Recently I decided to gut an old G4 PowerMac Quicksilver case and replace the innards with a current-generation Windows 8 PC. After much dremeling, drilling, and assembling, I gained a sweet desktop system wrapped in an apple:
Freshly modded PowerMac G4 Quicksilver Windows 8 PC.
innards stuffed with micro ATX board, GTX 650ti, SSD, PSU and case fans.
Zalman Heatsink barely fits in case. No need to remove the shelf.
PSU mounted under shelf with cord running to bottom of case. I put a hole in the shelf for ventilation.
made custom holes for motherboard standoffs and movement in the plastic door latch.
had to dremel a space for the bottom audio jacks. in Windows I rerouted the black output as my main for convenience.
Still need to add fan grills and a custom backpate
put a big hole in underside for air intake fan
used bent power plug to fit clearance underneath.
modified front-panel USB 3.0 input
USB 3.0 instead of ZIP drive.
rock and roll. it all fits. and it’s aliiive! I shall name him frank.
Motherboard: Biostar Micro ATX 1155
CPU: Intel Haswell i5 3.0 ghz quad-core
RAM: Crucial 16 GB DDR3 1600 Mhz
HD: Crucial M500 120GB SSD
Video Card: Nvidia GeForce 650Ti 1GB DDR5
Build time: 10 hours
just got WP-to-Twitter for posting my AOTD to twitter automatically. huzah!