Brag About Your Computer Here!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by g4867, Jan 13, 2002.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2002
    I was just curious about how fast your mac is and all of the specs. Include what else you have that you use with your computer. (Ie: surround sound system, anything portable, Mp3 player, digital camera...)
  2. macrumors 65816


    Jan 1, 2002
    Sandy Eggo - MacRumors Member since 1-1-2002
    At work:

    G4 tower with Cinema Display, 512 RAM, attached CD burner.

    I have one for my daily tasks, and two more of the same set up, one running OS X and the other running OS X Server for research and troubleshooting.

    Also a Ti PowerBook for going on the road.

    At home:

    Recently got rid of my 20th Anniversay Macintosh and will be getting an iBoing. (I just use the PowerBook at home when I need to in the meantime)

    It's nice being in the Educational Technology department. :)
  3. macrumors 65816

    Dec 14, 2001
    I'll come back with the specs and brag a little on thei thread once I get my G5:)
  4. macrumors 68030


    Jan 9, 2002
    Ha ha haaa!

    G4 400 PCI, 1GB RAM (technically I have 1.5GB in there, but good ol' Yikes! can't read more than 256MB per DIMM. Ain't that nice.) 20GB HD, external 12x10x32 QPS CD-RW.

    Peripherals: HP ScanJet 5370C, Epson 880i, Altec Lansing ASC65i speakers (in bondi, right before they came out with graphite, grrr), Kodak DX3500 dig cam, and a brand new pair of Sony TMR-RF975R wireless headphones for those long nights playing Q3A. ;)

    Oh, and as for BRAGGING, the only thing I'll be bragging about is replacing my troublesome G4 as soon as the word "G5" leaves Steve's lips. :rolleyes:
  5. Guest

    I'm in the process of building a Mac parallel computing cluster for physics research. Currently I have a G4 733 in my office and a G4 867 in my lab. I have run them in parallel with performance over 5 GFlops. Probably could do something similar with just a dual-800, but some day I will have roughly ten machines in the cluster. I'm just waiting for new towers....

    Sadly, I am writing this from home on my Power Tower Pro 225 (604e clone). Fortunately, I do have a TiBook (400 MHz, but still ...) that is all my own. But it shuttles between home and work so I just leave the Power Tower hooked to the cable modem.

    Anyway, once the Mac cluster is really up and kicking I will be sure to come back and post some killer specs. Probably late this year before I really have a nice setup, though.
  6. macrumors 601


    Oct 4, 2001
    Natick, MA

    At work:

    G4 733MHz (pre-QuickSilver) with 512MB Ram, superdrive, DLT tape drive attached for archiving. Running OS 9.2.2 99% of the time, occasionally booting into 10.1.2.

    At home:

    G4 500MHz tower (agp graphics), upgraded with a 32MB ATI Radeon video card, 27GB hard drive along with a 40GB (both internal), 1.5GB of RAM. Using a ViewSonic VG175 lcd monitor on it. Us OS 9.2.2 about 75% of the time, otherwise I boot into 10.1.2.

    VST/Smartdisk 30GB FireWire hard drive (titanium one)

    Epson C80 printer

    Epson Perfection Photo 2450 scanner (connected via FireWire)

    About to get a LaCie 32x10x40x FireWire burner (waiting for it to arrive).

    G4 500MHz TiBook (rev A), 512MB RAM, added Airport. I use this one 95% of the time, at least for daily and internet use. I power up the G4 tower for scanning and such. On this one, I run OS X 10.1.2 99.5% of the time.

    I also have the pc that I built, but that is for games only (won't bother with details).

    All of my systems have DVD-Rom/DVD-RAM drives in them, but I don't watch movies with the computers since I have the DVD player attached to the TV (27" is much better then a 19" screen for that).
  7. macrumors 68020


    Jan 9, 2002
    Austin, TX
    A performa 600cd for home (33mhz, 8mb RAM, 160mb HD, 13" CRT)

    and a PowerBook 145b for on the road (16mhz, 4 mb RAM, only half of the screen works at a time)

    Yup, these are my power computers :p

    Actually, I have a G4 400 and a 600mhz iBook with combo drive. It's cool.
  8. macrumors 68020


    Oct 28, 2001
    Greensboro, NC
    my first mac:

    iBook 600 MHz

    DVD-ROM Drive
    30GB Hard Drive
    640MB RAM
    Airport Card


    Kensington Flylight
    Car Charger
    Airline Adapter
    Kensington Apple-logo Saddlebag
    Pro Mouse
    Canon ZR25MC DigiCamcorder
    SMC Wireless Broadband Router
    Palm Vx


    OS X without OS 9
    Office v.X
    The Sims

    plus i have accidental damage coverage on the whole thing for three yrs.
  9. Guest

    Dual 800MHz G4 Quicksilver
    768MB RAM
    7200RPM 60GB HD
    7200RPM 40GB HD
    GeForce 3 64MB DDR
    Apple 17" LCD studio Display
    H/K USB SoundSticks speakers
    Apple Pro Keyboard, Logitech optical wheel mouse (silver color, even)
    Palm V cradle via Keyspan serial-USB adapter
    MacOS X 10.1.2

