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Spock
Mar 1, 2004, 11:00 PM
Well, after almost 2 monthes I have almost got my Powermac G3 B&W done. I have completly rebuilt the computer. I have the rev.2 Logic Board with a 350 overclocked to a 400Mhz and 384mbs of RAM. I have a temp Hard Disk at 2GB VERY SMALL. I installed Mac OS X.2 and it runs O.K I think it needs more Hard Disk space. I also have a DVD-RAM drive and a USB 2.0 card and am waiting for Mac Skinz to reopen so I can get my Blue flames on the side. This setup is only costing me around $200 bucks so I am pretty happy with it.



vollspacken
Mar 2, 2004, 04:57 PM
cangrats spock, that's a niiiiiice machine you have...

just imagine all the possibilities you have for using it: OS9 abandonware game station, permanently hooked to your TV movie player, fileserver, iTunes stream box, BSD-box, and on and on... :)

you can even put a 802.11g PCI wifi-card in there and do all the stuff wireless...

cool machine

vSpacken

pepeleuepe
Mar 2, 2004, 05:59 PM
Impressive machine for so cheap. Any tips on where to find similar componets at good prices? Or did you have a lot of the parts to begin with? Just curious since I would love to setup something like that as a music server/game emulator.

Thanks

Spock
Mar 2, 2004, 09:45 PM
Impressive machine for so cheap. Any tips on where to find similar componets at good prices? Or did you have a lot of the parts to begin with? Just curious since I would love to setup something like that as a music server/game emulator.

Thanks

I got most of my parts of eBay, and DV Warehouse I paid $20 for the modem and $109 for a case and a dead logicboard. I did not know the logicboard was dead so I had to buy one of eBay for $99. I am not sure how I got it for $99 but I did. I had the DVD-RAM and the 2GB hard disk from a old PC. The case is missing the front handle and looks kinda funny. I am not sure what I am going to use it for I just wanted to build my own Mac and that is basicly what I did. And I forgot the LB is rev.1