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Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 08, 2022 08:46PM
Could you pull the guts out and put in a Mac Studio and secure it for upright use?




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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 08, 2022 08:55PM
Venting would be all messed up unless you put a ton of holes in the Cube case.

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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 08, 2022 09:00PM
I'd put it in a gutted B&W G3, or maybe a hollowed out original iMac, maybe the flower power one.



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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 08, 2022 09:01PM
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jdc
Venting would be all messed up unless you put a ton of holes in the Cube case.

Same 7.7" [everymac.com]




Darn it all, I just realized all the ports go out the side on the Studio. A boy can dream though. I will see if I can find a cheap M1 Mini and put the guts inside this shell I have.



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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 08, 2022 09:37PM
Wait until iFixit does a take-apart. I think you could take it out of the case, mount the rear ports/vents pointing down and have plenty of space to route a u-turn for the air out the top.



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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: Spiff
Date: March 08, 2022 09:56PM
Here ya go:
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Make an offer, get the shell. Then using a dremel, cut out the port slots needed for the Mac studio. and vent holes. Easy peasy lemon squeezy.

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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 08, 2022 10:02PM
Dang, 3 bills just for the case?





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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: Forrest
Date: March 09, 2022 05:45AM
It would be a good idea to develop an acrylic shell for the Mac Studio to keep it raised 2-3 inches off the desk with cooling ducts on the bottom and many small holes in the back to aid in cooling.
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Re: Anyone know off the top of their head if the Mac Studio fits in a G4 Cube shell?
Posted by: Tiangou
Date: March 09, 2022 05:59AM
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It would be a good idea to develop an acrylic shell for the Mac Studio to keep it raised 2-3 inches off the desk with cooling ducts on the bottom and many small holes in the back to aid in cooling.

Or maybe a Thunderbolt dock that raises it up.

Hmmm.... I wonder who might make similar devices right now.





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Yes, and no.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: March 09, 2022 10:41AM
It won't fit.

Older minis would fit but starting with maybe the 2012 mini, it's outside dimensions are the same as the Cube's shell.


I just realized all the ports go out the side on the Studio


??

I saw the ports on the front and back, I didn't see any on either side.


If it did fit, venting would be a simple matter.

The back of the Cube shell is relieved for cables and to provide an intake for cooling.

Take a router and cut a port in the of the back of the Cube to match the back of the Studio, allowing a passthrough for cables and exhaust.

It's only a guess on my part, but I imagine the cooling intake is at the bottom of the Studio with air exhausting out the back.

So air would be sucked in via the relieved area at the bottom of the Cube and exhausted out the back cutout.

None of that would be visible from the seating position of a desk.

The large port at the top of the Cube shell would serve for some passive venting as well.

None of that would be visible from the seating position of a desk.

I have an polished stainless steel base that nothing more than trim, but raises the Cube a little over an inch.

That could be used to hide a fan to blow air up to the Studio, if needed.

As the Studio won't fit in a Cube shell, it doesn't matter.

But the idea of creating a bespoke Studio shell would be trés cool.






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Re: Yes, and no.
Posted by: Blankity Blank
Date: March 09, 2022 04:14PM
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RAMd®d
“It won't fit….”

“But the idea of creating a bespoke Studio shell would be trés cool.”

First. I love the word “bespoke” and what it means. Second. The phrase “trés cool” is my favorite not French, but should be French, right behind the phrase “le jazz hot”. Many bonus points to you, good sir.

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Re: Yes, and no.
Posted by: pRICE cUBE
Date: March 09, 2022 08:46PM
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RAMd®d
It won't fit.

Older minis would fit but starting with maybe the 2012 mini, it's outside dimensions are the same as the Cube's shell.


I just realized all the ports go out the side on the Studio


??

I saw the ports on the front and back, I didn't see any on either side.


If it did fit, venting would be a simple matter.

The back of the Cube shell is relieved for cables and to provide an intake for cooling.

Take a router and cut a port in the of the back of the Cube to match the back of the Studio, allowing a passthrough for cables and exhaust.

It's only a guess on my part, but I imagine the cooling intake is at the bottom of the Studio with air exhausting out the back.

So air would be sucked in via the relieved area at the bottom of the Cube and exhausted out the back cutout.

None of that would be visible from the seating position of a desk.

The large port at the top of the Cube shell would serve for some passive venting as well.

None of that would be visible from the seating position of a desk.

I have an polished stainless steel base that nothing more than trim, but raises the Cube a little over an inch.

That could be used to hide a fan to blow air up to the Studio, if needed.

As the Studio won't fit in a Cube shell, it doesn't matter.

But the idea of creating a bespoke Studio shell would be trés cool.


On a square, the front and back are sides because the G4 Cube case had the ports underneath. There is no way you could have any side facing port without modifications.



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Re: Yes, and no.
Posted by: jdc
Date: March 10, 2022 06:16PM
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RAMd®d
It won't fit.
Older minis would fit but starting with maybe the 2012 mini, it's outside dimensions are the same as the Cube's shell.

I was the 2009, fwiw -- 6.5 x 6.5. 2010 went AL and 7.7 x 7.7





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