View Full Version : PowerMac MDD G4 & Intel mod

Aug 28, 2011, 09:47 PM
Ok, so here's the crazy idea. Would a mac mini fit inside the second optical bay of a G4 mdd (with modding)?

I'm very aware that this may sound either like non-sense or an ambitious project. But a mini used as a Logic node inside the G4 computer would look cool, and find its use.

Awaiting ideas, insults, infos...

Aug 28, 2011, 10:10 PM
I support ya'.

I love the PowerMac G4 Quicksilver and Mirror Drive Door Models. I actually have a spare MDD case too.

Aug 28, 2011, 10:28 PM
I've tried modding a Dreamcast into a PC optical drive bay, didn't work out though, and I ended up frying the Dreamcast. If you decide to pull this off, make sure you do not let the solder points on the Logic Board do not touch the metal on the case. Sounds like common sense, I know, but I mistakenly did this in my project.

Aug 29, 2011, 08:12 AM
the new "flat" mini's wouldn't fit, without tearing the computer apart (they might still not fit after that), the old "square" mini's may fit.... just i think you would still need to tear it apart tho.

apart from that there is no reason why that wouldn't work, infact i did the opposite once (G4 mini + x86 PC) ill dig up the thread if ya want a look

Aug 29, 2011, 01:44 PM
mini used as a Logic node inside the G4 computer would look cool

You need a transparent case for that ;)

But seriously... With proper airflow it should be doable. Otherwise mini will fry inside hot MDD's belly ;)