My computer collection (mostly for Macs) 73 total computers!

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  1. PowerMac G4 MDD, Jul 17, 2014
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    PowerMac G4 MDD macrumors 68000

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    I just typed out a list of all the computers in my collection! I still added my two non-collection computers and random accessories and gaming systems. Everything with an asterisk is still owned by me but isn't a part of my computer collection. I put this thread in PowerPC Macs because I have a ton of them. God knows how I am able to store 73 total computers...

    Macs:
    -11 iMac G3s: Rev. B tray-load; 2x Lime tray-load; Grape tray-load; Tangerine tray-load; Blueberry slot-load; 2x Indigo slot-load; Graphite; Lime slot-load; Flower Power; Ruby slot-load. (+blueberry slot-load shell & 2x Graphite shell)

    -Macintosh 512k
    -Macintosh SE
    -Macintosh IIci; Apple 1989 RGB color display (+1987 RGB display)
    -Macintosh Classic II
    -PoweMac G3 (tower)
    -PowerMac G3 (mini tower) Apple Multiple Scan 15AV
    -2x Apple Newton eMate 300
    -PowerMac G3 B&W
    -PowerMac G4 (original)
    -2x PowerMac G4 Cube; Apple Studio Display (15-inch)
    -PowerMac G4 Quicksilver; Studio Display (17-inch)
    -PowerMac G4 MDD; Apple Studio Display (later gen 17-inch)
    -iBook G3 Indigo
    -iBook G3 (snow)
    -iBook G4 800Mhz
    -iBook G4 1.07Ghz
    -iBook G4 1.2Ghz
    -PowerBook (bronze keyboard)
    -PowerBook G4 Aluminum
    -PowerBook G4 Titanium
    -MacBook (2006, white)
    -MacBook Pro* (2009)
    -iMac G4 1Ghz
    -eMac G4 1Ghz
    -iMac G5 iSight*

    Windows PCs:
    -4x HP desktop PCs
    -10x Gateway desktop PCs
    -4x Dell desktop PCs
    -Gateway laptop
    -Asus netbook
    -5x HP laptops
    -2x Sony laptops
    -NEC laptop
    -Texas Instruments laptop
    -2x Dell laptops

    Pre-Windows PCs:
    -Osborne 1, Executive, Vixen
    -Tandy TRS-80 Model 4p
    -Sharp PC7000
    -Commodore SX-64

    Various Peripherals/Accessories:
    -HP Laserjet 5
    -2x HP Omnibook docking stations
    -Apple Desktop Bus Mice: (various I & II models)
    -Apple Extended Keyboards I & II
    -Apple Design Keyboard
    -Apple "puck" (1998-1999) mice
    -Several Apple USB keyboards (1999)
    -Several Apple Pro (2000) keyboards
    -Apple Pro (2000) mice
    -Various LCDs, a couple CRTs, (two 1980s CRT Televisions as well*)
    -(several/various cables, power cords, hard drives, CD/DVDs, diskettes etc.)

    Gaming Systems (NOT COMPUTER COLLECTION RELATED)*:
    -NES, SNES, N64, Gamecube (x4), Xbox (original)
    -Gameboy (original), Gameboy Color (x3), Gameboy Advance SP (original, x2; 2nd revision, x2---total of 4)


    *(owned but not necessarily collection pieces)

    Total: 71 total collection computers (excluding iMac G5 iSight and 2009 MBP)


