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Gallery: A look inside Psystar's Mac clone

Pictures of the Psystar Open Computer: unboxing, the innards and the maiden boot. 23 photos in the gallery with 1,000 pixel wide photos available if you click in.
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The Psystar shipping box isn't very impressive.

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The Psystar is shipped in two styrofoam frames inside a larger box with a metric ass-load of peanuts.

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Inside the large shipping box is a anti-static bag with the accessories: software, cables and manuals.

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I ordered the black case (the white model was backordered). It comes with plastic film on the front to protect against scratching.

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The Psystar case is an Asus TM-210 (MicroATX) which retails for about US$55 from NewEgg.com

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Time to pick it up off the floor :)

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I couldn't stand the clear anti-scratch film for another minute. So I peeled it all off. I immediately second-guessed myself and saved the film.

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The Psystar's front access panel features two USB ports, microphone and headphone jacks. The door is reasonably sturdy.

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A peek inside the top access door reveals Psystar's 20x DVD+/-R SATA drive.

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A look at the Psystar's rear panel.

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A peek inside the Psystar Open Computer.

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Another view of the inside of the Open Computer. You can click in for a larger picture.

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Another view of the inside of the Open Computer. You can click in for a larger picture.

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Another view of the inside of the Open Computer. You can click in for a larger picture.

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Inside peek at the NVIDIA GeForce GPU and Hitachi Deskstar hard drive.

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Another view of the inside of the Open Computer. You can click in for a larger picture.

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Another view of the inside of the Open Computer. You can click in for a larger picture.

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Another view of the Psystar Open Computer rear panel.

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Ah, the familiar Apple logo. Time to breathe a sigh of relief.

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Setting up a Mac OS X account looks familiar - and it is.

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The familiar Mac OS X (Leopard) desktop.

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About this Mac reveals a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo with 2GB 667MHz RAM.

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