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Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476129 10/25/08 04:44 AM
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a few months ago I got a free Macinrosh IIcx. I would keep it classic and not cut on it but I already have a full IIci setup. what I really want to do with this Case is Modernize the hardware. I want an Intel Core Duo @ around 2Ghz. I really want the IIcx to be how it was originally made to be.

this is what I want:

*Intel Core Duo Motherboard @ at least 2GHZ
*at least 2-4GB of RAM (upgradeable)
*256MB non-shared video
*slot loading 16X superdrive
*Bluetooth and Airport or airport equivalent
*USB 2.0 and firewire Ports in front
*SD card Slot in front (still debating that one)

I do realize it would take alot of fabrication but I think it would be a sweet mod. What do you guys think?

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476130 10/25/08 04:58 PM
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love it. Be sure to make a mod guide.

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476131 10/25/08 07:07 PM
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Oh certainly I will

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476132 11/05/08 10:45 AM
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what do you guys recommend as a hackintosh setup to put into this case with the dimensions 14" length X 12"width.

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476133 11/05/08 07:27 PM
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you are wanting to go with osx86?

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476134 11/06/08 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted By: "oojacoboo"
you are wanting to go with osx86?


Pretty much, I think if I went with a Mac pro logicboard It would be too costly and it may not fit.

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well, you could always take the mac mini route and come out pretty cheap, and it would def fit and even leave you room inside for more goodies...

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Originally Posted By: "oojacoboo"
well, you could always take the mac mini route and come out pretty cheap, and it would def fit and even leave you room inside for more goodies...


I do kinda like that idea but the only really bad thing is that you can only upgrade to 2GB of RAM and the video card is not upgradeable.

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476137 11/07/08 01:48 AM
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true, thats the tradeoff. But its still a pretty solid machine and its cheap and easy. You could always take the OSX86 route I guess. I would check out the wiki at...

http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

they should have some information on compatible hardware and everything else you would need to know there. You could also look into that efix usb device. I have been wanting to see someone use that thing and give some opinions.

Re: Concept Mod: Macintosh IIcx Modernized [Re: fittorrent] #476138 11/10/08 11:02 PM
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I have found a motherboard and processor setup that would fit in the case. my new problem is the power supply. I found an ultra compact power supply but it is only 200 watts do you guys have any idea of where I can find a power supply that is at least 300 Watts and is low profile (smaller than the average power supply)?

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