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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Absolutely great!
Thanks so much for sharing.

You make me want to run out, buy a mini and upgrade my cube this weekend!

Are there extra descriptions & higher resolution images available for those who would like to have a closer look, but have never tackled a project of this magnitude?

Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A video card upgrade would require the Mini logic board to have an appropriate expansion slot. It doesn't have one. The existing integrated video is just that: integrated.

Now, I suppose someone technically could try and intercept information going to the video chipset on the logic board and reroute them to an external video card. The engineering required to do so seems crazy. All the time and effort would be better spent buying a more capable computer.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: Splendid! Reply with quote

Really, can't say enough about the work on that project. Pefectly executed.

Made me very nostalgic for my Cube. I still remember how I enjoyed having that thing on my desk. (Just last week, in fact, I toyed with the idea of finding another one.)

Again, beautiful work. Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:19 am    Post subject: help! Reply with quote

Good work Brian. The result is wonderful. I also am working in mod
starting off of a Mini Mac Intel and take looking for long time and
without success one of the adapters that you have used. adapter to
connect optical units (DVD/CD) of 5,25 " on laptops, because in my
case I want to mount an standard DVD-RW.

Photos of the adapter:
http://www.123macbook.com/intelcube/39.jpg
http://www.123macbook.com/intelcube/35.jpg
http://www.123macmini.com/gallery/albums/userpics/041306515.jpg

it would thank for much to you that you facilitated a store or Web
site to me where to be able to acquire it. My mail is
edumac@gmail.com. Thanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Amazing mod...very creative solutions to some vexing issues. Congratulations--you deserve every bit of attention that you are getting.

Smile

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is one of the best Mac mods I have ever feasted my eyes upon! It's like all over the net. Very Happy

How long did it take to make?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Story made it in TUAW

http://www.tuaw.com/2006/11/03/heres-what-happens-when-a-cube-devours-a-mac-mini/
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 5:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want one . . how much?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 6:08 pm    Post subject: Seriously... Reply with quote

I would like to buy this mod. I don't have the time or the wherewithal to create something like this. I've always loved the Cube, but I don't think the G4 has got much legs left in it.

Anthony: I will pay a reasonable amount for it. Quote me a price.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Seriously... Reply with quote

raf22 wrote:
Anthony: I will pay a reasonable amount for it. Quote me a price.


Let the bidding begin! Laughing

Khisayruou don't forget about sentimental value. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the support and kind comments, but my baby is not for sale at this time, sorry!! Cool

Fox: I don't know, I have no knowledge if it can be done or not since I never looked into it. My speculation is no.

icerabbit: I had no intention of making it a tutorial so my comments were brief and to the point. If you have specific questions then just fire a pm. I will see what I can do about the pics.

eldelmac: This forum has a ton of info on the adapter, just search for it cause its not available at any store. serpent and kaidomac made the magic happen so a huge thanks goes out to them!

Macscout: Tough question, it took me 4 months to be 110% satisfied with everything, if I took all the days I truly worked on it, it would probably be 3-4 weeks with 1-2 weeks of preparing.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 03, 2006 10:50 pm    Post subject: Incredible. Reply with quote

L o v e i t ! I always wanted a cube. Sad You made one! Man I want to do that now... but I don't have the patience or the skills. :/
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fantastic job khisayruou! A few of us over at CubeOwner are miffed that you beat us to the punch, but we love you anyway Cool You did the Cube justice!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am speechless! People have talked about doing something like this for a long time. I'm glad to see someone with mad modding skills finally get the job done. The SATA mod has been done more than a few times on 123macmini, but I can't believe how you routed the Mac mini's SuperDrive and IR receiver in there too. I also can't believe how you traded out fans for the Zalman. Just incredible!
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 04, 2006 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thats love Smile
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