It isn't tough to shield it. Most PSUs are just in metal boxes, the white iMacs have cases lined with foil and mylar. You could chop some of that up for the job. Just handle the PSU by the edges if you aren't certain its fully discharged. Apple don't warn us engineers about them, so I guess they aren't that dangerous. Not like the original iMac......(CRT)
Loc: Stoughton, WI USA
I'm for the idea. The whole point is to mod, no?
Personally, I would find something old as a case instead. Go to an antique store, thrift store, or garage sale. Find something that looks good that you can dremel into. Just put the parts in there and scrap the tower. If you want expandability, just make sure whatever you put into it is big enough for it.
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Loc: Florida, USA
This mod would be a total rebuild.
A. use a atx power supply but will need major rewiring. B. Use the un-shielded power supply.
The case it self will need a lot of work like fabercating new mounts for the logicboard and rewire the front panel. Also will need to solder extensions to the USB, Firewire and video so they will reach the slots on the case.
It can be done but it will be a lot of work. Still it would be cheaper then a new mac yes but isn't all that worth it.
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