Mac mini Hardware Transplant

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MaricJones, May 9, 2011.

  1. MaricJones macrumors newbie

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    So hey im new to posting here but have always found many great and helpful advice on this forum... now forgive me if Ive created a new thread in the wrong place, although im sure i did a pretty good job of narrowing it down to this place here.

    What I hope to do:
    My friends have been ordering some pretty cool hardware for their computers from a couple different online sources. The one which struck me as interesting was xoxide.com where they have some pretty nifty cases for your hardware :D sadly im at a loss as to how i could fit my mini into such a thing. I am however planning on upgrading my RAM as well as my HD to make up empty space which im pretty sure there will be.

    Problem:
    Is it possible? Or rather, is it worth it? I can definitely see it working just not as pretty as I'd hope...I am however planning on upgrading my RAM as well as my HD to make up for empty/extra space which im pretty sure there will be more than enough of

    http://www.xoxide.com/xopacl2.html
    this is one of the cases Im currently hoping purchase

    (posted this here and forgot to add my computer's info so heres my edit)
    Mac mini
    Model No: A1176
    Im guessing this one is late 2006? got it for X-mas that year
     
  2. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    Build a new system into that case if you want it that bad. The motherboard won't bolt into a standard matx/atx case.
     
  3. MaricJones thread starter macrumors newbie

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    as much as i dont want to do that... it definitely seems thats the way its gotta be thank you
    guess its time to start saving up :p
     
  4. RedReplicant macrumors 6502a

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    You can beat the Mac Mini performance fairly cheaply building your own... spend a little more and do a little research and you can have a Hackintosh. :)

    By the way, if you ever decide to sell your Mini then PM me ;)
     

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