    What do you guys think? :D
     
  2. gavinstubbs09, Jul 17, 2014
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    Macs:
    April 2011: Power Mac G3 B&W 400MHz - (Found at goodwill with lots missing, $20)
    May 2012: iBook G3 700MHz - (Saved up $163 to buy it off Amazon, before I could use ebay)
    May 2012: MacBook (Black) Late 07 - (Traded the kid a Toshiba AMD laptop)
    January 2013: iMac G4 15" 800MHz - (bought off ebay from maven_technologies for $50 free shipping)
    January 2013: iMac G5 17" iSight 1.9GHz - (Bought off ebay for $75 from a repair shop. Smoker computer)
    March 2013: iMac G5 17" 1.6GHz - (Off ebay, got it for $60)
    March 2013: MacBook Pro 15" (Late 06) - (From my uncle that no longer needed it)
    April 2013: iBook G3 500MHz - (From a kid at school for $20, for a parts machine)
    May 2013: Mac mini G4 1.33 - (ebay, spent $90 which was WAYYY too much)
    June 2013: MacBook Air 13" 2012 - (Bought it as soon as school was out)
    July 2013: Power Mac G5 2.0 (Early 05) - (Scored this on ebay, $10 bid, $40 shipping)
    July 2013: MacBook Pro 15" Mid-2007 - (Given to me by a friend, wouldn't turn on. It was the top case)
    August 2013: PowerBook G4 12" 867MHz - (Bought off ebay to give to a friend leaving)
    October 2013: iMac 20" Mid 2007 2.4GHz - (Daily Mac, bought off ebay for $230)
    October 2013: Mac Pro 2.66GHz Quad - (Sold the iMac after a week, bought a bone stock 06' for $225)
    November 11, 2013: iMac G4 15" 800MHz - (Found at a flea market for $50)
    January 2014: MacBook Pro 15" Early 2008 2.5GHz - (traded a MR member my MBA)
    January 2014: MacBook Pro 15" Late 2008 2.4GHz - (this MBP was included as well)
    February 2014: Power Mac G4 MDD Dual 1.0 - (Off ebay for $80)
    March? 2014: Power Mac G5 2.7 (Early 05) - (Bought at a recycler and a friend picked it up, $100)
    March 2014: PowerBook G4 15" 1.67 (Early 05) - (Off ebay for $70, fixed it and resold)
    April 2014: Power Mac G4 DA 466MHz - (From a guy in Santa Cruz, $10)
    June 2014: iBook G4 12" 1.0 - (from maven_technologies on ebay as well, $30)
    July 2014: PowerBook G4 17" 1.67 (Early 05) - (picked up local for $40, put $110 into it, $150 invested)
    July 2014: Power Mac G5 2.7 (Early 05) - (also from a recyclers, friend picked up, $100)
    July 2014: iBook G4 14" 1.42 - (given to me by an awesome friend)

    Macs I still own today:
    MacBook Pro, G5 2.7, G5 2.3 (was 2.7), MDD, Digital Audio, iBook G4 14", PowerBook G4 17"

    Peripherals:
    22" Cinema Display - (Flea market find, $45)
    23" Aluminum Cinema Display - (MR Member, $150)
    AirPort Extreme - (Goodwill, $3)

    Other AAPL Stuff:
    iPhone 4s 16GB VZW - (bought week that iOS7.1 came out, $160 ebay nitetime auction)
    iPad mini 16GB WiFi - (bought from Best Buy during Spring Break 2013, $250 or so after taxes)
    iPod nano 3G 8GB Blue - (was moms, she got a 5c so I have a truck iPod)
    iPod shuffle 2GB Pink - (sister got a iPhone 4, so I got this as well)

    Many more to list, that's all I have on top of my head right now! Most of these are now sold. Seems the top of my PPC era consists of Early 2005 models! 18 PowerPC Macs and 8 Intel, combined I've owned 26 Macs!

    First Picture was on July 21, 2013. Second picture if I recall was Spring 2013 (iBook, BlackBook). Third was taken on December 8, 2013 (G5, Mac Pro).
     

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  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    I just have one question. :D

    Are you married? ;)
     
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    I have another question.

    Where do you keep them all?
     
  5. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha! I know what it looks like, but I am only 16. I WILL get married when I am older ;)

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    Most of these are stored away, but I am planning to dedicate one of our rooms to displaying them.

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    Nice! I want a MacBook Air 11-inch once they become cheap and "obsolete". It's the closest thing to a Mac netbook since the 12-inch PowerBook G4.
     
  6. Altemose macrumors G3

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    I really just want an iBook G4 and my life will be complete.
     
  7. 556fmjoe macrumors 65816

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    Imagine telling the average person on the street in 1969 that in his lifetime people would own 70+ computers, each of which thousands of times faster than the computers used to go to the moon, and most of those will be so inexpensive people practically give them away.
     
  8. roadbloc macrumors G3

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    73 computers is impressive! Where do you find the space to keep them all? And does each one have a use?

