pc in G3 BW case

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pc in G3 BW case

I've been trying to find links on how to do this to no avail. I just need something to help me on my way, I have a fairly good idea on what to do, just not what not to do I guess. big question is on the power supply. I'm not sure what I need to use. this is what I want to put in the case for sure. and the power supply as needed
-ASUS k8t800pro MB w/ AMD athlon 64 3000 processor
-ati 9600 8x AGP vid card.
-use the cd/dvd player and HD that came with the G3

anything else I need?

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Possibly new motherboard hole

Possibly new motherboard holes drilled. The PSU is ATX-ish. A standard sized ATX power supply should work.

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will I have any problems putt

will I have any problems putting a new power supply in? I'm sure I have to mod it to fit with the G3 power button. and what about fans.

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err...
The case modifications you're gonna need to do involve drilling and tapping new holes for the motherboard, wiring the LEDs and power switch, cutting a backplate for the ports, modifying the latch and other things like that.
Most motherboards are laid out in a way that causes components to collide with the optical bay, so you may have to cut/remove/desolder and resolder with wires any components in the way.
And what's this about an ASUS K8T800Pro?
It's too big. WAY too big. The G3/G4 boards are roughly equivalent to Micro-ATX, and so far there's only one mATX Athlon64 board out there, that I know of at least. And it's laid ot so that you'd have the big ol' heatsink in the way of the CD bay, instead of a capacitor or two.
Even if you did somehow manage to get a K8 (or even P4/K7) board in there (and your ATi 9600), it would run as hot as all get-out. you'd be trying to run a processor that's designed to compete with the Prescott PIV (which IMHO should have been the PV), in a case built for a processor that was designed to compete with the PII, while throwing out all the engineering that keeps the G3 cool in the first place.

And look, running a 12GB hard drive on any hardware even remotely new is more than a little bit illucid. If you're going to dump $500 into a system, would it hurt to throw in an extra 70 or so (at least) for a decent HDD? Same for the optical.

I know it's cool to have a PC in a G3/G4 style case, but it's a *lot* of work.

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thats pretty much what I was

thats pretty much what I was looking for. I haven't seen the actual dimensions for a k8t800pro and its not stated anything I've looked at. + I have a nice 40 g hd to put in there. more tahn enough for a game or two. I was wondering about the heat. its all probably wishfull thinking. thats why I asked around.
heh maybe I'll use a pizza box or something dumb.
thanks for your help guys

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