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Its been quite a while since we have had one of these. Post pictures of your 2002 setups to this thread. Please keep them around 640x480 in size and include links to the full size images if needed. This will preserve the page formatting and keep the load times reasonable. I will have mine up soon but I have yet to find a suitable desk. Thanks!



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post #2 of 725
Anyone got any new ones? I've been enjoying looking at the setups at MacNN, time to see some new ones here.
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I would take a picture of my shiny new PowerBook and the desk I designed and built myself for it, but I lost the damned cable for my digital camera. So I could take the picture, but it would take a technological miracle to get the pics from my cam to my Mac. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />

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Maybe I'll dig out the Critter cam for this one. Give me a while and I'll get around to it.

Actually, I don't think anyone's ever seen my setup (PowerBook G3/500, Newton 2100).
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SOON THIS WILL BE MY SETUP!

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No one's ever seen my setup. I really need to get a camera and take a pic. I took a pic of my old iMac setup almost a year ago but when I was ready to post it AI went down.
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hmm, think i'll take one tonight and toss it up here. lol, it's really friggin' ugly though, so no laughing.

and i got a deal on the monitors, so it's not as bad as you'd think......
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My lab just ordered an 800 MHz iMac. I'm stoked.
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[quote]Originally posted by Eugene:
<strong>My lab just ordered an 800 MHz iMac. I'm stoked. </strong><hr></blockquote>

Pretty lucky.
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I really don't think you guys wanna see a plain beige G3 tower. Or an old skool iMac. I'm waiting for that G5.
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ahh, here we go. i'll put one image in, and let you guys click on the rest if you're interested. sorry the one image isn't rotated, it's a pain in the butt, and i don't have photoshop for OSX. (go figure)

actually, i think i'll just put in links, they're huge pictures.

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/computer_monitors.JPG" target="_blank">entire computer</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/insides.JPG" target="_blank">PC's guts</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/ibook_washed_out.JPG" target="_blank">my ibook, washed out</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/ibook_stats.JPG" target="_blank">ibook stats (note the HD size)</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/ibook_drive.JPG" target="_blank">w00t! HD upgrades rules</a>
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Once my iMac comes I plan on taking pictures. I'm going to do the whole deal with the box opening and everything. Of course at this rate once it finally does come I'll just rip the box open. I remember looking at Applenut's site and the pictures of his new PowerBook. Made me want a PowerBook too. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

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[quote] My lab just ordered an 800 MHz iMac. I'm stoked <hr></blockquote>

Uhm,

Mine as well. We went for the superdrive model, although we do not need the superdrive. <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />

we have to wait another 3-5 weeks though. <img src="graemlins/oyvey.gif" border="0" alt="[No]" />


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[quote]Originally posted by alcimedes:
<strong>ahh, here we go. i'll put one image in, and let you guys click on the rest if you're interested. sorry the one image isn't rotated, it's a pain in the butt, and i don't have photoshop for OSX. (go figure)

actually, i think i'll just put in links, they're huge pictures.

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/computer_monitors.JPG" target="_blank">entire computer</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/insides.JPG" target="_blank">PC's guts</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/ibook_washed_out.JPG" target="_blank">my ibook, washed out</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/ibook_stats.JPG" target="_blank">ibook stats (note the HD size)</a>

<a href="http://www.alcimedes.com/computer_images/ibook_drive.JPG" target="_blank">w00t! HD upgrades rules</a></strong><hr></blockquote>

LOTR?!?!?! dude why didnt you just take screen shots?
also, you do know that you can make the pics smaller right?

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Well, I dug out the Critter Cam and it wasn't pretty. The iRez stuff is really awful to use, and to get this shot, I had to have the thing lined up perfectly with the light. It's really ashame, too.

Any way, you can kind of see my Pismo PowerBook G3/500 in the background, but the only 'good' picture I could get was of my Newton.

