Hi! First - I love applefritter and have lurked on the site for a couple of years now. Thanks applefritter!
Second - I'm currently modding an upgraded Bondi into a large bright yellow steel cube case. (Pictures once it's complete.)
Everything is working ok but I'm a little concerned about loading down the power supply too much. Let me start from the beginning.
A year or so ago somebody gave me a Bondi 233 iMac that had the dead flyback issue common to those models. I decided not to fix it but to run it in another case and make it my first mod project.
So I had the guys at work punch me what is in effect a 1ft by 1ft steel cube that is powder-coated (think of this as a bonded paint if you don't know what it is) bright yellow in color. It took them a long time to get to my project so in the meantime I used the machine.
Along the way I upgraded the ram and the processor to a Sonnet Harmoni G3/600 with firewire. Recently I added a Hitachi laptop DVD-ROM in place of the 24x CD-ROM and a Pioneer Superdrive to the system off the same channel as the hard drive. (The only side-effect to adding the DVD-ROM is that I can't boot off of it.)
With all these parts you can see my sudden concern about the load on the power supply - especially since iMacs were not really meant to be all that expandable in the first place.
I'm concerned that all this will overload the system - especially when I start hanging firewire drives off the Harmoni port.
Should I be concerned? I actually have a second power supply from an old firewire case that I could add to the mix but even though it's small it will add to the internal heat and space problems in this case. (Admittedly not many once a good central fan is put in but still.)
Anybody have any thoughts on the subject?