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

PowerMac G4 MDD

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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

Cool, I still want a PowerBook G4 12-inch. Awesome computer.
 
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iamMacPerson

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*cracks knuckles* Alright lets do this. In order of getting them:

PowerBook 5300cs
Macintosh 512kE
eMate
Power Mac G4 Cube
PowerBook 5300c
PowerBook 165
iMac G4 17" (Early 2003)
Power Mac G4 Sawtooth (350MHz)
iBook G3 Clamshell (Tangerine)
iBook G3 Clamshell (Blueberry)
Performa 200
Quadra 605
Centris 610
PowerBook G4 12" (Early 05)
Macintosh Plus 1MB (upped it to 4MB)
PowerBook Duo 210
Power Macintosh 6500/225
Apple IIe Platinum
PowerBook G3 PDQ
iMac G4 15" (2002)
MacBook 1,1 (2GHz Core Duo)
Macintosh SE
iBook G3 Clamshell (Indigo)
iBook G3 Dual USB (Early 2001)
iBook G3 Dual USB (Late 2001)
PowerBook G3 Lombard
PowerBook G4 Titanium
PowerBook G4 15" DLHR Late 05
Mac Mini 1,1 (1.83GHz Core Duo)
Power Mac G5 Early 2005 Dual 2.0GHz
Power Mac G4 June 2004 Dual 1.8GHz (owned by Disney originally)
PowerBook G4 15" Early 2005 (1.67GHz)
Macintosh IIsi
PowerBook 1400c/133
Macintosh SE Superdrive
Macintosh SE/30
iMac G3 (Late 1999 350MHz Blueberry)
Power Mac G4 Sawtooth 350MHz
Power Mac 8600/300
Power Mac G4 MDD (2001 dual 1GHz model, with an ATX PSU!)
Power Mac G3 B&W with 450MHz G4 upgrade

Macs I've gotten rid of:
iBook G4 (14" Early 2005, given to a friend)
iBook G3 Dual USB (500MHz) parted out in favor of the other 500MHz
eMac (2002 nVidia model) Given to someone online
iBook G3 Dual USB (700MHz) Parted out due to bad video chip
Mac mini G4 1.42Ghz Received with no internals, given to a friend)
PowerBook G4 12" (Early 2005) Dead HDD, missing screws, etc. Given to friend)

And thats it! Right now my house it packed with 41 Macs, ranging from 68k machines to PowerPC and Intel. That list also doesn't include my main machines, 8 or so iPods and 3 iPhones (most iDevices were free, paid for maybe 3 or 4).
 
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redhatcode29

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I just have one question. :D

Are you married? ;)

Ha ha, i know wht u mean.... And if he is married, then the regular ...... "why do u need so many" will be heard quite often ! Cheers!

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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)

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.

Dude, i envy your Power Mac G3. I almost had one !
 
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gavinstubbs09

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Ha ha, i know wht u mean.... And if he is married, then the regular ...... "why do u need so many" will be heard quite often ! Cheers!

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Dude, i envy your Power Mac G3. I almost had one !

Actually sold it to a friend within the past week! Had a 450MHz G4 and a Radeon 9200 128MB. Sold the machine for $50, so he got a killer deal!!

But good news, my Digital Audio is the next contender to building upon the B&W's upgrades. Has a 128MB G5 Radeon 9600 and hopefully soon a Sonnet dual 1.3GHz! Decided on this machine rather than the B&W for things like AGP graphics and the option for dual processors with higher frequencies!
 
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Hughmac

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And yet I have a G3 B&W in my loft, complete, and I've tried to give it away but no takers (UK).
The other one was broken for parts and the bits sent all over Europe.

Cheers :)

Hugh
 
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Hughmac

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If I could I would wire you the G3 !

I had thoughts of putting a hackintosh inside but I don't need a new desktop with the G5 iMac I am on at the moment still going strong.

In another thread I was going to take the side panel and make an :apple: clock, but I hesitate to destroy a working machine if someone would take it off my hands.

Cheers :)

Hugh

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Anyway, I'm probably saving your skin by not sending it over !!
 
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keysersoze

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*cracks knuckles* Alright lets do this. In order of getting them:

PowerBook 5300cs
Macintosh 512kE
eMate
Power Mac G4 Cube
PowerBook 5300c
PowerBook 165
iMac G4 17" (Early 2003)
Power Mac G4 Sawtooth (350MHz)
iBook G3 Clamshell (Tangerine)
iBook G3 Clamshell (Blueberry)
Performa 200
Quadra 605
Centris 610
PowerBook G4 12" (Early 05)
Macintosh Plus 1MB (upped it to 4MB)
PowerBook Duo 210
Power Macintosh 6500/225
Apple IIe Platinum
PowerBook G3 PDQ
iMac G4 15" (2002)
MacBook 1,1 (2GHz Core Duo)
Macintosh SE
iBook G3 Clamshell (Indigo)
iBook G3 Dual USB (Early 2001)
iBook G3 Dual USB (Late 2001)
PowerBook G3 Lombard
PowerBook G4 Titanium
PowerBook G4 15" DLHR Late 05
Mac Mini 1,1 (1.83GHz Core Duo)
Power Mac G5 Early 2005 Dual 2.0GHz
Power Mac G4 June 2004 Dual 1.8GHz (owned by Disney originally)
PowerBook G4 15" Early 2005 (1.67GHz)
Macintosh IIsi
PowerBook 1400c/133
Macintosh SE Superdrive
Macintosh SE/30
iMac G3 (Late 1999 350MHz Blueberry)
Power Mac G4 Sawtooth 350MHz
Power Mac 8600/300
Power Mac G4 MDD (2001 dual 1GHz model, with an ATX PSU!)
Power Mac G3 B&W with 450MHz G4 upgrade

