Custom build a Powermac G3

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  1. froggytreafrogg macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    Hello, I'm a big iNerd and I acquired this insane notion to build my own powermac G3. I'm likely going to buy a case off of eBay and then a logic board. Now I've collected much PC junk over the years. (IDE HDDs & CD-ROMS, SD-RAM, AGP/PCI Graphic cards, etc.) After purchasing a Logic and Case, I'll use regular parts to assemble a Powermac. I would like to know if this is a good idea and would be possible. Thanks to all input!!!!!!:apple:
     
  2. zakatov macrumors 6502a

    zakatov

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    Well once you've got the case and logic board for a powermac, all you have to do is add an HD and optical drives (ATA/66/100) and an AGP video card (Mac version, unless you wanna flash BIOS). Everything else is on the logic board. Then boot with an OS disk and off you go. It's really not much fun, cuz you don't get the choice of CPUs/motherboards(with their chipsets, controllers and IO)/sound cards/etc like you do when you put together a PC.
     
  3. froggytreafrogg thread starter macrumors regular

    froggytreafrogg

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    what is flash BIOS? thanks.
     

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