Post Your PowerPC Setup

Goftrey

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I thought it'd be a sweet idea to make a thread for people who use this subforum to post their setups as there isn't one as of now. Happy posting!

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kdogsup

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Interesting..

What does the Launchpad and Mission Control Icons in your dock do on your PPC based HW running :apple: 10.5.X, considering those are native to 10.7 :D ?
 

Goftrey

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I wouldn't necessarily call them setup threads - for example post your oldest living Mac or post your PowerPC Macs - I could show you a bunch of towers in a cupboard but that wouldn't be a setup.

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Interesting..

What does the Launchpad and Mission Control Icons in your dock do on your PPC based HW running :apple: 10.5.X, considering those are native to 10.7 :D ?
I just expanded on AQUADock's Lion theme for Leopard by changing the Spaces & Expose icons and changing Bodega's icon to the App Store:)
 

thorns

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@Goftrey: Are you sure the G5 isn't too close to the wall? Where is the exhaust air supposed to go?
 

eyoungren

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This is my work setup.

Both PowerBooks are mine. 17" G4 1.67Ghz Dual layer on the left, 17" G4 1Ghz on the right, both running Leopard.

Under the desk, PowerMac G4/400 running Tiger. This is our Applescript server. Next to it on the right is my work PowerMac G5 1.8Ghz running Leopard. The G5 is driving the dual monitors on the desk.

On the other side of my desk, my coworker has the other PowerMac G4/450 running Leopard.
 

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Goftrey

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@Goftrey: Are you sure the G5 isn't too close to the wall? Where is the exhaust air supposed to go?
I was originally worried about that too but due to lack of space - that's the only place where I could put it. The CPU temperature never seems to rise above 50ºC which seems pretty decent to me.
 

tayloralmond

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I had to do a little rearranging to get these shots, but here's my setup:

Image 1:

Top Shelf- iBook G3 500MHz 12" (Dual USB) and iBook G3 900MHz 14"
Middle- Twentieth Anniversary Macintosh and Macintosh Plus
Bottom- Mac Pro (1,1) and PowerMac G5 Quad

Image 2: (left to right)

PowerBook G3 Pismo (G4 Upgraded), iBook G3 466MHz (Firewire), PowerBook G4 1.5GHz 12", PowerBook G4 1.67GHz 17"

Image 3:

PowerMac G4 MDD Dual 1.42GHz (Overclocked to 1.5GHz)

Image 4:

iMac G3 (Summer 2001) 600MHz
 

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Zeke D

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Okay,

Dell 24" Monitor
Hp LaserJet P1102w
CanoScan Lide20 (PPC only)
PowerMac G5 DP 2.0Ghz 160GB 2GB
eMac 1Ghz 240GB 1GB

The printer and G5 are running off an airport express. All of them are running Apple Remote Desktop so I can switch and stuff. I want to get an adapter so I can plug the eMac into the monitor.

The eMac is my gaming/itunes machine. I also design and covers for my books and do a lot of writing on it.
The G5 has only recently been resurrected, so I am actually installing stuff on it now. If I can solve the fan issue and it is stable, I will switch to the G5.
 

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Nameci

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PowerMac G5 Quad
- as of now 14GB or PC2 4200 RAM
- 60GB generic SSD as boot Drive
- 1TB Seagate Barracuda as data drive
- Nvidia Quadro FX4500 gfx card
- iSight
- 23" Aluminum Apple Cinema Display
- wired ultra slim keyboard
- wired mighty mouse
- M-Audio AV40
IMG_0241.JPG

And this is the internals during one of the clean up days...
IMG_0212.JPG
 
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AQUADock

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PowerMac G5 Quad
- as of now 14GB or PC2 4200 RAM
- 60GB generic SSD as boot Drive
- 1TB Seagate Barracuda as data drive
- Nvidia Quadro FX4500 gfx card
- iSight
- 23" Aluminum Apple Cinema Display
- wired ultra slim keyboard
- wired mighty mouse
- M-Audio AV40
View attachment 349878

And this is the internals during one of the clean up days...
View attachment 349879
I like your setup, so did you switch back to the Powermac?
 

wobegong

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Dark picture but anyway, everyone knows what a PM G5 looks like ;)

Apple Cinema Display 20"
Bowers & Wilkins MM1 Speakers
PowerMac G5 Dual Core 2.3Ghz
nVidia 7800 GTX 512Mb
8Gb Ram
2Tb Western Digital Black Hard Drive
Dlink USB Wifi
Logitech HD C510 Webcam
Elgato Turbo H.264 USB Encoding Accelerator

Apps/Games :- Office 2008, Aperture, iLife, Skype, Mactubes, Leopard-Webkit browser, TenFourBird, Spotify, Evernote, Dropbox, NetNewsWire, Call of Duty 1 & 2, Amnesia (newish game with PPC support!), Civilisation IV, Doom 3, Quake 3 & 4, Homeworld 2, Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament 2004.

 

Nameci

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I like your setup, so did you switch back to the Powermac?
Yes, switched back to the powermac. I can really live with using the imac alone. But my daughter really likes the imac.

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Dark picture but anyway, everyone knows what a PM G5 looks like ;)

Apple Cinema Display 20"
Bowers & Wilkins MM1 Speakers
PowerMac G5 Dual Core 2.3Ghz
nVidia 7800 GTX 512Mb
8Gb Ram
2Tb Western Digital Black Hard Drive
Dlink USB Wifi
Logitech HD C510 Webcam
Elgato Turbo H.264 USB Encoding Accelerator

Apps/Games :- Office 2008, Aperture, iLife, Skype, Mactubes, Leopard-Webkit browser, TenFourBird, Spotify, Evernote, Dropbox, NetNewsWire, Call of Duty 1 & 2, Amnesia (newish game with PPC support!), Civilisation IV, Doom 3, Quake 3 & 4, Homeworld 2, Medal of Honor, Unreal Tournament 2004.

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How's the performance of the MM1?
 

Lil Chillbil

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My setup that I used for middle school
specs were
PowerMac g4
400mhz
1.5gb RAM
radeon 7000 32mb video card
20gb master hdd
160gb slave hdd
dvd burning superdrive
zip 100 drive
running Mac OS X 10.4.11

it also had upgraded cooling that made it sound like a bi-plane and a 20inch hd monitor.
 

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Ariii

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I've just acquired a Key Lime iBook with 10.3 along with my current one, so that's my main machine now.


And here's my dead iBook G4 1.33 GHz with 10.5.8 :( :



And this is my 1 GHz AlBook. It's about to belong to my younger sister, so it's now completely clean and running the ML theme:

 
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