Pimping out my G4

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    as much as i love the sawtooth case...it'll be cool to see how this turns out, good luck
     
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    Heh, I know I'm probably in the minority around here, but the old plastic G4 cases look like cheap garbage to me. I will say, the sawtooth cases look a lot better than the old G3 garish blue cases- good lord what an eyesore those were. The steel G5 cases are the beginning of truly great/modern case design from Apple, but before that- bleh. "The circus is in town" summed up the age of bondi blue, garish multicolored 'powerpuff' ibooks (where's the puke icon?) bulky ugly iMacs, plastic tub PowerMacs, etc...

    Rant aside- interesting project. I've seen many people do the opposite- old G4 case, new guts, but never this- old G4 guts, new case. You certainly buck the trends!

    I have to wonder though, is it really worth it to put a dime more money and time into such older hardware? Throw a new hackintosh board in a new case that'll run rings around that, and retire the old G4. (Granted, boring in comparison.)

    Anyway, just my 1.5 cents. Interested to see how this progresses. :)
     
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    OP, what do you plan to do with the case? If you're willing to part it out I could use a door/hinge assembly (clips on mine are broken).
     
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    that is super dumb. putting something wet inside a computer case...

    your not going to be able to avoid condensation and your going to lose all your money!
     
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    the only problem with the whole thing was it wasn't funny at all...

    maybe when you get out of your parents house and find out what humor is you'll get a laugh out of everyone.
     
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    I must admit, I do prefer the actual G4 case rather than the new one you're putting it into.
     
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    Well, good luck with your project. I will be following this as I would be very interested to see what the finished machine looks like :)
     
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    Hmm, reminds me when I put my G4 Motherboard into my PC case a few days ago (I bought the mobo and processor off of ebay)
     
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