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I actually kind of like it. I mean, how many times have we seen old PC components fitted into classic Mac shells...or even new PC components in old Macs for that matter?

 

I'm surprised no one has thought about putting a mini-ITX motherboard in one of those. As clunky as they look, these IBMs still have a certain cuteness about them IMO (I remember seeing a bunch of them in a lab during the mid 90s). Seems like IBM's poor attempt at a toaster system like the compact Macs. I still think they're nice though. :D

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I can't see anything wrong with it - a few years ago I had my LC475 in an AST Premmia case, it actually worked very well, and fit very well as well - in fact, it makes me wonder what they were thinking when they designed that thing.

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I can understand PC guys wanting to put their boards into Mac cases to give them some class, but being forced to live out it's existence in a PC case is an indignity that no Mac should be subjected to.

 

Well, by that logic you could also condemn the converse situation - that no Mac case should have to be subjected to hosting PC innards. I don't see either situation as an indignity to the Mac.

 

Personally I think any such Mac-PC transplant hack (either way) is fine. But if you look at the situations where Mac folks have gotten upset, it's been when someone has gutted a perfectly good Mac in order to put PC innards in it. Putting Mac innards in a PC would seem to be a nice bit of poetic justice - especially to further prove what we Mac folks already know, namely that older Mac boards are far more useful than PC boards of a similar vintage.

 

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I think getting that precious about a pile of old computer junk is just sad. If it was a rare and priceless machine, then yes, but a Mac II hardly even approaches that quarter, and frankly anyone who has the creativity to do something like that deserves praise not punishment. Imagine how you'd feel if you did a really great custom case or something only to have bunch of people turn around an accuse you of sacrilege (which might I remind you is a religious term, and as such makes it even worse).

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I totally agree with SiliconValleyPirate. (weird, we didn't used to agree on stuff until recently).

 

This took quite some time, and skill. It was executed very nicely and looks great. The links show a good attention to detail. I bet the author now thinks of this as one of his / her more favorite computers because of the time and energy they invested in it's creation.

 

We need to see more cool stuff like this, not less.

 

I also agree with tmtomh. Poorly executed mods, or mods which rip out a perfectly functional Mac to install a PC is sad.

 

However, they are just computers.

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