bought a new 2.0ghz powermac tonight at the apple store

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by tekmoe, Oct 25, 2005.

  1. tekmoe macrumors 68000

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    my buying advice...BUY ONE!

    this thing is blazing. i don't know why but i got this wild hair earlier today at work and decided i really wanted one. i could not stop thinking about it which led me to the apple store at knox-henderson in dallas. i picked one up and i am using it right now.

    hopefully my 17" pb arrives tomorrow.
     
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    You got one of the new DUAL CORE 2.0"S ?????

    KeweL!
     
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  6. ibglowin macrumors regular

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    Sweet!

    My Dual Core 2.3 will arrive on Friday! I finally pulled the trigger as well. Got the edu discount, can't wait. This machine will replace an ancient dual 500 G4. I should see soom faster rendering times in iMovie me thinks! :p
     
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    I myself am considering buying either the Dual 2ghz or 2.3ghz tomorrow.

    Any opinions on which one would be a better choice?
    I will be upping the vRam to 256mb in the 2ghz.

    RAM will come later in the form of third-party RAM.

    Will I notice any significant speed differences?

    Thanks in advance
     
  8. VanMac macrumors 6502a

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    Very Nice.

    BTW....Clean up your room young man....its a MESS! ;)
     
  9. forumBuddy macrumors member

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    I wonder if they fixed PSU chirping with the new machines?
     
  10. RobHague macrumors 6502

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    What hard drives are in the new machines? My last PM had a Maxtor which seemed fine at first but recentley became 'irritating' and 'clicky'.
     
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    Nice pictures, thanks for sharing a private moment. A new Mac purchase is an awesome thing. Very exciting. Did you purchase extra RAM?
     
  14. noelister macrumors 6502

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    Wow

    That is really cool. Are you going to show us the "birth" of the powerbook as well?:D
     
  15. tekmoe thread starter macrumors 68000

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    yes, the powerbook birth pictures will be available shortly...i am using it now and it is an awesome laptop. i love it.
     
  16. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

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    Cool ppost tekmoe.....The pics were cool, BTW you have one hardcore mac collection.....

    Also what screen have you got hooked up the dual 2.0,

    Shadow
     
  17. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    *stuffs a dollar bill in the CD drive*

    Oh man, congrats on the new Mac!
    Well, Macs! What a sweet setup...

    post pics of the 17" undressing, too. :)
     
  18. Chrispy macrumors 68020

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    Nice pics! Can we see some pics of the computer with its door open ;) Also, lets see that baby running something just for kicks! Oh oh oh and the powerbook .... lets see that too haha :) Congrats on the new purchase!
     
  19. lesbarn macrumors member

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    Hardware Details On Dual Core 2.0GHz

    I got my dual core 2.0GHz on Monday. Here are specs on hardware parts:

    Original Ram: 2x256MB DDR2-533 DIMMS appear to be Samsung
    DVD Burner: Pioneer DVD-RW DVR-110D
    Hard Drive:WDC WD1600JS
    Video:GeForce 6600LE

    Interesting note that the hard drive is a Western Digital SATA II drive. I added a second drive, but used a Western Digital SATA I. I also upgraded the RAM using Corsair VS1GBKIT533D2. I started with 1GB, but will add a second tomorrow. The Corsair RAM runs without any problems. The only strange thing that I found (maybe I don't know enough about dual channel memory) is when I added the Corsiar RAM, the Apple RAM dissappeared. I am assuming this is due to the different size of RAM 512 sticks vs 256. I hope the above info helps. By the way the computer is great. I waited and extra year to buy a G5 and I am glad I waited.
     
  20. Danksi macrumors 68000

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    A PowerMac AND a 17inch PBook? Did you strike oil down there? :eek:
     

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