Some of you are already aware of recent happenings for me on the PowerPC Mac front, some of you don't have all the pieces. So, I will just summarize here… Recently a MR member donated a 2.3Ghz Dual Core PowerMac G5 (A1177) to me. And he paid for the shipping. I am very grateful for this and he knows who he is, so thank you! Unfortunately, UPS did it's usal piss-poor job of shipping and the front handle bent and popped a rivet. The front grill got pushed in (the optical drive door gets stuck at the bottom of it's travel) and the case got skewed to the left. How UPS managed to skew it I will never know. Anyway, it won't boot, chime or anything. Dead. I'm sure that's something somwehere easy to fix but at the time I just wasn't up to it. But I got to thinking. I have a Quad coming to me and another G5, a 2.7Ghz Dual Processor in the new year. But what to do with the 2.3 I just got. Well, I did some searches and failed eBay auctions and nothing came of that. However, there was a craigslist ad for a guy local to me (he lives where I work, Glendale, AZ). He had a 2.3Ghz Dual Core with no ram and no video card for $50. PERFECT!!!! After two days of trying to pin him down I finally met with him this morning and scored the Mac. All that is wrong with the first Mac is the case. And the second Mac works and has a good case. So any parts I need will be transferred. Ram, hard drive and video cards. BTW. The first G5 came with a Radeon XT1900. That's going to go in the Quad when I get it along with two Nvidia 6600LE cards I've ordered. That lets me keep my six displays. The 2.3Ghz DC is going to get my new Nvidia Quadro FX (yes, I know, I paid too much) and the Nvidia 6600LE that came in the first Mac. That will give this Mac four displays and it will function as a secondary graphic station. I will have more on this later as I start to work on the machine. At work at the moment so the best I can do is clean it up before I take it home. Here are some pics of the new acquisition.