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aricher
May 14, 2004, 12:12 PM
Not sure it this post is in the right place but...

When I was looking for info on mabou2's clear-cased Mac prototype I found this site:

http://www.riscx.com/pyramac/index.asp

weird, kinda ugly but one helluva mod. Anyone else see this?



Mr. Anderson
May 14, 2004, 12:52 PM
odd - but just one pic and the movie doesn't work.

not the best optimization of desk space, though.

D

Mav451
May 14, 2004, 12:53 PM
Pretty old news...if you look at their index page, the updates end in '03--most people on the PC side got a laugh from this LAST year.

If you check a site like HardOCP or Anandtech, and go through archives you should find a link to this site.

aricher
May 14, 2004, 01:29 PM
Mav451 - Sorry to post the "old news" - it was new to me. Mr. Anderson - there are a ton of pictures on the site you just have to click on the links on the right.

Mav451
May 14, 2004, 01:35 PM
No that's cool. I'm just kinda interested how you stumbled on that site tho--like I said, various review/hardware sites post this stuff all the time, so I don't have to find it myself.

musicpyrite
May 14, 2004, 02:22 PM
It looks pretty ok, but not the best ues of desk space like Mr. A said. When I'm building my computer I tend to just buy a normal, plain tower and mod that myself, sortta like this guy.

I wouldn't mind saying I have a one-of-a-kind Mac like this dude.

krimson
May 14, 2004, 02:50 PM
there was this page with a boombox cube mod a while back, ill post it if i can find it.

michaelrjohnson
May 14, 2004, 03:09 PM
maybe its just me, but i dont' find this mod impressive... i guess you really have to go far out for me to be impressed... ah well.

windowsblowsass
May 14, 2004, 03:32 PM
maybe its just me, but i dont' find this mod impressive... i guess you really have to go far out for me to be impressed... ah well.
look at what his guy built http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/2241

kgarner
May 14, 2004, 03:41 PM
look at what his guy built http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/2241
That was cool. If I had the time/money I might be tempted to try that with my old iMac.

Mav451
May 14, 2004, 06:20 PM
look at what his guy built http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/2241

That is just sick (in a good way :) ). Most mods on the PC side can't even touch that, and I'm definitely a PC-biased guy so that says ALOT on the quality of that guys work...again, it is just insane at what some time/dedication can produce...

aricher
May 16, 2004, 02:21 AM
Mav451 - I found the PyraMac mod on Google when I punched in the phrase "clear mac classic" trying to find info on Mac Prototypes.

windowsblowsass - as far as the iMac mod site you came up with - sick stuff man - whoh. An here I thought "dremmelling" out my old dead SE30 and glueing plexi to turn it into a fishtank was hard - damn - MacFiends never cease to amaze me.

vollspacken
May 16, 2004, 05:55 AM
look at what his guy built http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/2241

OMG, that is the best mod I've ever seen!!!

that crazy guy is a genius!!!

hail to the king of modders..! http://www.cripplefight.com/smileys/bowdown.gif

vSpacken

barnett25
May 16, 2004, 11:35 PM
I wonder what would take to get an apple computer going from just parts kinda like that guy did with his iMac. I mean, apple motherboards go for fairly cheap on ebay, add a hard drive, rig up an atx power supply and a case. It seems like you could make a G4 computer for less than $200. Am I missing something here, or do people not do this just because of the time involved?

virividox
May 17, 2004, 01:08 AM
i like the mini-g5 mod hehe seent he pyramid one b4, either way you slice the pie those mods are hard.

Mav451
May 17, 2004, 01:27 AM
i like the mini-g5 mod hehe seent he pyramid one b4, either way you slice the pie those mods are hard.

I think it is the fact that they both are trail-blazers (the first ones to do it) that makes it that much harder! Being a cookie cutter is one thing, but doing your own thing takes a ton of confidence and vision.