Which dual did YOU buy?

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in Current Mac Hardware edited January 2014
So...Now that they're released, which new PowerMac G4 did everyone buy?(Assuming you actually bought one, of course.)



I ordered:



Dual 867 G4

256 MB DDR RAM (266MHz)

60 GB HD(7200 rpm)

ATI Radeon 9000 Pro

1 MB L3 cache per processor

256 k L2 cache

Combo Drive(I'll get a third party superdrive later)

10.2, etc., etc., etc.



This baby's gonna scream compared to my current computer(iBook 500).



Pop in and share your new system specs with everyone else!



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  • Reply 1 of 207
    bodhibodhi Posts: 1,424member
    Power Mac G4 Z05N

    Mac OS - U.S. English

    256MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM - 1 DIMM

    Optical 2 - None

    80GB Ultra ATA drive

    Power Mac G4 Dual 1GHz w/167MHz system bus

    Optical 1 - Apple SuperDrive

    NVIDIA GeForce4 Titanium dual-display w/128MB DDR

    Apple Pro Keyboard - U.S. English

    Accessory kit



  • Reply 2 of 207
    [quote]Originally posted by Dual 867:

    <strong>So...Now that they're released, which new PowerMac G4 did everyone buy?(Assuming you actually bought one, of course.)



    I ordered:



    Dual 867 G4

    256 MB DDR RAM (266MHz)

    60 GB HD(7200 rpm)

    ATI Radeon 9000 Pro

    1 MB L3 cache per processor

    256 k L2 cache

    Combo Drive(I'll get a third party superdrive later)

    10.2, etc., etc., etc.



    This baby's gonna scream compared to my current computer(iBook 500).



    Pop in and share your new system specs with everyone else!



    [ 08-13-2002: Message edited by: Dual 867 ]</strong><hr></blockquote>



    Actually, I'm still debating to either get a 17" iMac or a dual 867.



    I have an older Viewsonic PT810 monitor but I really want a new LCD panel but can't afford a new unit in addition to a new PowerMac but on the other hand I don't need all the expansion the PowerMac offers.



    I went and checked the pricing and a dual 867 with a SuperDrive is about $100 cheaper than the 17" iMac. I know the speed is better on the PowerMac because of the mobo and CPUs but I get more HD space on the iMac. Graphics are the same...



    I waited patiently for these new machines to make a decision, I bought a new iBook 600 a couple of weeks ago to replace my older TiBook 400 and now I want a desktop to compliment it.



    Any thoughts?
  • Reply 3 of 207
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    Dual G4/500

    640MB PC100 RAM

    40GB 7200RPM hard drive

    ATI Radeon Mac Edition

    Main drive bay: DVD-RAM

    Secondary drive bay: Zip 100

    Monitor: 17" Apple Studio Display (clear CRT)



    My first G4 ever, with 20x my current hard drive space, 4x my current RAM, 50% faster bus, and 8x the video RAM. Oh, and 2x the processors
  • Reply 4 of 207
    o and ao and a Posts: 579member
    Me thinks i'm gonna buy dual 867



    i have a monitor already so an imac isn't for me and twice the power for 300 bucks less is pretty enticing....but then again no superdrive...then theres ddr though...



    i think the powermac is worth caues of the expandibility alone
  • Reply 5 of 207
    Medazinol,

    An iMac and an iBook would be a sweet combo. I'm sure that for most consumers, the new iMac(17" flat-panel) would be more than adequate. The main difference(besides the addition of another processor) in my view is the new motherboard. Even though the DDR is XServe-style, it is still supposed to increase performance of high-end graphics cards. This could make a difference in gaming but I'm not sure to what degree it would have an effect. The big advantage of the iMac is the SuperDrive and the included 17 " flat-panel.



    So basically it all boils down to how much of a power user you are. If all you do is surf the net, email, and play the odd game, I would suggest the iMac. If, however, you plan on doing some digital video, photography editing, as well as all of the things mentioned above, then the new PowerMac would be the way to go.



    -Dual 867





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  • Reply 6 of 207
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    What dual did I buy?



    Dual 500 Gigabit ethernet

    1538MB RAM

    Radeon ADC

    Zip

    Two 40GB HD

    DVD-ROM

    $2800 CDN (approx)





    Dual GHz SlowSilver(tm)

    1538MB RAM (carried over from the DP 500)

    Radeon 8500

    Zip (carried over from the DP 500)

    40 + 80GB HDs (40GB carried over from the DP 500)

    Super Drive

    $4260 CDN (approx).



    [ 08-14-2002: Message edited by: Leonis ]</p>
  • Reply 7 of 207
    Dual Gig,

    cheapest one with DDR 2700 Ram.



    BTO with the gForce 4 Ti

    and a butt-load of ram



    oh baby comes home this week
  • Reply 8 of 207
    serranoserrano Posts: 1,806member
    [quote]Originally posted by DevNull:

    <strong>



    Actually, I'm still debating to either get a 17" iMac or a dual 867.



    I have an older Viewsonic PT810 monitor but I really want a new LCD panel but can't afford a new unit in addition to a new PowerMac but on the other hand I don't need all the expansion the PowerMac offers.



    I went and checked the pricing and a dual 867 with a SuperDrive is about $100 cheaper than the 17" iMac. I know the speed is better on the PowerMac because of the mobo and CPUs but I get more HD space on the iMac. Graphics are the same...



    I waited patiently for these new machines to make a decision, I bought a new iBook 600 a couple of weeks ago to replace my older TiBook 400 and now I want a desktop to compliment it.



