i just got my linux computer that i built for school at home today so i can work on it over the summer. one of the things i really want to do is put it in a quicksilver case modified much like the blue ice g4 since i'm not exactly pleased with the custom plexiglass case i made, and the powermac case would make it so much easier to work on the hardware. the only thing i wanted to know was if i could physically fit the board in the case, however, since the quicksilver has 4 pci slots, and this board has 5 pci slots. taking care of cable extensions and whatnot is easy, but how closely did apple fit the case to their board? my only fear is that the extra pci slot will make the board just long enough that it won't be possible to close the case. hope to hear about it.
another thing. the thing has ubuntu on it now, and i'm having a hell of a time modding it to look like os x (what else in preparation for a powermac case?). anyone know how to actually install and build vlc and whatnot? i'm not famaliar enough with linux to manage it.