Mac G4 paint mod

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Did this quite some time ago for a friend who had bought a beat up G4 sawtooth.

Didn't get a change to take a photo of it before but think of it as this except quite alot more hideous and faded.
Image from lifeaftercoffee.com

First this project was just to fit new parts inside this case but since the clear plastic is so year 2000 and it looked quite horrid we decided to paint it aswell. Here are the results.

Matte white and matte black for the body of the case and glossy black for the apple logo.

First panel finished (you can see the front cover lurking with it's horrid clear blue plastic in the background.)

Ooh shiny

All put together

Also hooked up the power led into the clear apple logo on the top part of the front bezel.

Motherboard I/O shield malfunction

Who is going to look behind the case anyway.

Didn't take any pictures from the inside, nothing special there really.

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this is very nice. Almost makes me want to get an old case and mod it with a micro AMD board!

ikem
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wow that improved the looks 20 fold. kinda wish i had a mac case to mod lol

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dglenn247 wrote:this is very nice. Almost makes me want to get an old case and mod it with a micro AMD board!

Not my parts, not my problem. Although you can't go any more anti apple with micro amd board :D

ikem wrote:wow that improved the looks 20 fold. kinda wish i had a mac case to mod lol

People are pretty much giving these cases/macs away for free since they think it's pure trash. But as we know, one man's trash is another man's treasure.

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aw man if they painted the cases back then like this i might be a mac guy :P o well,very nice job looks very sleek and sexy

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Too bad the mac logo is still visible... lol ;) Very nice!

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im looking into getting one of these and buidling a htpc into it. I want something to stand out and scream Im freaking nutz. An apple case with windows and AMD badging on it.
Dont get me wrong, i used apple for over 15yrs in school & the publishing world. I lost my love for mac when i could get the same program effectiveness cheaper on a windows machine.
Still a nice build!

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Pretty sweet dude I want to mod out my case now. I don't have a mac though.