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Old Jan 9, 2013, 06:17 PM   #126
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Very happy with the setup and the Twelve South HiRise and Backpack.
Looks great. A lot of nice things there all come together well.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:16 PM   #127
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Unrelated to the quote, there are some really super nice setups here (and some super goofy ones but to each his own!)

I'm always playing ping pong between computer setups, always Apple but I've been up and down the product lines. I think if I were to go non-laptop, it would be the mini.

I notice that I don't see any Apple displays though. Interesting. With the latest iMacs, it begs the question of whether they will update their Thunderbolt display.

I see more practicality of Mac Mini + Nice Display than of iMac due to the simple fact that it's easy to swap computers if you're one of those freaks like me that upgrades once or twice a year
Thanks. For me it was a case of already having 2 good monitors, so as much as I like the aesthetic appeal of the TBD I couldn't justify changing. The lack of height adjustability and NZ$1649 price tag also had a lot to do with it.

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Thanks. So far it doesn't seem that different to Windows 7. Not as different as Windows 8 anyway.

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Very happy with the setup and the Twelve South HiRise and Backpack.
Looking good. I've been on the lookout for an easy way to mount my mini out of the way on the back of my screen too, but no luck yet.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 08:36 PM   #128
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Looking good. I've been on the lookout for an easy way to mount my mini out of the way on the back of my screen too, but no luck yet.
Thanks. While not attractive, since it's out of sight, you could try some double sided tape. That's how my Netgear modem is mounted below the Mini.
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Old Jan 9, 2013, 11:13 PM   #129
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My setup.. I know you can't see the Mini, but it's there believe me

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 03:20 AM   #130
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I've been following this thread since it was started. I just don't feel like posting mine. Too private stuff imo.

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Finally got around to snapping a picture.
Best setup so far. I could only make it better by swapping those by thunderbolt displays.

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Mini i7 2012 16gb ram, Cinema Display 27".

Photo made with Nikon D90+Nikkor 17-55 2.8 and wireless flash SB-800 behind the screen.
AAHHHHH. Amazing pic. That's cheating though. You could make this setup look nice too.

Love it, seriously. Have you tried hiding the Mini under the table or somewhere else?

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My setup.. I know you can't see the Mini, but it's there believe me
Just wondering. What's that stuff that looks like a USB Hub integrated into the table?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:22 AM   #131
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Dope. I gotta grab one of those USB hubs
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:41 AM   #132
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Dope. I gotta grab one of those USB hubs
Those hubs are so awesome! Expensive for a hub, but matches oh so perfect.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:45 AM   #133
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Those hubs are so awesome! Expensive for a hub, but matches oh so perfect.
Who makes those hubs?
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 10:51 AM   #134
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Who makes those hubs?
Looks like it might be a Satechi: http://amzn.com/B007X6XJ98 , but there are a few similar ones on the market

Just to be fair to other makers, here are some similar ones:

http://amzn.com/B005FYTUN4

http://amzn.com/B005C0MDTY

http://amzn.com/B00AB48HV4
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 11:14 AM   #135
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Who makes those hubs?
FreakinEurekan is correct, Satechi is the maker.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:17 PM   #136
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[QUOTE=dasx;16637499]I've been following this thread since it was started. I just don't feel like posting mine. Too private stuff imo.



Best setup so far. I could only make it better by swapping those by thunderbolt displays.



AAHHHHH. Amazing pic. That's cheating though. You could make this setup look nice too.

Love it, seriously. Have you tried hiding the Mini under the table or somewhere else?



Hehe thanks! I have not try that but i have strap all wires under the desk. One option is to hide the mini behind the screen
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 12:28 PM   #137
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Looks like it might be a Satechi: http://amzn.com/B007X6XJ98 , but there are a few similar ones on the market

Just to be fair to other makers, here are some similar ones:

http://amzn.com/B005FYTUN4

http://amzn.com/B005C0MDTY

http://amzn.com/B00AB48HV4
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FreakinEurekan is correct, Satechi is the maker.
Thanks.

They've got it in the UK Amazon store though it costs more pounds than dollars.
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:08 PM   #138
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Here's my setup. Only have a 3 bed semi and with 3 young children, space is at a premium. So my mac has to go on a sideboard in the dining room.

