webPC - iMac G3 Modernization

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webPC - iMac G3 Modernization

Post by XCVG » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:12 am

Long time, no see, Benheck Forums :wink: Not really into portabilizing anymore, but I've built some other stuff since YAP64.

So, one year after I asked the question of whether an old iMac G3 could be turned into a modern PC, it's finally built.

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The screen is a 15" Dell LCD. Has a new IO panel with 4 USB, HDMI, and gigabit ethernet. Webcam where the microphone was, new microphone is a few inches to the side, both work. New DVD writer, works. AMD A6-5400K and 8GB of DDR3-1600. Big blue LED Bitfenix Spectre Pro fan for cooling. It also has wireless-N but I prefer not to use it.

It has a few issues- the audio amp is a noisy piece of garbage and needs to be replaced. The hard drive is slow as and loud- I'll probably replace it with a hybrid drive when Seagate launches their 3.5" ones. But it works well enough- it was originally intended as a lanparty machine and runs everything my friends and I play fine, and also Skyrim. Runs cool if you don't cover up the vent like I did- then it smells like burning.

It's an LCD because I hate CRTs (I'm one of those people very sensistive to flicker) and it's next to impossible to fit a PC in the bottom of a slotloader- all the original CRT builds I've seen are trayloaders. I'm running Windows 7 because I hate Mac OS X and all our games are for Windows- like I said, lanparty machine.

Worklog, such as it is, is here: http://forums.modretro.com/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=10647" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

EDIT: Wow. I really need to update my sig.

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Re: webPC - iMac G3 Modernization

Post by hackmodford » Fri Aug 23, 2013 12:53 pm

So it runs Windows? That's kinda funny and sad :roll:

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Re: Re: webPC - iMac G3 Modernization

Post by Tighe » Sat Sep 14, 2013 11:16 am

hackmodford wrote:So it runs Windows? That's kinda funny and sad :roll:
OsX is sad, linux or windows, osx is overpriced.

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Re: Re: webPC - iMac G3 Modernization

Post by hackmodford » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:00 pm

Tighe wrote:
hackmodford wrote:So it runs Windows? That's kinda funny and sad :roll:
OsX is sad, linux or windows, osx is overpriced.
What? OSX is $30 while windows is $150

I would've built a hackintosh in this case.

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Re: Re: webPC - iMac G3 Modernization

Post by ProgMetalMan » Fri Oct 04, 2013 4:11 pm

hackmodford wrote:I would've built a hackintosh in this case.
XCVG wrote:Image
ShockSlayer wrote:Proggy's right.
ttsgeb wrote:mfw prog was not only right, but 100% so.

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