Man this is the sweetest piece of electronics I have ever seen. So far I've only tested out Ureal Tournament 2003 (when you turn all the settings to highest a voice says "holy sh*t"). I'll be loading FCP4, Photoshop, and all my other stuff on it, tonight.
Going from an iBook to a dual G5 is like going from a Lada to a Porsche. Man all I can say is if you have the means I highly recommend one.
Thanks to the guys at Carbon for the good service.
I'm tickled pink right along with you Goob (can I call you that?)
I also got my extra RAM (2 Gbs total now) from Crucial. Good RAM, reputable company, and amazingly fast delivery. It's nice to see a US company with a web site that caters to Canadian orders.
I've had some funny moments with this G5. Like when I transferred a one hour video file to mpeg format. It happened so fast that I did it twice because I couldn't believe it had worked properly the first time. That made me laugh. Most everything is "right now" on these dual G5's.
Did you get dinged from Customs or the courier when the memory came across the border? I am thinking of getting RAM from the States but do not want to get nailed by Custom fees. The reason is there is no 1 GB available for the Powerbooks in Canada yet.
Yup, I got dinged around 44 bucks for Customs fees on two 512 DIMMs. The courier collects at your door.
I can be a real bargain hunter on some things, but when it comes to RAM I go with the tried and true. It does cost more though. If you've ever gone through troubleshooting memory problems, and/or had to do an RMA for RAM modules, the extra cost is worth it.
My QS DP800's days are already numbered. If I didn't have a pile of bills from moving, I would have bought a G5 DP2.0 already. I'm looking at waiting another 4 months or so. I'll buy a G5 DP in February or March.