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PowerMac G4 MDD

macrumors 68000
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Hey everyone,

Lately I have been thinking... I have WAY too many computers in general, mostly PowerPC Macs. I am NOT here to boast, I just want to know if there is anyone on MacRumors who is crazier than I am!

While I have more than just PowerPC computers, I am gonna list just the PowerPC ones. Hopefully someone tops my list. I am aware of certain collectors who have many more PowerPC Macs than I do, but this is in terms of MacRumors users who stroll the PowerPC section. I can fit all of these on display except for the two duplicate iMac G3s, which reside in a closet.

-PowerMac G3 Desktop (beige)
-PowerMac G3 Minitower (beige)
-PowerMac 4400/200
-PowerMac G3 B&W
-PowerBook G3 (bronze keyboard)
-iBook G3 (Firewire)
-2 iBook G3s (Snow-2002)
-2 iMac G3 Indigos
-iMac G3 Flower Power
-2 iMac G3 Lime (tray-loaders)
-iMac G3 Tangerine (tray-loader)
-iMac G3 Grape (tray-loader)
-iMac G3 Graphite
-iMac G3 Ruby
-iMac G3 Rev. B.
-iMac G3 Blueberry (slot-loader)
-iMac G3 Lime (slot-loader)
-PowerMac G4 (2000)
-2 PowerMac G4 Cubes
-PowerMac G4 Quicksilver
-PowerMac G4 MDD
-PowerMac G5 (OG: DP 2Ghz)
-PowerMac G5 (Quad)
-PowerBook G4 Titanium
-PowerBook G4 Aluminum
-2 iBook G4s
-iMac G4
-eMac G4
-iMac G5 (iSight)
-iMac G5 (original)

If I am correct, I counted 35 total PowerPC Macs. :D
 
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bunnspecial

macrumors G3
May 3, 2014
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I know I don't have you beat, but I'll go ahead and list everything just for the sake of getting a tally.

I'm still buying though, so I have a goal to shoot for to catch up with you :)

7100/66
8500/120
G3 Beige Desktop(233mhz)
G3 B&W(350mhz)
G4 Digital Audio(533mhz)
G4 Quicksilver(Dual 1ghz)
G4 MDD Dual 1ghz
G4 MDD Single 1.25
G5 Single 1.8 PCI-X
G5 Dual Core 2.0
iMac G3 "Bondi Blue"(233mhz, doesn't work)
iMac G3 Indigo(500mhz)
iMac G4(1.25ghz)
eMac(700mhz)
iBook G3 14" "snow"(800mhz)
Powerbook G3 Pismo(500mhz, what I'm typing this post from)
Powerbook G4 Titanium(867mhz)
Powerbook G4 15" Al(1.67ghz DLSD)

That's 18 by my count. I still have several on my wish list. High on my list is a Cube as well as a G4 Quad. I'd also like to "flesh out" my collection of G4 towers a little bit better, and add a Sawtooth, a PCI Graphics(Yikes!), a Gigabit Ethernet, and a Firewire 800 MDD. I love the G4 range of towers, which is why I'm getting caught up on the sub-varieties.

I don't get too excited about the old-world ROM computers, but would really like a 9600(I think I have a lead on one) and a G3 Beige tower.

On the laptop front, my highest priorities at least at the moment are an iBook G4, probably a 12" G3, and a "clamshell" iBook. I'd also like to fill out the AlBooks with 12" and 17" examples, as well as at least one non-DLSD 15".
 

catzilla

macrumors 6502
Dec 15, 2013
384
29
Rhode Island
From the top of my head:
Powerbooks:
1400c/G3
2400
2800
3400
3500
Wallstreet(s)
Lombard(s)
Pismo(s)
Titanium
PB G4 12"
PB G4 15"
PB G4 17"
iBook SE
iBook G4 14"
Desktops:
7100
C600
G3 MT
G3 AIO
Imac G4
Cube
MDD
 

eyoungren

macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
25,187
20,109
Anyone owning more than two Macs needs to send the rest of them to me. Then I will have all 'yall beat! :p
 

poiihy

macrumors 68020
Aug 22, 2014
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I only have 3 PPCs but one is broken so that leaves 2.

Edit:
beige G3 has bad PSU so that leaves only 1 fully functional machine
 
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repentix

macrumors regular
May 26, 2013
205
2
I used to own a:
Powermac G5 1.8GHz 2003
Powermac G4 AGP 350MHz 2000

sold the G5 for a profit, so the G4 is the only remaining PPC mac in my house!
 

PowerMac G4 MDD

macrumors 68000
Original poster
I know I don't have you beat, but I'll go ahead and list everything just for the sake of getting a tally.