How's that for a 2002 computer setup?
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[quote]Originally posted by imacSE:
<strong>Once my iMac comes I plan on taking pictures. I'm going to do the whole deal with the box opening and everything. Of course at this rate once it finally does come I'll just rip the box open. I remember looking at Applenut's site and the pictures of his new PowerBook. Made me want a PowerBook too. <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />

[ 01-25-2002: Message edited by: imacSE ]</strong><hr></blockquote>

Great. I can't wait to see the pics.
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<a href="http://homepage.mac.com/pollux_chung/PhotoAlbum2.html" target="_blank"> Pics are here </a>

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PowerMac G4 Dual 500, 1.5GB RAM
iBook DVD 600, 384MB RAM
1.2Ghz Pentinum III PC, 1GB RAM

Epson Pefection 1200U Scanner
LaCie 16x10x40 Firewire CD-RW
HP Deskjet 932 printer
Wacom 6x8 Intuos SE tablet
Kensington Mouse in a box pro optical mouse
TDK speaker system
StarTech KVM switch box

and bunch of toys

Take a look at the Pinocchio statue. I just got it today from Japan I love this thing

[ 01-31-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
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alcimedes, your room is a complete mess. <img src="graemlins/smokin.gif" border="0" alt="[Chilling]" />
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i know. it's actually pretty clean for me. usually there's way more computer hardware on the floor and scattered about. i had to clean it up, i'm in the process of moving stuff around. i'll shrink up the images when i restore all my software to the iBook. i have images of all my cd's on the PC, but i need to reburn the backups.

in the meantime, i'll have to live with huge images.

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I think if you wait about 2 weeks, threads like this will start to take off - when the new iMacs start arriving.

I should have mine next week!
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I'm looking forward to seeing new pics from you murbot.
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Alcimedes:

What kind of case is/was that?

And get some rounded IDE cables!!

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post #23 of 725
Rounded cables are the least of his problems. I actually prefer folding ribbon cable along the side of the case, but whatever.

Alcimedes, if you've got the case off for cooling, you'd probably do better with the case on...and intelligent fan placement, and cleaning up the wires...
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ha ha ha. i was wondering how long until people started to notice it was ugly. i think that among everyone i know who has computer cases, mine was offically classified as the ugliest.

a few answers for you.

1st, the cables aren't rounded because you have a pay at least twice as much for rounded cables, and i had a ton of regular ones just sitting around. i eventually had to round them out some because i couldn't fit the cables in otherwise.

2. i had to have at least 10 bays or more, so i took an old AT case we had at work and hacked the crap out of it so it would hold an ATX motherboard. (hence the two power supplies) i needed a lot of juice, but the old AT powersupply won't hook up to my motherboard of course.

(all of this was done on a budget of $0, so i didn't have a lot to work with other than what i could scavange)

3. the case is off, not for cooling, but because i'm constantly swapping hardware in and out. i don't think that machine goes for more than a week without me tweaking something inside just for kicks. i got tired of taking the case on and off, so i just leave it off all the time now.

4. i don't bother cleaning up the wires because everything is constantly changing, so what's the point?

hope that clears up some of your questions.

btw, it's an overclocked 1.4 athlon, running at 1.6 something. the dual power supplies were to keep from having to shell out $75 for a nice 500W+ power supply. i have four hard drives (3 40's and a 6) two cd burners (one is 24x) and a dvd player.

toss in your zip drive, floppy drive and you rapidly run out of room.

i had another cd burner in there, but it was crappy so i gave it away. so i had 10 bays filled, now i've got 9 filled, and room for one more thing!

now i just have to figure out what i want. DVD+RW burners are still too much money on the PC side, and not as well integrated. maybe they'll get cheaper this year.....
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The title says pictures, right? So far we've seen one setup. Let's have more.

Oops. Yes, I haven't put up a picture either <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" /> . My camera is out in the car. It's cold outside. I'll do it tomorrow.

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post #27 of 725
I should get off my arse and take pictures of my shiat too.

