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post #1 of 18
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Hi there. Well my sister moved from the house and left her mac pro computer. I really want to make a new build, and the case on the mac pro looks pretty good. Do you think that I would be able to strip the insides out of this case and turn it into something nice? My only other option is the Antec900 case, but I would be much happier if I wouldn't have to pay for a new one..

opinions please.

this is the Mac Pro case


NOTE: I will take all the components out of the case except the mobo..
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post #2 of 18
Isn't the mobo like really funky or something? I thought that I remember seeing DIMM slots that slide out for changing.
    
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You'll have to do a lot of modding to put PC components in there, such as drilling making new motherboard mounts.
 
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I was a bit worried about that :S
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post #5 of 18
I think it's nice, but I'm pretty sure it doesn't use ATX or any other standard size stuff.
post #6 of 18
Well if you do decide to get another case, I'd buy that Mac Pro case from you. I think that thing is super cool. Does your sister know you're thinking about butchering her Mac Pro, though? Those things are EXPENSIVE! I'd hate to find out she killed you in a few months or something.
post #7 of 18
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but I would be much happier if I wouldn't have to pay for a new one..
in the long run nothings really free modding a case isn't cheap either
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post #8 of 18
i have always liked their cases but a lot of modding would be needed. sounds fun to me
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Originally Posted by hiiyah777 View Post
Well if you do decide to get another case, I'd buy that Mac Pro case from you. I think that thing is super cool. Does your sister know you're thinking about butchering her Mac Pro, though? Those things are EXPENSIVE! I'd hate to find out she killed you in a few months or something.
na, she likes her laptop more and she never used the computer much so she let me take it. and yes, this thing was about 3000$, alot better than those dumb iMac's.

I think I will go for it, even though this will take some work. I'll keep you guys updated
Edited by Dylan0is0here - 6/5/08 at 5:01pm
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post #10 of 18
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crap.. this will be harder than I thought
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