Just Ordered My First Desktop Mac

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  1. quidire macrumors 6502

    quidire

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    I've been eyeing a PM for a year. I had started thinking about switching 5/03. I bought (instead) two PBs (one 10/04, the other 3/05) as the mobility was more immediately useful and the PBs were/are more affordable to boot. Well, finally the PM has been ordered (last night) and is in Apple's queue.

    PowerMac Dual 2.0 GHz
    +wireless package
    +ATI X850
    +Apple Cinema Display 23"
    +iPod color 20GB (Student Union deal)
    +dock for the above (already have lots of FW-Dock cables)
    +Airport Express (for the EyeHome below)

    From OWC
    +2x1GB RAM (Total 2.5GB RAM)

    From Amazon
    +Elgato EyeTV 200
    +Elgato EyeHome
    +Sonnet FW800-FW400 adapter (so I can plug the ACD's firewire cable into the FW800 slot; when I buy a FW800 ext hard drive, I'll buy a LaCie PCI FW800 card)

    Any thoughts? Items of concern, tips to note? My biggest fear is a dead pixel or two; that would be quite a fly in the ointment :(

    Well it all will converge on this apt between tomorrow and the end of next week... and then play time really begins! :D

    -RS
     
  2. mjstew33 macrumors 601

    mjstew33

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    that is a "wicked" awesome setup you got there

    Have fun!
     
  3. Eevee macrumors 6502a

    Eevee

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    You rock!!!

    Have fun with watching TV on Elgato! :D
     
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4

    dmw007

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    Very, very nice setup! Enjoy your new wicked-fast Power Mac G5! :D
     
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816

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