if you could build your own mac

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by jefhatfield, Aug 11, 2002.

  1. jefhatfield Retired


    Jul 9, 2000
    on the pc side, one could simply build what they want and have choices of motherboards, processor, hard drives, ram, etc (nowdays it's not more economical becuase the big companies get such a break buying in huge bulk)

    but what if you could build your own mac? ...and get the parts at office depot, fry's, or circuit city?

    and what if laptops had more standard parts...and ample room inside (1/4' to 1/2" inch more)...what would you build? (granted, something like this would look bulky like my old rev a ibook;) )

    i would build a mac desktop in a quicksilver enclosure, dual 1 ghz processors, maxed out ddr RAM when that becomes available, superdrive, motherboard with fatest available bus, and 128 MB video card

    and if i could build a mac laptop, i would use current fastest processor..800 g4..ddr ram when it became avaiable...the ibm 72 GB hard drive..and the 64 MB ati video card pc laptops are using now (i would also like the stadard ports now used and have the superdrive when that became available):D
  2. SilvorX macrumors 68000


    May 24, 2002
    'Toba, Canada
    hmm if only i could build one it'dd be...
    1 ghz processor
    1 gig of ddr ram
    a 16x dvd rom drive
    a 40x32x52x cd-rw drive (or whatevers closest in specs)
    64 mb vid card
    top of the line sound card (if only theydd be compatible)
    two 80 gig 7200 RPM hard drives
    logitech wireless keyboard/mouse combo
    19" LCD monitor
  3. drastik macrumors 6502a


    Apr 10, 2002
    Silvor, I think you'll find that the top of the line sound cards are made by Digidesign and are quite Mac compatible, just thousands of dollars.
  4. Rajj macrumors 6502a


    May 29, 2002
    32° 44' N 117° 10' W
    Somebody already started a thread like this!!:p

    But here I go!!

    Dual 1GHZ in a TiBook!!
    1Gig DDR Ram
    100GB HDD @10,000 rpm
    128MB DDR Nvida graphic card
    Superdrive 32x16x16x10x40
    Lithium-Ion Polymer dual capacity battery 10hrs

    Why not go all the way?:p
  5. G5orbust macrumors 65816


    Jun 14, 2002
    in 2 years, that will be obsoliete. Funny how stuff works like that.

    I'd want what u put down, just have it be .5 inches thick and have the screen be 17 inches w/ a resolution of 1280 x 1024, just like the 17" ASD. Also, bump that RAm up to 2 gigs and that HD to 180 gigs.

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