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If you had the money, which Mac would you buy today?

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by wrldwzrd89, Sep 4, 2004.

  1. macrumors demi-god


    If you had enough money to buy the Mac of your dreams today, which one would you buy, how would you configure it (what BTO options, or standard config), and what would you use the new Mac for?

    I would buy a Dual 2.5 GHz PowerMac G5 with 2 GB of RAM (2x1GB), 2x250 GB hard drive, a 23 inch Apple Cinema HD Display, and the ATI Radeon 9800 XT graphics card. I'd use it to run Folding@Home and any other processor-intensive tasks I could throw at it.
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Dual 2.5 Powemac
    8GB Ram
    2*250GB HD
    Airport Extreme
    Nvidia 6800
    2*23" Displays
    Wireless Mouse/Keyboard

    What would I use it for?

    Simple, TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD, HA, HA, HA, HA, HA!!!!!!! :D
  3. macrumors regular

    I concur
  4. macrumors 6502a

    Great computer. In Norway that one is USD 17.500
    I have the money to buy one, but I have no use for such a machine! My 15" PowerBook is all I need... :)
  5. macrumors 6502a


    I would buy my 17" PB again, its awesome! :rolleyes:
  6. macrumors 6502a


    Summary- My iMac G5

    • 2GB DDR400 SDRAM - 2 DIMMs
    • 250GB Serial ATA drive
    • AirPort Extreme Card
    • None - Bluetooth Module
    • iSight
    • .Mac Promotional Bundle
    • Bluetooth Module + Apple Wireless Keyboard & Mouse
    • APP for iMac/eMac - Enrollment Kit
    • 20-inch widescreen LCD
    • 1.8GHz PowerPC G5
    • SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    • NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 Ultra w/64MB video memory

    Subtotal $3,689.95

    I want it, I want it, I want it! Good specs, I like the space-saving factor most of all. :D
  7. macrumors 68000


    i have to pick just one? oh well if i had the money id pick 3

    1) desktop/entertaiment machine
    dual 2.5ghz
    8 GB ram
    2x250 hd set up as raid (which ever one mirros the drives)
    the video card with 256mb vram
    airport extreme with an airport extreme base station and airport express for the stereo.
    single 23" monitor
    external projector to watch movies on.
    an awsome optical 5.1 stereo set up.

    2) portable
    12" PB maxed out on everything, just so it can be a bit faster than the rev A i have now. and since i had the money i would design an antena that would actually get good wi-fi reception, and would take the PB apart to do this and wouldnt mind that i voided the warntee. i would also paint the apple transparent red from the inside so it would look ultra cool (also would void the warntee but i wouldnt care cause i would have plenty of money)

    3) MORE POWER!!!!
    xserve dual G5 maxed out connected to a rack of cluster nodes all connected through fibre channel and connected to the internet through the most powerful optical system i can find. then throw in 3.5 terabit xserve raid. all of this to serve web-sites for all of my firends, or anyone that asked me nicely. then i would program it to design the coolest new electronic device and then sell the patent to apple so i can say that i was the designer of the coolest apple product!
  8. macrumors member

    if i had the money id buy a dual 2.5 G5 maxed out specs with a 30" cinema display using airtunes so i can connect a 12inch powerbook to it and have a 250Gb Lacie network Hard drive to back up onto now thats my dream system
  9. macrumors Core

    if i had the money

    2.5 Dual Powermac
    Maxed out Ram
    Dual 30 inch displays w/ that great video card too
    2x250 harddrives

    yummy....too bad im broke
  10. macrumors 6502a


    15" PowerBook G4
    1.5 Ghz
    2GB RAM
    80GB 5400RPM HD
    128MB VRAM
    Backlit Keyboard


    Dual 2.5 Ghz PowerMac
    8 GB RAM
    2x250 GB HD
    NVIDIA 6800
    Airport Extreme
    23" Apple Display

    Uses: Video editing (at home and on the go) and to run any game/program in the world. :)

