- May 27, 2012
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- Mobile Phone
Dilemma Over. Took the plunge and gutted the computer from the case, no big deal really just about an hours work or so. You can see why its such a great case for modding, there is plenty of space for all the essential components.Now you have a dilemma of wether to hack or keep original, because by it's description it's should be a good runner (albeit a slow one).
I have a G5 that still goes very well, and a MM tray ready to go into it but just can't bring myself to do it. But I have the cube to keep the modding bug at bay for the moment.
You can also see why Apple didn't continue the design (IMHO) a third case is occupied by passive cooling and the locking mechanism. The Mac Mini removed these (non-essentials) further miniaturising the design, but in the process (IMHO) loosing the style of the G4 Cube. My current build (in signature) "I Hope" will bring back some of the G4 Cube style to a modern form factor.
My (future) plan for the G4 Cube, is to make it a real desktop replacement, (by building on your's and others recent work), basically i7 with HD4000 (haswel), with SSD and 3.5" HDD combo, and DVD drive.