New to forum and to Mac's (sort-of).

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by tokyoracer, Jan 21, 2010.

  1. tokyoracer macrumors newbie

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    Hi there people, really not sure where to post a welcome message but rather then collecting old Mac's and keeping it all to myself, I thought I could do with some guidence, advice and support from others that may have ALOT more experiance then myself.

    Before I go onto my collection I think it may interest people (maybe yourself) what my story is.
    My first real experiance with Mac's where at my high school (around 2001 - 2004) when they had a selection of PowerPC ones (all beige models) but one was different from the others (bigger and faster).
    To be honest I don't remember what the badges said but i'm certain at-least 1 was a PPC model and the smaller ones may have been either Performa's or other less specified PowerMac's. All I really know is that they where all beige models.

    Sadly the inevitable happend and they where replaced with Windoze machines but I knew I wanted one and I prefer the cream ones to the later more shiney colourful ones or the white iMac's. I just don't like the look of the later ones (though some of the really modern ones I think are rather nice looking, Mac Mini for example).

    Just a few months ago I priced up my first Mac at a 2nd hand shopt near where I live and although I think I paid a little over the odds at the time I was happy to start the hobby. It is a PowerMac 6100/60 PPC model and came with a monitor, mouse and keyboard. Not long later I added a 7100/66 with a CD drive and lots of cool stuff on the HD to play about with (is noticeably faster too).
    Finally yesterday I took collection of 2 Performa's (450 and 630) from eBay and they are all really good fun.

    Growing up around computers (that wern't Win boxes) may have helped as I had an Amiga A1200 since late '92 or early '93. Im also an avid collector of Amiga's too! :)

    I hope there are other "classic / vintage" Apple collectors out there so I know i'm not alone... :apple:
     
  2. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    Hey, welcome to Mac Rumors forums!

    You are not alone, I used to be addicted to collecting, whenever I saw a good deal on Craigslist, I couldn't pass them up. Though I am starting to sell off my collection.
     
  3. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Collecting Macs is a pretty fun hobby. Though a lot of people may think its odd, its surprising how many of us do it. I am more hesitant about what I add to my collection now than I used to be ( I don't pick up just anything anymore) I still add to my collection every now and again, but I'm running out of systems I want or can justify owning (I'm nearing 30 systems now). Good luck in future conquests & welcome to the club!
     
  4. tokyoracer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think it will come to a point where I will have to either turn down or sell off Mac's when space is low or I get a model that is almost identical but better performance. Let me know if your getting rid of any beige colour'd machines (if your in the UK). :)

    Great to see a 'Chicken Lips' logo on a Mac forum!

    Like I said above, I think I will have my limits but I see you have a nice 350Mhz beige G3 which is really on my 'Hotlist' along with the 9600/350. (I think) they where one of the last machines before they made the cases more colourful and funny shaped (so-to-speak). Forgive me if im wrong...

    I am also after accelerators too along with some expansion card though these dont seem to corp up that often on eBay.
     
  5. Archon Gold macrumors 6502

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    I used to have a PowerBook 165, but I tossed it for whatever reason, I am also in Canada.
     
  6. tokyoracer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh that's a shame. Thanks for replying to my post though. :)
     
  7. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    hello welcome to the forum
    i am one of the people who love the odd shaped Macs
    cant go pass a iMac g3 without taking the little bugger home where it belongs
    ok i prefere more the sensible colors if i'm allowed to say so
    snow white and graphite
    and in adition to that i had to have a emac too
    the powermac 5500/275 came only in the collection because its i think the only europe only mac and its a working tv too and its one out of the dark period of apple as its all black
     
  8. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    My beige G3 is the desktop model. It was originally a special order 333MHz system since the desktop model only came up to 300MHz stock. I just overclocked it to 350 when I first got it. I don't really use it much anymore, but it still boots 10.2.8 every now and again.
     
  9. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    btw i also got a Commodore SX64 and a commodore pet, both fully working
    always loved all in one designs with crt screens and still do simply cant help it , but i cant get myself used to these thin flat computers ..they look so fragile
    :)
     
  10. tokyoracer thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I heard and seen them. They look quite good (if a little odd at first), my Performa 630 is compatible with a TV though that isn't black (apart from the remote).

    Sounds great, that's my dream beige machine, don't think you could do any better then a G3 unless you get a G4 upgrade.

    I'v never owned an SX64 though I picked up a C64C in a local car boot sale (swap meet). Very nice machine and alot of fun even today. :)
     
  11. jodelli macrumors 65816

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    Due to space limitations nearly all my old ones are gone. I used to watch TV on a 7600/Sonnet G3. At 640 by 480 with the software it was still a sharper picture than a standard set at the time.
     
  12. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    I always wanted an SX64 just to play with. I really loved the look and feel of them. My CMD system isn't at my house anymore, but my dad took it and set it up at his place. Got a couple 1571 drives, 3.5" floppy, a RAM-LINK, and other goodies for it.
     
  13. macgeek18 macrumors 68000

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    Hello,
    welcome to the forums.
    I'm a little addicted to colecting as well.I usually use what I collect though.
    Let's see,what do I have,

    PowerMac G5 Dual 1.8Ghz,5.5GB/1.5TB/10.5.8
    PowerMac G4 867Mhz,1GB/250GB/10.5.8
    PowerBook G4 Ti 1Ghz/1GB60GB/10.5.8
    PowerBook G4 Ti 1Ghz/512MB/60GB/10.5.8
    iBook Clamshell G3,466Mhz/576MB/60GB/10.4.11
    iBook Clamshell G3,466Mhz,320MB/40GB/10.3.9
    I have piles of parts for all of them too.

    That' all I have at the moment.
     
  14. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040

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    i did the same, as i run out of storage i brought loads of stuff to my parents and stored everything in my old room

    the sx 64 i found at the army barracks in ramstein germany on the side of a bin in a box, took it home with me to keep it maybe for spares as i thought it maybe damaged , but what a surprise when i unpacked it at home it did not even have a single scratch and plugged it in and its working like it should even had pacman inside on 5¼" diskettes
     

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