- Nov 25, 2010
- MSI Z77MA-G45
- i7-3770k @ 4.3 GHz
- Gigabyte R9 280X Windforce 3GB
- Mobile Phone
Thanks Leopold, it's a treat to actually sit down and enjoy using it now!
Updated Final Hardware Summary
After the hardware 'swap' to achieve graphics stability (discussed in my previous post), this is the final feature set of the 20" iMac G4. I've tested it fully stable for 24 hours at this point.
- Intel NUC DC3217IYE with i3 processor @ 1.8 GHz
- Speed Stepping from 800 MHz to 1.8 GHz
- Sleep and Rewake fully operational
- 8 GB 1600 DDR3 RAM
- 256 GB mSATA Crucial SSD Storage
- Apple A1181 Bluetooth
- Broadcom N Series WiFi utilizing original iMac G4 antennas
- Internal 19V Antec SNP90 Power Brick (90W)
- Internal PicoPSU WI-25-120 PSU
- 12V to 24V Step-Up converter to obtain 24V
- BC547B Transistor actuated PicoPSU on/off control
- Picaxe 08M2 Micro-Controller for touch-sensor LCD brightness control
- Picaxe 08M2 Micro-Controller for pulsing sleep LED
- Picaxe 08M2 Micro-Controller for PWM case fan control
- Startech HDMI to DVI converter with MOLEX PN 74320-4004 connector
- Noctua NF-B9 92mm Case Fan with software PWM speed control
- StarTech ICUSBAUDIO Stereo Audio Adapter
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Original iMac G4 speakers via external 20W amplifier
- 3 x USB 2.0 external port
- Gigabit Ethernet port
- Original AC Power Plug and internal AC filter
- Original Power Button
- Hard Reset button
- Apple BT Trackpad & Apple Wired Keyboard
Great build E.
It is a shame you had to swap out the NUCs, but I know the feeling.
My own iMac g3 mod would not run OSX through the MacBook Pro Retina screen using my Zotac H87 board - but it would run Windows - while if I connected a lower resolution screen than the MBPro the H87 was fine too.
Brilliant modding though.