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sojourn DeleteThis @thewandering.net wrote on 11/5/04 8:57 PM:
>> On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 03:30:26 GMT, "red right hand"
>>> Hello everyone. I've got another noob question. Is it possible to buy your
>>> own Mac hardware and assemble the computer yourself, to save on the cost of
>>> buying a factory machine?
>> Sorry Dan, Apple stridently restricts those who have access to their
>> motherboards and a few other key components. If you could get hold of
>> a mobo I imagine you could construct a Mac around it, but it's far
>> easier just to pick yourself up a turnkey Mac system.
> there are Mac mobos all over the internet for sale... don't be stupid
> with your reply to the original poster please =)
i question whether assembling a computer will save the op any $; however, if
you want to try your hand at becoming a hobbyist, there are plenty of
systems and components going for cheap and even free, if one knows where to
With mac mainboards, however, you *may*, depending on the model originally
intended, be limited in terms of modified configurations (some offerred more
room for expansion than others) >> Stay informed about: building your own mac