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post #11 of 18
I've seen others adding an ATX motherboard tray to the case. This is possible with a dremel and a steady hand. You could just cut out the back for the tray to fit, to include the expansion slots. Anyways, here is a pic of a Mac Pro mod:

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Why not USE the actual MAC PRO. They aren't really bad computers you know.

What are you going to do with the guts?
    
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Why not USE the actual MAC PRO. They aren't really bad computers you know.
Exactly what I was thinking! You can load Windows on Macs now. Though there is the downside that you basically can't change anything related to the hardware, such as overclocking or voltage.
 
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post #14 of 18
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Exactly what I was thinking! You can load Windows on Macs now. Though there is the downside that you basically can't change anything related to the hardware, such as overclocking or voltage.
You can load windows on the "Intel" based macs. But the mac Pro uses the motorolla CPU and cant be loaded with windows. Please correct me if I'm wrong (about the Mac Pro not being Intel based), but my brother has a Mac Pro and it is not based on the Intel platform.
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Why not USE the actual MAC PRO. They aren't really bad computers you know.

What are you going to do with the guts?
this thing is old, takes forever to bootup, and nobody cares about this computer in my house, and I want to make this thing a beast

guts- might sell on here. might use some of the parts.
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post #16 of 18
Depends how old the MAC PRO is. Current ones use Xeons. But this one is likely older and indeed Motorola based.
    
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thanks so much ericeod rep+
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post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by Chozart View Post
Depends how old the MAC PRO is. Current ones use Xeons. But this one is likely older and indeed Motorola based.
The motorola based ones were called Powermacs, the name was changed when they started using Xeons. Good way to tell the difference is the Mac Pro has two 5.25'' drive bays whereas a Powermac has only one.
    
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