Power Mac G4 Cubeの内部構造をプレキシガラスで美しく仕上げたHackintoshが話題。


 Power Mac G4 Cubeの筐体をいじらずに美しい内部構造を3Dプリンターで作成した方がいるようです。詳細は以下から。


 いまだに根強いファンがいるPower Mac G4 Cubeですが、tonymacx86スレッドのalbertodlhさんは1年前からこの構想を思いつき、eBayで動かなくなったG4 Cubeを購入、ケースを磨き、内部構造を測定、Adobe Fireworksでパーツの配置を検証。


The first thing I did was to buy an old, not working cube on eBay. I disassembled it and became familiar with the internal frame and how all the components were distributed.
The plexiglass case was full of scratches, and I had to sandpaper and polish it for days to make it look good again, but it was completely worth it. Mostly because I now have really sexy biceps.
After measuring the internal aluminum box, I started playing Tetris with figures sized like the components in Fireworks (Yes, I use Fireworks). I wanted to know where to put everything, minding a proper ventilation.



Second thing I did was to make a cardboard model of what was to be my replacement internal frame.
I did this because Plexiglass laser cutting services are expensive, and I wanted to test everything in order to avoid any possible measuring mistakes (which I had made).







 実際にPower Mac G4 Cubeの筐体に収めると以下の様になるそうで、今後更にタッチセンサー式のパワースイッチなどを導入していきたいそうです。



* Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z87N-WIFI
* CPU: Intel Core i5-4570S, 2.9 GHz
* CPU Cooler: Noctua Low-Profile CPU Cooler NH-L9I
* Video Card: I already had a slim Gigabyte GT 640, but my idea was to end up using an EVGA GTX 750Ti, so I needed to leave enough room for it to “breathe”.
* RAM: Crucial Ballistix Tactical Low Profile 8GB Single DDR3-1600 (x2)
* Hard Drives:
 - Samsung 840 Pro Series 2.5-Inch 256GB SSD
 - HGST Travelstar 2.5-Inch 1TB 7200RPM
 - Seagate Barracuda 3.5-Inch 3TB 7200RPM
* Optical Drive: Hitachi LG HL CA10N 12.7mm Slot load (But, DON’T BUY THIS ONE! It’s loud and OS X won’t support native burn with this drive. I currently have to use Roxio Toast)
* Power Supply: Mini-Box picoPSU-160-XT, with 192w AC-DC Power Adapter
* Case Fan: Noctua 92 x 14 mm Low-Profile Cooling Fan (my original idea was to use it as exhaust on top, but ended up using it as intake. I’ll explain why later)
* Bluetooth: IOGEAR Bluetooth 4.0 USB Micro Adapter
* WiFi: Broadcom Wireless 802 11/a/g/n Internet WLAN Adapter.

Supercharged G4 Cube Mod: i5, GTX 750Ti and 3TB 3.5” HD in a cube!


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