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Project itunes server tower all for $224.00

 
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 19, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Project itunes server tower all for $224.00 Reply with quote

Well i decided to take a stab at another old school macintosh.

Went to my local RE PC Store and purchased this.

Powermac G4 AGP tower 400 MHZ
384 Megs of ram
13 GiG hard drive
DVD-ROM Drive
Zip 100 Drive
System 9.1

Total cost $60.00

I decided to make a dedicated Itunes Server out of it to stream music through out my house.

I decided due to limitations of the machine to install tiger instead of leopard.

Here is what i did.

Went to my local RE PC store purchased a 52x light scribe DVD/CD-RW/CD-R/DVD-DL for $90.00

(Yes i know a little expensive but i wanted the option to burn fast even if the processor is slow)

I then purchased 4 sticks of 256 Meg sticks of ram for a total of 1.2 gig's of ram at $10.00 a stick.

I Then purchased 1 80 gig hard drive and 1 120 gig hard drive: Total 34.00

Installed them into the machine then installed Bare Bones mac os x tiger.

Now my system specs are.

Powermac G4 AGP Tower 400 Mhz
1.2 gig's of ram
2 hard drives
120 Gig
80 Gig
mac os x tiger 10.4.11 Bare Bones w/itunes 9 installed.


All for $224 dollers
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 02, 2009 4:24 am    Post subject: Update!!! Reply with quote

Upgraded to a new Lacie USB 2.0 card!!!!

All i have to say is wow!!!!!!!

I installed the card and not only did my g4 server project speed up it totally changed the loading time.

I had always Heard about how the older USB 1.1 cards slowed down the g4 towers just never expected it to be that much faster!!!

And i do mean faster!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 03, 2009 10:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wish I picked up a G4 tower instead. The "iLamp" don't give much options in terms of expansion. All I can do is new hd, max out the ram. SD Ram are so hard to come by. I don't want to put out money for it. So far the only cost on my part is and old hd I pulled from my old winbox that died. Got 2 stick of SD ram with unknown size. If I really must I might just cave and buy em...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The lamp version's are not that bad!!!

The only failure with that lamp version was the heat sink they placed a heavy heat sink inside the computer to vent heat from the processor the hard drive the cd-rom/dvd-rom drive.

All that heat will soon cause hard drive failure so not surprising they stopped making that model.

but every macintosh has it's day!!!!

And sooner or later something will need tuned or upgraded!!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

UPDATE:

Now Getting close to the finish line.

System spec's

Apple g4 (AGP) 400 MHZ
2 Gig's Ram
Lacie 400 mps Usb 2.0 card 4-usb port card
Built in 4 port Usb hub
4-hard drives

1. 250 gig hard drive

2. 80 gig hard drive

3. 1TB Hard drive

4. 120 gig hard drive

Ati Radeon 64 meg graphics card

Mac os x tiger 10.4.11

My total cost now $300.01
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just purchased a nice monitor for $5.00 for my server.

It is a Dell E152FP.

Nice Monitor small form factor.

Great for a server!!!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 12:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Update for the new year....

upgraded my power cell modding a ATX power supply.

I now have the following.


PowerPc AGP G4 400 mhz.
1.2 gig of RAM
5 hard drives.

1. 250 gig hard drive

2. 80 gig hard drive

3. 40 gig hard drive

4. 250 gig hard drive

5. 1Tb hard drive

Nvidia Geforce 4 MX 64 Meg Graphics Card (using the adc graphics card hack)

running mac os x tiger 10.4.11

running Connect360 to stream content to the xbox 360.

Now i need some help from users here at 123macmini.com

Does anyone know of a media center type application for PowerPc??
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