Re-Animating an old eMac

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Re-Animating an old eMac

Postby rat6fink » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:23 pm

Hey all!! Got an idea and need some help. Tell me what ya think with input, ideas, feedback, etc...

The Scenario:
I have an old eMac G4, with a 1GHz PowerPC chip, and well, it's a relic and it's taking up desk space. I can't update it. Apple won't support it (go figure). And oh yeah, another problem: it's an Apple (sorry, don't mean to label-bash :axe: )

My Idea:
Replace the CRT with an LCD. Gut it and give it new life once again. Would like to stick with AMD, as it's what I know, but nothing is a dealbreaker. I'm thinking about Win7 for the OS, but I am curious as to what the hardware list would entail (mobo, CPU, RAM, SSD/HDD's, Vid, PSU, etc.)

Anyone think this is a do-able endeavor? Thoughts?

Thanks in advance,
Dave
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Re: Re-Animating an old eMac

Postby smack323 » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:32 am

I did something similar but I used a NES case. For simplicity sake I would go with this
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813500027&cm_re=zotec_ion-_-13-500-027-_-Product

Its a miniITX motherbard - ATOM processor, ION GPU, wireless and PSU all in one small package. Just add 4GB of RAM - SSD hard drive, and a blu-ray drive. the mother board has a 4-pin connector on it so you can get power to the SSD and blu-ray drive.
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Re: Re-Animating an old eMac

Postby rat6fink » Thu Nov 04, 2010 6:13 pm

Thank you for the input, Smack! I checked the link, and bookmarked the page. This may just be the avenue that I take.
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Re: Re-Animating an old eMac

Postby smack323 » Fri Nov 05, 2010 5:38 am

post some pics of your final project!
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Re: Re-Animating an old eMac

Postby rat6fink » Fri Nov 05, 2010 6:00 pm

Most definitely!!! :mrgreen:
"Gentlemen! You can't fight in here! This is the war room!"

"Yes, very good. I'll take a bloody mary and a steak sandwich, and a steak sandwich"

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