PowerMac MDD G4 & Intel mod

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by Nova77, Aug 28, 2011.

  1. Nova77 Guest

    May 12, 2011
    Ok, so here's the crazy idea. Would a mac mini fit inside the second optical bay of a G4 mdd (with modding)?

    I'm very aware that this may sound either like non-sense or an ambitious project. But a mini used as a Logic node inside the G4 computer would look cool, and find its use.

    Awaiting ideas, insults, infos...
  2. Aldaris macrumors 68000


    Sep 7, 2004
    Salt Lake
    I support ya'.

    I love the PowerMac G4 Quicksilver and Mirror Drive Door Models. I actually have a spare MDD case too.
  3. adcx64 macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2008
    I've tried modding a Dreamcast into a PC optical drive bay, didn't work out though, and I ended up frying the Dreamcast. If you decide to pull this off, make sure you do not let the solder points on the Logic Board do not touch the metal on the case. Sounds like common sense, I know, but I mistakenly did this in my project.
  4. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2008
    Over there....
    the new "flat" mini's wouldn't fit, without tearing the computer apart (they might still not fit after that), the old "square" mini's may fit.... just i think you would still need to tear it apart tho.

    apart from that there is no reason why that wouldn't work, infact i did the opposite once (G4 mini + x86 PC) ill dig up the thread if ya want a look
  5. 666sheep macrumors 68040


    Dec 7, 2009
    You need a transparent case for that ;)

    But seriously... With proper airflow it should be doable. Otherwise mini will fry inside hot MDD's belly ;)

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