I'm A Swithcer! (Almost)

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  1. paleck macrumors 6502a

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    I finally did it!!! My new Mac is ordered and hopefully I'll get it sometime this next week. :D Here is what I ordered:

    PowerMac Dual 2Ghz
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 250GB Harddrive
    • 16x SuperDrive
    • ATI Radeon 9650
    • Bluetooth & Airport Extreme Card
     
  2. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Awesome!
    Since I'm too lazy to look at specs on Apple.com to tell if this is a Powermac or an iMac, which is it?


    *edit* I write vague sentences. Boo!
     
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  4. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It's the Dual 2Ghz PowerMac, I thought i put that in there...oh well. :p
     
  5. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    Oh man... I wish my first Mac was that sweet...
    SO AWESOME!

    Rock out on that thing!
     
  6. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well my coworker has been working on me for a while, that and she may have been sabotaging my Dell laptop to help push me, but i guess i'll never know. I've been saving up for this for quite a while.

    I did get a Dell 2005FPW flat-panel display to go with it. I'll try to take pictures of everything as i unpack it all!!!

    I'm sure I'll be asking lots of questions as I learn how to use this beast! :eek:
     
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    Nice setup. Other than a single gig of RAM and the default 160 gig drive, I got the same machine. Mine came in Wednesday. I am loving it. :D

    Unfortunately, it is causing me loss of sleep, though. :eek:
     
  9. Balin64 macrumors 6502a

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    Welcome you Bastard!

    I am serously jealous. Check out my Macs in my sig. But... I bet I could take you in Shufflepuck Café... if you knew what that was! Har har har....


    Seriously: welcome and enjoy your system! :)
     
  10. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Now you get my curiousity piqued....What is it? :confused:
     
  11. Tamer Brad macrumors regular

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    A very, very old Mac game. Oh my.
     
  12. shane-o-mac macrumors regular

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    Very Sweet!

    I am a recent switcher too and I thought I was lucky to start out with a powerbook. You will def enjoy the pleasure it is to interact with the OSX operating system. Not too mention it is so NICE to be virus and spireware free for the first time in my life :p
     
  13. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe it's time to start a new thread..."What's the oldest computer game that you can remember on Mac or PC?" Just a thought. Oldest one I can think of is Gauntlet on my grandparent's computer when I was 8 or 9 years old.
     
  14. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A loss of sleep isn't a bad thing......But since I am a night owl anyways, I probably won't notice too much of a difference. Now to convince my work to let me work from home more often.
     
  15. cwedl macrumors 65816

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    Good system to start with, wish I had a G5, told myself no G5 until I have finished uni!
     
  16. wdlove macrumors P6

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    You may be in luck, that seems to be the trend today. Will look forward to pictures.
     
  17. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    Well, the iMac doesn't have dual processors nor does the iMac have anything "PowerMac" in its name. :)


    Welcome to the light side of computing!
     
  18. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So can anyone tell me how long before my computer actually ships? It has been on sent to manufacturing for a few days now. I have received everything except for the Mac at this point. :confused:
     
  20. Maxiseller macrumors 6502a

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    Ohh it's the Third Apple rule:

    Thou shalt ship when all the joy one posessed has dissipated, and upon arrival leaves one inexplicably overcome with a tragically heart-warming joy for their long lost baby.


    Congrats on the Switch! You'l love it!
     
  21. paleck thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    OMG OMG OMG OMG

    Apple shipped my Power Mac yesterday and it is scheduled for delivery on Friday! *drool* I get a whole weekend with this thing, before I have to go back to work. :p
     
  22. Freakk123 macrumors regular

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    Congratulations, man! You're are getting one hell of a computer, use it wisely :D

    You'll love it.
     
  23. javiercr macrumors 6502

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    cynic comment

    not trying to be nasty ...just a bit of a cynic ..but i wonder what is the motivation to create a post letting people know what you just bought (when it isn't even there yet!)... and what is the motivation to take pictures of it while you unpack it.. is not like a powermac is something that cannot be seen anywhere else... i think a good forum should have good questions and good answers that are useful, just bragging about equipment just creates low value forums for eg compare the high quality photo.net forum with the low quality dpreview.com forums (this is for photography)
     
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