    Any thoughts?</strong><hr></blockquote>



    you're not serious about the hd space are you? that's a pretty weak comparison, if you don't need the expansion you certainly don't need 80 gigs. the dual 867 will be ridiculously faster for the price (as compared to the 17")
  • Reply 9 of 207
    Medazinol:



    For $50, you can BTO a Dual 867 with a 80 GB HD instead of a 60.
  • Reply 10 of 207
    imudimud Posts: 140member
    I was all set to get the 17" iMac but now that 1ghz powermacs cost 500 bucks less and they now have a faster bus and ddr memory I'm leaning towards the powermac. Maybe Santa will bring me a cinema display for it. I've been good, honest
  • Reply 11 of 207
    You know those of us who want the top have to wait until OCTOBER to score. A wait that long makes me want to wait to order until then. No telling what specs will change including 10.2.1 probably. I am also waiting for FCP 3 to be certified for 10.2 + to have QT 6 Pro in the box. So October seems like enough time for the remainder of QT 5 Pro FCP 3's to be flushed through the pipeline.



    Word is that iMovie 3 will also be released by then. And iCal and the rest of the July promises will be bundled by then as well. I hate to have to wait but it's Apple's problem in the first place to make us. By then I can even imagine the displays haveing a lower price. Hell, we might even get faster SuperDrives by then.
  • Reply 12 of 207
    For the more adventurous among us, Im betting that the 867 is going to overclock really well.



    167 bus, and 5.5x multiplier for 913, or 6x for 1gig.
  • Reply 13 of 207
    lucaluca Posts: 3,833member
    No, the dual 867 still has a 133 MHz bus. Only the 1.00 GHz and 1.25 GHz have 167 MHz buses.
  • Reply 14 of 207
    I am aware of that - hence overclocking.

    The 867 uses the same chipset as the 1 & 1.25, it will probably have no issues running at 166.



    However, 166 x 6.5 = 1080, and thats a fairly big boost for the 867 ( although it might do it ).

    Therefore, it will be nessecary to reduce the multiplier to 6x or 5.5x to try and get it to run.



    I think the heat removal of the new machines will be up to the task.



    The only unknown is the cpu, which may not cope with a 166 bus. It would have been likely if the 1 and 1.25 werent shipping immediately, but the 1 is.



    Therefore, I think, that just like the iBook and iMac, it is artificialy crippled to make the high end machines look better.



    Most users will be quite content with the 867 as is, however I see real potential there for it to be far and away the best value mac for a long time.



    Of course, we will have to wait till a few people get their machines, and try to boost them.



    Ill be dissapointed if it dont fly, but the 867 is still a whole lot better value than yesterdays 800, so Im not going to worry about it for long.
  • Reply 15 of 207
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    [quote]Originally posted by Bodhi:

    <strong>Power Mac G4 Z05N



    </strong><hr></blockquote>



    I thought you already had a Dual 1 GHz... <img src="graemlins/bugeye.gif" border="0" alt="[Skeptical]" />
  • Reply 16 of 207
    jerombajeromba Posts: 357member
    This is my new baby...



    1 Custom Power Mac G4 Dual 1GHz 1 3199.00 4 - 6 jours

    065-3703 Power Mac G4

    065-3817 Dual 1GHz PowerPC G4

    065-3704 512MB PC2700 DDR SDRAM -1 DIMM

    065-3135 80GB Ultra ATA

    065-3140 DVD-R/CD-RW

    065-3228 NVIDIA GeForce4 Ti 128MB, ADC/DVI

    B065-3138 56K internal modem

    Z065-3222 Apple Pro Keyboard - Int'l English

    F065-3126 Mac OS

    FN065-3125 Country kit



    EDIT: Add 1.5 GB RAM from <a href="http://www.transintl.com"; target="_blank">www.transintl.com</a> (159$ each module)



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  • Reply 17 of 207
    applenutapplenut Posts: 5,768member
    really want to get the dual 1Ghz.



    funds are not likely to support that want. <img src="graemlins/hmmm.gif" border="0" alt="[Hmmm]" />





    we'll see. If they bump the imac 17 inch to 1Ghz and 133Mhz bus by MWSF I'll likely get that
  • Reply 18 of 207
    xaqtlyxaqtly Posts: 450member
    Interesting that a lot of you opted for the GeForce 4 Ti... I'm about to buy the dual 1 GHz tower myself. BTO with the GeForce 4 Ti and without the modem.



    I recommend that nobody add memory at the Apple store... it's 2-3 times more expensive that way. Just get your Mac with the RAM it comes with by default and buy the rest somewhere else like Ramjet, Memory X or even a store like Fry's. It's standard PC2700 DDR memory after all, you should be able to get it just about anywhere.
  • Reply 19 of 207
    eugeneeugene Posts: 8,254member
    I'm sort of glad I bought my Dual 1 GHz in January.



    The DDR is dressing. The drive bays? 2 5.25" is nice, but 4 3.5" is unnecessary, and still possible with a QuickSilver. ATA/100? I can still add an ATA/133 PCI card to my system if I want it...



    The dual 867 is a great deal but if I was looking for a dual 1 GHz, I would probably save the bucks and buy the old one for $2200. I'll bet the performance difference is marginal. For sheer badness, the dual 1.25 will have its audience, but I'm sort of glad that my system wasn't the last stop-gap before we get some real bandwidth. Hopefully something magical will happen between now and 2004 (IBM's desktop POWER4 derivative with SIMD.) I'll probably buy another Power Mac three (possibly four) revisions from now.
  • Reply 20 of 207
    wfzellewfzelle Posts: 137member
    [quote]Originally posted by Xaqtly:

    <strong>Interesting that a lot of you opted for the GeForce 4 Ti...</strong><hr></blockquote>It's a much better deal now with Quartz Extreme. Not only do games run much faster, but OS X' GUI will speed up as well.
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