The Mother Board
AmEv's Apple Tower mod (currently nameless)

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Mother Board Forum Index -> System Modification
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
AmEv
Black Belt
Black Belt


Joined: 20 Jun 2009
Posts: 654
Location: Wanting to be at these forums, but not as active as they

PostPosted: Thu Oct 29, 2009 3:54 pm    Post subject: AmEv's Apple Tower mod (currently nameless) Reply with quote

I said I was gonna do it. Now I'm doing it.
What you ask?






This. I am going to put a mATX board in this case. Ain't she a beauty? On the outside, anyway.

When I got it it had 400MHz IBM, DVD-RAM drive (which needs fixing oops crying ), 0 RAM, 4GB HDD, dead battery. So I couldn't even get it to turn on, even with a wire and fresh coin battery.
_________________
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
AmEv
Black Belt
Black Belt


Joined: 20 Jun 2009
Posts: 654
Location: Wanting to be at these forums, but not as active as they

PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 7:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry, no pics (yet).

However, there are a few difficulties.

First off, the standoffs. None of them match. So they're all in the way.
I would like to reuse them; however, they were special-riveted on. So they're headed into the bin.

Another problem: With the positioning of most boards, the RAM and optical drive are in the same area.
So I am either going to get a slimline drive or one that doesn't go so deep.

Like here:


Third thing: There is a plastic part that helps in the case staying shut. However, it flowed around the standoffs. I would have to either carve around it or leave it out altogether.


I'll try to get pics (of this) as soon as I can.




However, I have made progress.

I have taken the old standoffs off.They are about the same height of a regular standoff, so I need to find some.

I have taken the G3 stickers off of one side. Why? They're going onto another case.
I also found out that the mounting points are the same with the PSU. big grin So I have a PSU in. 250W, 17A 12V rail, I think. wink
_________________
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
THRASHER2
Forum Terminator


Joined: 10 Jul 2007
Posts: 6663
Location: Long Beach,CA in the Mod Garage OverClocking

PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 8:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have always wanted to get one of these cases and mod it.
_________________

THRASHER2's benchmark scores
Project T2's Spinner Case
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message AIM Address Yahoo Messenger MSN Messenger
AmEv
Black Belt
Black Belt


Joined: 20 Jun 2009
Posts: 654
Location: Wanting to be at these forums, but not as active as they

PostPosted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eBay has full computers for sale.

Maybe we can have a competition of who can make the coolest case lol

"Competition is good for business."

You could go for the bling. I could go for the as-real-as-possible look. eye roll
_________________
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
AmEv
Black Belt
Black Belt


Joined: 20 Jun 2009
Posts: 654
Location: Wanting to be at these forums, but not as active as they

PostPosted: Fri Nov 20, 2009 11:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got Allied 300W PSU in. Plenty for any mATX board w/ AGP graphics card in sig...
Right?
_________________
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
AmEv
Black Belt
Black Belt


Joined: 20 Jun 2009
Posts: 654
Location: Wanting to be at these forums, but not as active as they

PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

OK, fixed the RAM/CD bay problem; now it can shut. Also, I'm putting the shorter drive in (as seen in the pic)
Got the batteries; time for pix!!!! big grin big grin big grin big grin
_________________
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
AmEv
Black Belt
Black Belt


Joined: 20 Jun 2009
Posts: 654
Location: Wanting to be at these forums, but not as active as they

PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, currently, I'm working on the back for the faceplate and such.
Now to save enough for the P4 board.

Gotta find the camera.... Man, kinda frustrated....
_________________
I'm gonna get my new hardware. And my worklog here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    The Mother Board Forum Index -> System Modification All times are GMT - 8 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group