It isn't good hardware, but I just want to give a speed up to my old 300Mhz B&W G3 using some hardware that I have lying around.
- Unknown motherboard
- Intel Core 2 Quad a 2,66Ghz (Before: PowerPC G4 a 300Mhz)
- Nvidia GeForce 8400GS en PCIe (Before: ATI Rage 128 en PCI)
- Hard Drive IDE Western Digital 160GB (The same)
- RAM 1GB DDR running at 1066Mhz (Before: 1GB PC100)
- CD/DVD double layer drive (Before: lector de CD-ROM)
Some photos of the original PowerMac G3 (sorry about the poor quality of the first ones):
Just the original computer open.
The old CD-ROM drive
The old processor, a PowerPC G4 running at 300Mhz.
And after the mod (in progress):
I don't change anything in the external case appearance
The new mobo. It's on a wood panel because the moounting points are too difernt and I would't break the entire chassis. The CPU heatsink hasn't got a fan on it because it crashes with the power supply and I can't close the case. At least, the wooden panel will eliminate all the vibrations of the graphics fan.
The hard drive on its rack. It isn't connected because I need a larger molex wire.
I take this photo before I put the new power supply.
The new power supply. I take out the louder, bigger, 120mm fan, and I put a 80mm one, taking the air out of the case. I will cover the hole with a PVC panel.
After put the new power supply. As you can see, I need a larger molex wire, a larger chipset wire and a larger CPU wire.
A photo with the case closed. As you can see, the heatsink is really near to the power supply. If I put a fan over the heatsink, the case wouldn't close. So, maybe I'll use a water cooling system.
After a few months I want to use a water cooling system, with a double radiator in the bottom of the fan, replacing the hard drive rack. And I change the original yellow led of the power button, now it's blue (I think it looks better).
Sorry about my bad english
AndropovMember Since 10 Dec 2011
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