|Aug 4, 2001, 06:24 PM||#1|
Description : Turn your old 7200 into a BEAST.
1x PCI Firewire 3port/USB 2port Combo Card
1x Sonnet G4/400 PCI Card
4x 128mb FPM Dimms
1x 32mb PCI Grpahics card with DVI out
1x 18gb 10000 RPM HDD
1x SCSI Zip 250 and Beige Bezel
1x 32x SCSI CD-ROM
1x DVI-ADC COnverter hub
1x Apple Pro Keyboard
1x Apple Pro Mouse
1x 60gb FIrewire Drive
1x 16x CD-Burner DVD combo
1x Apple 17 Inch LCD Studio Display with ADC
Remove HD, memory, PC Card, CD
Install NEW ZIP, HDD, CD, USB FIREWIRE Card, Video card, and G4 400 PCI Card
Install new ram
Hook up all Firewire and USB modules
Hook up DVI to ADC Converter (yes these are available now!!!)
Hook up 17inch Flat panel display
Boot, install OS 9.1 (Os X is being planned for the Processor upgrade card)
And You got one mean mother of a PowerMac 7200 in all its glory.
And the best thing is, if you had enough cash, everything mentioned is possible.
|Aug 5, 2001, 10:19 AM||#3|
There really is something to be said for the improved bus speed in the new G4's (133MHz) vs. the 7200 (50MHz). Also, the more advanced PCI arbitration chipset, etc.
Arn here moved from a 7500 (upgraded to G3 300) to a G4 350 and apparently the noticeable speed improvement was massive. And this was under OS 8.6, just general desktop stuff--so AltiVec was doing nothing here--this is mainly system architecture improvement issues--not as much MHz or G4's might over G3, etc. (G4's and G3's tend to bench similarly when AtliVec is not used.)
|Aug 5, 2001, 07:35 PM||#4|
Did it cost More?
Really it seems like more.
|Aug 23, 2001, 06:44 AM||#5|
Believe me or not, I actually think apple should go pack to the look of their old towers (i.e white). Looked very classical and stylish. Just imagine the power of a quiksilver dual 800 housed in an old tower very nice indeed.
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