Newest acquisition *happy dance*

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Newest acquisition *happy dance*

Postby Nephilim » Tue Mar 01, 2005 4:16 pm

I just got a gently used Mac G4 Cube from work. w00t!

The enclosure is in perfect condition and it came with the original harmon/kardon round speakers, and the white keyboard and mouse.

I loaded OS X 10.3 on it a couple of nights ago and I'm in the middle of getting it all set up for everyday use and I've got a 5.25" firewire enclosure on the way so I can attach external drives (extra HDDs, CD-RW, etc.)

Now all I have to do is save up some cash to get a CPU upgrade (it's currently using the G4 450mhz that originally came with it) and I'll be rockin' like Dokken.

All of this for the grand price of FREE!


....it pays to be the only guy at the office that knows how to work on and fix Macs.
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Postby Mother Mo » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:18 pm

Macs rawk! We love our G5.

Congrats! :D
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Postby Nephilim » Wed Mar 02, 2005 6:56 pm

Yeah, the reason I was able to get it was because the lone mac at the office was upgraded to a dual 2ghz G5.

I have sooo wanted one since they came out.
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Postby DarkVader » Sat Mar 05, 2005 9:42 pm

The white KB & mouse aren't original.

But getting a cube for free is amazing. I've never been a huge cube fan, but they are pretty.
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Postby Nephilim » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:36 am

DarkVader wrote:The white KB & mouse aren't original.

But getting a cube for free is amazing. I've never been a huge cube fan, but they are pretty.


Yeah, I know it originally came with the black ones.

I love it. It isn't the fastest thing on the block, but I can always toss in a cpu upgrade in at some point. My main concern at this ponit is storage space. Hopefully that will be fixed soon.
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Postby DarkVader » Sun Mar 06, 2005 9:50 am

It looks like you can get the 1.7GHz G4 upgrades for the cube now...

Storage will always be a problem. There's just never enough. I don't think you can really use a drive bigger than 130GB as an internal drive for the cube, but there's always firewire.

If I could afford it, I'd just get a full Xserve RAID. 5.6TB would be nice - but $13k isn't.
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