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[Mod/Build Log] Hackintosh Casemod (Powermac G4) Devil Red and Deep Black

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Hey guys! I stumbled upon a Powermac G4 for 25 bucks and was like "oh why the hell not" thumbsupsmiley.png
I bought it, then decided to mod it and make it into a Hackintosh since the 800MHz Motorola PowerPC ain't gonna cut it. rolleyes.gif

Specs list for the parts I will order:

CPU: Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 (I own this one already so that saves me 340,- on the build haha)
GPU: Palit Nvidia GeForce GTX 650
RAM: 8GB Crucial DDR3 1333MHz CL9
SSD: Crucial M500 120GB
HDD: Seagate ST1000M003 7200RPM
PSU: Corsair VS350
MOBO: Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H
Case: Speaks for itself, doesn't it? tongue.gif
CPU Cooling:
Stock Intel heatsink since the PSU will work as exhaust for hot air that the CPU will produce (the Xeon can't be overclocked anyway and isn't that hot) and there is a 120mm intake fan inside that takes fresh air from the back so it will be a fairly good airflow cycle without any mods to the metal.

Well since that's all I had to say, it's picture time! wheee.gif



















And here's the first thing that happened when I got it home for the first time: biggrin.gif


And yes the hardware is all 100% functioning that was inside and it is in a box for now. thumb.gif




This will be all for now.
I will post pics of the conversion to M-ATX for the case but the actual parts will have to wait till I have sold some of the PC junk I have laying around. wink.gif

Either way, let me know what you think, give some advice or let me know what your plans would be! biggrin.gif

Thanks for viewing! thumb.gif
Edited by HALOwner97 - 4/12/14 at 1:38pm
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Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier Guitar Hero Mic 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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AWESOME! I love customized Apple Cases and your case is sweet!
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Originally Posted by EchoTwoZero View Post

AWESOME! I love customized Apple Cases and your case is sweet!
Thanks!! biggrin.gif and to be honest, this was my first ACTUAL mod attempt and I learned how to paint from the guys at MNPC-Tech with their mod videos.

And yes, I was in love with the old school Apple cases and always wanted to customize one, till now not a single person had it up for sale in my area! I was so thrilled! wheee.gif
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CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
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Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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post #4 of 60
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My appologies for double posting,
If someone could get me an easy printable layout for M-ATX screwholes that would be much appreciated! thumb.gif
Otherwise I'd have to sacrifice my old P4 board that has served me well as a light server. mad.gif
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4820k GA-X79-UD3 Sapphire R9 290 Crucial BX Tactical Tracers 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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looking good
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looking good
Thanks! smile.gif
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CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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post #9 of 60
Nice keep up the good work.
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Nice keep up the good work.
Will do! Already got a buyer for some of the stuff coming over tomorrow so I might be able to proceed earlier than I thought!
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Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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4820k GA-X79-UD3 Sapphire R9 290 Crucial BX Tactical Tracers 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Samsung 840 Evo Seagate ST1000 Asus F1ST DVD-RW Scythe Mugen 3 
CoolingCoolingOSMonitor
Swiftech H320 Sharkoon 120mm red LED fans Windows 7 Professional x64 Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Seasonic M12 II Evo 750W Corsair Carbide Air 540 Black Microtools WMX-810 
Mouse PadAudioOtherOther
Blue 1€ thingie JVC A-K200 Stereo Integrated Amplifier 40W per ... Guitar Hero Mic Bitfenix alchemy 30cm red 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Xeon E3-1275 V3 Gigabyte Z87MX-D3H Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Crucial Ballistix Sports 1600MHz 
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
Seagate ST1000M003 Crucial M500 LG DVD-RW Stock Intel Cooler 
CoolingOSOSMonitor
120mm aluminum Titan cooler Windows 7 Professional x64 OSX Mavericks Samsung SyncMaster BX2431 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Logitech K260 Corsair VS350 Powermac G4 Devil Red Apple Microtools WMX-810 
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