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G-5's 1.6 arrived at my office today

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The first 2 G5 1.6's arrived at my office today. Boy are these sweet. the shipping box is pretty cool, and upon opening, I found a newly designed keyboard, similar to the new emac keyboard. The G5 is awesome. It looks so much better in person. Opening the side to see the guts was amazing. It was so clean inside and neat. I can see apple took extra measures to make expansion, and exchanging hard drives, optical, ram, very easy, amazing. The new 3.2Ghz Dell's we have are a mess inside when one opens the case.

Firing it up , i noticed that the fans were rather quiet, but with the side panel off, they seemed to pick up speed. I kept it on my desk for the afternoon and had lots of coworkers stop in to take a peek.

Apple has a winner with this puppy.

Rich
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There is a story, somewhere, that says the G5 will slow down and fans used more often if you don't keep the clear plastic inner thingee attached. It helps to cool the innards. I think it's ok to remove the alum. cover though.
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I was really impressed with the guts. Apple gives you an extra serial ata cable and serial ata power cable already plugged in to the board, you supply the hd. The fans for the cpu are plug and play, and just pull out to access the ram,. It's really clean inside, to bad apple didn't have a window or clear side panel. I didn't get a chance to test it much, just ran through the set up
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richcigar,


I hate to ask this but does the OS have a "snappy" feel to it?

Do any apps run faster on it than a G4 (I'm assuming you've used a recent model G4.)
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I didn't run to much on it. I currently have a dual 1.25 with 23" cinema display, so tomorrow, I'll do some fooling around. Any recomendations on what I should look for in comparing, any easy ways to compare?
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Got a digital camera? I'm sure there are hundreds, if not thousands of Mac fanatics out there dieing to see more than just PR shots from Apple. Lets see some pictures.

Congrats on the new machines.

Re comparison: Anything memory intensive. With the faster bus, these things should fly with regards to the old G4 towers.
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post #8 of 284
I am waiting on the same machine. It is going to replace a 450 Cube. How much faster is it? Tell us all you can!
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post #9 of 284
Can you report the OS build number from the "about this Mac" menu (click on Version 10.2.7 text) and the DVD product identification from the "devices and volumes" tab on the "more info..." window.
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post #10 of 284
Yes please post pictures!! I can't believe someone would tease us like this! :-)

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Originally posted by richcigar
It's really clean inside, to bad apple didn't have a window or clear side panel.

You can safely remove the aluminum side panel, as long as you keep the clear plastic in place. So there is in fact an optional window.
post #12 of 284
Also, you say the keyboard was slightly different than the eMac one. How? And for the love of God, what color?!?!?!
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When did you order yours? I ordered two 1.6 and one dualie within seconds of them going on sale. Yet no sign of them being shipped yet.
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i think i would have probably stayed at work and played with it all night... but thats just me

wow thats awesome, your first 3 posts on ai, talking about that you got a G5! your off to a good start
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Also, you say the keyboard was slightly different than the eMac one. How? And for the love of God, what color?!?!?!

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Specs: eMac, 700MHz PowerPC G4, 384MB of RAM, 40GB HD, CD-RW drive, nVidia GeForce 2 MX, Mac OS X 10.1.5/Mac OS 9.2.2
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post #16 of 284
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
There is a story, somewhere, that says the G5 will slow down and fans used more often if you don't keep the clear plastic inner thingee attached. It helps to cool the innards. I think it's ok to remove the alum. cover though.

Well, there's this from Apple's support pages.
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Originally posted by craig12co
Also, you say the keyboard was slightly different than the eMac one. How? And for the love of God, what color?!?!?!

?? He said: similar to the new emac keyboard
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post #18 of 284
I had thought the G5 would go into sleep mode whn the clear cover was removed?
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Details! Some of us need detailed, obsessive, and perhaps explicit analysis before we explode!
post #20 of 284
Is a manual included? DVD or CD restore disks?
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It's always fun to see the first thread of a long awaited new Apple product. The feeling is always the same. Did the person really receive shipment or are they justhavinfun?

