B&W G3 motherboard

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Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how bad it is to put a Rev 2 motherboard in a Rev 1 case? is this just a job for a phillips head and a anti-static strap or is it more complicated?

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recently asked

Here.
Short answer is yes, it's an easy swap.

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thanks man, I figured as much

thanks man, I figured as much but wanted to be sure.

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same same

The rev. 1, rev. 2 B&W's and the G4 Yikes! all basically had the same motherboard with identical screw placements. I just put a rev. 2 B&W motherboard in a Yikes! case, and the backplates on those models easily screw off, so I replaced the Yikes! backplate with the B&W backplate and everything aligned perfectly, and if no one knew better, they'd think I have a very strange G4 because it has ADB. I still use the ADB keyboards. I much prefer black letters on white keys, and I like the power button too, which the new white keyboards don't have. Yes, I still do turn off my computers. With the only computer I don't turn off as much--a DA G4 hooked up to an LCD monitor--I use the Macally Icekey USB Slim keyboard, which I love.

The only difference with the rev. 1 case is that one big harddrives bracket--an idea that could have easily been thought out better in initial design. That's the only thing that finally came to mind with the case.

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umm...

while I'm on this subject, does anyone know of a decent place to find the right kind of jumpers for overclocking this board. I went to radio shack to get the parts and I was unable to find the 276-1612a jumpers and the 276-1512 were way larger than the jumper block I had. anyone have any good ideas for me?

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a tidy profit

the eBay jumpers guy

Everytime I trash a SCSI harddrive, I make sure to save its jumpers. Are you upclocking? With a fine tipped point it is possible to remove the jumpers from the old jumper block.

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lol

I just sent payment to him via bidpay. I wish I was in his spot... he probably makes a ton off of poor saps like me Smile

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