On Cloud Nine! Happy am I!

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  1. jscheiman macrumors member

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    :D I am currently the happiest man on the face of the Earth! Walked into the Apple stor to 'order' my machine, walked out with one in hand!

    I am the very proud new owner of a Dual 2.5GHz PowerMac G5!:p

    Now to reorganize my work station and set up this beast! Sorry my little 3.5 year old Ti Powerbook, you have been demoted to become my backup and portable machine!

    Thanks to everyone here for ALL of your AWESOME input, feedback and opinons! They all really helped me in narrowing things down.

    I will post pictures as soon as I can find the time to take some and get them up online. Not that you guys and gals haven't seen one of these before, but I can now share in the joy of owning a wonderful Mac desktop!
     
  2. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    be sure to beef up the ram! i hope you enjoy the machine, i am jealous!

    and of course congradulations!
     
  3. Lacero macrumors 604

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    You were able to carry it out in one hand? Wow! :D :eek:
     
  4. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Congrats on the purchase!

    Did you get dual 30" displays to?!!!!!! :D ;) (seriously, what kind of display do you have?)
     
  5. joecool85 macrumors 65816

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    thats what i was thinking! lol. when he said that i was automatically thinking 12" 'book. awesome though! i wish i had one...or twelve...or a hundred. those machines are so hot. i've actually never used the dual 2.5s, only dual 1.8s w/1gb of ram, and that sucker was SWEET!
     
  6. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a

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    PowerMac G5 2.5Ghz,160GB HD, 512MB RAM, 6800 Ultra, 30" Apple Cinema HD Display

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    Future Upgrades:
    *Sony HDR-FX1
    *PowerBook 17", 2GB RAM, 100GB HD
    *Canon EOS-20D
    Final Cut Studio
    PM Upgrade - 4GB RAM, 2x400GB HD
    * - Before July
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Every time I see the 30 inch screen I think just how much it tests your peripheral vision.
     
  8. tech4all macrumors 68040

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  9. BigEvan23 macrumors member

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    Porn

    edit: I didn't see that he got the 30 inch as well...lotsa porn
     
  10. Josh396 macrumors 65816

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    LOL.. it sure would be a lot of it.
     
  11. jscheiman thread starter macrumors member

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    OK, so it took both hands! This thing does way a little bit. It is the 2.5GHZ, 160GB hard drive, SuperDrive, Airport and Bluetooth installed.

    I installed my 2GB RAM so it now has 2.5GB RAM as well as put in my ATI Radeon 9800 256MB Pro Mac Special Edition video card.

    It will primarily be used for my freelance business of which I am heavily using Photoshop, Illustrator, GoLive and After Effects.

    I had to save some money, so the monitor is the 20" Dell 2005FPW LCD. Also, a great monitor for the price! I also opted to get the AppleCare plan just in case something happens down the road, it is liquid cooled!

    I can't wait to get everything set up to see how thins thing really digs in. We have a dual 1.8 at work with 1.5GB RAM and it is hella fast!

    Thanks for your congrats everyone!
     
  12. jscheiman thread starter macrumors member

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    The first pics!

    OK, try to ignore the mess surrounding my desk. All this stuff takes up WAY more space than my little 15" notebook!

    The mess of boxes!
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    The whole setup. My wife's 14" iBook and her iPod Mini, then my new G5 with 20" Dell monitor, Epson 2400 Photo Scanner & Epson R200 printer, my 40GB iPod, 6x8" Wacom Intuos 3 tablet, and last but not least, my trusty old powerbook!

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    Another shot of the goods, closer up.
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  13. tech4all macrumors 68040

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    Where you get the video card at?
     
  14. PlaceofDis macrumors Core

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    i think you can pick 'em up for Macs at either the Apple Store or CompUSA might have 'em too. My Microcenter carries 'em sometimes, it depends upon the reseller though
     
  15. 840quadra Moderator

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    Congrats! :D

    I recently picked up a 2.0 Rev2

    I can't handle the speed of this yet, I can't imagine a 2.5 :) . What kind of work do you plan on doing with your G5?
     
  16. jscheiman thread starter macrumors member

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    See my above post #11. I pretty much use all Adobe products on a daily basis.


    Asfor the ATI card, I purchased the it through http://www.Buy.com

    They had the best price going plus I used an online coupon to get another $15 off! http://www.Newegg.com was second in price and I have heard many good things about them.
     
  17. Coca-Cola macrumors 6502

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    Drool worthy indeed

    I would love to have a job that allowed me to purchase a G5. When I win the lottery, I am getting that sweet set up. What is it like having a water cooled machine. I think that would be kick a**.
     
  18. jscheiman thread starter macrumors member

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    I'm not sure yet Coca-Cola. Give me a few weeks to really push it to its limits...if I can even do that! I still need to partition the drive tomorrow, reinstall Panther as well as install all my software!
     
  19. 840quadra Moderator

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    Sounds good..

    I am a freelance journalist, and web designer. I am hoping to use my G5 to do more Graphics intensive work and make the sites, and e-zine look better :)

    Have fun!!
     
  20. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Is there any reason for running After Effects? I mean is it a software you've already been working with for quite a while. Are you considering Motion or Shake anytime soon?
     
  21. jscheiman thread starter macrumors member

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    I guess I use it because I know it well and it is part of the Adobe family which I use so heavily. I did play with Motion a little last night at the Apple Store while I waited for my AirPort card to be installed.

    It seemed to look pretty nice, saw some of the instant effect filters that were very nice for being part of the application.

    Being that we use After Effects on a daily basis at the TV station I work at, you kind of get pulled into one thing and for the most part are stuck with it. I wouldn't mind giving Motion a try, but to try to get the station to buy it is like getting snow in Phoenix in July!

    Needless to say, I am spent in the cash department now, so for now, I will have to do without!
     
  22. MacNoobie macrumors 6502a

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    Thats cool I didnt mean to sound like I was questioning your decision or anything like that. I love Adobe for things like Photoshop and Illustrator but salivate over things like Motion and Final Cut Pro HD when it comes to video editing.

    :)
     
  23. jscheiman thread starter macrumors member

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    I understand.

    Actually for only $299, Studio seems to be quite a deal. I think I will eventually have to give it a tryout. Especially if it does most everything in realtime.
     

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