Hi everyone - im new on here and i'm after sum help - just got my hands on a Powermac G4 Mirror Door case and want to use it for a windows based system. I already have a couple of macintel mini's and boot camp etc but I want to get rid of my crappy PC tower and either build a new windows based system into the G4 case or transfer what I can over from the old case.
I paid £30 for this little beauty on ebay. No internals tho. It seems alot more difficult than the other G4 cases because the PCI slots are all swapped round so I think I may need a Mini ITX board. Any info wud be great, links to ppl who have done it with THIS version of the G4 case as all i can find is the older (easier) cases.
Unless someone wants a challenge - i'll pay you!! lol
What PC are you starting with? Or are you building from scratch? The first thing I would do is measure the motherboard tray. Go to http://www.newegg.com and check out some of the motherboards and their sizes. This case is a tough build, as I put a G3 b/w in one. Once you have a board picked out, print out a full scale photo of it and then you can start checking clearances. PC are not Macs, but until I can run OSX on a PC build (yes I know its possible, but illegal-cough, cough and really doesnt run everything I need), it may be a while before I buy a new Mac. It is so much more fun to pick the parts and build it yourself.
I don't think a pc board will work in a MDD case. The mac logic board is upside down in the MDD , And the PC board pci/agp slots won't line up. like in the older g4 cases. I could be wrong though ,check before you buy any expensive parts.
Mac Pro Powermac G5 Powermac G4 DA Sawtooth G4 AGP Powermac Cube Atari 2600,
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