Macs I've gotten rid of:
iBook G4 (14" Early 2005, given to a friend)
iBook G3 Dual USB (500MHz) parted out in favor of the other 500MHz
eMac (2002 nVidia model) Given to someone online
iBook G3 Dual USB (700MHz) Parted out due to bad video chip
Mac mini G4 1.42Ghz Received with no internals, given to a friend)
PowerBook G4 12" (Early 2005) Dead HDD, missing screws, etc. Given to friend)

And thats it! Right now my house it packed with 41 Macs, ranging from 68k machines to PowerPC and Intel. That list also doesn't include my main machines, 8 or so iPods and 3 iPhones (most iDevices were free, paid for maybe 3 or 4).

No love for the PowerBook 3400? :eek:
I only noticed it was missing from your list because it's the only vintage mac in my collection :D
 
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drnebulous

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I WILL get married when I am older ;)

good luck……. :rolleyes:

Worst thing anyone could do. I will be free forever. If I want to blow every penny I have on a maxed out Mac Pro and a BMW, then I will (not like I have that much money right now!), and if I want logic boards and motorbike engines all over the living room and kitchen, then I will!
 
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Anonymous Freak

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good luck……. :rolleyes:

I got married. After already owning nearly 100 vintage computers. To a woman who is most definitely *NOT* a "geek" in any way, shape, or form.

Just because you have "geeky" habits or interests doesn't automatically mean you can't/won't get married.

I know geeks who are married to other geeks, as well. I even know one female geek who is engaged to a non-geek man.
 
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drnebulous

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I got married. After already owning nearly 100 vintage computers. To a woman who is most definitely *NOT* a "geek" in any way, shape, or form.

Just because you have "geeky" habits or interests doesn't automatically mean you can't/won't get married.

I know geeks who are married to other geeks, as well. I even know one female geek who is engaged to a non-geek man.


The joint bank account is a deal breaker!

There is nothing more beautiful and inspiring than your own singular self peace and space.
 
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Hughmac

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I got married. After already owning nearly 100 vintage computers. To a woman who is most definitely *NOT* a "geek" in any way, shape, or form.

Just because you have "geeky" habits or interests doesn't automatically mean you can't/won't get married.

I know geeks who are married to other geeks, as well. I even know one female geek who is engaged to a non-geek man.

Agreed. And my wife is more important to me than any computer equipment.
Luckily, we get on fine about the various exhibitions around the house :D

Cheers :)

Hugh
 
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drnebulous

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We don't have a joint account, more like dual G4 400s to be honest, rather than a single 800MHz :cool:

Cheers :)

Hugh

You are rare then! It isn't even just that, I really like my own space and free thought - hate the idea of being compressed by others in such close proximity 24/7/365. My choices are my choices, I go where I want when I want, and have what I want when I want - couldn't really get better. And then I find this marriage stuff distracts people from their goals in life. Wives are dream stealers! And then I'm not really the communal type. I like life to be abstract, free, mythical.

I couldn't ever imagine having an idea, lets say buying a Telecaster, and asking permission even thought I went to work and earned MY MONEY! MY MONEY! MY MONEY!

They even try and wreck your nights out. If I want to go out at 11pm and fall unconscious by 4am in Manchester city centre til 8am, then that's my right!


You know what I mean?
 
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thetechfixer

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Meanwhile I own a MacBook Pro, Yeah, One MacBook Pro

Although I own a large amount of Windows PC's, Many of which are quite decent, i5, i3, Core 2 Duo etc.
 
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128keaton

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Okay, I've put this off long enough.
Chronological list:
Custom Built Server,
IBM Thinkpad A31,
HP Pavilion,
PowerBook G4 Titanium A1001 667Mhz.
Mac Mini Mid 2010 C2D 2.4Ghz,
PowerBook G4 Aluminum 17" 1.67Ghz,
MacBook Pro Late 2011 13" i5 2.4GHz,
Compaq Unknown
PowerMac G5 June 2004 Dual 2.0GHz,
G4 Cube 2001 500MHz,
Macintosh Classic,
iBook G4 14" 800MHz,
PowerMac G4 Quicksilver,
iMac DV G3 500MHz,
PowerBook G4 Titanium M5884,
(Maybe) PowerBook G4 12" Titanium 1.0GHz
 
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Anonymous Freak

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The joint bank account is a deal breaker!

There is nothing more beautiful and inspiring than your own singular self peace and space.

You don't have to have a joint bank account. I know many married couples who keep separate bank accounts. The most common arrangement I see is:

Deposit 50% of joint expenses in to joint account (mortgage, utilities, etc,) and deposit remainder into individual accounts.

My wife and I have "mostly joint" accounts. We each have our own separate accounts that we put some in each month for our own individual expenses, but most of it goes in to the joint account.
 
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joplinG5

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

Wire me some money and I will take that G3 off your hands!!! :D


Erik... Pay shipping and I'll send you a G3 B&W. I have 2 in my bedroom I have not fired up in years. They're getting dumped on a local flea market seller pretty quick if nobody wants them... though your wife would probably kill you for buying it ;-)
 
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