Bought a G5

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  1. adum

    adum Wine & Tech

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    Hey all,

    Sold the old PowerBook and just bought a dual 2ghz G5! Just thought I'd share. :)
     
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    awesome.
    Which Powerbook did you have?
     
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    Welcome to the big dawg club :cool:
     
  4. adum

    adum Wine & Tech

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    I had an old PowerBook 550.

    Can't wait to turn on the beast!
     
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    Did you buy it online or something? Why can't you turn it on now?
     
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    adum Wine & Tech

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    yup bought it online... paid $2000 for it. Got it from an IT guy who really took care of it. Took me forever to find it that cheap. I was going to buy a dual 1.8 with a 160gig and a 1gig RAM upgrade, when I got to the checkout (even with educational discount) It was almost $2400 with Tax, I couldn't deal with paying $200 in tax (I think its theft). So I ended up with a 12 month old Dual 2ghz 512mb ram and a 160gig HD for $2000. Think I got a good deal?
     
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    Awesome. Congrats! :)
     
  9. adum

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    Thanks, and I just bought a Dell E173FP 17"in LCD. Got a great deal on that too... I'm very happy about my new setup. I love Apple.
     
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    LOVE Mine, ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  11. Rick

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    Rumor has it that Apple is going to cut prices on displays at MacWorld Expo.
     
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    Hoping to get a Dual G5 this summer. Decided to get that instead of a new PB, and just upgrade the RAM on my PB. :cool: How do you like it?
     
  13. adum

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    I'll let you know in 4 days, FedEx :(
     
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    I'm glad to see my money went to a good cause. :cool:

    Got the laptop today, works great! :bigthumb:
     
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    Thats awesome! I'm very happy you own my laptop, I know you'll take care of her!!!
     
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    pics of your new setup and tower :wiggle:
     
  17. tenplanescrashing

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    You got a great deal. I'd up that ram to at least 1gig or you won't know that machine's true potential! ;)
     
  18. adum

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    oh i intend on that, any cheap places to get some good RAM.
     
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    Are they as good as Crucial? I have the jobby job picking up a nnew PowerMac tower for me in a week and I was going to go to Crucial for the memory since everyone has a hard on for them. :dunno:
     
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    thats where i'd go to blow my load...ummm, my load of money...sorry.
     
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    In my experience, Corsair > Crucial > Mushkin.
     
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    When you say "My experience," have you actually owned all three? And what is the difference- specifically. Why is one better then the other in your opinion other then the fact that you own one and are going to be biased towards it?
     
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    Actually, I operate a computer store, and I have sold all three (and others not even worth mentioning). As far as what I "own", my primary PC is indeed Corsair. However, all of my previous PCs were Crucial and Kingston.

    I now refuse to purchase Kingston, as I've had several problems with it. Kingston has the best RMA policy, and fastest return-times, but I'd rather not have to RMA it in the first place. :mamoru: Not to mention that Kingston does not manufacture much of their RAM... they simply buy it open-market and slap their sticker on it. So when you pay the premium for "Kingston" you're basically buying their better RMA/customer-service.

    I cannot figure what they intended mushkin to be. It is too expensive to be "value" and it provides nothing exciting to be anything but "mainstream". reliability and performance is mediocre. Not bad RAM to buy, but your money can be better-spent else-where.

    For a while I carried Kingmax because people wanted a "cheap" solution. In reality, Kingston buys a lot of kingmax and re-brands it, so it's not bad stuff. However, their warranty is lacking, and I tend to think that Kingston does take some additional QA measures because failure rate was still low, but higher than that of Kingston.

    Crucial used to be my favorite. Actually, for many many years I used to think Kingston was the best valueram, and that crucial was the best performance ram. However, they fall into a similar category as mushkin. They simply do not provide anything that is not available from corsair. I have had a few sticks go bad. Not many (maybe 3 out of 1000), but a few.

    For a breif period of time, OCZ was my king of the hill in terms of memory. Definitely some fast stuff. But pricing made me go :ugh:. Not to mention I like a one-stop-shop when it comes to buying things.

    Corsair has gradually taken over all of my memory needs. They provide everything I ask for in memory. They manufacture their own memory, and provide a lifetime warranty. I do not know how fast their returns are -- but that's a good thing! I've gone through thousands of sticks of corsair, and have not had to RMA a single one. Their ValueSelect is always cheaper than comprable Kingston, and their XMS outperforms basically everything else around. Not to mention they have such a great selection of RAM that you don't have to worry about whether they have what your application requires.

    Get what you like, but I stick with corsair because they have proven themselves to me. Crucial is good stuff, but I don't think it compares to corsair.
     
  25. MichiRaces2Much

    MichiRaces2Much My sorority is cooler then your sorority.

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    Upgrade huh? Sounds good :)
     

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