    My (current) Collection:
    Apple iMac G4 (OS X Tiger)
    Acer Craptop (Windows 8)
    IBM RS-6000 (AIX 4)
    Custom Gaming Rig (Windows 8)
    Raspberry Pi (Ubuntu)
    IBM ThinkPad (Windows 98)
    BlackBerry Q10 (BBOS 10)
     
  9. Cox Orange macrumors 68000

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    @ OP
    your are missing a sage iMac G3 ;) Oh, wait, and a snow G3! :eek: :D

    Your house must be big and/or your parents very nice to you. :) I wish my mother had allowed me to store over 70 Computers in our house, when I was 16. (Well ok, they weren't obsolete at the time, so all I would have been able to collect for cheap might have been Mac Se's or something or cheap, old, dated, ugly looking Pentium PCs :D
     
  10. mayuka macrumors 6502a

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    Can you post photos of where you stored all those gems and pieces? I even like photos of them boxed in. :eek:
     
  11. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Haha well I don't feel as bad about my collection now! I updated my inventory a few weeks ago to account for a new MDD and when the final count came in, I was at 43 Macs.
     
  12. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This last iBook was pretty much it for me. If I want any more, I'm going to have to get rid of some others.

    Once the wife starts mentioning how many you have, while implying (but not actually saying) that you already have too many, you've hit the limit.

    There are seven Macs in the front room, eight if my wife brings her PowerBook out. Compared to the numbers quoted here that's nothing, but it's certainly about four too many for her. :)

    I'm not counting the iMac G3 in the dining room, the PM6500 and 7200 in the garage or the Mac IIci in the garage. :)

    Or the two PCs in the garage.
     
  13. Altemose macrumors G3

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    Or the piles of parts that we all keep stocked on here...
     
  14. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Oh, it's already been mentioned at home, but there are only 5 Macs and 1 Hack in our house.
    3 laptops for me, 1 for my wife, and an office iMac each.

    So, why do I need 3 laptops? :D

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  15. tuxon86 macrumors 65816

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    Amiga 1000 (x2) with 1084 monitor - Used for ModTracker still!
    Atari 800XL and 130XE with floppy drive (x2)
    C64 with floppy drive (x2) - Need a new keyboard on that one.
    Apple IIe with mono monitor and floppy drive.

    RetroN3 (NES/SNES/Genesis compatible) - Being replaced by the real systems
    Sega Saturn
    Sega Dreamcast
    TurboGrafx 16 - On order...
    Nintendo Gamecube
    PS1 (original model)
    PS2 (thin model)
    PS3 - Bought for bluray and streaming. Now unused and replaced by an Apple TV.
    Xbox 360 - Bought for XNA. Never spun a disk in it :p
    MAME cabinet - In progress. Electronic is done. Need a new router and router table to finish woodwork. Presently coding my own frontend for it and thinking of also supporting console emulation just for the heck of it :D
     
  16. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    For the same reason I need two 17" PowerBook G4 laptops. :D

    Unfortunately, my wife and I do not always see eye to eye on the definition of a reason versus an excuse. :)
     
  17. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Thanks! I thought I had around 40, but an E-waste run bumped that up, and other random things I got. I store all 11 iMac G3s and other computers in a closet in the basement, and those Windows PC towers are stored upstairs in a closet. I have my 512k and Newton on display, and a few others are in random areas. I keep my 80s portable computers in yet another closet. It is a lot of computers... I had a hard time trying to sell some of the XP Windows machines that I fixed up. Most of these computers are sitting, but I do use my iMac G5, one of my iBook G4s, and my PowerMac G4 MDD as my three main computers. (my MacBook Pro is currently being used by my brother)

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    Nice! I almost got an Apple II+ with some 3rd party monitor, but I had trouble getting a picture on the screen at the store... then I heard a noise and smoke started pouring out of the monitor. I decided to just forget it xD Too bad... it had the box too.

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    We have lots of space... I may leave mine tucked away somewhere while I am in college and perhaps sell some stuff. I will find an area to keep these if you know who doesn't want to see them around. xD It's a serious hobby but it's just a hobby. In fact, the career I want has NOTHING to do with computers.
     
  18. Hughmac macrumors demi-god

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    Perhaps I should have said 'why do I need 3 laptops, she frequently asks' but really mostly in jest, as I have the perfect answer - why do you have 31 Bear Factory bears? ;)

    Cheers :)

    Hugh
     
  19. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Sure! I will try to find older pictures of when I had my iMac G3s out. Currently you can't see them where they are. I will get some pictures posted soon.

