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Offline Sim_8_3  
#1 Posted : Friday, April 15, 2016 8:37:38 AM(UTC)
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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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#2 Posted : Friday, April 15, 2016 12:51:51 PM(UTC)
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You have a picture of the case or a google image?
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#3 Posted : Monday, April 18, 2016 10:01:00 PM(UTC)
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MAC cases will require some modding. New backpanels, motherboard trays etc. It's been done before. But expect it to be a involved Mod.
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#4 Posted : Tuesday, April 19, 2016 3:11:08 AM(UTC)
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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.
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#5 Posted : Wednesday, April 20, 2016 12:48:51 AM(UTC)
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#6 Posted : Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:25:18 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 Go to Quoted Post
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

Powermac G4 Case

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#7 Posted : Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:26:20 PM(UTC)
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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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Offline Sim_8_3  
#8 Posted : Wednesday, April 27, 2016 8:27:29 PM(UTC)
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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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#9 Posted : Thursday, April 28, 2016 12:23:36 AM(UTC)
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Yeah, more than likely better to get a new case lol
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#10 Posted : Thursday, April 28, 2016 5:14:21 AM(UTC)
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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
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#11 Posted : Thursday, April 28, 2016 11:59:35 AM(UTC)
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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 :P

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#12 Posted : Friday, April 29, 2016 5:10:02 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: Blackhawk8100 Go to Quoted Post
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.

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#13 Posted : Friday, April 29, 2016 10:58:05 AM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: tmanvest Go to Quoted Post
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.

Offline tmanvest  
#14 Posted : Friday, April 29, 2016 12:24:54 PM(UTC)
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oh. yeah i have noticed some applications dont really like windows 10 but that hasnt happened to me to often.
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#15 Posted : Friday, April 29, 2016 12:40:43 PM(UTC)
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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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