    Dell Dimension 4100 Pentium III 1GHz
    512MB (815i chipset)
    7200 RPM 40GB HD
    7200 RPM 20GB HD
    GeForce 2 GTS 32MB DDR
    17" Dell LCD display
    Philips 8x CDRW
    Samsung 12x DVD-ROM
    1GB Jaz SCSI internal
    Adaptec 2930 SCSI PCI
    Linksys 10/100BT NIC
    SoundBlaster Live soundcard
    Logitech wireless keyboard/mouse
    Logitech Quickcam
    Sandisk CF reader
    Altec-Lansing ACS340 speakers
    Windows XP Pro

    Apple PowerBook G3 (Pimso/Firewire) 400MHz
    256MB RAM
    10GB HD
    AirPort card
    MacOS X 10.1.2

    Apple iBook (Dual USB) 600MHz
    384MB RAM
    15GB HD
    AirPort card
    MacOS X 10.1.2

    BookPC 533MHz Celeron
    128MB RAM
    7200 RPM 20GB HD
    LG 8080B 8x CDRW
    19" KDS CRT
    D-link USB-Wireless 802.11 adapter
    Dell Quietkey keyboard, Logitech optical wheel mouse
    Windows XP Pro

    All networked via 100BT Linksys cable modem router & AirPort base station for the three wireless machines.

    Shared Apple LaserWriter Pro 630 and Epson Stylus Color 880 printers.
    Agfa SnapScan 1212u on the Dual G4.
  10. macrumors 68040


    Jan 14, 2002
    South Dakota, USA
    Well I am new here...not a lot to brag about but I love my iMac DV Blueberry, I call him "Macky" and he is the best buddy in the world next to "Rusty" my Golden Retriever...hehe I would have to say "Macky" is slightly more dependable then "Rusty" hehe...sorry boy...I still love ya!

    I also got a shiny new iBook a month ago. I love it. It is working well for me. I network the two and then I can share files and burn CD's on the iBook. I also have an Imation SuperDisk...because some people that I know still have to hand me a blasted floppy every now and then. I have an HP Deskjet 842C printer...don't laugh it was a freebie when I got the iMac and I have an iSub for my iMac. I got a pro-mouse for the iBook...but laugh as you might...I still kinda prefer my "Hockey Puck" anyone else???LOL I have a digital camera...but I want a better one and well that is about it...any questions? Oh ya I am running system X 10.1 too. This is my first month, I decided to convert when I got the iBook. Alas...this whole matter what I do it will not more "mac lock" YEAH! Later...
  11. macrumors 68000


    Nov 22, 2001
    Well guys none of you stand a chance!!! I have the following:

    PowerMac 8600 / 200Mhz 604e
    PowerBook 1400 / 117Mhz 603e
    AMD Athlon 650Mhz

    ++ Waiting until the G5 comes out so that I can get a new mac!!!
  12. macrumors regular

    Dec 12, 2001


    * Tower G4 400 AGP, 896 Mb RAM, 2x40Gig HD, Zip, LaCie 22inch blue electron - OS 9 and X (for webdesign)
    * iMac rev A (233Mhz) 288Mb RAM, 20GB HD - OS 9 and X (for the kids)
    * Performa 630 DOS compatible (66Mhz), 40Mb RAM, 500 Mb HD - OS 8 (for administration + journalism)
    * periferals: Freecom CDRW, Umax Astra 1220U, LaCie USB HD 10 Gig, Color SW 2400, Epson Stylus Photo 810, Imation Superdisk, Alcatel ADSL modem + Vigor Draytek router, MacAlly USB 4-hub, UmaxSoho 10-ethernethub

    (waiting for G5 2 Ghz ++)
  13. Moderator emeritus


    Nov 28, 2001
    down in Fraggle Rock
    G3 Powerbook [bronze keyboard]
    256mb ram
    32gb ibm hard drive [5400 rpm]

    second battery [a MUST!]
    11mb skyline card
    apple airport base station
    newertech firewire card
    LaCie 12x fw burner
    FujiFilm 4900Z [iphoto likes to freeze the camera]

    Battle Scars:
    chip in lower right of my lcd
    new power cylinder thingy [what is it called?]
    crack in case below mouse button
    crack in case along left side of lcd
    lost all my rubber feet
    new modem, motherboard, cd drive, powerboard
    on my fourth power adapter!!! [first 2 were the black ones, 3rd was 1st generation round one, 4th is a 2nd generation round one]
  14. Guest

    I have a PB G4 Ti 550

    A 800mhz Duron (My netserver) with geforce 1 and SB Live

    A 750mhz Duron with Radeon 7200

    A 1200mhz AMD Athlon with All in Wonder Radeon, SB Live, 512 DDR RAM, 80GB etc

    I wish I did not have to use PCs, but they are much cheaper and are better at games. But the PB G4 is better at games than most of my friends PCs.
  15. macrumors newbie

