I'm a new Mac user with extensive PC knowledge, but very little Mac knowledge. I have built and upgraded several PC's over the years and can troubleshoot them well. I recently inherited a SuperMac C600e/200 from the company I work for and would like some info/advice on upgrading it.
It has a bad CDROM drive which I have managed to salvage another SCSI CDROM from a PowerPC with I had laying around and a dead NIC.
Here are the machine specs:
200Mhz PowerPC 603e (socketed)
40 MHz system bus
64 meg 168-pin DIMM
2.1 gig IDE HD
What, if any, upgrades can be made to this machine?
Can I get a G3 card for it?
Can it run OS 9 or X?
I don't want to spend too much on it, but would be willing to spend a little if I can bring this machine into the new millenium.
Also, I have IDE drives including CDROM/CDRWs and Harddrives kicking around that were once in Windows based PCs. Can any of these drives be used in this machine?
Being a graphic designer and long-time PC user, I grow tired of the problems I experience with my Windows machine and wish to make the jump to Mac. If this machine can help me get over the hurdle until I can afford a new Mac, I would like to max out it's capabilities.
Thanks for your help.