I'm done with Apple Hardware!

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Kenrik, Jul 24, 2010.

  1. Kenrik macrumors 6502

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    Cost $600

    Core i5 750 - 2.67 GHZ
    Gigabyte GA-P55M-UDF
    4 Gigs G.Skill Ripjaw DDR3 1600 Memory
    WD Black 640GB 32 Meg HD
    LiteOn DVD Burner
    OCZ 600 Watt PSU
    eVga GTS 250 1GB
    Apple G5 Case
    OSX 10.6.3

    Cost $199

    Dell Mini 9
    1.6GHZ Atom
    1GB Ram
    16Gig SSD
    OSX 10.6.3

    (FYI, I purchased copies of Snow Leopard from Apple.. They deserve to be paid for their software!)

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    Dell Mini 9's running Mac is one of the best machines ever. They are built nicely and can take a beating. Plus they're quick'n snappy and fast to boot.
     
  3. NathanCH macrumors 65816

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    Ya seems good if you're just playing games and not really doing any important work.
     
  4. Kenrik thread starter macrumors 6502

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  5. blunderboy macrumors 6502

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    At least they're not running Windows. :p (Seriously, awesome Hackintoshes.)
     
  6. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    Don't mean to be a jerk here or anything, but I don't see any computers, just a screen and some program running. Where are the actual machines??
     
  7. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    OP. did you previously have a mac Pro and just gutted it or did you get a similar looking case off of the interwebs?
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    Pictures 4,5, and 6 are of hardware with 4 and 5 being just hardware.
     
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    4th, 5th, and 6th images from the top.
     
  10. Kenrik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Old G5 Cases go for $50 - $75 on ebay.

    I also have a 2.4 GHZ Macbook Pro and a 2.16 GHZ Macbook. ;)

    At my work we have 10 Mac Pros and a Xserve that I manage for my designers.
     
  11. wywern209 macrumors 65832

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    I see. i didn't know that. hmm.. i might get a G5 case if do make an hackintosh. those cases look frickin awesome!
     
  12. Kenrik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You can even wire up the front panel to work... I have not gotten around to doing it yet though. I just touch two wires together to turn it on. Lol ghettofab. :D
     
  13. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    hahaha that's awesome!
     
  14. Kenrik thread starter macrumors 6502

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  15. TSE macrumors 68030

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    What kind of battery life does the Dell Mini 9/10 get in OS X?
     
  16. Kenrik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I get about 4 hours
     
  17. Intell macrumors P6

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    The 9 gets about 3 1/2 to four. I think the 10v gets about the same as the 9. Where as the 10 gets 3. Not sure about the newer Mini 10.
     
  18. TSE macrumors 68030

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    Why would you guys want to lose about 5 hours of battery life just to run Mac OS X? Just curious.
     
  19. 3lionsbecks Suspended

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    what am I missing here?

    Why would you want to basically make a Mac computer but make it uglier than the original?

    I love the Apple-crossbones logo. Thats cool.
     
  20. JoeG4 macrumors 68030

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    Making a hackintosh inside a G5 case is a lot cheaper than buying a Mac Pro, that's for sure. Whether or not you can get the right parts (and cheap) to built a proper Hackintosh is questionable.

    Wonder what it cost to build lol.
     
  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Heh, the last thing I would do is build my own computer and run Steam on OSX. I'd at least dual boot for that for the massive performance boost in Windows. Each to their own I guess.
    It's all pretty good though. I intend to use my iMac for all my OSX duties once I get a new PC, once that dies (it is from 2006 after all) I'll probably go down the hackintosh route too.
     
  22. steviem macrumors 68020

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    Flash on the mini 9 and video playback on it were enough reason for me to sell it and get an iPad.

    There's still no apple desktop that I would buy over building a hackintosh though (for less than £1000)
     
  23. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    I'm done with Apple hardware (for now) as well. But I took this opportunity to learn how to use Ubuntu. Quite frankly I like it and with Windows on a 2nd partition I'm really not missing anything. My day to day tasks are accomplished with the free software I can run on Linux. OS X is still awesome, though. I miss Adium and I miss using all the shortcuts OS X has.
     
  24. ValSalva macrumors 68040

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    My Mini 9 does video pretty well. I even stream Netflix on it. It does get hot though.

    The iPad is in a different category than a Dell Mini 9 and a hackintosh. Forget about tinkering. It's all locked down. It's an appliance. Not much different than a blender or toaster ;)
     
  25. steviem macrumors 68020

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    That's true. It does its jobs very well, whereas I always found the mini to do them just ok.

    I liked the lack of fan on the mini, but it did get damn hot.
     

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