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my friend got a mac desk top from a friend for free(not sure which), the rig has no video card ram or hdd.Iwas wondering if i could replace those parts with normal off the shelf parts like a 7600gt and some ddr2 667, or do i need some special mac parts and if so could you link them to me?
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q6600  2gb ddr2 crutial Balistix  1x hitachi 500gb ubuntu 12.04 
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22inch acer Microsoft 3000 v2 antec 500watts 
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Which one?
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Samsung 850 Pro Samsung 850 Evo Noctua NH-D15 Windows 10 
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Dell U2515H Happy Hacking Keyboard 2  EVGA Supernova 750 G2 Corsair 600Q 
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i7 930 @ 3.7 HT Gigabyte X58A-UD3R VisionTek 4870x2 3x4GB's G.Skill Ripjaws 1600 
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500GB AAKS, 2x 640GB AAKS, 2x 1TB Samsung SH-S203B Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit Samsung 245BW 
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Happy Hacking Keyboard 2 Silverstone OP850 Antec 1200 [Three Nanoxia FX12] [Two San Ace 1011] Logitech G500 
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post #3 of 6
The hard drive can be replaced with any other one no matter which mac it is. Of course, check if its IDE or SATA. As for the rest, it depends which model you are talking about.
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4TB WD Caviar Red Cooler Master Hyper 212+ VMWare ESXi NZXT Crafted Series Tempest 410 
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post #4 of 6
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he tells me its prolly a g4
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q6600  2gb ddr2 crutial Balistix  1x hitachi 500gb ubuntu 12.04 
MonitorKeyboardPower
22inch acer Microsoft 3000 v2 antec 500watts 
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post #5 of 6
i believe everything, but the video card can be replaced with anything. the mac video cards use a special bios or something. here is a quick list i found off google:

http://forums.macosxhints.com/showthread.php?t=71553
    
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320gb + 2x750gb + 1tb + 2tb NEC 3550a 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Ultrasharp 2005FPW 
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320gb + 2x750gb + 1tb + 2tb NEC 3550a 7 Ultimate x64 Dell Ultrasharp 2005FPW 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by mugan23 View Post
he tells me its prolly a g4
G4 is the CPU. They used G4s in laptops, iMacs (which eventually used G5s), and even Mac Minis.

If it's a desktop, then it's either the Mac Mini or an iMac...

Tell is what it looks like or something. A picture would be nice.

Actually, since it's either a Mini or an iMac, you can't upgrade the graphics in em. So no.

The RAM - I'm not sure what kind the older PPC Macs use. But you probably can upgrade it.
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