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Any mini ITX motherboard for iMac G4?

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Hey!

I'm really taken to making an iMac G4 a hackintosh. Can any mini ITX motherboard fit the casing? I'm no pro at DIY, But I could mount a generic monitor to the swan neck. What would be the hardest thing I would have to do?

Thanks!

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Hey!

I'm really taken to making an iMac G4 a hackintosh. Can any mini ITX motherboard fit the casing? I'm no pro at DIY, But I could mount a generic monitor to the swan neck. What would be the hardest thing I would have to do?

Thanks!

 

A mini itx motherboard will fit in the base - but just barely. It has to go in at an angle and you may have difficulty accessing the ports. However, to be honest, I do not recommend using a mini itx with this mod. Anything you put at the bottom will be in a steel cage getting no air flow. The wires, hard drive, etc will all be above the mobo blocking even the tiny holes at the top of the cage and you will not be able to fit a 5.25" drive or atx power supply - trust me. If you are set on using a mini itx - I would stick with low power/heat atom or and fusion boards. I used an ECX (a 3.5" board" that was a Core 2 Duo. Because it sits right on top it actually gets some ventilation and has its own pico power supply. I would recommend either an ECX or Nano itx board if you are set on doing an all-in-one. Anything more heat producing I'd consider keeping the computer external.

 

What size iMac are you using? The problem with mounting a different monitor is that most monitors are much thicker, because of the lcd controller, inverter/power source that are not there or very small in the iMac. Anyway - good luck and hope this helps.

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