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Offline Blackhawk8100  
#16 Posted : Friday, April 29, 2016 1:16:03 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: StaticFX Go to Quoted Post
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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That is SICK! I must...have...backlighting!

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#17 Posted : Sunday, May 1, 2016 4:15:43 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.

TM I think your right it's a pretty cool case, and it would mean some work, I could see it having like a see through cover and what not, but then again your right a Linux Distro like Ubuntu would work work on there I would think that as far as G4 goes it would be slow by todays's standards but it might be worth it, all I know is for now it just sits there collecting dust with no purposed but holding my present USB hub lol grin

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#18 Posted : Sunday, May 1, 2016 4:18:48 AM(UTC)
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That is SICK! I must...have...backlighting!

That's a nice looking case in the picture, yeah I have been checking around and there is no PC recycling anywhere near me sad I have always kept a Hackintosh in the back of my mind when I would have a rig with lots of power and a massive storage system. They seem like they are pretty cool.wink

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#19 Posted : Sunday, May 1, 2016 4:24:10 AM(UTC)
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fyi hackintoshes are kinda tough and you have a limited selection of parts although slightly larger than what apple gives you. the motherboard can actually make or break a hackintosh build, whereas in the pc world as long as your parts fit it is unlikely to have to many issues. that being said a hackintosh would be a fun project
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#20 Posted : Sunday, May 1, 2016 10:26:05 AM(UTC)
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@Sim Who is to say you need a case? Can you make your own, like make a desk with a PC in it or something? Tempered glass pane on top or Plexiglass and you can see through to the PC? It'd be your own special thing too, since not many people do it I think.

Oh also, you should watch this for inspiration and just because it is cool.

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