I thought of buying a dell 2005fpw. Take it apart and use vinyl dye for all the black pieces to make them white, then replace the front fascia with acrylic painted accordingly. I attached an image of what I thought it would look like. What do you think, and how difficult would it be?
okay, so I like the metal base idea as well. If you can make friends with your local independent apple dealer, they might be able to rder the backplate from a G5 iMac for you. Course, then you gotta tear apart the stuffs to put the whole project together.
In terms of the 20" dell beast. I bought one, and use it in my 3 display setup. Its pretty well built, and my initial impression was that taking it apart would be a bit of a bitch. its got built in USB garbage, multiple ins and outs, all the ports are on the bottom, oh, and its got orientation hardware, so it'll know if you have it portrait or landscape. (yeah, it rotates)
So the dell one may not be the best pick for tearing apart. But thats my opinion. If you get an apple theme'd homebuilt display made, remember to post it, we'll all wanna see it!
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I like this idea, reminds me of a LCD mod I did a while back to a laptop. I had a laptop with a bad battery so I turn it into a desktop. I made the casing out of plexi-glass. A lot of people told me it was a Apple rip off lol. Too bad the damn thing broke into little peices when it fell off the desk and landed on a cement floor.
Heres a idea, instead of using a metal base why not use plexi-glass for the base. Heck if you can find some one that can cut you a deal get the metal inards powder coated white. That way the metal will look plastic and very macish.
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