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PowerMac G4 PC Mod

Last summer I've been searching thru the internetz for hackintosh and stuff, and I accidentally came across "old" PowerMacs that have been pimped and modded. I got a crush on them right when I first saw them, and since there was one of these good old buddies standing in the basement, I decided to do a mod myself. The PowerMac didnt have any "guts" anymore, so it wasn't tragical at all when I started to cut and drill the case. Only half a year later I finished the project, I've put a lot of money and effort into it to give that PowerMac back its power - and it has:

  • Gigabyte Mainboard GA-H55M-UD2H (LGA1156, Micro ATX)
  • Intel Core i5-2500k Prozessor (4x 3.3 Ghz), overclocked at 4 Ghz for each core
  • 16 GB Corsair DDR3-1600 CL9 Vengeance
  • Watercooling Corsair Hydro Series H60
  • be quiet! Pure Power 530W power supply
  • Sapphire HD 6870 graphics card (quite a beast!)
  • LG BT10N Slim disc drive
  • Samsung 64GB SSD
  • some nice blue iluminating coolers
  • and much more

The whole setup was intended to be MacOS comptatible since I wanted to transform that thingy into a Hackintosh. Youmight want to get yourself a setup, then I recommend this page: http://wiki.osx86project.org/wiki/index.php/Main_Page.

So far, so good. You haven't seen this hell of a project yet. I took some photos - from the beginning till the end - to give you an idea on how to prepare the case in order to make everything fit into there. Here we go...