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post #11 of 31
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Originally Posted by dominique120 View Post
It is not a dumb rule, Apple states in its EULA that it prohibited to instal their OS on a computer that is not Macintosh

On Topic: Its ind of an ugly case, but are you sure the components will fit?
haha microsoft could screw over apple by stating that windows is not allowed to be installed on apple products. Would be really funny.

OP, I have worked with that case before, and loved the design, it was far beyond anything I had ever seen at the time. If you can get it working that would be amazing.
I highly doubt you will run out of space considering another guy on OCN is building a computer inside an Original NES case.
post #12 of 31
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Originally Posted by reberto View Post
The only real issues that I discovered when I helped a friend do this exact task was

1: CPU cooler must be a really low profile cooler unless you want to radically modify the location of the power supply
2: You must make/install a custom on/off switch. Just like Dell and HP, Apple uses a special connector for the front panel controls.
3: Making the case still open/close properly will require lots of modding to the plastic that is part of the handle underneath the motherboard, as well as the motherboard tray.
4: Having decent cooling is a pain, so don't try to OC too much or else you'll have a fireball on your hands

EDIT
5: Motherboard HAS to me a MATX board, no exceptions
1. modding PSU/CPU cooing to use the same fan
2. worked out how to mod the standard switch to work with some track cutting and some soldering
3. have worked out a way to do that (will post pics)
4. modding a slot cooler to suck in air in the spot where the stock case cooling is.. and having the CPU/PSU fan blow out
5. the motherboard is MATX
post #13 of 31
I shall be watching this thread with great interest, i have 2 G3's in my loft and im thinking about building a media rig, one of those g3's would be lovely. I'll keep an eyes on this thread
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OH NOES!!!! MY EYES!!!!! AAGGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!


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post #15 of 31
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Hey all...

i am currently in the works of building a PC inside a G3 Case...

and i thought i would post my progress and pics of steps as i go along...

The parts and specs are here

http://www.overclock.net/system.php?i=74800


I plan to use this for

A File/Media Server
A Secondary gaming box...

I have always liked the G3 case due to how easy it is to work on your pc as shown below



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I will update with pic with the mods that i do to make the new motherboard fit and work..

Let me know what you guys think
That case takes me back. I too liked the look of them. Cant wait to see more.
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post #16 of 31
EULA aren't legally binding, proven by the iPhone jailbreaking case. OCN should ignore the EULA.
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post #17 of 31
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EULA aren't legally binding, proven by the iPhone jailbreaking case. OCN should ignore the EULA.
If you want to debate it, take it up with Admin. Otherwise, you abide by the rule set forth by the community leaders. Ultimately they are the ones responsible. Also, even though it may not be legally binding in that ONE case, it has been proven legally binding in MANY other cases. Thus, you follow the rules.
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post #18 of 31
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That is a really dumb rule. You should be able to install bought software on anything you want and discuss it.
it is legal
but apple still says it's not
lets keep Hackintosh out of this thread

OP
if you keep it apple, get a mac voodoo5500 with a dvi port
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post #19 of 31
maybe find an intel based apple motherboard you could put in it. then it will be a hackintosh in the case modding sort of way.

new apple hardware inside an old apple case. Then to make it not suck, you can bootcamp it with windows 7, and bam, almost as good as having a custom built rig.
good luck finding that apple hardware to stick inside.
post #20 of 31
The "El-Capitan" series of Apple cases are fun to work with, I modded one of my G4's last spring into my LAN rig case and it now has much better airflow.

Here's a link to my worklog if you want to see how I did it.

Here's how it turned out:

















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