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Bsnoel's Mac mini setup.
Mac Mini 1.42GHz, PowerMac G5 2.3 GHz, 15” PowerBook 1.5 GHz, HP PeeC 3.8 GHz, Viewsonic 20.1” LCD Monitor, Harman Kardon Sound Sticks II, Juniper Netscreen 5GT Firewall, iPod 40GB 3rd Generation, Sony External DL DVD, HP Pocket PC, Canon i950 printer, two APC UPS.
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Brian [Jul 11, 2005 at 02:21 AM]
Great setup!
Devo [Jul 11, 2005 at 10:48 AM]
Drool! What KVM are you using between the Mac mini and Powermac?
bsnoel [Jul 11, 2005 at 11:10 AM]
I have an analog KVM, but I am not using it. I'm hoping to get a DVI KVM, but first I must pay off the G5. Right now, the HP PC is not connected to anything. The monitor has two inputs that I use to switch between the Macs. The top bluetooth keyboard is for the PowerMac, the bottom wireless keyboard is for the Mini.
Devo [Jul 11, 2005 at 12:22 PM]
Cool. I have the Mac mini with DVI and Dell with DVI. I have a Dell 19" LCD with dual inputs for DVI and VGA. The mini is hooked up to the DVI and the PC to VGA. I would really like to get a Bekin DVI KVM and have both use DVI.
Anon [Jul 11, 2005 at 02:24 PM]
That's a pretty setup you got there. I've always been a fan of that light wood coloring with silver. Drool is right.
Slickrick [Jul 11, 2005 at 04:50 PM]
Can I move in!
Aqua X [Jul 11, 2005 at 07:18 PM]
"light wood coloring with silver" Just like you'll find in the Apple Store!
Piekea [Jul 12, 2005 at 05:58 PM]
Oh i love the space, i need space, you have a lot of macs, i know, give one to me, ill give you a (wait for it) a PC!!!, lots better he he he lol
Zach [Jul 13, 2005 at 01:19 AM]
I think I have the same DVD Burner as you. Sony DRX-710UL? By the way, awesome setup!
Anon [Jul 13, 2005 at 06:58 AM]
I like the Apple lava lamp!
Anon [Jul 13, 2005 at 04:58 PM]
What kind of desk is that and where did you get it? It looks like you put two of the same desks together. Do you have any measurements (or estimates)? Great setup.
bsnoel [Jul 13, 2005 at 07:54 PM]
Let's see if I can answer a few of the questions. My DVD is actually one of the first DL drives, the DRX-700UL. There are two desks the one pictured is mine, the other is my wife's ( A PC User) . I got the desks about 1 year ago at Office Depot. I was going to get some new Anthro desks, but I saw these on sale for $114.00 each and grabed them. These desks are very heavy and fairly sturdy. I have mounted vinyl rain gutter to the back of the desks for cable managment.
Bandit Bill [Jul 16, 2005 at 03:34 AM]
Nice equipment. I hope it all gets well used.
bsnoel [Jul 16, 2005 at 11:50 AM]
Thanks! The primary use is of course to read 123macmini.com DOHH.... Dang!!! ---->I just realized, that I forgot to put my classic red Swingline 747 Office Space stapler in the photo.
Daze [Jul 18, 2005 at 12:21 AM]
Awesome setup.
bsnoel [Jul 18, 2005 at 10:18 PM]
Only 73 more payments and its all mine!
IKEAboy [Jul 19, 2005 at 02:37 PM]
Very nice indeed. Similar taste to me and similar sending habits I love those 15" Powerbooks, they look amazing!
Slickrick [Jul 20, 2005 at 01:55 AM]
73 more payments!
bsnoel [Jul 20, 2005 at 11:27 PM]
I'm just kidding, I only owe on the PowerMac the rest of the stuff is paid for.
CyberCat [Jul 22, 2005 at 12:51 AM]
[...] G5 + PowerBook + Mini = Happiness! (and I just need to sell my house to get it all!) Awesome setup! Perfect touch with your Apple sticker too!
Bandit Bill [Jul 22, 2005 at 01:51 AM]
I'd be careful with the lava lamp. I left one on for a long period of time and it blew up. That gelly stuff was everywhere
bsnoel [Jul 22, 2005 at 06:49 PM]
I rarely turn the Lava Lamp on, it just does not offer enough light to be useful. But thanks for the warning just the same, I would not want goo on the Macs.
