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Thought I better just get it out there after James noticed my comment regarding the number of Macs I currently own being Umm. Yes, the rumors are true, I own exactly...none. Having said that, I will remedy this oversight as soon as humanly possible. Only real problem I have is, none of the current models really fit the bill. Ideally I would want something with specs inline with an iMac, but with the customisation ability of a Mac Pro. Seeing that no such animal exists currently, I really don't know what to do. Anybody got any ideas?

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Comment by BRCincy on December 15, 2007 at 6:07pm
Why not continue to use a PC (I assume you have one) and start with collecting retro Macs, start from the beginning, perhaps with a 128k, or perhaps a slot-loading G3 iMac (these are my favorites). Who says you have to have a contemporary Mac? After all, this is the RETRO MAC CAST.
Comment by Dan Palka on December 15, 2007 at 6:16pm
I would go for a Mac Pro. The 2.0 Ghz Quad Xeon models are really not all that expensive... relatively speaking.
Comment by James on December 16, 2007 at 12:08am
What kind of customization do you plan on doing? One thing PCs do have over Macs is the level of customization possible, but you are right, Apple really needs something like a mid-tower with the specs of an iMac but with a a few slots and a video card you can upgrade.
Comment by mcsey on December 16, 2007 at 9:22am
How about a G5 tower? A dual 1.8 at $780 is sweet at the price and has the upgradability you're looking for. I have a dual G5 2GHz at work as my primary desktop with 2GB of RAM and it flies running Leopard. Retro doesn't have to mean slow;)
Comment by James on December 16, 2007 at 11:58am
My dual G5 is now over three years old and still very capable. I did go from 2GB to 4GB of RAM this week -- I think Leopard benefits from the extra headroom. No, it's not Intel, but as I don't see my computing needs changing anytime soon, this could still be my primary desktop for years to come. That is of course if my liquid cooling system doesn't spring a leak (I've heard some horror stories). My G5 has been running 24/7 since new so my fingers are crossed!
Comment by Mike on December 16, 2007 at 7:02pm
Well a G5 certainly does sound the goods, and yeah those are some quite reasonable prices. Only problem is, im in Australia, and while JD certainly proved that isn't really an obstical, from the limited searching I have done, it seems even G5s are quite expensive still in the local market.

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