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The G5 WILL come out @MWSF & this is why....

post #1 of 27
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I just sold my 867 Quicksilver on ebay! :eek:


Did I just make the biggest mistake of my life? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> <img src="confused.gif" border="0">
post #2 of 27
It depends...How much did you sell it for?
post #3 of 27
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Well - I bought it from CompUsa with Super Drive , 128MB , GeForce2 , and 60GB HD - For $2500.00 - I dumped in a GB of Ram and a 30GB IBM Deskstar HD -

Sold on ebay in 12hrs flat for $2700.00

I'm happy with the price but sad at the fact I'll be without a Mac for a month or so - and if no G5 - 6 months or so <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />
post #4 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by budz420:
<strong>I just sold my 867 Quicksilver on ebay! :eek:


Did I just make the biggest mistake of my life? <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" /> :confused: </strong><hr></blockquote>

What? Don't you trust uncle Steve?

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post #5 of 27
very big mistake
post #6 of 27
you should have never sold!!!!!

I CONFIRMED from a source that they are running out of 867Mhz, 800Mhz, and 733Mhz G4's and they are going to have to go back to 500Mhz for another year or so!

:eek:
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post #7 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Blizaine:
<strong>you should have never sold!!!!!

I CONFIRMED from a source that they are running out of 867Mhz, 800Mhz, and 733Mhz G4's and they are going to have to go back to 500Mhz for another year or so!

:eek: </strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes, and monkeys do actually fly up my butt and create the now famous iPod.

C'mon, get real.
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post #8 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Mike Eggleston:
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Yes, and monkeys do actually fly up my butt and create the now famous iPod.

C'mon, get real.</strong><hr></blockquote>


No wonder my ipod smells funny.

And I thought they were supposed to be white!?!?

Andrew
post #9 of 27
I heard red monkeys will conquer our planet in January. Can anyone confirm this?
post #10 of 27
[quote]I'm happy with the price but sad at the fact I'll be without a Mac for a month or so - and if no G5 - 6 months or so <hr></blockquote>

LOL! It sounds like what you're saying is that having the biggest, fastest, latest Powermac is so important to you that you'll go without a computer for MONTHS just so you can have the cutting edge....

You sir, are the architypical male who endlessly searches for that one thing that will finally compensate for his rudimentary stump of a prick. What a loser.
post #11 of 27
Pretty big mistake. Even if the G5 comes out at MWSF it'll still be a while for Aple to actually ship them (you know how they are). So you'll end up being without a Mac for a while.
post #12 of 27
This woulda been ok if you had a backup mac: say, a nice iBook or PowerBook. Do you have access to your own mac at work? Then it's OK.
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post #13 of 27
Answer:-

if G5;else end

Yes

No.
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post #14 of 27
Opps wrong way around.

If G5 then your 867 is going to be worthless.

If no G5 then you will have a dilema, do you re-buy a ghz G4 or wait for the G5!
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post #15 of 27
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Well i have a Pismo and revA iMac as well so I think I can manage for a while - The whole reason i sold is cause i just bought that G4 3 months ago - i had been waiting and waiting before I bought it.

Oh and JD - just from cruising this forum for a few hours I already discoverd YOU are the biggest loser here - Anyone else agree?
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post #16 of 27
Sorry about that, Budz. I'm hoping to see a G5 by MWNY next summer. This happens every year around this time. People on this forum start trying to outbid each others with their MWSF predictions. Watch, it'll get even sillier. Then we'll get a dual 1GHz in January and everybody here will whine until March.
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post #17 of 27
Eversince I bought my cube, I find I'm no longer interested in the speed of my Mac. It does everything I need it to do (mainly audio and graphics), and it simply looks gorgeous. Need nothing more!!

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post #18 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by budz420:
<strong>Well i have a Pismo and revA iMac as well so I think I can manage for a while - The whole reason i sold is cause i just bought that G4 3 months ago - i had been waiting and waiting before I bought it.

Oh and JD - just from cruising this forum for a few hours I already discoverd YOU are the biggest loser here - Anyone else agree?
hater</strong><hr></blockquote>

He's been a pretty big loser here (no offennse JD) for a while but since AI came back he hasn't been bad for the most part.
post #19 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by EmAn:
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He's been a pretty big loser here (no offennse JD) for a while but since AI came back he hasn't been bad for the most part.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yes he was worse before, but maybe he's just getting warmed up.
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post #20 of 27
[quote]Originally posted by Aphelion:
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Yes he was worse before, but maybe he's just getting warmed up.</strong><hr></blockquote>

Yeah, that could be it.
post #21 of 27
On the plus side, AI hasn't been innundated with the morons who post to MacNN... yet... I can tolerate a few JDs in a sea of generally intelligent posters who offer something useful (as opposed to people who post baseless speculation and flat lies every 10 minutes... hrm...).

If nothing else, one can always just ignore any threads started by such posters. They get locked and move down the list pretty quickly anyway.

Anyway, back to the issue at hand:
I still feel that although G5s may debut in Jan, the release won't be anywhere near what everybody desires. And I really don't feel that they will be releasing 1.6 GHz systems with this purported Gigawire and all the other great additions that we feel should be "standard" until mid '02. I hope I'm wrong, but that's what my gut tells me.

And two Julys ago marked the release of the first dual G4 systems (that's when I got my DP 500). I would think that this July may mark the release of the first dual G5 systems. Although perhaps Apple will keep the dualies as a permanent top-end entry in their lineup even during the transition to the G5.

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post #22 of 27
[quote] Oh and JD - just from cruising this forum for a few hours I already discoverd YOU are the biggest loser here - Anyone else agree? <hr></blockquote>

See above post for why you are such a loser.

And please note that I play the role of a royale jester here on purpose. Playing a fool and actually being a fool are two different things.
post #23 of 27
Im finding it hard to tell the difference in your case.
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post #24 of 27
Maybe that's because you have no sense of humor.
post #25 of 27
I don't know if the new G5's are coming out in January; however, I'm putting aside a couple of grand just in case. My Power Mac 7500 is getting long in the tooth, even though it's running a G3 at 500MHz with 1/2 a gig of ram.

It play's Unreal Tournament well but its bus speed is too slow and I can't upgrade it beyond a PCI 3dfx Voodoo 5 or ATI Radeon. I hope "uncle Steve" pulls a rabbit out of his hat at SanFrancisco!!!
post #26 of 27
I am just glad there are a lot of willing people to buy RevA machines.

I wont get burned again. RevB for me all the way.
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post #27 of 27
Don't know what all thse hassle is with those Rev A phobia. The only RevA that really ever sucked was teh B&W G3 Rev A, which had serious data corruption issues if using a slave IDE drive (rendering the drive useless without extra PCI controller card).
The Beige G3 RevA (taht I have) had only RAge 2+ graphics and no master/slave mode, while the rev B and C had Rage Pro and master/slave.
But then again you could get RevC and B Roms to upgrade and get master/slave (taht what I did) and the difference between Rage2+ and RagePro is not important these days anymore, as both chips simply can't cut it anymore. So you have to get a PCI graphics card anyway.

The RevA phobia is nothing more than an overexaggerated overreaction to the frustration of a few who bought a B&W and actually wanted to install their old drive along with the new one...

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(gonna get a Rev A G5 if they come)
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