Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover

Posted by: ubergeek89

Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover - 07/24/04 09:41 AM

Ok this is my powermac 9500 that I have trashed due to me getting a Yosemite. It was good, for about 5 minutes after I got it, then I had to mod it. This is what I came up With. For starters I upgraded to abotu 700mb of ram, added a g3 266 upgrade card, and a usb card. I ran OS X on it for a while using X Post Facto, but then I relised how slow it is, thats why I trashed it, not to mention it was 7.5 years old at the time too.
And yes, I did take out the usful stuff like the cold cathode and led fan before i got trid of it.

Posted by: krusher117

Re:Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover - 07/24/04 10:22 AM

Did you cut a hole in the side and use a lexan sheet to make a clear window or just leave it open? I have an 8500 that I'm gonna be screwing around with and it looks like you painted yours black. Got any more pics of the machine before you trashed it?

Post edited by: krusher117, at: 2004/07/24 04:04
Posted by: ubergeek89

Re:Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover - 07/24/04 10:38 AM

I could probably dig around and find some more pics, there floating around on the net and my comp, and yes I used a lexan sheet, held in with one of my best friends, hot glue.

Post edited by: ubergeek89, at: 2004/07/24 17:01
Posted by: oojacoboo

Re:Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover - 07/24/04 05:52 PM

Hey ubergeek, it would be really cool if you dug up those pics and wrote up a mod guide for the site. laugh Anyway, looks like a cool mod, regardless if the computer is useful enough to do much.
Posted by: maestro

Re:Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover - 01/12/05 09:46 PM

I like the look of the 9500's, you could have kept it and made it into a server or something. Also, it could be made into a mac pc. Oh well...I would like to see more of the mod too.
Posted by: metts

Re:Powermac 9500 Coomplete Makeover - 01/27/05 03:34 AM

Sweet looking machine. I too have a 9500 at home with 256MB RAM but no processor upgrade as of yet. Mine is running Debian Linux just fine, albeit a little slow in X. I was able to install a PC PCI 133 ATA card into it and have Debian recognize it immediatly whereas Mac OS will not. It has a 40GB IDE harddrive in it as well. I am looking to mod the case some in the future as well.

I modded the case of an 8500 slightly (meaning, it has been painted - Blue front/back, black sides/top).

Nice job, wish you still had it around.