Ordered a PowerMac.

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  1. ArcticFox macrumors member

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    Dual 2Ghz PowerMac
    1GB RAM
    250GB HD
    128MB 9600
    56k modem
    Dual layer SuperDrive
    OSX Tiger

    Can't wait! I'm also waiting for a 19" Dell Ultrasharp to come, but it's been backordered for a little while.
     
  2. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Congratulations! btw, it's much cheaper to max out the RAM on these things nowadays compared to just a few months ago.
     
  3. amac4me macrumors 65816

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    Congrats on the purchase of your new PowerMac.
     
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  5. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Congragulations on your purchase. I recently decided to buy a new PowerMac G5 and am patiently (not really :rolleyes: ) waiting for it to to arrive.
     
  6. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Patience is a needed quality with Apple. Congratulations on your purchase also. When are you expecting delivery?
     
  7. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    Congrats with your powerhouse. :)

    You guys who buy this, what do you mainly use the PM for?
     
  8. ArcticFox thread starter macrumors member

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    I bought the PMac because other Apple computers are way too slow for me....then again XP needs all the speed it can get and then some, but the dual 2Ghz is my bare minimum for an Apple, and I got it because I decided against the dual 2.3 for money reasons (although I could have purchased it had I wanted to).

    As for delivery, no clue as this is the Memorial Day Weekend and Apple has (obviously) closed their factories until the 31st. Oh well, I really am anxious to get it though!
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Thank You. Hoping for it to be delivered by the end of this week. Apple says it is supposed to ship on or before 6/02.

    Patience, ok, I'll give it a try...nope, not working. ;)
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    in no particular order-
    1) Games
    2) iTunes
    3) would like to get into Photoshop once I get a new SLR digital camera.
    4) Mac OS X 10.4 (of course)
    5) Microsoft Office
    6) Internet (mainly Macrumors :D )
     
  11. FFTT macrumors 68030

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    I'm sure you're having a great Memorial Day weekend refreshing
    the Fed Ex tracker! :D

    I had my 2.0 delivered to my office and they were all blown away by how huge and heavy the box was.

    59 lbs. of sheer speed metal....
    and a bunch of styrofoam.

    Enjoy!
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Lets not even go there ;)
     
  13. Willy S macrumors 6502

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    That´s unfair!

    I have a dSLR, Nikon D70 with pro lenses! I´m going to use Tiger, Office and the Internet...

    Well....if I get the eMac or the mini as our second computer, I could convince my finance manager (the wife) to buy the Playstation 3 when it arrives. :D
     
  14. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Sounds good. Although I am currently an Xbox fan- but that could change :eek: .
     
  15. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, I am still single so I get to be my finance manager, for now ;)
     
  16. Abstract macrumors Penryn

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    While its great that you got a new PowerMac (I'm jealous, trust me), which is a great purchase and a very fast machine, of course, I wonder why you did it before WWDC? I'm sure nothing PM related will come out, but its one of those "you never know" type of situations where you....just....never.....know.
     
  17. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well to be honest I just could not wait any longer. Plus, I figured that since the PowerMac G5s were just updated that it would be a good time to switch to Mac. I really do not think that we will see any new PowerMacs at WWDC anyway.
     
  18. ArcticFox thread starter macrumors member

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    While it's true I could have waited...no actually sorry that's not true couldn't wait to order it. Gimme gimme.
     
  19. ArcticFox thread starter macrumors member

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    Update on order - Mac shipped, arriving the 7th (estimated by FedEx).
    Update on 19" UltraSharp - delayed again *groan*
     
  20. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Thats ironic, my PowerMac G5 is also supposed to arrive the 7th via FedEx.

    They also bumped my ATI Radeon 9600 128MB DDR video card up to a ATI Radeon 9600XT 128MB DDR at no cost to me :confused: :D ! I am glad for the uprade but I was planning on throwing either a ATI Radeon X800XT 256MB DDR or an ATI Radeon 9800SE Pro w/256MB DDR into my G5.
     
  21. fanbrain macrumors 6502

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    That's ironic... MY PowerMac G5/2.0 is ALSO arriving on the 7th. And I found a 9800 SE 256 for $220 to go with it. WOW! I also got 2 gigs of RAM (2x1gig) for $160ish. And I got a smoking deal on a 19" CRT and a Klipsch GMX d-5.1. This will be a great setup. I'm writhing in anticipation... :)
     
  22. ArcticFox thread starter macrumors member

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    I think it's the way they list the specs when you BTO the machine. Mine is the same way, it said 9600 128MB when I clicked "order" but on the invoice it lists a 9600 XT 128MB.
     
  23. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Congratulations.......sweet Mac you got yourself..... :rolleyes:
     
  24. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Well, I have been using my new PowerMac G5 for 2 days now and I LOVE IT!!! My only regret is not switching sooner. :rolleyes: Why did I ever put up with Windows? Anyhow, great Mac, plays Doom III and Rise of Nations fine. Can't wait to order a new 20" Cinema Display to replace my 19" Trinitron monitor. Can not go wrong with a PowerMac G5!
    :D
     
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