skakillers wrote:
i was wondering because it would be cheaper to buy a G3 and keep the hard drive and optical drive and case but just switch out the old board for a new one, then sell the old one.

far too much fuss to save a few bucks and you could easily end up in the hole.
Mac mini C2D 1.83GHz - 2GB RAM - 200GB 7200rpm HD
Sawtooth w/G4 1GHz - 1GB RAM - SIIG SATA w/2x1TB HD
B&W w/G4 600MHz - 1GB RAM - 2x80GB HD
Sawtooth G4 400MHz - 512MB RAM - 40GB HD
Dell Ultrasharp 2007WFP 20" Widescreen LCD
2.94TB Total Storage