Cool G4 mock up

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  1. iN8 macrumors regular

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    I'd be happy with this!

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    mockup by AtariST at spymac.
     
  2. G5orbust macrumors 65816

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    Sweet pic man. I like the dual, front Fw ports. It seems almost too real for our little rumor site.

    ~Bust
     
  3. firewire2001 macrumors 6502a

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    d00d that looks so schweet.. i want one ::drool::!
     
  4. Nipsy macrumors 65816

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    I want that exact machine with the three hot swap bays, and dual optical drives.
     
  5. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    that's a cool pic.

    a bit too fake. but not terrible looking. i like the idea of the metal g4s for sure....
     
  6. vitruvius macrumors regular

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    hey, thats fine!

    maybe the speaker should look like the ones in the TiBook, and it is too symetrical for my taste!
     
  7. g3ski macrumors member

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    very cool tower

    Beautiful design, the FW ports are slick....big improvement over the current tower which already is sweet.

    Front accessible FW is a MUST.....also add front USB to that.

    Two optical drives as an option is also a MUST - why are we stuck with zip (or a tape drive) in the 2nd bay, what were they thinking :mad:

    Get the built-in superdrive to read and burn DVDs. Add a 40X/12X/48X CD-RW for $75 and not be stuck with the slow burn speeds of the superdrive. Then also be able to copy a disk whenever you need to.

    BTW, I hope they have the superdrive 2 out in time for July, I haven't seen much news on the progress tho.
     
  8. TypeR389 macrumors member

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    Close, but isn't this better?

    [​IMG]

    I apologize to anyone that actually claims to know photoshop, but this was the first thing I thought of when I saw this. Also, said graphic element borrowed from Hemingray...

    Machintosh G4-9000...

    Dave, would you like it if I sang a song?
     
  9. irmongoose macrumors 68030

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    Daisy, oh Daisy.... :p

    But the original mock-up doesn't look bad... I like it how the drives have the little green lights on them like the Xserve...

    I wouldn't mind if that was what was being introduced at MWNY... but I wouldn't mind a little more either...




    irmongoose
     
  10. iGav macrumors G3

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    I quite like it...... I'm definitely up for some hot metal though........ :D
     
  11. 8thDegreeSavage macrumors 6502

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    I like this one better...

    I perfer this one by some other dude on Spymac....really tight vision for the case design.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. mmmdreg macrumors 65816

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    Like the first one..but it looks sorta like some PC's around these days...some more form would be nice..
     
  13. iN8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    your being sarcastic right?

    would you really be happy with another warmed over G4 (El Capitan) box which is three generations old?(B&W G3, Graphite G4, Quiksilver)

    Don't get me wrong, I love the G4 box, it's the best ever done. But I am ready for Apple to replace it on my list with something even better.
     
  14. iN8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    HeHe, your funny!
     
  15. McFreggle macrumors 6502

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    The eject button on the disk drive looks nice! What we don't see is a right mouse button? :D

    k.
     
  16. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    This image was discussed at length in the private section, and I went ahead and made it look more like the original XServe style. It was too clean, the gradients were too smooth, so after a little playing around in photoshop (less than 15 minutes) I came up with this.
     

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  17. iN8 thread starter macrumors regular

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    You say you came up with this. Isn't it the same case. It just looks like you adjusted the levels and hue in Photoshop. Am I wrong?
     
  18. g3ski macrumors member

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    Another el capitan case....

    If only they had made that revision when they brought out quicksilver.
     
  19. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    No much more than hue and levels. I took the original and made it look more like metal, more like a photo by adding some noise, using rendered clouds for dispersion and adding that as a color. The original was way too smooth, I made it look more like a photo, more like the XServe, which it lacked. This was because of the discussion on whether it was real or not. A smaller image had been found somewhere else and it took a while before someone else came along to show the original. Then I worked a little photoshop on it to make it look more believable, that's all.
     
  20. iGav macrumors G3

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    Re: your being sarcastic right?

    I'm with you on this one...... Apple really needs to replace the case........ the current design is getting really long in the tooth now....... :(

    But we need something alittle more original than a reworked Xserve for a case..... I have complete faith in Ives to come up with something super cool and innovative!! ;)
     
  21. Draft macrumors 6502

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    I believe that the biggest problem with my G4 case is that I can't add a second CD drive. That drives me crazy. They put a second damn opening right there, too! But, low-and-behold, you can't use that bay for anything but zip drives. Weak. This is true, right?

    Draft
     
  22. g3ski macrumors member

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    you are right - no 2nd optical in G4 case

    :mad: The 2nd optical won't fit b/c of the way they layed out the components on the swinging door. I heard of someone trying to do a mod to make it fit, but it was a lot of work - there just isn't enough room left over in the case.
     
  23. Draft macrumors 6502

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    That has to be the weakest thing on these cases.

    Draft
     
  24. Macette macrumors 6502

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    it makes me sick to say this, but i quite like the way some of the new try-hard designer pcs are putting their optical drives vertical and slot-loading, rather than with big ugly trays. i reckon the G5 - and summer G4? - will go for that. that way the case can be slimmer and prettier. i hate the clunky tray in my B&W G3. I WANT SLOT LOADING.

    and i'm kind of attached to the snow look too - it would match my ibook and ipod...

    xx
     
  25. Hemingray macrumors 68030

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    Re: Close, but isn't this better?

    LOL, I love it! You can guess I'd buy one... :D
     

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