There is no way I could have just ran it through the set up and let it sit on my desk all day for gawkers to appreciate.

Guess we will see....
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post #22 of 284
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Originally posted by richcigar
The first 2 G5 1.6's arrived at my office today.

Was a coupon for a free copy of Panther inside the box?
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What about the mouse? Was the standard Apple 1 button optical, or is there an new two-button/scroll wheel mouse for optimal performance?
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i call bullshit.
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I ain't bitin' either.

If he really had it sitting on his desk he would of known about the clear panel the controls the flow of air in the case.
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post #26 of 284
Maybe he's having too much fun playing with the thing to care about proving that this thread is real.
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post #27 of 284
I heard that the G5s boot in about 10-20 seconds. Can you comment? Have you timed it?

Where's the floppy drive? :0)
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post #28 of 284
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I'll get pics today. The PowerMac G5 disc has OS Version 10.2.7 (g5) AHT Version 2.1 DVD Version 1.0. The keyboard is different in the location of the usb ports, and if you look at the current keyboard, there are raised plastic around the groupings of keys, while on the new keyboard, it is as if the keys sit up higher off the keyboard. It is totally different, no brekas between the F keys above the letters.

The G5 does run with the cover off the side.
post #29 of 284
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Originally posted by MacsRGood4U
There is a story, somewhere, that says the G5 will slow down and fans used more often if you don't keep the clear plastic inner thingee attached. It helps to cool the innards. I think it's ok to remove the alum. cover though.

That transparent liner is an air deflector that helps channel the air into the '4 distinct thermal zones', and when removed, the system will sleep.
post #30 of 284
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Currently on the G5, altivec came in at 3.4 3975. I just got a 1.5 8628 on my dual 1.25G4. I ran again and got 3.3 4055 on the g5. Its rather quiet, with my G4 making much more noise, not that much more, but you can hear the G4 under my desk, the G5 is a much quieter. I have the picture, how do I post it here?
post #31 of 284
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I just opened the G5, took the pplastic out, and the fans really revved up, though it didn't sleep, as I'm still typing away.
post #32 of 284
help him post the picture people. quickly!!
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post #33 of 284
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I had my in house publications person snap a photo of the inside, it's not the best, but it'll have to do for now. I can email it to someone who is willing to post for me
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i can host it for you, email it to me chris@massoh.com
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Originally posted by richcigar
Currently on the G5, altivec came in at 3.4 3975. I just got a 1.5 8628 on my dual 1.25G4. I ran again and got 3.3 4055 on the g5. Its rather quiet, with my G4 making much more noise, not that much more, but you can hear the G4 under my desk, the G5 is a much quieter. I have the picture, how do I post it here?

Hmm, how come the Altivec scores are so low? Is this because the fractals program isn't optimized for the G5 yet?
post #36 of 284
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Originally posted by richcigar
I had my in house publications person snap a photo of the inside, it's not the best, but it'll have to do for now. I can email it to someone who is willing to post for me

Sure email it to me or AIM it to me and I'll post it on my webspace.

About the fan noise, it's quiet in relation to what other Apple? Weren't the Quicksilver and the mirrors(?) supposed to be the loudest? Or how is it relative to the Sawtooth?
post #37 of 284
After a quick check of these boards along with the MacNN and Mac Ach forums, I cannot find a single report of anyone even getting a tracking number on a G5 shipment.

How did this guy get two yesterday?
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post #38 of 284
I thought that with the plastic liner removed the processors slow down to minimize heat. When you made your altivec tests did you replace the plastic liner?
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How did this guy get two yesterday?

Perhaps he hijacked a delivery truck? It is strange that he seems to be the only person on the planet to have received a G5, let alone two.
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post #40 of 284
well if the pictures arrive we can believe him!
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