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    Red face can i turn an old G5 into a new G5 intel for low $$

    The mac I have is a motorola 2005 G5, 2.0 Mhz, dual core, blah blah blah, not a bad box
    BUT none of the newest software runs on it, final cut studio 2, w/FCP 6
    Also the newest HD matrox MXO2 only works with the intel chipset.
    can i swap the motherboard and have a perfectly great working mac?
    and, where are the best places to look for a great working motherboard for mac?
    signed please help



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    You are not *just* looking at a new motherboard, but new CPUs, memory and power supply even. Your remaining components are likely just fine for the "conversion".

    It is *possible* that you could find these components on ebay or another auction site, however odds are that at that point it would simply be easier and more practical to keep your G5 collecting dust and then get a new Mac.

    The other possibility would be to build your very own Hackintosh with supported hardware inside your current Mac, although that introduces it's own set of potential craziness and compatibility issues.

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    I would bet that a new motherboard won't even fit in your case, so you'll need another one of those too. You're not talking about a simple upgrade here, you're planning to change the architecture of your computer, which won't work out very well most likely.

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    And, ask anyone who has built a hackintosh, it probably won't work anyway
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    What you can't buy for that, is an Intel-compatible motherboard with an EFI chip.

    If those were on sale Apple hardware wouldn't sell anymore..
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