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invaLPsion
Jun 23, 2004, 09:22 AM
Remember CoreComps? Well, they're back, and badder than ever. Now, instead of selling built macs, they give you the ability to build your own, with their new case and custom powersupply. Check out www.corecomps.com to see how to build your own killer mac system for $700-$1300!!! (Single 450MHz - Dual 1.4GHz G4).

That is one nice case, too!!! :)

Versello
Jun 23, 2004, 09:27 AM
What's up with the less-than-tasteful LED colours? I thought Macs were supposed to be sleek.

That case looks like the one Shuttle makes, tho...

krimson
Jun 23, 2004, 09:42 AM
All they sell is the case it seems, everything else is linked to other places, OWC, ebay... there are more than enough FAQ's on the web for you to do it yourself, rather than wait for them to ebay a pre-drilled case.

robbieduncan
Jun 23, 2004, 09:42 AM
Note that they are only supplying the case (without PSU). You need to use eBay or some other method to get the motherboard, CPU, PSU and so on (although you can, of course, use normal CD/DVD drives, memory and the rest).

FuzzyBallz
Jun 23, 2004, 09:44 AM
No Apple Care, NO SALE.

aricher
Jun 23, 2004, 10:04 AM
Looks like my old butt-ugly Power Computing PowerTowerPro

No thanks.

musicpyrite
Jun 23, 2004, 10:08 AM
mehhh, no thanks, I'll stick with newegg and Linux or XP that looks like X

invaLPsion
Jun 23, 2004, 10:10 AM
Note that they are only supplying the case (without PSU). You need to use eBay or some other method to get the motherboard, CPU, PSU and so on (although you can, of course, use normal CD/DVD drives, memory and the rest).

They sell a custom power supply and you can buy any CPU from GigaDesigns, Sonnet, etc.

Horrortaxi
Jun 23, 2004, 10:38 AM
What's up with the less-than-tasteful LED colours? I thought Macs were supposed to be sleek.
Macs are sleek. Macs are made by Apple. This isn't a Mac.

I have to point out, once again, that $700 to build a computer that you could buy whole for $300-$400 is silly. And since you basically have to gut a working G4 to put the parts into this ugly beige case I'd put it in the "stupid" category.

virividox
Jun 23, 2004, 11:40 AM
errr seems too much work hehe and the case is FUGLY

applemacdude
Jun 23, 2004, 12:53 PM
So what does this auction and the CoreCrib include?

Sleek white paint (same as used on your car)
Beautiful front acrylic face plate
Drive bays covers are easy to remove or replace (save for later recover)
Silver power/reset/firmware buttons
4x 5.25" (optical) drive bays
2x 3.5" (zip or floppy) external drive bays
5x 3.5"(hard drive) internal drive bays
1 silent case fan (not colored as below) included
Screwless entry with "thumb screws" included
Front USB and firewire and audio plugs
Firewire patch cable ready to connect to motherboard
Front USB Cable (connects to USB card or can be wired to back USB ports)
Front Audio Cable (can be wired to back Audio ports if you want them)
Pre drilled holes align perfectly with above G4 Apple boards.
Case screws included for mounting motherboard and rest of equipement.

Sleek Paint? Beutiful face plate?

heaven
Jun 23, 2004, 12:59 PM
the case just sucks :p But even if it would be a nice one , I would still by the ones from Apple, its just the feeling..

Mav451
Jun 23, 2004, 01:06 PM
Dude, that looks like either a direct rip from one of last year's Coolermaster/Lian-Li cases or it IS one of those cases -_-.

I mean, if you're gonna rip a design, at least make it look good.

The second thing is that PC case are typically designed only for ATX form factor--I dunno about Macs, but I'm pretty sure they aren't following the ATX format--which means more custom modding, etc.

Krizoitz
Jun 23, 2004, 01:52 PM
couldn't you do this with just about ANY case?

snooziums
Jun 23, 2004, 03:38 PM
Looks like my old butt-ugly Power Computing PowerTowerPro

Hey! I still have my PowerTower Pro, and I love it! In fact, it is what I am using right now.

Although I did put it into a clear acrylic case, and upgraded the processor to run Mac OS X 10.2, however, it still has the origional Power Computing mainboard, and I still love it dearly.