Unless ya bought it from Apple, its not apple hardware. If your Apple-Certified in hardware, the parts might be considered 'Apple Certified' If theres any parts that arent apple, its not a full Apple computer then. And they do have the right to decline you service/support if you change it around
I have to wonder if violating a EULA is actually 'illegal', and can result in criminal charges, or if it's a civil act, which (worst case) would result in a civil lawsuit.
If I own a legit copy of OSX 10.4 and use it on 'non Apple' hardware is that breaking a law, or just a civil agreement?
And what, exactly, constitutes 'Apple Hardware'?
If I buy a stick of after market RAM, a new hard drive, and a faster Intel CPU from Newegg, and stuff them in my MacMini, does it cease to be 'Apple Hardware'?
If I have a P4 CPU and Intel Motherboard in an Apple case, with an Apple hard drive, Apple DVD ROM drive, Apple keyboard, and Apple Monitor, what kind of computer is it?
What if I buy a MacPro logic board, populate it with Newegg sourced CPU, Fan, RAM, and Video Card, and cram it all in an old ATX case. Could I run 10.4 on that without violating the EULA?
Oh, and opening your box without being hardware certified breaks your invalidates your warenty.
You cant 'buy' a mac pro logic board anyway. Apple doesnt sell em.