2012 i7 2.3ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM.
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All hidden in a cupboard running headless

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Airport extreme behind a picture as I found the signal better once it was out of the cupboard.

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 01:51 PM   #139
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Here is my new setup..it is time to get some wireless speakers next but these JBLs crank some serious sound. Also, my Canon printer is from my 08 MBP purchase but still gets the job done for my at home needs.

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I wanted to keep the desk as clean as possible. So I had some scrap 1x6s in the garage so I tossed this together. Not the prettiest, but you don't see the Mini

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Old Jan 10, 2013, 05:30 PM   #140
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Here's my setup. Only have a 3 bed semi and with 3 young children, space is at a premium. So my mac has to go on a sideboard in the dining room.

2012 i7 2.3ghz Quad Core, 16GB RAM.
Dell u2412m Monitor
Seagate 2 TB USB 3 Hard Drive
WD MyBook 640GB USB 2 Hard Drive (soon to be replaced with another 2TB)

HP Microserver 8GB RAM
ESXI 5 with 4vm's running
2 x 1TB HD's, 2x 640GB HD's
All hidden in a cupboard running headless

Airport extreme behind a picture as I found the signal better once it was out of the cupboard.

I also have 3 Apple TV 3's
2 x iPads
2 x iPods
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Here is my new setup..it is time to get some wireless speakers next but these JBLs crank some serious sound. Also, my Canon printer is from my 08 MBP purchase but still gets the job done for my at home needs.

Check it out

I wanted to keep the desk as clean as possible. So I had some scrap 1x6s in the garage so I tossed this together. Not the prettiest, but you don't see the Mini
Nice tidy setups!
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 06:19 PM   #141
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Looks like it might be a Satechi: http://amzn.com/B007X6XJ98
Yep, it's a Satechi hub. Ridiculously priced, but perfect match to my Apple setup
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Old Jan 10, 2013, 09:33 PM   #142
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I already posted on this thread a few days ago, but reworked my desk today (from a folding table to a proper desk, first actual desk I've had in over 5 years). The Mini is no longer stacked on top of my cable modem although I never ran into heat problems with that, now that my workspace is a little more organized it's no longer necessary to do that.
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 03:51 AM   #143
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Old Jan 11, 2013, 06:15 AM   #144
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Looks like it might be a Satechi: http://amzn.com/B007X6XJ98 , but there are a few similar ones on the market

Just to be fair to other makers, here are some similar ones:

http://amzn.com/B005FYTUN4

http://amzn.com/B005C0MDTY

http://amzn.com/B00AB48HV4
Nice looking, but they need to update to USB 3.0 and have an AC powered option.
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:17 AM   #145
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Great looking setup. Very clean and neat. Love it.

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 05:39 AM   #146
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Mac setup by ET Photo, on Flickr
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:19 AM   #147
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Excellent thread. A lot of interesting ideas for cable management and lighting.

Here are a few pics from my setup.
The Mini serves as an excellent audio source for an audio rig.
And yes, the headphone amplifier and DAC on the right are actually bigger than the Mini



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Old Jan 12, 2013, 07:40 AM   #148
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Excellent thread. A lot of interesting ideas for cable management and lighting.

Here are a few pics from my setup.
The Mini serves as an excellent audio source for an audio rig.
And yes, the headphone amplifier and DAC on the right are actually bigger than the Mini

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Old Jan 12, 2013, 09:21 AM   #149
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My BDrom and 2TB FireWire MyBooks under the printer.
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Side view with the Mini on the Backpack.
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New 4TB USB 3.0 MyBook used for Time Machine in the HiRise under the TBD.
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Very happy with the setup and the Twelve South HiRise and Backpack.

Do you find your mini runs hotter at the back of the monitor on the backpack?????
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Old Jan 12, 2013, 12:06 PM   #150
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Do you find your mini runs hotter at the back of the monitor on the backpack?????
Not as pictured. I realized I had the power supply on the bottom. I flipped it over so the PSU is on top. I still have the bottom cover away from the display. With the fan set at 2200 rpm and idle it now runs at about 48-50C. It was at 55 before I flipped it over. I can now run Handbrake and not have the fans blasting and it seems to settle in around 93C.
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