VJ [Jul 23, 2005 at 04:04 AM]
Love the setup... Only blemishes are the 4:3 display, and that (is that a Pavillion???) PC. You should get the 20" Cinema Display.... its so much nicer than any of the other displays out there (except of course the 23 and the oooh 30" CDs), but 20" is big enough if you dont mind scaling down HD content a lil bit... actually helps in game and full screen video performance too.
Anon [Jul 28, 2005 at 08:32 AM]
Perhaps eventually, I might get a 23" Cinema Display, but not until I pay off the PowerMac. In the mean time, I'm totally impressed with my 20.1 Viewsonic its (1600x1200). The Pavillion is a modified 3.8GHz with 2GB RAM, PC Power&Cooling PSU, nVidia GeForce 6800 GT OC, 10K RPM Raptor Drive. It runs 12,000+ in 3D-Mark. Think of it as a sleeper, it does not look like much but it is fast. I used to build my own PCs, but off-the-shelf is cheaper right now.
bsnoel [Jul 28, 2005 at 08:36 AM]
The above comment is mine, I forgot to add my name. I forgot to add the Pavillion uses Intel's new PCI-Express bus for video, and has the SoundBlaster Audigy 2 sound card. Its a very capable gaming machine. It also holds it's own quite nicely against the Dual G5 on Photoshop regardless of Apple's benchmarks. At the time, I purchased that Machine the CPU alone from New Egg cost $800 I thought why build, when I can get the whole PC for a only a little more money.
Jah [Aug 06, 2005 at 07:45 AM]
Nice setup and desk! I'd hate to see your credit card bill.
Bandit Bill [Aug 06, 2005 at 09:52 PM]
I'd hate to see the power bill
jdrryz [Aug 07, 2005 at 11:08 AM]
bsnoel, could you provide a link to a site that sells those desks? I couldn't locate them on Office Depot's site. Thanks!
Anon [Aug 07, 2005 at 12:20 PM]
I Found The DESK!!! Office Depot® Windon Computer Desk, 31 1/2 "H x 60 1/16"W x 29 7/8"D, Oak "http://www.officedepot.com/ddSKU.do?level=SK&id=157105&No=20&Ne=6+1+10313&Nr=FILTER(domestic)&N=1000000137+10324&An=browse" Copy and paste between the quotes. PS.... I think this effort calls for a 5 star vote.
jdrryz [Aug 07, 2005 at 05:29 PM]
Thanks for the find!
Blazer [Aug 20, 2005 at 01:06 AM]
I love Sounsticks. I wish they would change the bottom ring "stand" color to white. Instead of that bluish-gray.
Anon [Oct 01, 2005 at 12:16 PM]
I love the soundsticks too. Great setup!
Rafagon [Oct 20, 2005 at 11:32 PM]
How did you get the SONY DRX-700UL DVD Burner to work with your Mac Mini?! Please help! I want to do the same.
Bill clinton [Oct 21, 2005 at 12:38 PM]
it's probably hooked up to a windows machine.....
bsnoel [Nov 08, 2005 at 12:19 AM]
Patchburn will get the dvd working
Ranger1021 [Nov 18, 2005 at 08:36 PM]
Liking silver and light wood must be another Apple user trait I love it
Darrell [Dec 09, 2005 at 10:42 PM]
Bsnoel is it true, you can hook up your mini to your PowerMac using firewire and using the mini as a extra drive. I'm thinking on getting a PowerMac for christmas and I might try to hook up my mini to the powermac and if that does not work I just get rid of the mini.
bsnoel [Dec 10, 2005 at 01:41 PM]
If you have a network, then you can mount the disk in the mini on your PowerMac and it will appear to be part of the filesystem. In my case, I'm just using my mini as a storage server and sharing the disks out.
Darrell [Feb 14, 2006 at 12:40 AM]
i'm planning on purchasing a PowerMac quad but don't know should I wait for Intel PowerMac instead
Tyler [Jul 16, 2006 at 05:56 PM]
How do you like the Soundsticks? I'm getting some in a couple weeks...
Futa_Mill [Aug 06, 2006 at 07:47 PM]
PowerMac on carpet not good static electricity could fry it then you would have to buy the quad

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