Help with older Mac Idea.

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by Fearless Leader, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. Fearless Leader macrumors 68020

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    #1
    (I had no idea where to out this thread so I stuck it here)

    I love the LCD iMac with the g4 chip in it, though never got to own one cause Lack of monies at first then it lacking dual G5 chips. I also like the G4 cubes, but never got it because the were discontinued before I even knew about them.

    So I can pick either of these two computers up now for a low price.

    So what I'm wanting to do is to rip out the guts of one of 'em and put in some newer hardware.

    Has anybody seen this done/done this?
    Was it worth it?
     
  2. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    It sounds like a fun project! The Cube is probably easier (just my guess). It seems like a really good Cube project really needs an easel-style ACD. Will adapting the ACD to work with the DVI output on the Mini (unless you score a DVI cinema display) blow your project costs out of the water?

    I wonder if there's room for an additional (?) 3.5" SATA drive also inside the cube?

    The iMac G4 / Flat Panel project sounds really fun also, though, to be honest.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

    DoFoT9

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    :eek::eek:if i had monies i wuld do this project right here and now. tht is an amazing mod! i remember the days when i wanted to get a cube, but dad wouldnt let me because we had just gotten an imac g3 graphite :rolleyes: haha.

    a currently use my imac now as a file server, very handy i can access everything anywhere in my house :)
     

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