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    Quote Originally Posted by charliemac View Post
    If you want to be snarky,

    You are.

    He used the biggest part of the Apple Branded hardware. The case. Look and feel for the hardware, absolutely, Looks like a G3 iMac to me...
    I'm only going to mention this once...you're heading down a slippery slope with this discussion!

    I would suggest moving on to more important things.

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
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    I agree, let us not continue talking about the OS aspect. I would be upset if the topic was pulled because of it.

    Indeed, the case is the only Apple-branded part. Its essentially a PC built inside a Mac.

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    333Mhz, hats off to you for taking on this challenge. I'm currently doing the same kinda thing with a PowerMac G5 case (Though Im probably gonna heavily mod the case )

    Also, kudos to see at 16 you take an interest such as this. Its really nicely implemented (yes the converter is a bit weird but if it works it works. I mean, I'm the kinda guy that uses cable ties to secure fans in cases.)

    So thanks for the interesting read and have some rep. Be sure to let us know if you make any mods or improvements to this. We may be a Mac forum but there are plenty of us that love playing around with PC's aswell.
    If you find a post helpful, don't forget to use the reputation system (top right of post.)
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    I appreciate the kind words! I'll definitely keep this topic updated with any changes.


    Quote Originally Posted by robduckyworth View Post
    I mean, I'm the kinda guy that uses cable ties to secure fans in cases
    Haha. Whatever works, right?

    I ended up having to use a strong superglue to secure parts (screen and motherboard mainly) . That was a worry at first since superglue generally doesn't like heat, so I had limited places to use it.

    I'm already working on a new project, but totally custom built this time. Maybe I can talk about that in this subforum sometime as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 333mhz View Post
    I agree, let us not continue talking about the OS aspect. I would be upset if the topic was pulled because of it.

    Indeed, the case is the only Apple-branded part. Its essentially a PC built inside a Mac.
    Sorry fella, didn't mean to derail your cool thread. Mods, feel free to prune my previous posts to bring the thread back to how the OP intended.
    Sent from my PowerMac

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    Nah, may as well get the OSX question out of the way early.

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    Quote Originally Posted by charliemac View Post
    He used the biggest part of the Apple Branded hardware. The case. Look and feel for the hardware, absolutely, Looks like a G3 iMac to me...
    Dude, think about it; what your saying there implies that when I'm sat in my car I am a Ford...

    A case is not "hardware", and does not define the actual computer within; you could wire-up all the components that have been removed from that old iMac on a table & they'd still work (well, assuming the iMac worked before being gutted)... The point stands, it's those "guts" which are what defines the computer, not the case.
    For my purposes as an engineering graduate; Windows is respectable (& generally necessary), Linux is admirable (& often useful), macOS is enjoyable (& requires no further justification, although plenty could be given)!

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