Just switched to a Dual 2GHz G5!!!! And switched 2 other people!

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jrv3034, Nov 22, 2003.

  1. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    #1
    Hello, all! Just wanted to say I finished setting up my brand new system:

    Dual 2GHz G5
    OS X 10.3.1 Panther
    160GB (added second 200GB HDD)
    512 RAM (will upgrade soon to 1.5 GB)
    Everything else stock config.

    Mitsubishi 22" DiamondPro 2070SB monitor (Black)
    JBL Creature Speakers (Silver)
    Logitech MX500 wired optical mouse
    Epson CX3200 All-in-one printer
    Zip 100 USB external drive

    All I have to say is that the G5 ROCKS! This is my first Mac, jumping from a 1GHz Duron self-built PC. I love OS X. I'm still not used to all the ins and outs of OS X yet, but am finding it very intuitive. It makes Win XP feel really cheap and old. Exposé is awesome.

    Opening the box was quite the experience. It almost felt like a ritual; everything was so neatly packaged... The machine is huge! And the monitor is gigantic (couldn't justify paying $600 more for a 20" Cinema Display) and actually matches the G5 look (jet black with hundreds of round perforations on top).

    I didn't get a dud! The machine is very quiet, with a very low humming sound. No weird chirping/grating/irritating buzz. Guess I'm lucky.

    In addition, I also got my fiancé to switch to a 12" G4 iBook, and my brother to a 15" 1.25GHz PowerBook. I feel proud!

    So, I can now officially feel at home at MacRumors. If anyone has any questions about my setup, please post away!

    I am so happy right now!:D
     
  2. leet1 macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2003
    #2
    Re: Just switched to a Dual 2GHz G5!!!! And switched 2 other people!

    Congratz, thats a great workstation :D


    Got a question though....WHY A 1ghz DURON>!>!>!


     
  3. Dont Hurt Me macrumors 603

    Dont Hurt Me

    Joined:
    Dec 21, 2002
    Location:
    Yahooville S.C.
    #3
    workstation? thats a great Gaming machine! doom 3 will look great on it!
     
  4. QCassidy352 macrumors G3

    QCassidy352

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2003
    Location:
    Bay Area
    #4
    congrats. what an awesome setup for your first mac!
     
  5. jrv3034 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Oct 23, 2002
    #5
    Re: Re: Just switched to a Dual 2GHz G5!!!! And switched 2 other people!

    Well, because I had about $300 available to upgrade from a 433Mhz Celeron eMachines. I have to say, jumping from that to a 1Ghz Duron was a bigh sigh of relief! But that was still nowhere near adequate for Photoshop or video editing, which is what this beast is for.

    It is a workstation, though, because I won't be playing many games on it (not much of a gamer), though I'd love to get my hands on a nice "Medal of Honor" sometime around Xmas (hint hint to my fiancé).;)
     
  6. kwajo.com macrumors 6502a

    kwajo.com

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2002
    Location:
    Bay of Fundy
    #6
    i love seeing this kind of post! the feelings you gave are exactly those that I had when I switched a few years ago. I think I have gotten 5 people to also jump ship too, which makes me feel quite proud too :D enjoy your G5 and when you are tired with it, send it my way :cool:
     
  7. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

    manitoubalck

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2003
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #7
    Re: Just switched to a Dual 2GHz G5!!!! And switched 2 other people!

    Zip 100 is an odd addition I would have thought with that kind of out lay you could have at least afforded to get a 250mb one. Any way enjoy your new machine
     
  8. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

    manitoubalck

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2003
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    #8
    Re: Re: Re: Just switched to a Dual 2GHz G5!!!! And switched 2 other people!

    How woud she fell if here husband to be was more attracted to his new computer than to her. Just a friendly peice of advice buy or bootleg your own games and ask for something a little more fitting from your wife to be.
     
  9. FightTheFuture macrumors 6502a

    FightTheFuture

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2003
    Location:
    that town east of ann arbor
    #9
    i'm more impressed that you switched your brother and fiance than getting a dual 2ghz G5! i haven't at all been able to switch anyone i know. we should have a thread for coaching that type of thing.
     
  10. cwedl macrumors 65816

    cwedl

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2003
    #10
    Well done, I switched about 3 months ago, I am happy I switched because the Mac OS run better, and is a lot neater, what a good mac to get you teeth into!!
     
  11. Counterfit macrumors G3

    Counterfit

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Location:
    sitting on your shoulder
    #11
    Re: Re: Just switched to a Dual 2GHz G5!!!! And switched 2 other people!

    Especially considering you can get them for $20 on eBay...
     
  12. KBFinFan macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    May 30, 2003
    Location:
    Connecticut, USA
    #12
    Sounds great! (off topic: iPod commerical just came on..the newest one)

    Enjoy the setup.. and post some pictures of the family member
     
  13. howard macrumors 68020

    howard

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2002
    #13

    this gave me an idea

    check it out...

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?threadid=48686
     

Share This Page