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    Power Mac B&W/G plastic models

    Sure. It's really minor, but it's a nice to have thing nevertheless. Plus, people are buying G3s just to case mod, so it would be nice to give them a target to vent their latent resentment towards old tech on.
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    Power Mac B&W/G plastic models

    Yes, but the plastic itself has some brown corrosion on it, most visible on the handles. I'll get a picture up eventually. Yeah, finding my G4 for that price at all was a small miracle; I've never seen one that cheap even on the classifieds. I think a lot of the community conceptions about...
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    Power Mac B&W/G plastic models

    So, this one is less of a stretch than a processor daughtercard. Has anyone made models to 3D print out new case plastic? Mine is dinged up and corroded, which for $40 is fine since it's all there and the computer itself functions just fine, but I'd like to get it more like new if possible. If...
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    I'll make sure to do that.
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    Yes, but I want to keep use of my CD-ROM drive.
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    Sounds like a challenge, but I'm willing to look into doing it. I guess it was... optimistic to hope someone had already done it, or had the designs of the commercial boards on hand. Spreading the cost out over months is fine, I just can't justify an upfront $600 price. The particulars of why...
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    I didn't think I was giving limited information, but let me get excruciatingly detailed because it seems that we have different standards on that front. I bought just a chip, a Motorola XC7455A-RX1000PF, and my end goal is to have had a CPU daughter board custom printed for it, and each piece...
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    You don't. I aim to get a whole new PCB printed and stick the chips on that, nothing Apple or third-party. I completely ruled out the 7400 board for its lack of spots for L3 cache. As for the upgrade boards, my total budget is about $75-100 at most; those boards cost upwards of 19 times what I...
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    It's just the chip itself, a Motorola XC7455A-RX1000PF according to the source, singular though I might get one or two more since they're not super expensive just to have handy. I have my doubts that the computer would accept the dual-processor upgrade, seeing as it seems to be an early...
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    So, I bought a 1GHz 7455...

    ...and was told to come here. I've waited and read up on what I was confused on, and now I'm pretty sure I understand things. Still, I don't really know where to begin on actually getting the processor upgrade built. I can solder and all, but I've only just been around PowerPC Macs for the last...
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