Da Cube

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by MysticCow, Jul 5, 2016.

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Da Cube--Do you have one?

  1. Yes

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  2. No

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  1. MysticCow macrumors 6502a

    MysticCow

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    Do you have one of the best looking Apple failures of all time--The PowerMac G4 Cube?

    And looking at the old videos for it, I am now believing it's the Ashtray Mac Pro before it was ever a thought in Apple's eye. They just pop out of their cases so easily.
     
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    Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    [​IMG]My Cube it its current habitat, along with my 512ke, Power Macintosh G3 Desktop, Apple LaserWriter Select 360, MDD, Sony AV Receiver, LLOYD'S ELECTRONICS 8-Track Cassette Deck, and crappy 1024x768 Dell monitor.

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    By far one of my favorite pictures of my Cube since it really captures the elegance and beauty of its design

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    Inner "Core" of the Cube, with it's Airport card, ATI Rage 128 GPU, and 1.25GB of RAM

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    Top of the cube, with the SuperDrive (aftermarket addition by myself), "chimney" vent hole, and GPU vent hole. Also present is sadly a crack in the acrylic casing, which is super common for these majestic machines.
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    And lastly, the glorious Cube with its smaller cousin
     
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  4. 128keaton macrumors 68020

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    I should replicate that setup. I have everything for it :)
     
  5. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    I have the basic, plain "Think Different" poster that shows the set-up(actual size) as pictured above except laid out to use. I have a Cube in my office and a 15" studio that's currently dormant. A black keyboard and mouse are no problem, but I'd like to find another set of speakers as I only have two sets to share with 5 Cubes.

    BTW, I was just using my favorite Cube a few minutes ago. It has an 800mhz/2mb L2 Sonnet and a Geforce 3. It's connected to the 17" ADC CRT.

    I have two other upgraded ones-one with a 1.5ghz and the other a 1.8ghz Sonnet. I have another Geforce 3 that might go in the 1.8, although I'm also really tempted to a flashed 6200 in it(when I get around to flashing it). The 6200 is one of the few cards that will support Core Image, works in a 2x AGP slot, and will physically fit in a Cube.

    I have stock ones(or mostly stock aside from video cards)-a 450mhz with a DVD drive and a 500mhz with a CD-RW.

    BTW, the Cube is actually eerily similar to the trash can in terms of the size. Although both are a sort of "closed" designs the Cube does at least make it possible to upgrade video cards without too much difficulty and processors with somewhat more difficulty.
     
  6. jbarley macrumors 68030

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    I have only one Cube left now, having given one away and ravaged another for parts, some of which are now scattered to who knows where.
    The Cube in the photo has a 1.2Ghz upgrade, maxed out ram and is running a 6200 video card.
    Doesn't see a lot of use lately but I like the looks of it.

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  7. bunnspecial macrumors 603

    bunnspecial

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    Well, I should have mentioned you, but you know that your ravaged Cube gave some parts to at least one computer in this thread! You, of course, gave me the 800mhz Sonnet and the logic board for for that computer when my first one went out in a fireball(I need to figure out how to get the burn mark out of my antique white oak desk).

    I think at least one other one in this thread is running on speakers and a PSU that you supplied :)
     
  8. Johnny365 macrumors regular

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    I have 2 Cubes I got from Shopgoodwill.com, $115 shipped. That site is pretty great for older Apple computers (though it's getting harder to find deals due to more Internet exposure). They are not hooked up at the moment. As many others have mentioned, the beauty is in the design so I have one on a bookshelf in my living room, and the other one at my computer desk.
     
  9. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

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    Here's mine. Mixed in with some of my other vintage machines. (Yes, it's running OS X Public Beta.)

    [​IMG]
     
  10. elf69 macrumors 65816

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    I love the cube design.

    I almost bought one for £145 few weeks back.

    But bought a 2007 imac for £189 instead.
     
  11. Gamer9430 macrumors 68020

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    Hmm, I wonder who that could be :p
     

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