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This was my first attempt at creating a hackintosh, so hopefully I've done a good job.

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Behold my Hackintosh G3!

I knew it was going to be a bit of a challenge but if I was going to build a Hackintosh, it had be with an Apple case. The hardest part was removing the mounts and drilling the holes, easy bit was putting all the components together.

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(This is not my image) After I removed the original mounts (circled) I lined up my video card's PCI plate with one of gaps and made sure all IO ports were lined up as well.

Then I just dropped a pen through the screw holes in the motherboard then proceeded to drill through the case.

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Parts:
Gigabyte MATX GA-H61M-S2V-B3 H61 (Firmware: F2)
Intel i5 2400 3.1GHz
Crucial 4GB DDR3 1333MHz CL9 x 2
Sapphire HD 5670 1GB GDDR5
Belkin F8T017 Bluetooth Adapter

Drives:
OCZ 60GB Agility 3 SSD
1TB WD
500GB WD

OSX: 10.6.8

Note: My build description and MultiBeast configuration screen snapshot are here: http://tonymacx86.com/viewtopic.php?f=5 ... 02#p284402

Removed old mounts below MATX to make it fit.
Replaced the 120mm fan.
Replaced stock cooler with a low profile Alaska.
Removed my DVD drive until I find a long enough SATA cable.
I forgot to take a picture but I managed to find a PSU that fitted perfectly with the back plate, no cutting required!

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Had to improvise for the motherboard mounts, also had to trim some of the latch board so that it would open properly.

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Added 3x40mm fans at the back grill to improve ventilation.

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New Power LED and switch for the front panel.

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It works!

Future work:

I'd like to manage the cables a bit better, add a better HDD Bay, find/make a proper IO back panel, add an Airport PCI card,clean/buff up the latch board better than it is at the moment.

Apart from that I'm quite pleased with it so far :clap:
 
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The room would be taken up on top by an optical drive and Iomega Zip drive. I would use ATA to SATA adapter on mine.

But, this is a great case mod. I think a full ATX will fit, too. I'd mod my Sawtooth and follow your mod right now, except it's running great, although dead ended at 10.5.8.

Please post a picture of the back panel. It's amazing that you didn't have to cut to make the mobo back panel visible and useable. Wow!

Here's a good Apple Support on the G4 Desktop series with back panel pictures.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3082?viewlocale=en_US
 
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Very nice looking mod! I love seeing stuff done in the G3/G4 case designs... always giving me more ideas. How is the cooling with that fan configuration? I'd also like to see how the back panel came out.
 
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Thanks for all comments :)

Here are some more pictures of the case:

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Back of the case, only thing that has been removed was the original IO plate. As you can see my new PSU fitted perfectly.

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A closer look at the IO ports while opened.

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And the other side.

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Only minor thing is one the VGA mounts in slightly behind the plastic, no biggie since I use the DVI port.

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Trying to show the gap between the PSU and the CPU cooler.

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Another view.

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Here's the battlestation.

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Nightmode engaged! :D
 
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tviolation said:
How is the cooling with that fan configuration? I'd also like to see how the back panel came out.

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Taken from iStats on dashboard, don't know if that's something to go by :)

Photos of the back panel are up above!
 
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TommyNagz said:
Awesome! Could you please tell me what PSU do you use? I'm currently working on a PowerMac G4 hackintosh :) The cases are perfectly identical, the only difference is the color, yours is BondiBlue, mine is a bit darker than that :) By the way, I LOVE how you made the front panel work! :)

Thanks man!

It was this PSU :)
 
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Whoaa~
Nice!
gonna tell my friend who has G3 too
:)

btw..
GREAT JOB!
 
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