Are there any PC cases like the PowerMac G4 cases?

Joyride

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I mean with the fold out side door for the motherboard and such?

If not why?
If so can you point me in the general direction to one?
 

mee987

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i know this doesnt really help you, but i saw a dell a few weeks ago with a similar layout
 

Joyride

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<< i know this doesnt really help you, but i saw a dell a few weeks ago with a similar layout >>


Can you find pics of it?

It gives me the chance that someone makes a case like what I am looking for.
 

mee987

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probably not, unfortunately (but ill see what I can do). i can try to describe it if that helps -- the case opens up like a book, on one side of the book there is the mobo and all of its cards, and on the other side are all of the drives and the psu
 

Neuroanatomist

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I think the case that mee987 is trying to describe is a Dell Optiplex 150. Most people set their Optiplex 150 as a vertical tower. Case pivots on a hinge and the two sides opens like a book. see picture. It works.. but not as well as Mac.

I work with Macs alot at work and have been impressed by how easy it is open the right-side fold-down door to get to the Mac G3/G4 motherboard. In fact, the latch was so easy to open the case that we've had students steal PC133 RAM and Mac ATI Radeon videocards. :(

Here's a site where someone put a MicroATX case in a G4 graphite case.
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Packy

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^ Sound like they need to invest in locks for the computers. :)

Is there a source for the Mac cases that anyone knows about? They're probably impossible to find by themselves. It would be fun to mod one, but I don' t just happen to have a g4 case sitting around ;)
 

mee987

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<< Is there a source for the Mac cases that anyone knows about? >>


Neuroanatomist sounds like a pretty good source :)
 

toshiba3020

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Goto ebay, they have a dell case on there with a fold down mobo tray. I saw it while trying to find a dell poweredge case.
 

nnnyyy

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Anyone know for certain of that fold down dell case can perfectly house any standard atx motherboard?