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I had an idea today of what a G5 desktop Mac in
compact form might look like, Something along the
lines of a Cube idea...Except shaped like a cylinder
with a central fan at the top of the clinder that would
suck all of the heat up and out of the cylinder out the top.

You could have the whole thing made out of aluminium
with swing out circular doors for hard drive access and
the circular motherboard to get access to the ram and
video card.

It could even have the staple mesh screening on the
top and bottom...Boy...It'd be fun to design Mac's for a living.

Dave :cool:
 

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You probably would like www.applele.com (if you didn't already know about it).

Just a guy in Japan that does 3D renders of fake Apple prototypes for fun.
 

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Here's something on that site that is similar to what you imagined...

 

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You could put a coffee pot on top!
 

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Sniper and I were talking about something like this more than a year ago. We figured that Apple could utilise the boards from the iMac...and we also figured that they could build everything in separate stackable "modules". Register pins would hold them together and no fans would be needed so long as there were sufficient vents. Just like in the original Cube.

A module for each section. One for the power supply, one for each optical drive, one for each hard drive. One for the RAM...or even two. Stacked one on another. All connected by gigawire or something like it.

A short stack for a beginner....and a tall stack, or two stacks, for a pro.

A truly expandable system! :D :cool:
 

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i was just aboot to mention that myself, macnutt.

though i think the fanless idea might not fly with the g5.
 

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macnutt wrote:
A short stack for a beginner....and a tall stack, or two stacks, for a pro.
Actually two cylinders would be even better, Then you could
make them appear as speakers on either side of an
LCD display...In fact incorporating speakers into them
would make them look better.

You could put the bass speaker into a faked G5 tower,
Then when friends came over...
They'd be admiring your empty G5 tower with the bass speaker in it.

Dave :cool:

[ September 13, 2003, 05:01 PM: Message edited by: dolawren ]
 
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