I Need Help!

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by Nutzoids, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Nutzoids macrumors member

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    Some one out there must know if it's possible to build your own custom Mac? Mostly I need help finding places to buy the parts! Anyone have some help for me? Websites and articals would be the biggest help!
     
  2. Kwyjibo macrumors 68040

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    1st: make you thread titles moe descriptive than I need help....more ppl who know stuff about your topic will respond then.

    2nd. Do a search on techtv.com and look for their article on building your own G4 Clone .... they did a nice job... its not easy to get parts tho so good luck... it may be cheaper just to buy a system so keep that in mind
     
  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    it usually ends up just as expensive to buy a mac from apple than to try and build your own.

    you will need to get like at least a 400mhz G4 and then get an upgrade card from sonnet or xlr8yourmac.com this is gonna cost you a pretty penny dude.

    just buy a MDD G4
     
  4. Nutzoids thread starter macrumors member

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    Cost is not the issue here. The way I look at it will cost me about $2000 to do it right. The same price as just buying one. But this way I can stretch out the payment and completely customize the case. Plus just the sheer pride that I built the thing myself! That’s the most important thing...The one thing I miss about the land of the PC...Building and troubleshooting! I have a pretty good understanding of what I need, I just have no clue where to go to get them is all.
     
  5. scem0 macrumors 604

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    Be sure to check dealmac.com to make sure your not ripping yourself of.

    scem0
     
  6. revenuee macrumors 68020

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    That is definatly not something i miss about the PC world

    But thats just me

    Anyhow http://www.macopz.com/buildamac/ seems like a pretty good source.

    a little dated but it does give you a list of places to buy parts.


    I did come accross this today, seems kinda neat for the hobbyist
    http://www.lowendmac.com/musings/03/0514.html
     
  7. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    Bragging rights is really the only reason to do it. While the price of building one is comperable to buying a new one, keep in mind that a new one is just that--new. The one you build will be basically an upgraded 4 year old computer. In that respect you'd be better off buying a top of the line PM G4 or a 1.6 G5--either costs $2000. If you need the pride, bragging rights, and joy of troubleshooting that's a different story.
     

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