I have a G5 Xserve, it makes lots of noise and is not particularly fast by todays standards though is fully functional. There is also plenty of room for a conversion going on in there with a full sized ATX board and a less heat producing dual core or quad core Intel CPUs. There is also the fact that I don't think I've actually seen this done yet. Am I nuts for considering hacking up an Xserve by putting an ATX motherboard in there, or should I go ahead with it? I'd like some opinions on what I should do before I tear down a fully functional computer. I outlayed $100 to pick up this machine which was what I thought was a bargain and haven't gone backwards with it yet, but I've found for purposes other than sharing files its a little hamstrung. I think I could do better for taking the PPC components out and replacing them with Intel ones and don't believe I will have much trouble with doing so. My main aim is to reduce the heat and noise that the machine produces while giving it a decent speed bump.