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Offline darthnVader

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You're going to hate me.
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:01:10 AM »
I know, I know, it's sacrilege to take a perfectly fine 9 booting Mac and run Windows on it, however........

I picked up a 2nd Gen Slot-Load iMac G3(Blueberry) and a Quicksilver G4 on craigslist for a $25 spot. They both worked, however I have lots of PPC machines, that mostly go unused because I need to be able to use the Web and Email on the Computers I do most of my work on and PPC is well past it's hey day when it comes to running OS X Mail and Safari.

I love the old Jony Ive designs, I just need them to be more moddern as far as the internals. So hack away I did, made a PC case out of the Quicksilver for my son with some help from The Laser Hive:

https://www.thelaserhive.com/

Also I had on old PC motherboard with a Core2 E6850 and a 14.1" LCD from a dead iBook G4, so I did a conversion on the old Slot Loader iMac.

Both really turned out well, tho I've still got some odds and ends to clean up on the iMac .
To be fair, and before I'm burned at the stake for killing two Mac's and installing Windows 10 on them, I did install OS X El Capitan on the iMac, but I had to let my son use the Video card in his machine, as his died, while I'm getting him a replacement.

BTW, if anyone has a R9 280x or 290x they would let go reasonable PM me.

Pictures upon request.   

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Re: You're going to hate me.
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2018, 12:15:09 PM »
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I love the old Jony Ive designs, I just need them to be more modern as far as the internals. So hack away I did, made a PC case out of the Quicksilver for my son with some help from The Laser Hive:

https://www.thelaserhive.com/

Very cool site.  I will be reading the whole site this weekend ! 

I new customer brought in a Hacintosh which was a modified G5 Case spray painted black and it was a very botched job, Back IO plate was not aligned, Fans were unmounted and just laying all over the place, crappy paint job... this was a cool idea, but not well implemented.  The laserhive site looks pro :)

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Re: You're going to hate me.
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2018, 10:10:55 AM »
I don't think I could do it with hardware that was still functional, but otherwise I like the idea. I have a semi-dead G5 I picked up for $5 a while back that I haven't had the time or information to try and properly restore to functionality, and I wouldn't mind someday turning it into a hackintosh if I can wrap my head around it - and budget accordingly.

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Re: You're going to hate me.
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2018, 09:07:50 AM »
how can u brag + not post pictures

i posted about the laserhive like 3 years ago Diehard!

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Re: You're going to hate me.
« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2018, 08:37:50 AM »
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i posted about the laserhive like 3 years ago Diehard!
Damn, I missed that, must have been a late night and I did not read it carefully, I think those kits look awesome

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how can u brag + not post pictures
??? Me no understando what the hell you are referring to :(