    Jan 13, 2002
    London, England
    Blueberry rev A iBook 3GB HD 288MB RAM
    2x Dual USB iBooks Combo and CD-Rom Both broken(long story)
    Tiny PII 400Mhz 13GB 64MB RAM
    Sony Firewire Cam, but wheres the firewire computer i hear you ask (another long story)
    Epson Stylus Colour 740 Blueberry(to match the original iBook)

    Near future...800mhz imac and iPod hopefully
  16. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2001
    867mhz G4 quicksilver
    Hp Deskjet 895Cxi Professional Series (you said to brag...)
    Zip 100
    Macally USB 7 port hub
    Microtech Card reader
    17" Studio Display

    iBook 366mhz (indigo rev. 2)
    Cd-rom drive
    Pro Mouse


    Can't think of anything else right now... ;)
  17. Moderator emeritus


    Jan 2, 2001
    Metairie, LA
    my list 'o goods

    At work:
    • PowerMac G4 400, 320 RAM, 20 Gig HD, DVD, Zip, etc...
    • 19" Mitsubishi Diamond Plus 91
    • An old, but still highly usable HP Scanjet 4C

    At home:
    • PowerBook G4 500, 384 RAM, 30 Gig IBM Travelstar, DVD
    • VST SmartDrive CD-RW, FireWire
    • OWC FireXpress HD w/10 Gig Toshiba HD from my TiBook
    • External Zip 250, USB
    • Apple Pro Mouse
    • HP Scanjet 5p (still need the adapter so I can use SCSI!)

    Also have, but loaned to a friend:
    • Motorola Starmax 4000/200 (604 200 Mhz)
    • 32 MB RAM, 4.5 Gig HD
    • External Zip 100
  18. macrumors 68000


    Dec 6, 2001
    Walt Disney Animation Studios
    Well, I suppose Ill jump on this, but my stuff sounds just like everyone elses:

    G4 400 (Yikes! board)
    1GB Ram
    10GB HD
    80 GB 7200RPM Maxtor HD
    QPS FireWire CD Burner

    550 Powerbook G4
    20 GB HD
    512 MB RAM (1 gig is my next upgrade)

    Misc Perihpeals
    Epson Printer
    HP Flatbed Scanner
    Drum Machine
    Wacom Stylus/Tablet
    Wish to God I had a Cinema Display

    Favorite Software
    Cinema4D XL 7.3
    Macromedia Flash 5
    Final Cut Pro 2
    Adobe Premiere
    Illustrator 9
    Photoshop 6
    Unreal Tournament (GOTYE)
  19. Administrator


    Jun 4, 2000
    Alexandria, VA
  20. macrumors 6502

    Jan 1, 2002
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana

    i've got a performa 5200CD (road apple)!!

    but seriously, my awesome computer that is better than anyone else's is an indigo 500Mhz iMac! i've got a macally scroll-wheel mouse and soundsticks (other than the look, they suck for the price. they are always having USB problems i.e. NOT hot plug-able)

    but i'm thinking about getting an older g4 so if anyone has a 500mhz G4 AGP with a DVD drive, i'd be happy to buy it from you.
  21. macrumors 68030


    Sep 13, 2001
    Portland, OR
    My comp beats all of yours!

    Original beige G3 (233MHz), 384MBs RAM, 7200rpm 30GB HD, ATI Rage IIc (or something similar, I'm not quite sure) w/2MB vram, 10.1.2, 9.2.2

    And at my friend's house we set up a cluster of his G4 450 and his sister's Powerbook G3 233 last night. It didn't work very well.
  22. macrumors 6502a

    Nov 6, 2001
  23. macrumors 68000

    Ensign Paris

    Nov 4, 2001
    My Humble Setup

    This is my home setup:

    1. Dual800 with 17" Studio Display, 1.5gb RAM and Geforce 3 64mb (Pro Mouse & KBoard)

    2. Powerbook 500 with 1gb RAM which is connected to my Epson EMP-500 Projector which makes me use a 6ft screen. Its the best EVER screen (Well to me!)

    3. 34 other older macs

    4. PowerMac 9600 to be Web Server but not done yet!

    5. Sound Sticks of Powerbook and Sherwood Amp with 5.1 speakers (.1 is the sub)

    This is my Work Setup:

    1. Dual800 Web Server (With 733 QS backup server)

    2. Dual533 as my machine with 667PbG4

    I am planning to upgrade the Web ServerD800 to 4 Dual 800 running parallel (or possibly G5s if they are released in time!) using a 1000bs-t fibre networking.

    All FUN FUN FUN!!!
  24. macrumors 6502a


    Dec 11, 2001
  25. Guest

    I may as well add my humble system:

    Dual 533mhz G4
    768MB Ram
    40gig HD
    Adaptec SCSI Card
    Epson 888
    Canon 1220U Scanner
    OS 10.1.2, 9.2.2

    Photoshop 6
    Illustrator 9, 10
    Acrobat 4
    Premiere 6
    Flash 5
    Dreamweaver 4
    Final Cut Pro 2
    Watson (really, really, cool program!! Get it on apple's site)
    Corel Painter 7
    more that I forget now...

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