Where to buy new mainboards?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by snooziums, May 28, 2004.

  1. snooziums macrumors regular

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    Hiya

    I wanted to know where does one buy new Macintosh mainboards? I wan thinking about buying a new G4 mainboard to replace my Power Computing 604e mainboard in my computer (since it will not go beyond Mac OS X 10.2). I already know how to modify the clear case so that a G4 mainboard will fit (I do not know how to do it with the G5 mainboard).

    I checked the Apple store and Apple tech support, however they were not able to give me any answers. I do not want a used one off of eBay. I want a brand new one.

    Anyone know where to buy a new mainboard then?
     
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603

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    You can't really. The best you can do is buy a new Mac, pull mb, and part out the rest.
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    If Apple won't sell you one and you don't want a used one from Ebay I think you're pretty much out of luck. Are you very good friends with any Apple techs?
     
  4. allroy macrumors member

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    check here

    hardcoremac

    Probably not new, but the best you're gonna get
     
  5. luke_s macrumors member

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  6. FuzzyBallz macrumors 6502a

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    Mobo upgrade for a Mac? WTF, this ain't a PC. When you upgrade, you gotta upgrade the whole system. So it's always good to upgrade every year, especially for a Mac. Unless you want a giant paper weight.

    Damn, that's expensive. Those are PC server mobo prices. And the quicksilver one's ridiculous.
     
  7. Sun Baked macrumors G5

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    Just think, it doesn't include the CPU Daughtercard, and memory... which won't transfer over from the old machine. ;)
     

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