Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Picture Gallery

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Dec 29, 2012, 05:20 AM   #51
jeffsaha
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Oct 2011


For now the Mini is running, primarily, as a media server that is also hooked up to a TV on the opposite side of the room. Now that there is a new SSD in there, I will prob end up using it more for primary computing while the Windows PC is just as a gaming and Linux box.

I initially also was thinking about a NAS for a rackmount I have, but the Mini wasn't much more, cost-wise, and could do much more.
jeffsaha is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:31 PM   #52
snowtrooper1966
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
BTO Late 2012 Mini

Super stoked!
$80 Craigslist 1080p 24" monitor
$180 Craigslist NEW 3TB TimeCapsule
2.6 GHz QuadCore, 8GB SDRAM & 1TB custom configred Fusion Drive Mac Mini FTW!

Really was struggling with all SSD (256GB) or Fusion Drive.
In the end, Fusion Drive won!

128GB SSD will be good for our needs since I recently scored a new 3TB TimeCapsule.

If I had configured it all SSD now, I would have lost the option for Fusion Drive, as on-board HDD is part of that equation.

So stoked, was the only missing part of total Apple ecosystem in the 'trooper household.

Always had hand-me-down PC's, so it will be the first desktop I've ever purchased





snowtrooper1966 is offline   3 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 12:49 PM   #53
snowtrooper1966
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Some really nice setups here!
snowtrooper1966 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 02:50 PM   #54
scotttnz
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
My first Mac

I've spent the last couple of days getting my first Mac set up and everything migrated from my old PC. Here's my setup:



Mac Mini - i7 2.6, Fusion Drive, 16Gb (Third Party)

I LOVE how silent this thing is!
scotttnz is offline   7 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:13 PM   #55
locomotive282
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Carson, CA
My Mac Mini set up as a HTPC.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Mac Mini HTPC.JPG
Views:	118
Size:	2.63 MB
ID:	386626   Click image for larger version

Name:	My System.JPG
Views:	126
Size:	2.32 MB
ID:	386627   Click image for larger version

Name:	Bullet Train Express.JPG
Views:	177
Size:	2.36 MB
ID:	386628  

locomotive282 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 03:59 PM   #56
linds15
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Great White North
Quote:
Originally Posted by locomotive282 View Post
My Mac Mini set up as a HTPC.
link on that trackpad with space for keyboard thing please. looks interesting
__________________
2012 Mac Mini 2.6, 16GB Crucial Ram, 256 Samsung 830 SSD 2012 MBA 1.8Ghz, 4GB Ram, 128SSD JB iPhone 5 32GB JB iPad 2 32GB ATV3
Cord Cutter w/NBA, NHL, & NFL
linds15 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:25 PM   #57
TWO2SEVEN
macrumors Demi-God
 
TWO2SEVEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotttnz View Post
I've spent the last couple of days getting my first Mac set up and everything migrated from my old PC. Here's my setup:

Image

Mac Mini - i7 2.6, Fusion Drive, 16Gb (Third Party)

I LOVE how silent this thing is!

What is the purpose of turning a monitor to portrait? I've seen people do it at work.
__________________
Two2seveN
www.facebook.com/applefixdfw
Instagram: @AppleFixDFW
TWO2SEVEN is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:33 PM   #58
iAppl3Fan
macrumors 6502a
 
iAppl3Fan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by TWO2SEVEN View Post
What is the purpose of turning a monitor to portrait? I've seen people do it at work.
It allows to see more vertical than horizontal. For example, programmers want to see more lines of code so it would make more sense to turn it vertically. One could also use it so that less scrolling is needed for webpages or writing long documents.
__________________
 13" MacBook Air (Mid 2013) + Dual 27" Thunderbolt Display
 15" MacBook Pro with Retina Display (Mid 2012) + 24" LED Cinema Display
 TV |  Time Capsule |  iPod |  iPhone |  iPad Air/mini
iAppl3Fan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 08:46 PM   #59
TWO2SEVEN
macrumors Demi-God
 
TWO2SEVEN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by iAppl3Fan View Post
It allows to see more vertical than horizontal. For example, programmers want to see more lines of code so it would make more sense to turn it vertically. One could also use it so that less scrolling is needed for webpages or writing long documents.
Makes sense. Thanks.
__________________
Two2seveN
www.facebook.com/applefixdfw
Instagram: @AppleFixDFW
TWO2SEVEN is online now   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:58 PM   #60
midwestfisherma
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Love the PBomb! The setup isn't bad either!

Thumb resize.
midwestfisherma is offline   2 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 29, 2012, 11:36 PM   #61
scotttnz
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Quote:
Originally Posted by TWO2SEVEN View Post
What is the purpose of turning a monitor to portrait? I've seen people do it at work.
It's great for reading A4/letter size documents etc. I have had the screens like this on my PC for a while and was really pleased to find it is supported in OSX too.

