Joined: 25 Oct 2007
|Posted: Wed Mar 09, 2011 10:51 am Post subject: Time for a new project!!!! Project G5 Tower
|so i recently purchased a g5 tower with these system specs.
Model Name: Power Mac G5
Model Identifier: PowerMac7,2
Processor Name: PowerPC 970 (2.2)
Processor Speed: 1.6 GHz
Number Of CPUs: 1
Memory: 4 GB
Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce Fx 5200 64 meg Graphics card (i know the graphics card blows no i dont have 500.00 to replace it for now this is going to have to do)
Hard drive: ST3500418AS 500 gig hard drive
So i decided time for some modding.
here is what i did so far.
installed new 4 gig ram upgrade because didn't like the garbage memory in the machine remember this is a used machine after all
installed a 4 port usb high speed card (belkin eliminated the need for a hub)
installed a 7.1 usb surround sound card (a lot better then the one installed in the g5 towers and i have bass)
purchased a card reader with 3 ports usb hub on it now expanded my usb from 4 ports to 6 ports minus one for the reader
upgraded to a apple super drive (still need a better drive super drive doesn't burn dual layer dvd disk's)
so this is what i did so far??
what do you think???
should I add another hard drive???
is there somewhere i could purchase the screws for the hard drive as this powerpc macintosh didn't come with it's spare screws for another hard drive.