Favorite Power Mac G4 model?

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  1. gavinstubbs09, Apr 19, 2014
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    gavinstubbs09 macrumors 65816

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    Since I now own three (don't hate on the B&W, it has a 450MHz G4!) Power Mac G4's powered by a G4, it's pretty cool to sort of have a collection of them. I know I'm missing a Quicksilver but the Digital Audio can be called a Old Body Style with new power under the hood!

    My favorite is the MDD by far (after fan replacements), what's yours?

    Completely spaced on the Cube model, thanks Intell!
     

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  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Quicksilver. Just something about the design of the front I have always liked.
     
  3. mojolicious macrumors 68000

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    You're both mad: graphite, all day long. Nice to see you've got a proper one with a Zip drive. Adaptec 2906 card in the back too, I hope?
     
  4. robertdsc macrumors regular

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    Digital Audio. It was my first tower and the first Mac I customized on my own.

    eta: I have two MDDs but the windtunnel effect ruins them for me. I like their layout but the noise is a killer.
     
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    Sawtooth for reliability, but the quicksilver is perfect point between design, power and expandability.
     
  7. harrymatic macrumors 6502

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    I'm all about the MDD. It just looks fantastic. It's the most upgradable of the G4 line in my opinion, and conveniently takes DDR memory (convenient as I have rather a lot of it from scrapping old PCs!).

    I'm not so fond of the noise though :rolleyes:
     
  8. bax2003 macrumors 6502a

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    QS is the prettiest and MDD is the fastest, but it is TOO loud and another problem of MDD is power supply.

    QS front and the rest of the design of G3 B&W with G4 logo...... :)

    The Winner is Quicksilver 2002 - Dual 1GHz, 1.5GB, GF4 Ti.....
     
  9. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    MDD.

    Speed, compactness, upgradability, design.
     
  10. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    This is a tough call between the MDD and QS. I've got 2 MMD towers, so I can really appreciate how beautiful the inside AND outside really are. When you compare the inside layout of a MDD to the Blue and White G3 or early G4, its incredible to see how they made this thing fit an additional optical drive and 4 HDD's in the box without making it any taller or wider. Now the QS was just fantastic looking. I love the look of the power button on those. I had one that I used for a while that was a dual 800, but it wasn't actually mine to do with as I pleased, so I never really spent any time using it. Maybe its time to add one to the collection.
     
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    Good call on the Cube! I guess if we're talking favorite G4 PowerMac, then the Cube is a top winner, but if it's mini tower G4, I have to go with the MDD. The G4 really powered some great systems. Many of my favorite Mac's had a G4 chip inside them including the Cube, TiBook, MDD, iMac G4, and 12" PowerBook G4.
     
  13. Ih8reno macrumors 65816

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    I'd really love a mirrored doors powermac myself!
     
  14. bse5150 macrumors 6502

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    The only G4 I have is a Mac Mini, so I guess my favourite is the Mac Mini. :D
     
  15. Altemose macrumors G3

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    The QuickSilver is by far the nicest system to go along with an Apple Studio Display. I definitely prefer the QuickSilver to the graphite models. That being said, the MDDs are not bad either...
     
  16. cammas macrumors newbie

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    For me, the most beautiful is the Power Mac G4 Cube with its Apple studio display. I currently have one 500MHz Cube with a 17" Apple Studio Display and I love them! ;)
    The best will be a SSD inside and it will become totaly quiet.
     
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    Can't see the complete front, but looks like a Quicksilver. :D
     
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    Looks like you are missing some parts in there :D. How did you get your QS that color. eyoungren is probably screaming since it was a QuickSilver.
     
  21. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I'm screaming inside. I wanted to be polite and my mom always said if you can't say anything nice…;):D
     
  22. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Knew that was coming :D

    It is a neat mod but it is clear that it definitely is beauty in the eye of the beholder...
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    It's a nice mod. Not my cup of tea, as I really like how Apple had it, but as case mods go it's a nice mod.
     
  24. G4fanboy, Apr 21, 2014
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    Graphite is the model...G3 is the colour

    It was an error from Apple to stay grey... After all the iMac wonderful colours Apple went to a Black and White cinema after seen a colourfull 3D movie...

    I have a Digital Audio with the fastest original CPU from a QS'02 (GHZ dual)

    I love the front of the QS and MDDs, but my DA is really quiet compared to the MDDs.

    Also the CPU fans from QS make them "noisy". I modded my DA with an 12cm fan that is quieter than all QS fans.

    I do not like that you can touch the speaker on QS/MDD.

    My G3 B&W is the quietest and colourfull tower PowerMac ever made
     

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