Michael MJD
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The Computer Collection

Welcome to The Computer Collection! Here you will find a list of all my computers that I currently own. 

Scroll down to see high quality images, descriptions, facts, and a link to a video of mine about the item. 

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This is my main PC that I use on a daily basis.

Notable Specs:

CPU: Intel Core i7 7700k 

Motherboard: MSI Z270-A Pro

GPU: MSI GeForce GTX 1070 GAMING-X 8GB

CPU Cooler: Noctua NH-D15

RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengence

PSU: EVGA 650W

Case: Phantex Enthoo Pro

SSD: 250 GB Samsung 850 EVO

HDD: 2TB & 500GB Seagate Barracuda

OS: Windows 10 Home x64

 NOTE: Pictures below are of the old Rig Mk2, will be updated soon (hopefully)

The Apple IIGS is the oldest computer that I own. This is the special Wozniak edition, which features a signed imprint of Steve Wozniak's signature. This was one of the first 50,000 units ever produced. It has also never had a ROM upgrade, meaning that most later IIGS software will not work on it, including GS/OS.

Macintosh SE FDHD

The Macintosh SE FDHD (Floppy Disk High Density) was a Macintosh SE that supported High Density floppy disks. It was released in August of 1989, and was very short lived, being discontinued and replaced with the Macintosh Classic 1 year later.

iMac G3 ("Five Flavors")

The Five Flavor iMac is the first revision to the iMac line. It was code named "Life Savers" and released a year after the original iMac. It increases the RAM, Storage, and clock speed. I own the Blueberry model, which looks very similar to the original Bondi Blue iMac.

Original OS: Mac OS 8.5.1    Current OS: Mac OS 9.2/Mac OS X 10.3.9   Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9

Power Macintosh G3 ("Blue & White" Rev. B)

The Power Macintosh G3 tower brought a new design to Apple's tower computers. This design featured the folding door, which can be opened for easy access to the internal components. This design was used all the way up until the PowerMac G5, where the door could still be removed easily, but was not folding. There was only 1 reveision made to the G3, which is the model I own. It fixed a few hardware issues and shipped with a newer version of Mac OS.

Original OS: Mac OS 8.6    Current OS: Mac OS X Server 10.2   Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.4

The iBook G3 was the first entry in Apple's iBook line. The original models were released in 1999, with the slogan "iMac to go", as it took all of the great features of the iMac, and brought it into a portable design. The model I own was released a couple years later, and came with performance upgrades, new color options, as well as FireWire.

Original OS: Mac OS 9.4   Current OS: Mac OS X 10.3   Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.4

iMac G3 (Summer 2000)

After the tray loading iMac line was discontinued, Apple wanted to create a whole new line of computers that kept the iMac name and appeal, but featured better internal components. This resulted in the slot-loading iMac series, which made its debut in 1999. About a year later, Apple dropped the price and removed AirPort from the base line model, which made it more affordable. The model I own has a 450MHz PowerPC Processor, making it the Summer 2000 model.

Original OS: Mac OS 9.0.4    Current OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11    Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11

PowerMac G4 (Quicksilver 2002)

The PowerMac G4 line had a design very similar to the Power Macintosh G3 towers. The model I own, which is the 5th revision to the original, was released in early 2002 and became the first Macintosh to reach processor speeds of 1GHz. These computers were also the last Macs that could natively boot into the Classic Mac OS

Original OS: Mac OS 9.2.2/Mac OS X 10.1.2    Current OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8    Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8

The PowerMac G4 Cube was the first Apple Computer that I ever owned. It was released in 2001 as an alternative to the PowerMac G4 Tower that was out at the time. It is considered a failure due to its low sales and really large power supply, which is about 1/4 the size of the whole computer. This computer features a really cool cube design, which is one of my favorites. It later inspired the creation of the Mac Mini.  

Original OS: Mac OS 9.0.4  Current OS: Mac OS X 10.3.9    Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.4.11

The iBook G4 marked the end of Apple's G3 processor use. The G4 iBook would replace the iBook G3 Snow models, and had a very similar design to those models. These laptops lasted until 2006, when they were replaced by the MacBook. The model I own is the Late 2004 version, which has a 1.33 GHz PowerPC G4 Processor and a 14-inch display.

Original OS: Mac OS X 10.3    Current OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8    Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8

PowerMac G5 (Late 2005)

The PowerMac G5 was the first PowerMac to get a design overhaul from Apple since the G3. The case became a bit larger and the side door was no longer attached to the computer, although it is still just as easy to remove. This model has 1 dual-core 2.3 GHz PowerPC G5 processor. More expensive models had 2 of these processors, making the computer quad-core. This can be seen by the number of G5 logos inside the computer. 

Original OS: Mac OS X 10.4.2    Current OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8    Maximum OS: Mac OS X 10.5.8