how to make mac case, windows inside?

DrkShadowSonic

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(if this is in the wrong topic please move)

is it possible? to have a mac case (and which mac case) and have window parts inside? i'm doing a project for my networking class where we build a pc from scratch. so i wanted to know about this case thing.

could anyone give me any ideas, or links that might help?

thanks for any help.
 

Steve1496

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Apr 21, 2004
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Yes....any Mac case would work fine. Just replace the components with those found in a Windows PC. Or, just get an Intel Mac, which already has Windows components inside, and put Windows on it.
 

Queso

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You can always get non-working Macs off eBay for next to nothing. As for the model, the PowerMac G3 or G4 is probably your best bet for a conversion.
 

mkrishnan

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dynamicv said:
You can always get non-working Macs off eBay for next to nothing. As for the model, the PowerMac G3 or G4 is probably your best bet for a conversion.
Yeah, it's probably easiest to use something more or less compatible with a major Wintel motherboard form factor.... and plus the B&W PM is gorgeous and relatively cheap. :)

Edit: This one.

 

tabaczka

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Sep 5, 2006
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Ewww why would you want a PC in a beautiful Mac case?

Unless your planning on a hackintosh?
 

Xander562

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Steve1496 said:
. Or, just get an Intel Mac, which already has Windows components inside, and put Windows on it.
Your missing the point, he has to build a computer from scratch, not go out and buy one.
 

Xander562

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DrkShadowSonic said:
(if this is in the wrong topic please move)

is it possible? to have a mac case (and which mac case) and have window parts inside? i'm doing a project for my networking class where we build a pc from scratch. so i wanted to know about this case thing.

could anyone give me any ideas, or links that might help?

thanks for any help.
I would really like to see how this turns out, please come back w/ pictures when you are finished.
 

panoz7

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There's a thread somewhere around here where someone took a G5 case and put in an intel motherboard. It wasn't as easy as you'd suspect... the mounting points for the motherboard are entirely different, the IO ports don't line up easily, and I think there were some power issues. Whatever the case, he managed to do it, and posted some pictures of it along with his G5.

I searched but couldn't find it. Maybe someone else remembers that thread?
 

tabaczka

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mattthemutt said:
Maybe he needs to have a PC, but prefers the aesthetics of the Apple casing.
I know I was only kidding.. I was actually thinking about this back when I had an urge to build a OSX x86 computer..

There are guides if you look around for fitting the pieces into a G5 case.. But thats going to cost you around 120 ish..

If you have any luck with any other mac case post up a guide somewhere when you are done.