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    Default Apple G4 Mirror Drive Door case (for possible case hack) for free

    As above - pls look up pics of this case - you'll find better pics than I can take right now.

    Back in about 2002 - this was a very futuristic/hip case design.

    I've just (more or less) gutted one - removed mobo and PSU.

    Should be a viable hack for small to mid-sized PC mobos - fitting a ATX PSU should be possible (I think)
    Standard drive bays 2 x 5.25" front bays for optical drives + 2 x internal 3.5" bays. 5 slots for PCI/whatever.

    Its a highly engineered thing .... very cool hinged drop-down mobo plate/side panel ..... Pretty sure I've seen one or two PC mobo hacks for these.

    I need to get rid now - need the space.

    Price ? OK - well 0.01 then Collection only from London E2 - shipping would be silly - its pretty big+heavy.
    I'll leave this here for a few days - after that its the skip - which would be a bit sad :-/


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    After having a cursory look into it .....

    A BTX layout mobo would be a much better choice for this. It should be relatively easy to align the expansion slots - in fact this would likely determine the position of the mobo on the "bottom" plate - but there'd be work to do wrt USB, ethernet, audio ports etc.

    Also - fitting a ATX PSU would be easy really - plenty of space above the optical drive cage - will just need the mains input IEC connector of the PSU "extending" to the outside of the case.

    I'll take (on request) detailed internal pics/measurements .....

    So come on you dremel-wielding lot - this would be a pretty cool hack !!
    Last edited by slaz; 31st December 2017 at 21:35. Reason: extra info

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    Well no interest, so case has now gone for re-cycling.

    @MODS - thread can be closed.

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