MacMini Cube Mod

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by iBookG4user, Feb 10, 2007.

  1. iBookG4user macrumors 604

    iBookG4user

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    #1
    I decided that I'm going to take my hand at modding and I've always thought that the PowerMac G4 Cube was awesome and I want a new desktop computer, so why not combine them?
    Things I currently need to buy:
    PowerMac G4 Cube Case
    MacMini Core Solo/Duo
    Intel Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz (T7200)
    2GB RAM
    (tentative) 3.5" 500GB 7200RPM Hard Drive
    (if not the 3.5") 2.5" 120GB 5400RPM Hard Drive

    I only have $100 currently, but I'm looking to sell my PSP for $200 and my birthday is coming up next month. This mod will roughly cost $1100, I know it's been done before, but it'd be fun to do it and have a cool looking desktop computer (not to say the MacMini doesn't look cool, but the Cube looks better).

    I also want to keep the power button of the Cube, because it's awesome. I'll update the thread as the things fall into place. But I do have a couple questions, how do I have the power button of the Cube work with the Mini inside of it? And would a 3.5" Hard Drive work inside, instead of the 2.5" of the mini?
     
  2. Jasonbot macrumors 68020

    Jasonbot

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    You'll probably have to fashion some type of connector from the cube power button oto the mini power button coupling (the thing that the button wires connect into)

    ANd to get the 3.5" HD to work there will need to be external power since 2.5" hds dont need extra power the mini doesnt have power cable's in it, try getting power from an internal PSU if you can make one!?
     

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