Wednesday, July 18, 2012

PowerMac G4 hackintosh case conversion

This is going to be mostly a pictures only post. I wanted to show off my new Powermac G4 Graphite PC case modification that I am about 95% done with. Currently all that is left to work on is to install a Hard Drive Activity indicator light. I have to figure out if I want to install it in the spot where the old programmer switch button resided, or if I want to install it behind the transparent apple logo above the Optical drive bay.

I purchased a laser cut I/O plate from The Laser Hive  and used it to replace the original Metal I/O backplate on the case. below is a picture of the backplate. If you're interested in purchasing a similar plate contact David Chugg, He will be happy to give you a custom quote. He is also able to help you by providing a paper template and proper height Motherboard mounts so you can be guaranteed that your mATX motherboard will properly fit into the new I/O plate and that your case will look awesome.

Here is are some pictures of the insides of my case. Please note I am still fine tuning the build so I haven't spent a lot of time on cable management and I haven't reinstalled the fan bracket and fan in the case yet.

If you want to see more pictures you will need to join the tonymacX86 forum but you can view the topic and keep up with any future changes to the build by using this link

I remain your obedient servant,

Doctor Evil 30564


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abel medina said...

as fixed the problem of temperature??

Doctor Evil 30564 said...

I've added the fan bracket back into the case with a fan that's pointed out so it exhausts the hot air in the case out the stock air holes in the case. It's made a significant difference in the temperatures inside the case and on the CPU. Now after running SETI @home on the system non-stop for days on end, the CPU temperatures have never gone above 49 degrees Celsius, before I installed the fan they shot up to around 60 degrees Celsius and at one point the system got so hot that it started beeping and my girlfriend unplugged it since she didn't know how to turn it off.

So I'd say yes the temperature problems have been fixed.