I'm still buying though, so I have a goal to shoot for to catch up with you :)

7100/66
8500/120
G3 Beige Desktop(233mhz)
G3 B&W(350mhz)
G4 Digital Audio(533mhz)
G4 Quicksilver(Dual 1ghz)
G4 MDD Dual 1ghz
G4 MDD Single 1.25
G5 Single 1.8 PCI-X
G5 Dual Core 2.0
iMac G3 "Bondi Blue"(233mhz, doesn't work)
iMac G3 Indigo(500mhz)
iMac G4(1.25ghz)
eMac(700mhz)
iBook G3 14" "snow"(800mhz)
Powerbook G3 Pismo(500mhz, what I'm typing this post from)
Powerbook G4 Titanium(867mhz)
Powerbook G4 15" Al(1.67ghz DLSD)

That's 18 by my count. I still have several on my wish list. High on my list is a Cube as well as a G4 Quad. I'd also like to "flesh out" my collection of G4 towers a little bit better, and add a Sawtooth, a PCI Graphics(Yikes!), a Gigabit Ethernet, and a Firewire 800 MDD. I love the G4 range of towers, which is why I'm getting caught up on the sub-varieties.

I don't get too excited about the old-world ROM computers, but would really like a 9600(I think I have a lead on one) and a G3 Beige tower.

On the laptop front, my highest priorities at least at the moment are an iBook G4, probably a 12" G3, and a "clamshell" iBook. I'd also like to fill out the AlBooks with 12" and 17" examples, as well as at least one non-DLSD 15".

Nice, I've been sort of wanting a 12" AlBook. There was an auction that ended with no bids, on a 12" AlBook, at $40... I really should have gotten it, but I was trying to buy my PMG5 at the time, and didn't feel like spending more money. It did have stock RAM, however it was a 1.33Ghz model.

As for the G4 towers, I am not planning to get every one of those G4s (Gigabit, Sawtooth, etc.) I don't have the space... although that would be pretty cool. I want a PowerMac G5 Quad as well. Originally I was supposed to get one, but the place that was selling them ran out of them. Although, just recently, I found out that a picture of one that they had sent me... WAS actually a Quad-core model. I could have gotten that for $40, but passed it up because one of the feet was bent a little, and I thought it was a 2.5 or 2.7 dual model. Anyway, your collection will continue to grow before your eyes!

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Anyone owning more than two Macs needs to send the rest of them to me. Then I will have all 'yall beat! :p

How many do you have currently? :)

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From the top of my head:
Powerbooks:
1400c/G3
2400
2800
3400
3500
Wallstreet(s)
Lombard(s)
Pismo(s)
Titanium
PB G4 12"
PB G4 15"
PB G4 17"
iBook SE
iBook G4 14"
Desktops:
7100
C600
G3 MT
G3 AIO
Imac G4
Cube
MDD

I have been wanting some older PowerBooks. Most don't go for that much, surprisingly. Sadly, the good CL deals I found on some were at far-away locations, and the sellers never responded anyhow.
 

bse5150

macrumors 6502
Jan 12, 2014
276
121
You all have me beat! I only have two:

PowerMac G3 Desktop (beige)
Mac Mini G4

I got rid of most of my collection years ago. Gone is a whole lot of beige.
 

eyoungren

macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
25,187
20,109
How many do you have currently? :)
Personally:
1 iMac G5 (using it to type this)
1 PowerMac G5 (at work)
1 PowerMac G4 Quicksilver (waiting on parts)
1 PowerBook G4 17" (Needs new logicboard)
1 PowerBook G4 17" DLSD (dead, gone, not recoverable)
1 PowerBook G4 TiBook 400 (dead a long time ago, in pieces, parts used elsewhere)
1 iBook G4 12" (needs new hard drive)
1 iBook G4 14.1" (in pieces, logicboard has broken HD connector, has been parted out)
1 iMac G3 trayloader (I need to put it back together, it works though)
-- PowerPC, but not a G3, G4 or G5 --
1 PowerMac 6500
1 PowerMac 7200

So, nine G3/G4/G5 Macs and two older 601/603s

There are three other G4s in the house. My son has a 1Ghz Titanum DVI PowerBook, my daughter has a 14.1" iBook G4 (the last and most powerful model) and my wife has a 1.0 Ghz 12" PowerBook G4.
 

PowerMac G4 MDD

macrumors 68000
Original poster
You all have me beat! I only have two:

PowerMac G3 Desktop (beige)
Mac Mini G4

I got rid of most of my collection years ago. Gone is a whole lot of beige.

I would like to get a Mac Mini, although the PPC one is underpowered. If I did, I'd like to get my hands on an Intel one. We actually have a 2009 Mac Mini Server running in our basement, but it's my dad's.

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Looks like I'm currently sitting at 31 PowerPCs.

