Back into the PPC Game!

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by gavinstubbs09, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    So I haven't been here lately and a lot of stuff has been going on (including my PPC macs!). Lately I've been working on my Hackintosh build which has been running great and in the future when I can blow $170 I will get a motherboard tray for an ATX board that will fit into a G5 case (the tray is from France... and isn't cheap!!) so it will look like a true Mac. I also picked up a 2010 13" 2.66GHz MBP off ebay for cheap and turned out to be a better deal then what the seller listed (brought into a pawn shop on the East Coast).

    Okay. Where am I at with PPC Macs? Well within the past two weeks I've gained 3 PPCs and got rid of one. The first one was a 500MHz iMac G3 snow white which I bought for $20 and traded a friend for my old 800MHz 15" iMac G4, traded my 2GHz Dual Core G5 for 8GB of DDR3 ram and a 120GB Kingston SSD (both brand new still in the package), and bought a MDD for $30.

    The MDD I like. It is quiet, my dual 1GHz MDD was a jetfighter till I replaced the fans. It was originally a single 1GHz FW800 model but the guy I bought it from swapped in a 800MHz dual processor board (from a QS I'd imagine) and runs great. 2GB Ram, 60GB Seagate HD, 64MB GeForce 4MX, AirPort Extreme and OS X Leopard. He even included the stock 1GHz Processor too! I am really liking this machine and have been happy with it!

    So just an update, figured you guys would find it interesting :) And yes the MDD is sitting on top of my 2U rack server. 2x AMD Opteron 2.8GHz dual core processors. Great for Minecraft hosting!

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  2. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    Yay, glad you are back. We miss your missteps in quad liquid cooling :p.
     
  3. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Don't get me started on those darn things Keaton! You know I like them too much :rolleyes:
     
  4. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    I honestly wish I had one, just for the 'neat-ooooo crap that broke' factor. Also, your blog needs more content. I love reading it.
     
  5. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Welcome back Gavin. :D

    I have a Quicksilver and a 17" PowerBook G4. Maybe you've heard…
     
  6. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    And you have an intel laptop *duhn nuhn duuuuhn*
     
  7. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I have Erik, not to worry lol. My last QS went to bunn and my last 17" PB went to some guy on ebay!
     
  8. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! I was cutting myself off to prevent the yawning screams of boredom and "WE KNOW!!!!" :D :D
     
  9. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Welcome back, Mr. Stubbs! While you've been away, Apple announced the PowerBook G5, PowerMac G6, and iMac G6. Also, @bunnspecial took all the remaining PPC macs in existence :p
     
  10. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Bunns PowerPC Museum Annex will be opening in Phoenix shortly. He's still getting the financing together to ship them all to me. :D
     
  11. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    In which case I will see several of my old machines in said museum! Shoot trying to think of all the macs bunn has acquired from me hurts my brain!
     
  12. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Holy cow! I really have been gone for quite some time! Do you know how hot those Power Mac G6 towers run? Or how many fans they have? And does this new iMac G6 have lines all down the screen too? Missed a ton lol
     
  13. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    I bought one of them to heat my house in the winter time, its pretty multifunctional if you ask me.
     
  14. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Damn, I guess I can stop running my Rack Server and the MDD and replace both of them with a G6. If 88*F in my room wasn't bad enough in the middle of summer :rolleyes:
     
  15. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    Close the door and you could also make the room a sauna
     
  16. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    The PM G6s clock in at about 250 degrees idle, and 325 at max load. It has a grand total of 18 fans and has been officially named the most "Power"-full Mac Apple has ever released. The iMac G6's screen is only lines. Jony Ive thought that by just having the screen be lines is an elegant way for people to figure out their computer is broken, thus they will send it in for repairs, spend a lot of money, then receive another with more lines. It continues in a circle forever and Apple becomes richer and richer with every person who buys one and sends it in for repairs. Tim is sitting on top of his solid gold throne, high above everyone else, and begins to shoot money out from his iMoneyDispenser 3S Plus to all the poor peasants below him. Little do they know they are getting iSteveBucks, as opposed to real money. The peasants grudgingly proceed with their dreary lives serving the kings, TimC of AppleWorld 10c Plus and GabeN of Valvelandia.
     
  17. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    You forgot how the G6 had a 256-bit cpu that puts it ahead of any Intel processor right now, but the only program made right now that can take advantage of it is the os itself and the built in chess game
     
  18. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    How foolish of me, and it was such a big deal at the PR...
    Also, don't forget the Bomb App is also optimized for the 256-bit OS!
     
  19. Orizence macrumors 6502

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    Its so hard trying to keep up with all this new technology, how could I forget that. I really loved how the G6 is also liquid Hydrogen cooled, such great engineering.
     
  20. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    And how could we forget the all important fact that there are 4 Octa-core G6s in it?! Or the fact that it's running OS XI Tabby, while all the losers on Intel are still on OS X.
     
  21. gavinstubbs09 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    This new G6 has no hard drive or optical drive right? It all runs in the ram and is lost every time the power goes out? Sounds like a smokin' deal take my money!
     
  22. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Yup, it has 512GB of DDR5 RAM, and it only costs the amazing low price of $15,000! Great thing to compliment your Apple Watch or Apple Watch Edition!
     
  23. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Really? How much rust was on it?
     
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    Must of been the FireWire port!
     

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