Weird Mod..The PyraMac

Discussion in 'Apple Collectors' started by aricher, May 14, 2004.

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    aricher

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    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?
     
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    Mr. Anderson

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    odd - but just one pic and the movie doesn't work.

    not the best optimization of desk space, though.

    D
     
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    Mav451

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    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.
     
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    aricher

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    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.
     
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    Mav451

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    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.
     
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    musicpyrite

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    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.
     
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    krimson

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    there was this page with a boombox cube mod a while back, ill post it if i can find it.
     
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    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.
     
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    look at what his guy built http://www.applefritter.com/node/view/2241
     
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    Mav451

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    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...
     
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    aricher

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    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.
     
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    vollspacken

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

    that crazy guy is a genius!!!

    hail to the king of modders..! [​IMG]

    vSpacken
     
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    Make your own G4 cheap

    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?
     
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    virividox

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    i like the mini-g5 mod hehe seent he pyramid one b4, either way you slice the pie those mods are hard.
     
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    Mav451

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    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.
     

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