slot-loading, snow 700mhz imac, g3b&w, 17" 1.25ghz imac, mac portable, tangerine ibook, 12"pb rev c 17"pb rev c (both fully loaded with 7ke60's)and an imac g5 20" with a 73gb raptor and the one i would use: g5 2.5 plus ae, bt, 2 raptor drives, big disk extreme, 6800 ultra, 2x30inchers, 4gb of ram, a lacie dual layer burner in the optical bay...i can dream cant i?

MacMarino
Sep 22, 2004, 05:28 PM
Without the worry about money, i'd have to go for a top of the range PM G5 with all the trimmings and 2 30in displays, well just because I could. One of those would be mounted up on the wall for when I wanted to watch DVD's and the other for regular computing use. But then it would also all be a question of space too. Where the heck can I place 2 30in screens? :p :p

Macmarino

Manzana
Sep 22, 2004, 06:12 PM
PB - 15"1.5GHz PowerPC G4
2GB RAM
80GB 5400rpmUltra ATA/100
ATI 9700 (128MB)
Backlit keyboard
Gigabit Ethernet
FireWire 400 & 800
AirPort Ex + BT built-in
Bluetooth kb + mouse
lacie 250gb ext FW 800
23" cinema display
portable adapter
extra battery
podium pad
isight
airport extreme

Wow, that's pimped out.

Hemingray
Sep 22, 2004, 06:52 PM
You both should try a heathy alternative of chicken, fish, fruits, and vegetables. Preferably at a restaurant other than McDonald's or other fast food restaurants. Its the fried food and fat. Your body will thank you and you will be around longer to enjoy your Mac.

My avatar ain't me, ya know. ;) LOL! Well heck, MickeyDee's has the McNuggets (chicken), Filet'O'Fish (fish), Parfait (fruits) and Fries (vegetables)! We've got it made!

Naw, just kidding. I don't eat there that often. You are right, the fat, calories, and carbs'll kill you at those places.

Apple Hobo
Sep 22, 2004, 07:35 PM
cool..!

how much, where???

I want one :)

vSpacken

There was a recent thread on the subject--you can do a search to find it (or Google). I think you can buy the silos for about $1M, which ain't bad for your own underground facility out in the middle of nowhere that's capable of surviving a nuke blast. :cool: :cool: :cool: