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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:17 am    Post subject: Mac Mini Pro Mod Reply with quote

Mac Mini Pro Mod
Thursday, March 13, 2008
Posted by: Brian

Hideo Takano has posted some pictures and information about his Mac Mini Pro mod. Actually, Hideo has been working on a series of Mac mini mods, but this one looks to be his masterpiece. He's basically turned the Mac mini into a miniature Mac Pro standing 3.28" wide by 7.8" tall by 6.5" deep. The specs aren't shabby either. It features a 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB of RAM and a 500GB 3.5" hard drive. The hard drive actually sits behind a removable side panel. You know, like its big brother, the Mac Pro. And it doesn't stop there. The Mac Mini Pro also features a front-mounted power button and USB port.

You definitely need to check out his website for the rest of the details. It's just an awesome looking mod. Nice job Hideo!



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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is really cool!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 3:11 am    Post subject: Where Do I get one Reply with quote

I don't know what language the linked site is in.. but I love the concept and want to get hold of the Case tis Quite Sweet... or at least plans etc...
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

very very slick

amazingly high quality also
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I do have to say, it's very impressive. However, not many people would be willing to open up their Mac mini to make such a mod.

The 3.5" drive alone makes it tempting though....
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is an amazing modification! Very clean work, wonderful results.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That was a lot of work. Pretty awesome that he made the case with that much detail.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just saw the second link with all the building steps. It's made of ABS plastic, not aluminum... (I guess I'm too used to seeing aluminum everywhere by now).

Still impressive, but I do wonder about the bottom vents of the Mac mini... I know a lot of us are used to having our Mac mini on top of a miniStack or similar, but still, having everything cramped into such a small area, I wonder about the heat.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very cool! There really is a lot of detail in that case. He should start pumping these out. I bet there are a lot of people out there that would be willing to buy one. Maybe even just in kit form.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 1:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

f*ck yeah sign me up
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 4:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Apple should hire this guy. Shocked
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yvan256 wrote:
I just saw the second link with all the building steps. It's made of ABS plastic, not aluminum... (I guess I'm too used to seeing aluminum everywhere by now).


I thought that it was aluminum at first glance. He must work as a professional in the plastics industry or something. The detail is incredible. Or maybe he just took the Graduate to heart. Either way, it's a sweet looking mod.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 13, 2008 11:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Where Do I get one Reply with quote

snuffop wrote:
I don't know what language the linked site is in.. but I love the concept and want to get hold of the Case tis Quite Sweet... or at least plans etc...

Japanese. and count me in as also extremely impressed.


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay, since you guys are asking for it... I'll think about something similar, after I'm done with what's currently in the new products line. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 14, 2008 2:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks rad! I haven't been following the Mac mini modding scene, but is it possible to power a 3.5" SATA drive directly from the Mac mini without using another power source?
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