hello all, I just got my hands on a 1999 blue and white G4 (AGP Graphics). its in bad (but fixable) condition, it used to be a LA Public school computer. I'm kind of a newb with modding but I have worked with macs all my life so i'm not that techtarded. So all I want to know is how far I can Take this machine without modding the extirior. Any ideas of where I could go with this thing? Parts suggestions? anything??
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wait... small detail, but is it a B&W G3 or a Graphite G4. the reason i ask is there never was a B&W G4. if the case is in bad condition you could do an ATX mod and put it into a PC case (you could also give it a PC power supply by doing a little rewiring of the PSU. really pretty easy to do.)
I'm currently working on an ATX conversion myself, not too hard and quite a bit of fun too.
2.4gHz 15" MacBook Pro, 1.66gHz Core Duo Mac Mini, 2.5gHz G5 QUAD, 733mHz Quicksilver, 450mHz G4 Cube, 700mHz G3 iBook, 350mHz Sawtooth G4, 350mHz Revs. A and B B&W G3, 16mHz Powerbook 100, 8mHz Macitosh Classic.
Loc: Florida, USA
Sounds like a sawtooth. They're a bunch of fun to mod. I would start with a ATX power supply mod and add a few more hard drives and get a superdrive (DVD+RW). Also you can get some arcticsilver 5 heatsink compound and use it on the heatsink and also add some small fans to the side of the heatsink. Replace the 120MM fan with a better fan that pushes 78CFM or higher. Also you can get a somewhat of a nice video card and flash it. I currently use a ATI 7000 AGP with 64MB vRAM. A USB 2.0 4 or 5 port card is always nice. Also you can overclock the CPU or check out Ebay for a faster CPU.
ATX power supply mod Heatsink mod 120mm fan replacement more drives hard drives Super drive upgrade CPU o/c or upgrade more memory better video card USB 2.0 Bluetooth (USB dongle)
It's endless if you think about it. If you want external mods you can paint the case or use a diffrent case. A few people have added lights and turned the Zip drive bezel into a USB hub bezel.
Loc: Florida, USA
For the power supply you just need to move around two wires and its done. The 120mm fan is easy as heck no brainer but for the heaksink you need one or two GPU fans and you can use decking screws to hold the fans on since the screws can just wedge though the fins on the heatsink.
Just search the board for the pinout for the power supply mod, if you can't find it send me a PM and i'll send you the pinout.
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