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Also seen here on my personal website: http://www.design4paragon.com/power-mac-reloaded.html First glance of Apple computer was around 1999 when i was still in high school, and it was the iMac G3 with color transparent shell. It just looks amazing, still does today, but I never got a chance to touch or use it. Then I went to college to study industrial design, and one of our professors like Apple's design a lot, and talked about Apple highly all the time. He had a Powerbook G4 Titanium. In my junior year, our new campus was established, and we were given a digital media design lab with all Apple desktops. I was the monitor of my class, and I bargained with my professor to have class on digital media design in the new lab; he agreed. For a whole semester and summer, we were using Powermac G4 Quicksilver models. Back then, we also had all Cinema Display with Powermac G4. For use who all used CRT monitors, this is light, thin, vivid. Yes it cannot adjust angle and stuff as today's standards, but CRT users don't adjust angles much, period. We also received a Sony DV Cam to shoot. It was not the one-hand-operating one; it is the ones media used 11 years ago on people's shoulders. I believe people still put them on shoulders. TA told me it cost the same as a VW Polo. I like to take things apart, but not that DV Cam. Powermac G4 on the other hand, did not escape. In 2000 to 2004, computer case design was a lot different from today's criteria. There was no cable management grommets, routing behind motherboard tray, not even motherboard try. Most PSU still run with 80mm fan on the back as exhaust, and rarely some models use 120mm bottom mounted fan as intake. You don't see thumb screws on side panel often either. I had a magnetic screw driver on my table all the time in college. This Powermac G4 is different, just pull the handle and everything is right in front of you. IDE cable can be used like ribbon, folded 90 degree turns everywhere. Simplicity itself is not simple. It is still very hard to see any case design has better style and more detailed touches, even in today's market. look at that IDE cable on the right hand side. Yes thick bezels. Would you use this for 3 screen surround? Power and digital signal run in the same cable, as we all know here. That is why I didn't buy this monitor for this Hackintosh build.
here's a little back ground on me. Ive been building systems for 18 years started with PII and early amd (still have my first K2 cpu on shelf) systems. All have been custom for myself and others. Typically these days i build gaming and media production systems. i've built a few hackintoshes as well as some hackbooks. mods typically been paint and windows along with some overclocking and the usuals. All that being said...hello everyone. Now without further time wasting...the first of my current builds. It will be my daily driver for video and audio edits at home. This project will be a hodgepodge of new and old parts. for the record i just completed this and am reposting from my other log The List: SUPERMICRO MBD-X7DAL-E-O w/modded pcie slot (purchased, modded and test fitted) Dual E5410 cpu's possible 5472 upgrade later or bsel oc bsel mod soon (installed) 16gb ram (installed) GTX 470 video card w/ DD gtx470 waterblock (done an waiting) CoolerMaster gladiator 600 Case painted white outside. Black inside (modded and painted) Custom CoolerMaster HD cage installed (done) Dual alphacool water blocks (done & Modded) xspc rs240 (test fitted) Swiftech MCP120-QP (test fitted) Swiftech radiator bracket (installed) EK Combo Reservoir for EK-DCP 4.0 (test fitted) Phobya DC12-400 pump (order soon) MCW30 (might not be possible) home depot tubing for now. masterklear White Tubing (order soon) monsoon fittings (installing) Custom Clear Window (soon) 1 128gb sdd (order soon) 3xwestern digital red hd's use with coolermaster fan cooled hd cage (order soon) 1 bluray drive (order soon) 3corsair sp120(soon) white led fans(wip) 750watt seasonic x750 (arrived!)
This is a mod that is currently about 85% done. I am waiting on some vendors to ship me some last minute changes, but I would still like to share this with the Zoo. Basically this is my mod that I'm exiting the market with. Build something that I will not have to upgrade much in the future, and something that will be a pleasure of building, as it is my last. I love the simplistic style of Lian Li's so much. I have used LL all the way back to Citrus. This build is only possible due to someone commissioning me to build another of my Fire PC for them. Modding for me has gone through a lot of waves. From the ups and downs of modding intensity to the schemes themselves. So far this mod includes the following. Lian Li v1200 Plus Asus Z9PE-D8 Dual Intel Xeon E5-2650 8C/16T 2.0/2,9ghz Crucial Ballistix Tactical Tracer DDR3 1600 OB Crucial M4 64GB SSD Kingston HyperX 3X 120GB SSD 8tb of Hard Drive Storage Cooler Master Silent Hybrid Pro 850w MSI Radeon HD 7870 Hawk Edition Cooler Master TPC-812 Gentle Typhoon AP-15 x2 Gentle Typhoon AP-29 Cooler Master Blademaster x3 Scythe Server Kaze Controller MDPC-X Sleeving MNPCTech 120mm Fan Bezel Bitspower 360 Radguard And the pics. Serene Teardown Mainly the existing cooling and some cables. the old fx 8150 and UD5. this already has a new home. messy modular cables. need to clean those up mmm some lian li brushed awesomeness CM excalibur fans. these actually push a nice amount of air. this is my TC 6870. cannot up the voltage so it stays right at 1000mhz core. around 8000ppd the empty chassis. the mobo will fit exactly right on that tray. i will be adding a new midplate and other metal touches. old modding at its finest. Holes cut for something i never finished.... Mobo should be here tomorrow is UPS doesnt screw up, and then i can get the case all ready.