What are the 4 holes on the front of the new twrs for?

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  1. wake up Jobs!!! macrumors regular

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    on the front of the case under the optical drives. Does anyone know the use of these things??

    -GaBe-
     
  2. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    they're air vents to draw in cooler air for all the heat the damn thing generates.
     
  3. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

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    I noticed that the back of the case has got a lot of more hl\oles too, it must be making tons of heat, also i thought i saw verticaly mounted harddrives? correct me if im wrong.

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    It dispenses soft serve ice cream. Mmmmmmm soft serve.
     
  5. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

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    -GaBe-
     
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  7. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Hahahahaaa....that's frickin' hilarious

    How's that back end of the PowerMac....talk about shotgun blast

    If the all the vents are there for better circulation and less fan noise...I'm all for it
     
  8. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

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    LOL!!!!:p

    It looks more like the firering range in Utah, thats what they do to the killers, instead of lethal injection!!!!!:D

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    The holes on the front of the case remind me of the Pontiac Firebird and GTO which had "Ram Air" to keep the engine supplied with cooler air.

    The back of the machine looks like those drilled aluminium pedals you can get for cars. Add some LEDs, some neon, some funky blue headlights, and you have a winner (or something). :D
     
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    I was looking at one of the 360 QuickTime Mov's on Apple's website and it does in fact look like the Hard Drives are mounted vertically. How is that going to affect performance?

    Bill
     
  11. sparkleytone macrumors 68020

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    the vents

    they are for the rare but growing number of people who truly "love" their macs
     
  12. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    Re: the vents

    And 4 of them can "share" it?
     
  13. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    i take it you're into import car racing....
     
  14. zarathustra macrumors 6502a

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    GTO and FireBirds are Imports? Oh, I reckon you are one of them english types!
     
  15. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Should not affect performance, but there are those that would argue it may alter MTBF.

    But it's debateable whether the new placement is any worse than the location of the bottom drive in a piggyback tray. Heat issues with that specific drives placement "may" be worse than turning the drive on the side and letting air flow around it.

    Hopefully the new towers do a better job of keeping the dual HDs cool than the old tower did.
     
  16. ShaolinMiddleFinger macrumors 6502a

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    Sorry, I messed up...I'm still on sleep deprivation mode
     
  17. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    And yet the only intelligent posts were made by people with 4 digit posts. :rolleyes:

    Yes, they are supposed to keep the PowerMac cool because of the heat. But, don't forget, the 7455 processor was SEVERELY overclocked, a full 25 percent. To make the heat issue worse, you have a dual processor mod.

    There's only one place for Apple to go if faster chips cannot be produced...IBM.
     
  18. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    It seems we have a Demi-God in need of some worshipping.

    The rest of you will have to excuse me while I go leave an offering at this god’s porcelain alter.

    One small question, since I'm a little rusty at this Demi-God worship thing –

    When you leave an offering to the Demi-Gods at their alter, are you supposed to flush?
     
  19. King Cobra macrumors 603

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    >When you leave an offering to the Demi-Gods at their alter, are you supposed to flush?

    Nah. But a small contribution will give you one year's worth of stuff you won't want to live w/o.

    Let's compare:
    Mug + power: $30
    .mac: $50 or $100
    Jaguar: $129

    You choose. :cool:
     
  20. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Hmmm. With Anthony Robbins all you get is a book.
     
  21. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

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    THis might tell us somthing, 1: apple chose to overclock a older processor instead of opting for a new one 2: All dual processor machines, mabe to get rid of apple's last supply of motorola processors, mabe this means that these are the last Powermacs with moto processors. They could be draining out their last supply of 7455's so they can buy some IBM Power4s :rolleyes: :rolleyes: , or so we hope.

    -GaBe-
     
  22. jelloshotsrule macrumors G3

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    i'd say jaguar, supporting macrumors, .mac in order of importance and value

    i could live without the second 2... heck, i could live without jaguar. but not if i wanted to do many things via my mac...
     
  23. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

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    "Shut the **** up she said, im going ****ing deth, every thing is too loud, its too loud, now that all my friends left this place is ****ing dead, I want to move out when can we move out, this **** has got to stop, I'll run away!" - Blink182 ,the song is called "shut up"

    Its a cool song, I just thought I should type it out;)

    -GaBe-
     
  24. wake up Jobs!!! thread starter macrumors regular

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    Here comes the imfamous King Cobra spaming:rolleyes: :rolleyes:

    -GaBe-
     
  25. zimv20 macrumors 601

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    if you look at the quicktime video (sorry, too lazy to get a link right now), it seems the front vent holes are for a fan mounted just behind them.

    the ones in the back are mostly for the giant heat sink, though there's another fan up top -- holes for that fan, too.
     

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