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[WIP] 2006 20" iMac Intel case mod.

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Motherboard
GA H110MSTX HD3
CPU
i7-7700T
Graphics
RX 560
Mac
  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac mini
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
My chosen motherboard arrived!, a Dell 3050 AIO motherboard IPKBL-SR/35W with all the trimmings, mine for $41. Listed on eBay as 3050 SFF, but a quick google of IPKBL-SR/35W revealed it's an AIO, probably why there's a LVDS slot on board and, a DP port!. It also has NGF SATA, mini SATA and regular SATA!, more importantly though, it has an NGF WLAN slot for attaching an RS53R and a graphics card.

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Joined
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Motherboard
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i7-7700T
Graphics
RX 560
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  1. iMac
  2. MacBook Pro
  3. Mac mini
Classic Mac
  1. Power Mac
Mobile Phone
  1. iOS
I completed my parts list with this bargain!, Pretty sure an i3-7300T, 8GB RAM, 256GB SSD and a copy of Windows 10 would come out to more than $190. An official Windows 10 Home license $139 and Newegg currently have the i3-7300T at $169.

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HP Truckee
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Intel Core I7 920
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GeForce GTX460 SE
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actually been considering a project like this one myself on a 2007 imac. I already installed windows 10, using another pc with a core 2 duo. still lacking in power for my taste, but rans smoother than osx. So, I was looking into those converter boards and eyeing this here Acer Spin 3 with the cracked screen.

stuffing all that in the case shouldn't be a big chore. Some small issues are going to be duality in power switches and power supplies/cords. Of course working out where to mount for access to controls and IO will be another thing.

Keep us up on your progress.
 

trs96

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Just got a nice surprise!, my $41 Dell AIO 3050 motherboard , had an i7-7700T in the socket!.
Christmas comes early to the Hazan household. That is a stroke of good luck.
 
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