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    Cool, I remember when I had about 40 computers. xD I did a BIG E-waste run and got tons of stuff that I really don't need. It has been hard to sell them, but I may bring them into a computer store and what I get for them is what I get. I can 't complain too much since they were free.
     
  20. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I have lots of storage space. My mom realizes how passionate I am about computers, but I am sure she isn't too happy about it all. However, she understands that it's my hobby and that I am for sure going to pursue college and a good career. I don't wish I live alone in the basement amongst my computers, hahah. xD

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    I have taken photos that are ready to be posted :) BTW, if you want to see all the iMac G3s, go to my YouTube channel: maccollectorZ (I have a video about my "big line of iMac G3s)

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    Haven't been able to post the pictures for some weird reason... I will get back to you.

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    Yeah, I am missing a Dalmation, Sage, Snow, and both Strawberry iMacs. I don't necessarily plan to fill in the gaps.
     
  21. ctmpkmlec4 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like my collection is pud compared to the collections you guys have. Yet, my wife still complains. She just doesn't understand...

    My Collection
    :

    Apple

    • IIgs ROM 1 (complete setup)
    • IIgs ROM 3 (also complete with 20SC hard disk)
    • Imagewriter II Printer
    • Stylewriter Printer
    • Apple IIc w/ monochrome monitor & Disk IIc
    • iMac G3 Graphite 600 MHz
    • eMac (2004) 1.25 GHz w/ tilt/swivel stand
    • eMac (2005) 1.42 GHz (x3)
    • Power Mac G4 GE Dual 450 MHz
    • Power Mac G4 GE Dual 500 MHz w/ 17" Studio Display
    • Power Mac G4 QS 2002 933 MHz w/ 17" Studio Display
    • Power Mac G4 MDD (FW800) Dual 1.25 GHz w/ 23" Cinema HD Display (acrylic)
    • Power Mac G5 June 2004 Dual 2.5 GHz
    • Power Mac G5 Early 2005 Dual 2.0 GHz
    Commodore
    • C=64
    • 1541 disk drive (x2)
    • 1702 monitor
    • C=128 (with original box and disks & Suncom IController)
    • 1571 disk drive
    • 1902 monitor
     
  22. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Well I've been buying them for many years now and one at a time as they came up. I've never done a bulk haul, and it's made it so I don't have many duplicates at all. Over the last 6 or so years, I've been doing more Portables than desktop machines too, so that helps keep the space take-up to minimum. I've also got several in use at my bowling center and in my tiny computer shop across the street, so I can get maximum usage from them. That is really the hardest part, and keeping the batteries in the portables cycled so they don't go flat just sitting for months/years on end.
     
  23. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL! Space isn't my problem. I could easily rack up far more than I have and very comfortably place them where I wanted them…if I were single.

    My wife and I just have two different opinions about the priority my hobbies should have. :)

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    My wife has a busload of buffalo china (plates, bowls, cups, etc) and salt and pepper shakers.

    She never seems to buy my argument that my Mac collection is the equivalent to the loads and loads of stuff she's got in these two collections of hers. :rolleyes:

    Ah well. :D
     
  24. PowerMac G4 MDD thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Many people think that old computers are trash and should BE trashed. It saddens me that many rare/vintage computers get mixed in with trash and get shipped off to be dismantled and "recycled".
     
  25. SkyBell macrumors 604

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    My "collection" is quite a bit smaller than it once was, but over the years I've had/have (in order of age, not acquisition)...

    Apple IIc
    Macintosh Classic
    iMac G3 Rev. A
    iMac G3 Rev. C
    Original Blueberry iBook G3 "Clamshell"
    "Snow" 12" iBook G3 800 MHz
    12" iBook G4 1 GHz
    12" iBook G4 1.33 GHz
    12" PowerBook G4 1.5 GHz
    eMac 1.42 GHz
    20" iMac Core Duo
    1.83 GHz Mac mini Core Duo
    2.2 GHz Black MacBook Core 2 Duo

    Not really "impressive" by some standards, but still a bit of a varied collection if I do say so myself. :)

    Oh yeah, there's also exactly 20 PC's scattered about in there somewhere. :p
     

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