Oh well I guess I can't tomorrow AFC party at my friends house
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[quote]The title says pictures, right? So far we've seen one setup. Let's have more.<hr></blockquote>

Doesn't my picture count?

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[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
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Doesn't my picture count? </strong><hr></blockquote>

OK, so 2 pictures.
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post #31 of 725
My current set-up, soon to replaced with a SuperDrive iMac...VERY soon...just waiting on them to start shipping!

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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>My current set-up, soon to replaced with a SuperDrive iMac...VERY soon...just waiting on them to start shipping!

</strong><hr></blockquote>

You do all of your design work with that!?

A very sweet setup though, love the desk!
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Yeah pscates, really cool desk.
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nice desk, but it seems like my feet would kill the bottom piece of wood <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
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[quote]Originally posted by corvette:
<strong>nice desk, but it seems like my feet would kill the bottom piece of wood <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, that's a real problem. I've got a piece of wood at the bottom and it's killed. On the back though I have my external HD and now my iBook since I've got a 15" LCD now.
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[quote]Originally posted by Macintosh:
<strong>SOON THIS WILL BE MY SETUP!

</strong><hr></blockquote>

OOOH! Is that an iWalk on the right?!?!



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[quote]Originally posted by Fran441:
<strong>Doesn't my picture count?
</strong><hr></blockquote>

Oops, I'm sorry. <img src="graemlins/embarrassed.gif" border="0" alt="[Embarrassed]" />
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Yes, everything is done on my iMac...and in a couple of weeks, it'll be done more quickly and with a larger monitor, hard drive, etc.



For what I do, an iMac (ESPECIALLY the new ones) are perfect: nice all-in-ones with no clutter, I've no need for PCI slots, extra drive bays, etc. And I'm not a hardcore Photoshop or Final Cut Pro guy where a G4 is essential, etc., so why not an iMac?

The desk was $99 at Office Depot. Got it about a year-and-a-half ago. I like it. I'll probably put the iSub down below eventually.

I always just rest my feet on the bottom there. Never really hit or haven't torn it up.
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[quote]Originally posted by pscates:
<strong>Yes, everything is done on my iMac...and in a couple of weeks, it'll be done more quickly and with a larger monitor, hard drive, etc.



For what I do, an iMac (ESPECIALLY the new ones) are perfect: nice all-in-ones with no clutter, I've no need for PCI slots, extra drive bays, etc. And I'm not a hardcore Photoshop or Final Cut Pro guy where a G4 is essential, etc., so why not an iMac?

The desk was $99 at Office Depot. Got it about a year-and-a-half ago. I like it. I'll probably put the iSub down below eventually.

I always just rest my feet on the bottom there. Never really hit or haven't torn it up.</strong><hr></blockquote>

You are a prime example of a PRO using the necessary tools to get a job done, your set up is nothing overly expensive but nice (very neat). I would like to see some other people's work that they have done with high end powermacs, you know the ones who always complain instead of work?

I really love tangerine too.



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Yeah, I've never been into the whole "bragging rights/power freak" thing.

I get everything done I need to get done, in millions of colors on a nice little 400MHz G3. In addition to not being a hardcore Photoshop or FCP guy, I'm also not a gamer, so things like frame rate and stuff don't factor in either.

I've been nothing but thrilled and happy with my little tangerine jellybean for two years now. I defy anyone to find a post where I complain about lack of speed or performance, and how I "NEED something more powerful NOW, otherwise I'm jumping ship...".



And yes, I'm an absolutey tangerine/orange freak, so this new iMac is going to reflect that. The lamp will stay and I have an translucent tangerine mousepad that I'll use. Also, I took those one of those OS X tile desktop patterns into Photoshop and recolored it with an orange hue, so that'll be my new iMac's desktop. That or the old "tangerine fusion" from OS 9.

Just because my new iMac can't be tangerine, doesn't mean my accessories/add-ons/peripherals can't be...

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