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Sim_8_3
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2016-04-15T08:37:38Z
Ok so I'm really trying to build a PC gaming rig on a tight budget utilizing what I have at my disposal and it just so happens I have an old Apple Power Mac Tower sitting right where my gaming tower would be, taking up space and not being used, so I wonder is there any way the form factor of this case could be mod to install and run an ATX or Mini Atx mobo and would I be able to use the current PSU or would I need to mod the case to install another PSU? I will have to take some pics of it and post it for you to see what I'm talking about but for now I would like to know if the idea is even feasible?

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Blackhawk8100
2016-04-15T12:51:51Z
You have a picture of the case or a google image?
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2016-04-18T22:01:00Z
MAC cases will require some modding. New backpanels, motherboard trays etc. It's been done before. But expect it to be a involved Mod.
tmanvest
2016-04-19T03:11:08Z
depending on how old the case is it may actually be better to save up an extra 30-50 bucks to get an ok case that has better airflow and more updated parts like usb3.0 ports. it would be more fun to do a case mod. Cant really tell what to suggest without case pics or link.
Blackhawk8100
2016-04-20T00:48:51Z
There must be more infos!
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2016-04-27T20:25:18Z

You have a picture of the case or a google image?

Hi here's one of the case I actually have and here's a stock photo. Oh in case anyone is wondering what those plugs on the bottom are, that's just my USB Hub, it's got a short somewhere to I secured it on the bottom so it can't be disturbed.

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My Powermac G4

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2016-04-27T20:26:20Z

MAC cases will require some modding. New backpanels, motherboard trays etc. It's been done before. But expect it to be a involved Mod.

I kind of figured it might be involved, but might be worth the effort.

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2016-04-27T20:27:29Z

depending on how old the case is it may actually be better to save up an extra 30-50 bucks to get an ok case that has better airflow and more updated parts like usb3.0 ports. it would be more fun to do a case mod. Cant really tell what to suggest without case pics or link.

I understand, I just posted a couple pics.

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Blackhawk8100
2016-04-28T00:23:36Z
Yeah, more than likely better to get a new case lol
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2016-04-28T05:14:21Z
Hmm, I guess your right well I can always upgrade this Mac to run OSX 10.6 albeit it it's only a G4 so it might be a little slow lol
Blackhawk8100
2016-04-28T11:59:35Z

Hmm, I guess your right well I can always upgrade this Mac to run OSX 10.6 albeit it it's only a G4 so it might be a little slow lol

Yeah, don't make the mistake I made. I went from Win8 to Win10 on my laptop and noticed a huge performance drop in my laptop 😛

tmanvest
2016-04-29T05:10:02Z

Yeah, don't make the mistake I made. I went from Win8 to Win10 on my laptop and noticed a huge performance drop in my laptop :P

what are your laptops specs if you dont mind me asking. you shouldnt see much if any performance drop.

sim that is a pretty case what were you thinking of putting in it. i could see possibilities with that case given time and effort. also if you keep it as the mac it may be more beneficial to not kill its performance. if i do recall the g4 is a powerpc. you may find a linux distro that still supports the architecture.

Blackhawk8100
2016-04-29T10:58:05Z

what are your laptops specs if you dont mind me asking. you shouldnt see much if any performance drop.

sim that is a pretty case what were you thinking of putting in it. i could see possibilities with that case given time and effort. also if you keep it as the mac it may be more beneficial to not kill its performance. if i do recall the g4 is a powerpc. you may find a linux distro that still supports the architecture.

It wasn't a win10 performance drop, bu t an app performance drop. I have a laptop from 2008 that ran Win8 natively. The laptop just didn't like the update lel.

tmanvest
2016-04-29T12:24:54Z
oh. yeah i have noticed some applications dont really like windows 10 but that hasnt happened to me to often.
StaticFX
2016-04-29T12:40:43Z
it might not be great, but if you poke around you can find an ok case for $30..also another idea, find a local computer recycling drop off and take a look. The one near me has 10 pcs laying there at any given time

You can mod them, its called a Hackintosh.but, it takes a lot of time/work

example:

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