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I caught the fever...G4 Cube fever!

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I thought I'd go the extra mile & try a little video. Here is a quick shot after re-attaching the handle to the latching mechanism:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llPV-zOHigM[/VIDEO]

...and even closer to the finish line:
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6kaMSfPP_A&hd=1[/VIDEO]
 

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...and FINALLY!!!

[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOtObwNcL9Y[/VIDEO]
 
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BoomR said:
New York Museum of Modern Art includes a G4 Cube (plus the matching Harmon Kardon speakers) on display in their collection! WOOT! :headbang:
That's awesome. I just dug up this old cube promo ad

http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&featu ... -PB86oy044

It's interesting to see guys like Jonathan Ives and Phil Schiller 10+ years ago. I swear if I didn't already want almost all apple products Jonathan Ives alone could sell me on them in the 5 min he does in those videos.
 

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pwalth21 said:
It's interesting to see guys like Jonathan Ives and Phil Schiller 10+ years ago. I swear if I didn't already want almost all apple products Jonathan Ives alone could sell me on them in the 5 min he does in those videos.
AMEN to THAT! ...and of course I had to go to the Apple store yesterday to pick up the video adapter for my iPad. Got a glimpse of the new Retina Display MBP. BEAUTIFUL!
 

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BTW, note to anyone/everyone following along: I just made a quick edit to the end of Part 4 post - regarding the double 40mm exhaust fans.
 

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beelzebozo said:
Great mod BoomR! Can you post your CPU temps?

Thanks!
Thanks much! I'm still trying to get my build all dialed in. I must still need some sort of tweaking to the video settings. I'm going to start studying & searching the "Optimization" forum to see if I can get any tips.

I did a UserDSDT install last night (but no DSDT), plus audio (and nonDSDT enabler), NullCPU, FakeSMC, the SSDT for my CPU, Lnx2Mac's Ethernet, and a couple other things (that escape me now). At the gray Apple logo, it takes about 35 seconds for my Cube 2.0 to boot up. BUT if I use GraphicsEnabler=No at Chimera screen, it boots in about 5 seconds.

Gonna try a couple other things - will add the motherboard plugins & hardware monitor app the next time & then I'll be able to let you know. Stay tuned!!
 
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Any updates? I love your mod and I want to do one of my own following yours. Have you tried ML on your board yet?
 

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Any updates? I love your mod and I want to do one of my own following yours. Have you tried ML on your board yet?
Sorry for the delay in getting any additional updates. I hate it when my day-job keeps me too busy & it cuts into my CustoMac building & tonymacx86.com surfing! LOL :crazy:

CPU temps run in the high 40's to 50-51 degrees according to the hardware monitor in the menu bar. Not bad, I think!! Also, here's a link to the final build & info (now that the case mod & assembly is complete): BoomR's Cube 2.0

I'm actually going to shake the Etch-a-sketch & load ML on it very soon - I'll report back with the results as soon as I have them!

Stay tuned!!
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Great build. I like it! But you cheated with the polishing... mine was 100% hand work :D

BTW: I was in the MoMA and I kept an eye out for the Cube but I didn't find it :( All the long way from Germany and no Cube in the Museum... hmm.. but I have my nice little one on my desk...
 
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