just some minor tweaks.
1. a bit more RAM
2. a second SSD with Mojave (for Games (32bit))
3. Case is fully black.
4. Front USB and SD Card reader behind the ZIP-Drive Cover
5. Radeon MSI R9 270X small Form factor. 2 Displays. 1. DVI FHD Benq 2. Mini-DP/VGA 1680*1050 Samsung
While playing ETR2...
matte black is a neat idea. I painted my g4 also matte black. and yes I do also not have the best tools and I destroyed now 3 front panels from a g4 (I need more!!!) while cutting a hole inside. So I do know the pain it is. try to glue some sort of small metal stick on the inside ob the bezel...
Nice and clean Mod. Good Work so far. Soldering extension cables to the Front I/O should to the trick.
Firewire could be a bit more complicated. I have the expirence that if you just solder the cables to the I/O Boards plugs you have to cut the traces or desolder all the chips on the board.
ok. sorry for being honest but i think it might be your first Build?
The cutting is a mess but these Apple plastics are very tough. I had to experience this by myself.
The color is in my eyes a very ugly but it is only my opinion.
cramping all in the space nice job.
way too much hot glue but...
Now with Apple IR/Remote thanks to this Board i soldered an old IR Sensor from an iMac 20/2006 to an USB plug
Also the Apple Logo on front has now 2 LED`s, one is Red fro HDD and a Green one for the optical drive
it is not fully complete but everything is working.
it is super quiet and yes i stole the idea a bit :)
I call it PoweMac i5 Graphite/Snow
The black is painted in Metallic Black from the Inside. It gives a beautiful graphite look.
The outside is painted in matt white. And the Apple Logo on the...
In the meantime i tried to paint it and it was awfull, sort of. I even managed to brweak the top Plastic while removing the paint. But i do have a plan but i still try to keep it as cheap as possible.
A ATX Powercable extension ( 6€)
Gigabyte Mainboard (25€) Pictures above
plus 8GB Ram...