I also use it for ebook computer study guides, so I can have a full page view on the vertical screen while I am doing labs and things on my main screen. I'll be studying for my Windows Server 2012 Exams this way early next year. Kindle Study guide on the vertical screen, Vmware vSphere Client and RDP windows in Parallels to connect to Windows 2012 VMs on my ESXi server on the main screen. And of course the study guide on Kindle for iPad to take with me.
__________________
No more Mac, I have gone back to the dark side, with another self built PC! Time Capsule, 2TB
iPad 3, 32Gb, Wifi+4G iPhone 4S 16Gb TV (Gen3) iPod Nano (Gen1) 2Gb
scotttnz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:09 AM   #62
tom vilsack
macrumors 68000
 
tom vilsack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: ladner cdn
lucy splain splain

tom vilsack is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:09 AM   #63
locomotive282
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Carson, CA
Quote:
Originally Posted by linds15 View Post
link on that trackpad with space for keyboard thing please. looks interesting
It is a holder for the apple keyboard and track pad check it out at http://www.bullettrain.com/express.html
locomotive282 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:39 AM   #64
gabicava83
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Quote:
Originally Posted by scotttnz View Post
It's great for reading A4/letter size documents etc. I have had the screens like this on my PC for a while and was really pleased to find it is supported in OSX too.

I also use it for ebook computer study guides, so I can have a full page view on the vertical screen while I am doing labs and things on my main screen. I'll be studying for my Windows Server 2012 Exams this way early next year. Kindle Study guide on the vertical screen, Vmware vSphere Client and RDP windows in Parallels to connect to Windows 2012 VMs on my ESXi server on the main screen. And of course the study guide on Kindle for iPad to take with me.
Are you running nested ESXi hosts, with 2012 within them? or do you have dedicated hardware? I need to do my VCP, VCP-DCD, MCITP, never bothered and it's about time.
gabicava83 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 07:47 AM   #65
chrise2
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Here's my setup. Mini on the left, airport on the right. TB display and work phone in the middle. The Polycom phone runs through a Windows VM on the mini.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0194.jpg
Views:	228
Size:	1.68 MB
ID:	386719  
chrise2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 08:48 AM   #66
MJ23
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Here is my setup:

- Mac Mini Late 2012. 2.3 GHz Quad-Core i7
- iPad 2 with ZaggFolio Keyboard Case
- iPhone 4S 16GB
- 2x LG 22" IPS-224V
- Apple Magic Mouse
- Apple numeric keyboard
- Trust Tytan 2.1
- Teufel Aureol Massive headphone

MJ23 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 09:39 AM   #67
nicholaseb
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
My Setup

My setup includes:

-Mac Mini 2.6 ghz, 16gb RAM, DIY Fusion Drive
-Asus 2ms 23" Moniter
-Audio Technica ATH-M50s Headphones
-Sony Speakers powered by Sony Analog Receiver
-Logitech C920 HD Webcam
-Asus Nexus 7 8gb
-Blue Snowball Microphone
-Apple Wireless Keyboard
-Apple Magic Trackpad
-Sweet Poster + Framed Records

My Mac Mini Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECqib74z-lc
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1780.jpg
Views:	98
Size:	572.7 KB
ID:	386733   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1782.jpg
Views:	130
Size:	387.4 KB
ID:	386734   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1784.jpg
Views:	122
Size:	442.1 KB
ID:	386735  

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1783.JPG
Views:	77
Size:	1.24 MB
ID:	386738   Click image for larger version

Name:	Screen Shot 2012-12-30 at 10.37.39 AM.png
Views:	86
Size:	53.8 KB
ID:	386739  

Last edited by nicholaseb; Dec 30, 2012 at 09:42 AM. Reason: Forgot to add something
nicholaseb is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2012, 12:17 PM   #68
scotttnz
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Quote:
Originally Posted by gabicava83 View Post
Are you running nested ESXi hosts, with 2012 within them? or do you have dedicated hardware? I need to do my VCP, VCP-DCD, MCITP, never bothered and it's about time.
I just have one ESXi "server" - a home built itx box. It mostly runs a firewall VM and Windows Home Server which backs up the PCs in the house. Then there is loads of spare capacity to run any study labs I need. I have in the past run nested ESXi hosts with a virtual iSCSI SAN when I was studying for VMware exams but I'm not currently doing this.
__________________
No more Mac, I have gone back to the dark side, with another self built PC! Time Capsule, 2TB
iPad 3, 32Gb, Wifi+4G iPhone 4S 16Gb TV (Gen3) iPod Nano (Gen1) 2Gb
scotttnz is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Dec 31, 2012, 09:27 AM   #69
Gary86
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Awesome setups. Will post mine soon.
Gary86 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 1, 2013, 01:43 AM   #70
Gary86
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
2012 Mac Mini w/ 2 - 21" Monitors - Apple Keyboard and Trackpad connected w/ Magic Wand - WD External HD - SuperDrive - iPad Mini

Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357026068.313056.jpg
Views:	1054
Size:	161.3 KB
ID:	387112
Click image for larger version

Name:	ImageUploadedByTapatalk1357026183.338194.jpg
Views:	1021
Size:	164.8 KB
ID:	387115
Gary86 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 1, 2013, 07:59 AM   #71
OllyW
Moderator
 
