#470018 - 01/08/0712:09 AMMac Media Center Mod Im planning
Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, I've been reading it for a few months and have decided to join. I am going to begin work on a new mod projcet- A g3 beige media center.
I want to put a g3 logic board into an old stereo/VCR case, and have it be a nice quiet media center for music in the living room.
The specs of the machine will be:
g3 300mhz (just about right for playing music0 512mb PC 100 memory 2x 80 gb hard drives Front USB ports Itunes 4 or greater
I plan to scrap the CD rom/floppy drives, in favor of USB removable storage. The system is going to hold my music collection of around 1000 songs. I want to make the media center small enough so it will fit in a 2 u rack space....,so I have a few questions....
1. Can I use a generic 1U ATX power supply? I don't plan to draw too much power from the system, just enough to power the logic board and 2x 80 gb hard drives.
2. I also want to make the media center a print server... Is there a good printer utility I can use to manage a USB printer over the network?
3. Whats the best way to cut plastic? with a jig saw?
thanks for the advice, I appreciate it, and hope to post here often!
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