da G5 is in tha house!!

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  1. aussie_geek macrumors 65816

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    So, I finally went out and bought a G5!! I got a sweet deal on a dual 2.5Ghz - they knocked $1000 off!! Added some ram, airport extreme and a bluetooth dongle and I am in heaven.

    Seriously, if anyone is considering buying a G5 - hunt around now for a bargain. The speed of this machine is unbelievable - makes my PowerBook feel like a slug!!

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    If you look over to the south east a couple of thousand kilometres you'll see an incredibly enviously green mad jew! I'm glad someone's content with the speed of the PowerMacs, even if they aren't at 3.0GHz.

    Enjoy. :)
     
  3. swy32x macrumors regular

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    Wow! That is great!

    Which dealer did you get it from,and how much did you end up paying?

    Seems like a real sweet deal man :D

    Congrats!
     
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  5. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Regarding where I got it from - I'd rather keep that to myself at the moment ;) - it was totally legit, with reciept etc but I essentially got it for cost price.

    The price for dual 2.5's in Australia is now $4299 from $4899. I do know there are a few still floating around at Domayne stores - Alexandria in particular :cool:. $4299 is a price set by Apple - I rang around some AppleCentres and they were offering it for the same price. When you consider that the new 2.0GHhz is priced at $3999, and can only take 4 Gb of ram (I don't know why they did this??? :confused: ) the extra few hundred bucks would make it worthwhile getting an old 2.5. Fair enough, the hard drives are bigger and there is a dual layer superdrive, but for a home user, these things are not that crucial.

    So, after weighing up these differences (it took all of 5 mins... :p) out came the Visa.

    If you want a bargain - try and buy one of the older models now - they will not be here forever.


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  6. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    sweet deal, congrats on your new G5! im just as envious
     
  7. benwa02 macrumors 6502

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    great find and nice Mac.

    I just picked up the dual 1.8 for $1500, i think you saw my grab in a different thread aussie_geek. But to others get'm while their still here and cheap, I sure as hell thought it was well worth it.
     
  8. woodsie macrumors member

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    $3,199...don't you mean? :cool:
     
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    Southeast of Sydney would surely either put you in the ocean or in NZ, yet your Location field says Australia :confused:
     
  10. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Whoops- That price was for the 2.3's :eek:

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  11. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Yeah -that would put him in the ocean alright!! Maybe he has a secret base out there with Tiger - like out of the James Bond film :p.

    Nah - really, he may have got the compass wrong - it could have been south west - that would put him in South Australia - about 2000 k from here.


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  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Some of you people read what I say far too closely. ;) I'm an Aussie who's in NZ (Auckland) for a couple of days on a conference. It's my first visit and I've gotta say I'm very impressed. I only wish I had more time to spend here seeing the sites.
     
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    Aha :)

    I'm going to Sydney in June, just for a week or so. What part of Australia are you from?
     
  14. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well, someone kind of guessed it before. I'm from South Australia, which is kind of embarrassing... But at least we make great wine! I spend far too much time in Sydney though. It's a great city, you should have heaps of fun.
     
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    I want to visit :(

    Air fare, hotel, and Car rental would cost me more then my G5 though :(
     
  16. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations!
     
  17. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Thats a sweet buy. Now to sit down put your seatbelt on and feel the power of a g5 :D

    Btw im from Brisbane great part of Australia as well.
     
  18. FlyNolJ macrumors member

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    wow.

    I feel like I shouldn't even be looking at this thread. I'm from Idaho. No, You da ho. Ehh...I hate that saying. Everytime I tell someone where I'm from they say that like it's the first time it's come into the human thought process. Lame. :mad:
     
  19. swy32x macrumors regular

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    Relevence? :confused:

    I'm awaiting these Rev B iMacs until getting my G5!

    I'm from Melbourne, great part of Aus!
     
  20. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

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    Are you refering to the thread name or my quote, if so Sorry did not mean anything bad from it. Im Australian so i have no idea about the thing from where you are.
     
  21. aussie_geek thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I tell you what - I need a racing harness to handle this beast!! :p Apps open up just as fast as Finder windows open! Churning out SETI data in under 4 hours... Combine that with Tiger and just as Steve says - 'boom' :eek:

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  22. FlyNolJ macrumors member

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    ehhhh


    No relevence-I was with the captain last night. errr...umm.... sorry. :D
     
  23. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    If you run SETI from the command line interface your unit times will go down to about 2.5 hours (I'm pretty sure).
     

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