OllyW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: The Black Country, England
My new late 2012 Mac mini...
  • 2.3 GHz Quad-Core i7
  • 1 TB Fusion Drive
  • 16 GB RAM (from Crucial)
  • Dell U2412M 24" monitor

Click image for larger version

Name:	Mac mini.JPG
Views:	333
Size:	1.44 MB
ID:	387148

Came in at just over the cost of a base 21.5" iMac and wipes the floor with it (in my opinion of course).
__________________
Some Apple stuff
Some other stuff
https://soundcloud.com/disco-tramps
OllyW is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 1, 2013, 09:52 AM   #72
AQUADock
macrumors 65816
 
AQUADock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by nicholaseb View Post
My setup includes:

-Mac Mini 2.6 ghz, 16gb RAM, DIY Fusion Drive
-Asus 2ms 23" Moniter
-Audio Technica ATH-M50s Headphones
-Sony Speakers powered by Sony Analog Receiver
-Logitech C920 HD Webcam
-Asus Nexus 7 8gb
-Blue Snowball Microphone
-Apple Wireless Keyboard
-Apple Magic Trackpad
-Sweet Poster + Framed Records

My Mac Mini Overview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ECqib74z-lc
Nice setup, could you share your wallpaper?
__________________
Mac Mini i5 - iPad 2 - GS3
AQUADock is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:09 AM   #73
randy98mtu
macrumors 65816
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Quote:
Originally Posted by ActionableMango View Post
The Mini is the perfect server for my needs. Only 12W at idle means I can keep it in an enclosed safe without overheating. In fact, I used to keep a 13W heater in there to keep sensitive belongings at room temperature, so the Mac Mini is literally acting as a heater too.

While my computers and data can be destroyed by fire or stolen, I will at least have my backups and media.

It provides 24/7 access to:
A network share for backups
iTunes server to store and serve media
DVR duty using EyeTV software and a Silicon Dust network-based tuner
FTP server to receive footage from security cameras
A secondary computer to offload handbrake queues to

I initially considered a NAS such as a Synology, but for not much more money I could get a real computer with vastly superior OS and software, thus greatly increasing flexibility and capability. In fact, I am considering running a Windows VM so I can switch DVR tasks from EyeTV to Windows Media Center (WMC has no yearly fee for scheduling data).

The other nice thing about network storage is that both Windows and OS X can read/write them with no worries about whether you are NTFS or HFS, third party drivers, OS hacks, etc.
Do you really run handbrake while it's in that safe?? Is the safe to keep the fire IN?

I just finished my setup yesterday. I need to clean off the desk and finish organizing cables before I take pics.

2012 2.3 i7
16 GB Corsair Vengeance
512 GB Crucial m4 + 1TB Stock HDD
Thunderbolt Display
4TB MyBook (USB 3.0) for Time Machine
(3) 2TB MyBooks (Firewire) for data
Bluray drive for MakeMKV ripping
randy98mtu is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 1, 2013, 10:59 AM   #74
TacticalDesire
macrumors 68020
 
TacticalDesire's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Michigan
I don't think I've seen any 2010's or older in here yet. Interesting.
TacticalDesire is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Jan 1, 2013, 11:22 AM   #75
Liquinn
macrumors 68020
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
My Mini's a 2011. Not sure if I'm allowed to post a pic of my setup but here goes. :P

Macs:
Mac Mini (2011)
Macbook Pro 13" (mid 2012)
Powermac G5 (late 2005)

iDevices
iPod Touch 4GB (64GB)
iPhone 3GS (16GB)
iPad 1 (16GB)
iPad 4 (16GB)

Accessories
Thunderbolt Display
Magic Mouse x2
Apple Wireless Keyboard x2
Apple Magic Trackpad x1

Non Apple:
24" Samsung monitor
Samsung R510
2x Western digital external hard drives.
Sony headphones.
I do have an Apple battery charger off camera - but that's not really apart of the setup.

Thoughts?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0757.JPG
Views:	153
Size:	2.15 MB
ID:	387194   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0758.JPG
Views:	145
Size:	1.98 MB
ID:	387195  
__________________
2011 Mini | 13" (cMBP) + 15" (rMBP 2013) | Powermac G5 | 27" TBD | iPhone 3GS (16GB) | iPad 1 and iPad 4 | iPod touch 4G (64GB) | Apple Wireless Keyboard + Magic Mouse x2 | Magic Trackpad |
Liquinn is offline   0 Reply With Quote


Reply
MacRumors Forums > Mac Community > Picture Gallery

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Post your 27" iMac setup (late 2012) ///M5 Picture Gallery 311 May 6, 2014 12:40 PM
Microsoft sends email with pic of decaying apple to iPhone users Rogifan iPhone 51 Feb 11, 2014 03:47 PM
Mac Mini 2012 iTunes Media Server/Wireless External Drive Setup HMI Apple TV and Home Theater 22 Mar 18, 2013 12:02 PM
iPad Mini: Which would you rather have? 2012 MBA 11" or 2012 Mac Mini + iPad Mini? dmk1974 iPad 30 Dec 4, 2012 05:09 PM
Insides of 2012 iMac (pic) DennisD7 iMac 73 Oct 27, 2012 05:42 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:24 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC