Return of the MAC

Posted by: Starfan

Return of the MAC - 12/01/04 10:32 PM

Hi guys,

as i wrote in another thread i will start modding a G3 into
a "windows" computer.
I want to put in a side window, a few lights, give it a complete paint job and
i fit a socket754 AMD64 with micro-ATX mainboard into it.

I will only post a few pics (webspace), but made loads of them.
I will show a complete step by step on finish (every detail).
Estimated time till finish, 4-5 weeks......

My details:
Just call me starfan, im a german guy livin in ireland, cork to be precise.
I work in a computer sales/upgrade/repair shop.

Any suggestions, comments and tips are much appreciated.
Have fun and ...well ... lets start modding!


UP TO DATE LINK:

http://www.freewebs.com/cobhweb/index.htm

Post edited by: Starfan, at: 2004/12/02 14:40

Post edited by: Starfan, at: 2004/12/03 07:08
Posted by: zenstate

Re:Return of the MAC - 12/02/04 02:48 AM

this really seems to be a trend now. about the 7th or 8th one I have seen or heard of. best of luck.

btw, what are you doing with the guts? wanna sell any? I would buy the MB if its a rev.B. I would like to have a spare around as I want all the life I can ever get from my beloved mac.

let me know smile
Posted by: Starfan

Re:Return of the MAC - 12/02/04 06:54 AM

Hi,

i dont know the rev., but post you a pic later.
There is also an ATI Rage card.
I dont want any money for the internals, dont use them anyway.
Aeehmm, the cpu is dead, my fault sorry.
But the mainboard works, if u want that, we can arrange something.

regards
Posted by: zenstate

Re:Return of the MAC - 12/02/04 11:23 AM

that would be great. a couple things you can check to tell if its a rev A or B..

1, is the heatsink short and flat all the way across the top?

2. was there a dual drive bracket in the bottom at the back?

either way if you don't want cash I will gladly take it and of course pay for shipping. you could just send it as a gift and state that shipping will be paid by me to ups or whomever.

thanks a bunch man. you just gained 100 bonus points smile

btw, I'm in Vancouver, Canada

Post edited by: zenstate, at: 2004/12/02 19:42
Posted by: zenstate

Re:Return of the MAC - 12/02/04 11:36 AM

since you're being so nice I will put some effort into looking around the web to help find good info like guides and where to get the stuff needed.

whitlock and myself could give you some pointers on painting and such. wait till its close to the time though so its fresh in your mind.
Posted by: Starfan

Re:Return of the MAC - 12/02/04 11:00 PM

Hi,

i updated my picture link .

http://www.freewebs.com/cobhweb/



zenstate wrote:
Quote:
that would be great. a couple things you can check to tell if its a rev A or B..

1, is the heatsink short and flat all the way across the top?

2. was there a dual drive bracket in the bottom at the back?



1. No, just a square black heatsink little bigger than cpu.
2. it had 2 hdd's side by side in bottom middle, and a 120mm vent-system blowing out lower backside

Just look at my link and scroll all the way down, 3 pics for u.
( close up reads:
APPLE COMPUTER INC.
C 1998
820-0987-A )
And the battery is missing, as u can see, need it for something..laugh
If you like it, tell me, and i check out delivery conditions here.
But you have to wait till next week though.

c ya

Post edited by: Starfan, at: 2004/12/03 07:32
Posted by: zenstate

Re:Return of the MAC - 12/03/04 01:35 AM

only bad thing about a rev A is that the ata chip for the hd won't lwork well with a slaved drive and often corrupts data. this can be solved with a 75$ ata pci card though.

you are offering it free so I will take it smile just in case mine ever dies. I plan on buying an ata card anyway because my dvd burner doesn't burn @ 8x very well on the b&w optical bus. its only an ata 16 (same chip apple used as the ata hd bus in beige G3's. 8x is 11MB a sec and when 16 is that max its tough so my plan is hd on ata card and dvd burner on built in ata 33 bus.

thanks again man smile