Just Ordered My First Desktop Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by quidire, Jul 12, 2005.

  1. quidire macrumors 6502


    Aug 11, 2004
    Washington DC (in Kalorama Triangle)
    I've been eyeing a PM for a year. I had started thinking about switching 5/03. I bought (instead) two PBs (one 10/04, the other 3/05) as the mobility was more immediately useful and the PBs were/are more affordable to boot. Well, finally the PM has been ordered (last night) and is in Apple's queue.

    PowerMac Dual 2.0 GHz
    +wireless package
    +ATI X850
    +Apple Cinema Display 23"
    +iPod color 20GB (Student Union deal)
    +dock for the above (already have lots of FW-Dock cables)
    +Airport Express (for the EyeHome below)

    From OWC
    +2x1GB RAM (Total 2.5GB RAM)

    From Amazon
    +Elgato EyeTV 200
    +Elgato EyeHome
    +Sonnet FW800-FW400 adapter (so I can plug the ACD's firewire cable into the FW800 slot; when I buy a FW800 ext hard drive, I'll buy a LaCie PCI FW800 card)

    Any thoughts? Items of concern, tips to note? My biggest fear is a dead pixel or two; that would be quite a fly in the ointment :(

    Well it all will converge on this apt between tomorrow and the end of next week... and then play time really begins! :D

  2. FocusAndEarnIt macrumors 601


    May 29, 2005
    that is a "wicked" awesome setup you got there

    Have fun!
  3. Eevee macrumors 6502a


    Aug 10, 2004
    New Haven, CT
    You rock!!!

    Have fun with watching TV on Elgato! :D
  4. dmw007 macrumors G4


    May 26, 2005
    Working for MI-6
    Very, very nice setup! Enjoy your new wicked-fast Power Mac G5! :D
  5. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005

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