Holycrap

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by carbonmotion, Feb 1, 2004.

  1. carbonmotion, Feb 1, 2004
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  2. 7on macrumors 601

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    What's stopping you from making friends now? Get him on Rendezvous and say hi.
     
  3. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Ask him if you can touch it....or better yet, ask him if you could dust it, polish it, and then give it a great big hug. :D
     
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

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    I think he might get the wrong idea hearing that. :D
     
  5. LimeiBook86 macrumors 604

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    If he get's the wrong idea or not you will still be friends ;) :p
     
  6. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    If he gives you any attitude when you're just trying to give props to his hardware, remind him that the setup is going to be yesterday's news 6 months from now.

    Oh, and if he's really unfriendly, ask him what his FPS is on Counterstrike.
     
  7. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    Geez, might as well kick him in the crotch while you're at it.
     
  8. warcraftmaster macrumors regular

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    wow that i 8gb of ram that i bet he cant use. does it cost like • Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
    • 8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
    • 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    • ATI Radeon 9800 Pro
    • Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel)
    • Apple Cinema HD Display (23" flat panel) + Apple DVI to ADC Adapter
    • AirPort Extreme Card
    • Bluetooth Module
    • 56k V.92 internal modem
    • SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    • Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
    • Mac OS X - U.S. English
    • Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers & Monster 2-meter Cable





    Subtotal $13,363.95
    wow i wish i had that
     
  9. virividox macrumors 601

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    kill him, steal his hardware. cut his body into little pieces or better yet drug him and send over cheerleaders to his room and when he dies with them its not ur fault its theirs.
     
  10. benixau macrumors 65816

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    go the german attitude
     
  11. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Its amazing what money can buy sometimes :D

    But what will he be doing with this machine?

    D
     
  12. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

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    What really amazes me is someone can post a thread that shows no meaning of what the thread is about. come on moderators lets look at this stuff? Holycrap is a pretty sorry description by this person who chooses freinds by the computer they are able to buy. Shallow title, shallow person who needs to be struck by a baseball bat.
     
  13. cr2sh macrumors 68030

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    Hahaha.. oh I love the irony. Like the time my mom said "those people in the middle east just like to fight.. we should kill all of them."

    Dual 23" displays? In a dorm room? How does he turn around? :)
     
  14. DavidLeblond macrumors 68020

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    Ok, what I want to know is what moron would bring a $13,000 computer to a dorm? I felt bad carrying my $1500 PC to my dorm in college, if I had a $13k computer it would NEVER touch university property.
     
  15. FriarTuck macrumors 6502

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    This is the correct answer.
     
  16. Grimace macrumors 68040

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  17. pdrayton macrumors member

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    Ummm... parents who have kids in school with hardware that expensive wouldn't dream of letting them live in a dorm. They buy condos and let the kids live there.

    So, I believe the kid with this expensive hardware setup is an urban legend... perhaps an odd attempt by the poster to start a conversation about his "dream" computer.

    There are some very lonely people out there...
     
  18. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Probably sufring the web and writing papers in Microsoft Word. Tasks which even a 1st generation iMac is able to do quite well--even on OS X.

    So $13,363.95 for the G5, minus $300 for the used iMac he could have had equals $13,063 wasted. Who says the economy isn't good? Bragging rights are expensive!
     
  19. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    How else is he going to be able to play Halo, Counterstrike, or Doom 3. From the sound of it, you can barely get over 30 fps on Halo on a G5 and Doom will require at least a dual 1.4 to run with the graphics bells and whistles.
     
  20. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    I have to agree it sounds a bit much for a dorm room, but not unbelievable....

    I'd be up for seeing pics, though :D

    D
     
  21. Westside guy macrumors 601

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    Having seen some of the stereo equipment that kids put in their dorms nowadays, and knowing guys who run server farms out of their dorm rooms... it is not beyond belief.

    I'd say it's not very wise - but I can see somone spending that much on a dorm computer.
     
  22. patrick0brien macrumors 68040

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    -Mr. Anderson

    Sucking up every spare watt from the local substation most likely.

    Everybody will know when he's home because the lights will dim.

    What kills me is that this thing probably takes up less space than the machine I Used in college (State-of-the-art at the time) Mac IIsi, Monitor, Bernoulli drive, Laser printer, speakers, etc.
     
  23. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    Ah, but those dual 23" LCDs might be slim, they still require significant desktop space....

    That's some serious realestate....

    Personally, I'll be getting dual 20" displays myself when I get my new machine. I just can't justify having dual 23" for all that extra money.

    And with Desktop Manager - its even better - it will be like 8 LCDs :D

    D
     
  24. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    Re: Holycrap

    In the words of Billy Madison...

    "Thank you daddy."
     
  25. Powerbook G5 macrumors 68040

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    There are kids at my college driving brand new $90,000 BMW M3s, Mercedes SL500s, Porsche 911s, etc. That computer system is no more expensive than a dad who would buy their kid a Kia for college. Some people just have their priorities and ask for a G5 instead of a car, perhaps.
     

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