What is your favorite Desktop PowerPC Mac?

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by KeegM480, Nov 8, 2013.

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Which is your favorite desktop PowerPC Mac?

  1. PowerMac G3

    4 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. PowerMac G4

    21 vote(s)
    19.8%
  3. PowerMac G5

    28 vote(s)
    26.4%
  4. G3 Cube

    1 vote(s)
    0.9%
  5. G4 Cube

    10 vote(s)
    9.4%
  6. iMac G3

    10 vote(s)
    9.4%
  7. iMac G4

    22 vote(s)
    20.8%
  8. iMac G5

    7 vote(s)
    6.6%
  9. Other

    3 vote(s)
    2.8%
  1. KeegM480 macrumors 6502a

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    We all are big apple fans, and all love the PowerPC's, which one is your favorite? Just overall?
     
  2. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    This is kind of a broad poll, but I understand why. You can't list all the models.

    I voted PowerMac G5 only because I've used them at work at they are considerably better in my opinion than the average G4. That makes them a favorite to me as far as useability.

    But my favorite as far as "wow, that's just cool" factor is the PowerMac G4 Quicksilver I will have someday. Never had one, but always wanted one. The way Apple designed the speaker into the case there and the drive door - just way cool!
     
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  4. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    That's where the Borg came from! :D
     
  5. Intell macrumors P6

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    Is it a tactical or assimilation cube?
     
  6. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Which QS are you hoping to get your hands on?
     
  7. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Tactical. The G4 cube was the assimilation version. ;)
     
  8. Intell macrumors P6

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    That would explain why no one's ever seen it.
     
  9. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    The earlier ones where the speaker is at the bottom and inset. Don't know what mhz those are but they are the first G4's I really noticed. When I started in Graphic Design I was on the G4 PCI and AGPs and although I worked on them I never really cared for the design until the QS version came along.
     
  10. RedCroissant Suspended

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    I just sent you a PM, you local......Phoenixite? Phoenixian? Phoenician(probably NOT this one)? No idea really, but you live here. So there you go.
     
  11. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    LOL!

    Always thought it was Phoenician. But we've only been here the last 13 years, so what do I know. :D

    My son though, is an honest to God Phoenix native. Born in Phoenix. My daughter was born in Goodyear. So…Goodyearite?

    Anyway, replied.
     
  12. RedCroissant Suspended

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    You see, I've heard that but I think it's kind of strange that it's already an older civilization(yes I know it's gone now) and now people from Phoenix are claiming the name.

    I'm also a big fan of the "eon, on" ending. Plus it sounds more robotic and awesome. Phoenixeon. See? Awesome.
     
  13. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    You're right, that is awesome! LOL! :D
     
  14. RedCroissant Suspended

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    Yeah, AND it's tough to say that without adding a little bit of Optimus Prime flair.
     
  15. FigmentNewtonII macrumors member

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    The iMac G4 is my overall favorite PowerPC Mac. The design is just out of this world! I have a 1GHz from 2003 in my dorm. When people come into my room and see it, they are surprised when I tell them that it's ten years old. I think all the PowerPC Macs when Jobs came back are gorgeous and are just pure eye candy. Though, the iMac G4 was the design the pushed me to actually buy one.

    The internals of the G4 are surprisingly capable. My family had a PowerBook G4 for a while and we used that until it died on us and couldn't be resurrected. It lasted us a long time. Now we are mostly Intel Mac based (except me b/c I'm a rebel :p). I kinda wish my G4 was a bit of a higher clock speed. Maybe then it will play back videos better. Though, overclocking is too risky of a objective for me with my current skill level. Overall, the iMac G4 is a sweet machine.
     
  16. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The Cube was replaced by the Mac Mini I didn't know if there was a G3 or not so I just put it as an option haha,

    I am torn between the G4 iMac and PowerMac G5 design of the G4 iMac and how awesome the PowerMac g5 is

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    I would love to get a PowerMac G4, all of the ones for sale by me are way overpriced though. I'm actually about to buy an iMac g3 in a couple minutes :D
     
  17. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Unfortunately, all my experience with the G4 has been the early 1999-2000 models, everything that's been sub-500mhz. The first Mac my boss bought for work in 2005 was the G5 so I ended up skipping all the higher end ones with dual processors and whatnot. At college (one of the one's I went to) it was all iMac G3s and G4s.
     
  18. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My first Mac was a year ago, 2009 13" MacBook Pro, 2.26GHz Intel Core Two Duo, 8GB RAM, 500Gb WD Blue, cracked trackpad, dents and a 2 hour battery with 700 cycles. Was a pretty good starter though, got it for $550 sold it for $625!
     
  19. lucasfer899 macrumors 6502

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    Did everyone forget about this lil' bundle of joy?
    [​IMG]

    But for me the iMac G4 slips in just before the mini. :3
     
  20. tampasteve macrumors 6502

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    For me it has to be the Powermac G5 or iMac G5. They are just the top of the game when it came to PPC, and the end of the line....PMG5 is just an incredible machine.
     
  21. Bug-Creator macrumors 6502

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    Well I'm allmost drowning in thos critters..... 733MHz to 2x1800MHz (Sonnet). Bout the design .... well they are the least awfull of the "newworld" G3 and G4 towers (all the same case with different colors basicly), so we kinda aggree on that one :p

    Btw, voted iMac G5, that 20" iSight sure is a beauty.
     
  22. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I didn't think that many people liked the iMac G5! I guess its just because I like the more flamboyant design of the older Mac's :D
     
  23. KeegM480 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Doesn't that have an intel Processor? If it doesn't that would be on me, I thought the Mini's were all Intel
     
  24. Intell macrumors P6

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    The first few generations of Mac Minis had a PowerPC G4 in them.
     
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