    I like this thread, :p
  11. macrumors 6502a


    if I had the money, I found get myself a fully loaded 2.5ghz G5 and all the good stuff.
  12. macrumors 6502a


    17" Powerbook fully loaded.
  13. macrumors 6502a

    Definitely the dual 2.5GHz G5 if I could afford it. And I'd add one of Apple's new 20" LCDs. I'd only really need maybe 2GB of RAM though, and maybe a Radeon 9600XT (unless they call come with 9800 standard now, I haven't checked since the new PM's came out) -- just something that I know would run Tiger and CoreImage/CoreVideo very nicely.
  14. macrumors 65816


    I recently bought a new Mac after selling my two Apple laptops (PowerBook and iBook 1GHz, both 12"). Selling those machines enabled me to get the new computer for no additional cost.

    I was considering buying a new iMac, but I decided that portability is more important to me than speed, so I got a 15" G4 PowerBook. It is the low-end model, stock, but if I had wanted to throw in an extra $2700 or so, I would've gotten this:

    -15" PowerBook G4 1.5GHz, 128MB graphics upgrade (for spanning, I don't really play games), 5400RPM drive
    -Extra battery, 2 extra AC adapters
    -23" Cinema Display
  15. macrumors 68000


    Fully loaded 15" PB, which is what I should have bought instead of my 12" anyways. :rolleyes:
  16. macrumors 68030


    id get the vt supercomputer. imagine the games i can play with that baby!
  17. macrumors 68040


    I'll take one too :)
  18. macrumors 68000


    I'd Have to buy the PowerMac G5 Dual 2.5 GHz
    8 GB RAM
    Fibre Channel Card
    GeForce 6800 DDL
    Dual 30" Displays
    Bluetooth Keyboard and Mouse
    2X250GB HDD
    5.1 Surround Sound Speaker System
    3.5 TB Xserve RAID
    Production Suite

    I would use this thing to make the most incredibly awesome and amazing movies ever in the history of man kind. :D
  19. macrumors 68040


    Thats a dumb question, to see what Mac I would buy, just go to the 2.5ghz G5 model and add every expensive option on it! That would be my dream mac. Even if it came at $20,000.
  20. Moderator


    Staff Member

    • Dual 2.5GHz PowerPC G5
    • 8GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 8x1GB
    • 2x250GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
    • ATI Radeon 9800 XT w/256MB DDR SDRAM
    • Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
    • AirPort Extreme Card
    • Bluetooth Module
    • 8x SuperDrive (DVD-R/CD-RW)
    • PCI-X Gigabit Ethernet Card
    • Apple Keyboard & Apple Mouse - U.S. English
    • Mac OS X - U.S. English
    • Logitech Z-680 THX 5.1 Speakers & Monster 2-meter Cable
    • APP for Power Mac with Display - Auto Enroll

    Subtotal $11,257.95 (EDU pricing)

    What would I use it for? Only for word processing. Nothing else. Nein!
  21. macrumors 68000

    Daveman Deluxe

    If I could keep my current 12" PB, I'd buy a 20" iMac, fully loaded.

    If I couldn't, I would buy a 15" PB, fully loaded, and add an external LCD, probably 1024x768.
  22. macrumors 601


    totally agree with your system. i would immediatly order it. Would add an external HD for backup.

    Since I bought a 15" PB this summer I will have to wait for the rev. B 23" iMac G5 next year.

  23. macrumors 68020


    12 inch powerbook fully loaded with 30" cinema display --- ultimate portability and kiss ass display for when i'm at my desk
  24. macrumors member

    Dual 2.5ghz G5 with 2gig ram, Airport Extreme card, bluetooth module, wireless keyb & mouse, THREE 20" aluminium displays arranged on the desk Matrix style. and i'd use it to play The Sims :D
  25. macrumors regular


    jman's dream machine

    dual 2.0ghz g5
    2gb memory
    2x250 raid0 setup
    9600XT ati radeon

    ~3000 USD.

    i already have the 23" apple cinema display, but it is hooked up to my pc cad station. but i can always dream about that dual 2.0ghz g5...it would complement my 12" p.b. oh so well...


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