G3 B&W to G4

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  1. MatthewLTL macrumors 68000

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    Out of ceriousity I am making this thread. Since all PM Oven Door cases (excluding the MDD) are the same layout, Is it possible to use say a QuickSilver Motherboard inside the case of a B&W G3? (and the as well as any other G4 model before the MDD?
     
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    No, the internal posts are different between the models.
     
  3. G4fanboy, Feb 19, 2015
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    You can put a G4 PCI MB on a G3 B&W. The boards are the same but the firmware and the ADB port.

    Probably is even possible to use a Sawtooth MB (4 slots) inside a B&W case, but noone has made it AFAIK
     
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    A PCI G4 yes, but not a Quicksilver or anything newer than a PCI graphics.
     
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    G3B&W, G4 PCI and first G4AGP share the same PSU pinout. Also have the same number of PCI slots. Not sure about the power button daughter board is the same. Also, the back-connector side could be different in G3vsSawtooth.
     
  6. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    a easy way to make a G4 up to the Sawtooth is to take all the paneles from a B&W and put them on a sawtooth :p
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    The internal posts, as I stated before, upon which the logicboard is mounted are different between the Sawtooth and B&W G3.
     
  8. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Of course; it would need a lot of modification.
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    It would be much easier to switch the external plastic parts on B&W G3-Gigabit Ethernet machines than to modify the posts.
     
  10. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    Yup, but would it look the same?
     
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    The G3 lettering would be absent, but it would otherwise look the same.
     
  12. MatthewLTL thread starter macrumors 68000

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    How come the G4s never had the lettering "G4"?
     
  13. Intell macrumors P6

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    Because the lettering doesn't show through the plastic used on the G4s.
     
  14. poiihy macrumors 68020

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    The plastic is some opaque metallic paint on the inside of clear plastic I think. Either that or it is an opaque metallic-look plastic sheet adhered to it like in the Apple Pro Keyboards.
     
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    As I'm typing this, I have a plastic side panel(only) from a Quicksilver lying next to me.

    It looks to me to be two-piece injected molded plastic, with the opaque part being molded inside a clear outer shell.
     

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