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Guest Cube Project-First Timer

Joined
Feb 8, 2010
Messages
31
Motherboard
GA-Z77X-UP5 TH
CPU
I7-3770K-16GB Ram
Graphics
HD 4000
Mac
MacBook Air
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
I have modded two G5's in the past couple of years and thought I was finished modding until I started reading the G4 Cube threads. Well I got hooked real quick and started to look for justification to build one. I decided out guest bedroom needed a computer station for our guests
and what better solution then a Cube.
I decided a guest computer did not need to have the max horsepower but enough to be fast and responsive.
I followed Ersterhernd's design with a couple of exceptions. Needless to say I could not have done this mod without the threads on this forum. I did a lot of reading from various threads which answered most all my questions.
So I started shopping with the intent to find just the cube itself. I found a perfect cube for sale on Ebay and it actually still ran with the original PowerPC chip. It was perfect with zero scratches.
I then changed my plans and decided to acquire the remaining original components. I purchased speakers,keyboard,mouse and 20" Cinema Display.

I purchased the following parts as well:
Intel DQ77KB Mobo (Bios 51)
Intel I3-3225s
8GB Ram
120GB SSD
Slot DVD
CPU Slim Cooler
Wireless N Mini card
Sonic amplifier for Speakers
92mm Fan
60mm Top Fan
Edisen Sensor (On Order)
160 Watt external PSU
Misc hardware-screws,tap,aluminum bars,JB Weld

I used ordinary hand tools. I also had a variable Dremel type tool which was helpful.

Things to be done:

Install Wireless card
Procure and install Edisen touch sensor(on order)
Cable Management
Cube enclosure fit
Cube Speakers with Sonic Amp
 

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Joined
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Messages
906
Motherboard
Z68MX-UD2H-B3, DQ77KB, NUC DC53427HYE, NUC D54250WYKH
CPU
i5-2500K, i3-3225, i7-3770S
Graphics
HD 3000, HD 4000, HD 5000
Mac
Classic Mac
iMac, Power Mac
Mobile Phone
iOS
Well done! :clap:

G4 Cube forever - I use it daily!

MacTester
 
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