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#1 2014-06-17 17:22:03

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
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B&W G3 -> Ultimate cross-generational MacPlayToy . . .

.  .  .  or so the plan goes. smile

Thanks to Cosmo, I've been mulling over the options available for the guts from a SECONDWAVE PCI->NuBus (four slot) Expansion Chassis. The last of the Black Powder Revolver ADB Gunslingers (with a pair of cartridge loader USB belly guns) finally emerged as the obvious target system for NuBus expansion.

The USB ports were a nice surprise, I've never really studied up on the B&W as the G4 B&W is high on my list and the less redundant case designs the better. Maybe now I won't need to dedicate one of my pair of Tempo Trio cards (PCI ->ATA/33-133-FW/400/USB2) to the project.

I don't necessarily need FW and the MoBo's ATA/33 will suffice as the primary HDD array will be  housed in a very cool four bay SCA Hot Swap Server module. wink

I've been flipping available case options around in the back of my head for quite some time (reminds self to order special USPS flat rate box to send to Cosmo) and I think a custom build of the Big@$$ Q950/Radius100 crossbreed lookin' Mockup/Prototype as pictured in the Radius press release. Radius was the first Mac Clone licensee.

I think I pretty much collect NuBus Architecture Macs as storage lockers for their awesome Accelerator/SCSI2-Daughtercard, DSP Card, VidCard/VideoVision, VideoVisionStudio HDD Array & CRT/LCD lineup.

At any rate, this may well wind up being the culmination of my Mac Hacking Exploits. I think it may time to move back to the Fine Arts as my creative outlet again for a while after I've completed three or four of my back-burnered hacks.

Last edited by jt (2014-06-17 17:29:12)

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#2 2014-06-18 03:42:49

jt
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From: Bermuda Triangle, NC USA
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Re: B&W G3 -> Ultimate cross-generational MacPlayToy . . .

Found a pic:

Clones-535.jpg

It's a little too foo-foo, but that baby has cubic to burn!

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