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Today and yesterday i modded a g4 case to fit my Asrock P4Dual-915GL board, almost every thing worked except my cdrom wont fit because it hits the second ram stick when closed so i either need to find a shorter cd rom drive(which is not likely because the one i have is really short already) or trade my two 512mb sticks for one 1gb stick therefor not having a second stick in will allow the cd drive to fit, and i have to rewire the power button, restart button, and the power LED but other than that all went smooth and looks great.

I will post pics soon

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Today and yesterday i modded a g4 case to fit my Asrock P4Dual-915GL board, almost every thing worked except my cdrom wont fit because it hits the second ram stick when closed so i either need to find a shorter cd rom drive(which is not likely because the one i have is really short already) or trade my two 512mb sticks for one 1gb stick therefor not having a second stick in will allow the cd drive to fit, and i have to rewire the power button, restart button, and the power LED but other than that all went smooth and looks great.

I will post pics soon


Picture???

Is the Fan from the CPU not to big??

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it was very close but theres a bout a 2 centimeter gap between the cpu fan and the power supply, and i have great temps

pics will be up tomarrow im waiting to use a friend digital camera

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it was very close but theres a bout a 2 centimeter gap between the cpu fan and the power supply, and i have great temps

pics will be up tomarrow im waiting to use a friend digital camera


I am very much interested!

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Hello,

There is a complete guide to converting a G3 case to a P4 case here:

http://www.inventgee...4mac/Page1.aspx

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Hello,

There is a complete guide to converting a G3 case to a P4 case here:

http://www.inventgee...4mac/Page1.aspx


Yea but if you look in the guide it says nothing about fitting a dvd/cd drive in it

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Yea but if you look in the guide it says nothing about fitting a dvd/cd drive in it


and your pictures??

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im still waiting for my friends camera because all i have is a camera phone and i dont think that would work for pictures lol, ill TRY to get his camera tonight

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im still waiting for my friends camera because all i have is a camera phone and i dont think that would work for pictures lol, ill TRY to get his camera tonight


Picture.... Picture... Picture.... :)

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here is a outside pic
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i will have the internal pics in a few hours I PROMISE

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here is a outside pic
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i will have the internal pics in a few hours I PROMISE


Internal Picture???

Pictures from the rear?

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few hours after what? :lol:

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I got an empty G4 case to do the same thing.
Does the case door shut properly when there is only one memory stick installed?
Do you think a laptop CD/DVD drive might be a useful alternative?
I thought about using an external USB DVD drive, but it kinda defeats the purpose a bit.

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http://www.rosebay.t...u.au/camera.htm

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It works fine with one stick of ram but i myself cant fit two in unless i take out my dvd drive.

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It works fine with one stick of ram but i myself cant fit two in unless i take out my dvd drive.


Have you now picture?

how did you fasten the mobo?

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The person im borrowing the camera from keeps forgeting to bring it over

And my motherboard is fastened down on custom mounts I made.

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The person im borrowing the camera from keeps forgeting to bring it over

And my motherboard is fastened down on custom mounts I made.


I have the same Mobo,
i cant use of both ram!
dvd drive assembly obstructs both RAM :angel:

i need external dvd drive... :D

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i noticed there are longer dvd drives and shorter ones i happen to have a shorter one so i lucked out.
if you would like to know what one i have its SONY DVD RW DRU-710A and my vendor is supported and i can burn with out that patchburn app.

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If there is a chance I can take pictures tonight what all views and angles would you want to see.

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I finally got the pictures took here they are.

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