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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 5:30 pm    Post subject: Building a PowerPC Computer Reply with quote

Is it possible to build a power pc based architecture computer but not run mac os. I do not want mac os so i dont need to buy a mac. I just want the performance benefit of using a power pc. Is this possible?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes,

you should go to www.genesi.be there you can buy a ppc based cpu.
you should try it, those are good machines.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

is it just buying apre built or can i build it?
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SeJo wrote:
Yes,

you should go to www.genesi.be there you can buy a ppc based cpu.
you should try it, those are good machines.

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I found it at www.genesi.lu
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2004 8:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Building a PowerPC Computer Reply with quote

Rawn027 wrote:
Is it possible to build a power pc based architecture computer but not run mac os. I do not want mac os so i dont need to buy a mac. I just want the performance benefit of using a power pc. Is this possible?


Hi,

You can build one yourself as mentionned above, you can have Pegasos board. Note however that buying a Mac (pre-built) is usually less expensive... If you want to build one for fun, yes. If you want to build one in hope of saving money, you should rethink about it.

There is also Terrasoft that use to have something called the Briq (???). It is basically a PowerPC system that will fit into a CD-ROM bay of a PC.


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 15, 2004 8:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

IBM also makes a nice (read expensive) PPC based workstation that comes with, I think, linux pre-installed
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2004 4:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I purchased a B&W G3 Rev.2 mainboard from e-bay built it in an ATX Case with a 300W ATX power supply. The only thing that bothered me was that memory was rather expensive at that time, but I had luck in some auctions running at e-bay. I think I saved some money comparing to the cost of an original B&W.

After that I was fed up fiddling around with hardware.

You should be able to run a new world mac without any MacOS. Only the old world macs (grey or beige) that need BootX need a MacOS Partition to boot from.
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