Ooh, I think I got some competition here! xD
 

eyoungren

macrumors Penryn
Aug 31, 2011
25,187
20,109
True, I do have that advantage... although, obviously it's not a disadvantage if you are the right age.
That is true.

Once my kids are out of the house it will be much easier to justify "another old Mac I don't need" to my wife. :D
 

SkyBell

macrumors 604
Sep 7, 2006
6,575
159
Texas, unfortunately.
iMac G3 Rev. A
iMac G3 Rev. C
iBook G3 Original 300 MHz Clamshell
12" iBook G3 "Snow"
12" iBook G4 1.07 GHz
12" iBook G4 1.33 GHz
12" PowerBook G4
eMac

I've also had three Intel Macs, as well as a Mac Classic and Apple IIc. There's a few more models I would like to have in my "collection", but I have neither the time nor the spare cash to acquire any for the foreseeable future.
 

robertdsc

macrumors regular
Jan 28, 2014
202
8
The daily driver is a Mac Pro 1,1. I'll be getting a MacBook Pro in the near future.

I have three PPCs(G5 Dual 2.0, MDD Dual 1.25, DA 466) plus two dead ones (both MDD Dual 1.0s) out back behind the shed.

I also have three acrylic Cinema Displays, (two 1600x1024s and one 1920x1200), two acrylic Studio Displays (both 1280x1024), four Apple Pro Keyboards (three black key, one white key), one Pro Mouse, one Magic Mouse, and one USB Extended keyboard (aqua/black keys).

Last, I have one iPhone 4 and one iPhone 3GS.
 
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PowerMac G4 MDD

macrumors 68000
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iMac G3 Rev. A
iMac G3 Rev. C
iBook G3 Original 300 MHz Clamshell
12" iBook G3 "Snow"
12" iBook G4 1.07 GHz
12" iBook G4 1.33 GHz
12" PowerBook G4
eMac

I've also had three Intel Macs, as well as a Mac Classic and Apple IIc. There's a few more models I would like to have in my "collection", but I have neither the time nor the spare cash to acquire any for the foreseeable future.

I got my first Intel Mac, or computer in general, in 2012 ;) (2009 MacBook Pro 13")

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The daily driver is a Mac Pro 1,1. I'll be getting a MacBook Pro in the near future.

I have three PPCs(G5 Dual 2.0, MDD Dual 1.25, DA 466) plus two dead ones (both MDD Dual 1.0s) out back behind the shed.

I also have three acrylic Cinema Displays, (two 1600x1024s and one 1920x1200), two acrylic Studio Displays (both 1280x1024), four Apple Pro Keyboards (three black key, one white key), one Pro Mouse, one Magic Mouse, and one USB Extended keyboard (aqua/black keys).

Last, I have one iPhone 4 and one iPhone 3GS.

There was a Quad-core Mac Pro 1,1, 2.26Ghz, with 10GB of RAM, for only $100... I passed it up :( But who knows if it was sold; this was just some Craigslist ad in my area.
 

bunnspecial

macrumors G3
May 3, 2014
8,025
5,735
Kentucky
My first Mac actually was an Intel Mac. I was getting ready to give my literature seminar at school(very important assignment that determined whether or not I would get to continue in my graduate program) and my Windows laptop bit the dust about two weeks before the presentation date. A friend loaned me his "old" Mac-a 2008 aluminum unibody Macbook. After fighting my way around learning how to use the thing, I found that I actually liked it. I presented my seminar with the borrowed laptop, then visited the Apple store the next day and bought a brand new late 2011 model Macbook Pro. I still use that computer daily.

The PowerPC addiction came later :)

Incidentally, I've put my PowerPC knowledge to good use recently at school. Our former department chair has a home-made nuclear magnetic resonance spectrometer that he has been running off a B&W G3 and wants to upgrade to a G4. He's been trying to transfer everything over to a Digital Audio G4, and I've supplied him with several parts as well as using my own Digital Audio to set up a clean OS 9 install for him. When asked what I wanted for all the parts I'd brought him, I just told him to not throw away any PPC Macs :)

I was a few seconds away from hitting "buy it now" on an iBook G4 on Ebay earlier this eveing, and might still buy it. I'll report back here if I do.
 

robertdsc

macrumors regular
Jan 28, 2014
202
8
I got my first Intel Mac, or computer in general, in 2012 ;) (2009 MacBook Pro 13")

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There was a Quad-core Mac Pro 1,1, 2.26Ghz, with 10GB of RAM, for only $100... I passed it up :( But who knows if it was sold; this was just some Craigslist ad in my area.

I'll say this, as much as I enjoy using Tiger, using Snow Leopard has been so good so far. The Mac Pro whistles along without much in the way of problems and it's the most powerful Mac I've ever used. And to think it's the base model introduced in 2006!

I could easily step back into the G5 if I needed to, but I would miss Snow Leopard.
 
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