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Old 8th Mar 2011, 16:08   #1
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Project reborn, a simple PowerMac G5 mod, final picture 14/4/11

it has been a year since i mod.
now it is time to re-polish my skills.

the victim for this project is



it will be just a simple conversion for common form factor to be used.
the initial plan is to keep the case form being chopped.

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Old 8th Mar 2011, 16:17   #2
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some picture to do the talking


some older lian li case to donate its panel for bracket.

bended


this picture will show u how it is mounted.



beside that

a psu mount bracket was also created.
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Old 8th Mar 2011, 16:25   #3
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Another G5 mod. Several of us have done them.
I watch.

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Old 8th Mar 2011, 16:47   #4
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Another G5 mod. Several of us have done them.
I watch.

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thanks.
i has been follow most if not all of the g5 mod, getting inspiration and tips from them.

well, i started this project in febuary, i still have some more picture to post.
more to come after i rearrange my photo
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Old 8th Mar 2011, 16:52   #5
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since i dislike the 1st version of the bracket i mad, i decide to make a new one.



fan mounting.


cut some arcylic pieces


this is how it looks like at the moment.



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Old 8th Mar 2011, 17:55   #6
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I used to work on a G5 at my work and those are some nice cases if you ask me. I like to see people modding them, it kinda makes me laugh to see a Macintosh being stripped for its beautiful exterior.
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Old 8th Mar 2011, 18:14   #7
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Great work with that case
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Old 10th Mar 2011, 13:33   #8
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I used to work on a G5 at my work and those are some nice cases if you ask me. I like to see people modding them, it kinda makes me laugh to see a Macintosh being stripped for its beautiful exterior.
thanks, i am the 3rd owner for this case. by the time i had it, all the internal had been gutted out. will try my best to work most out of it.

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Great work with that case
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Old 10th Mar 2011, 13:40   #9
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update

cut some slot for the pci bracket on the arcylic which use to mount the motherboard.




and also cut the upper divider try for psu breathing hole.




and also some hole for cable routing



in the process.
i break my jr saw.



the blade was not broken even once.
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Nice cuts in the tray. sorry about the saw.

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Old 15th Mar 2011, 17:14   #11
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thanks john.
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 17:20   #12
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yay~ new update.

tap the bracket using screw ( cant find tapper in this country )


also the spacer is placed.




original mac hdd cage




problem




the hdd cage will hit the motherboard.

well i guess i had to find the solution.

some other things





this lian li bracket will be placed infront as intake

thanks for watching and
see you soon.
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Aaaah too much G5 mods going on. I gotta make mine (which will start in a few weeks) better!

mwahaha.

But no worrines. I will watch and lurk
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Old 15th Mar 2011, 22:48   #14
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Hello!

Nice work, I'm watching you
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Old 16th Mar 2011, 15:38   #15
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Aaaah too much G5 mods going on. I gotta make mine (which will start in a few weeks) better!

mwahaha.

But no worrines. I will watch and lurk
yea... suddently all the g5 mod are popping up in bit-tech.


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Nice work, I'm watching you
thanks. i will be watching urs too.
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Old 25th Mar 2011, 07:19   #16
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been facing quite a few small problem.

1st is the hdd cage. (not enough space for it and the g5 air baffle /deflector in place)



2nd is the front IO cable. (not long enough for it to reach, i managed to burn a speaker by plugging in the wrong pin )









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before giving up or taking some rest form modding.
i managed to do some test fitting with some hardware.

hardware use will be going in the g5 case.

processor - intel i5 750
motherboard - asus p7p55d-e-pro
ram - corsair xms3 2x2 gb
graphic - gigabyte gtx 260+
psu - gigabyte odin gt 550w (not seen yet)
hdd - WD 808gb (not seen yet)






u can see about the wire will have no space to route once the psu placed.




the g5 and my current lian li g7b


hardware gutted out

that is all.
more work is being done. seen u soon.
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If Apple does one thing right every time its make beautiful cases. Me watch.

Maybe you can mount the HDD rack standing up. Or if you can find a small enough one on its side.
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What strikes me is the genious way you made the bracket for the GFX. Just pushing it a bit further in. It's frikkin awesome! Why didn't I think of that!? That would have saved me 2 billion years in workarounds!

Loving it!
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Old 26th Mar 2011, 15:49   #20
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If Apple does one thing right every time its make beautiful cases. Me watch.

Maybe you can mount the HDD rack standing up. Or if you can find a small enough one on its side.
yea. about the hdd cage. i got another lian li hdd cage. it will just fit into the place. the only thing is, it is not as striking as the original hdd cage.


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What strikes me is the genious way you made the bracket for the GFX. Just pushing it a bit further in. It's frikkin awesome! Why didn't I think of that!? That would have saved me 2 billion years in workarounds!

Loving it!
thanks, love ur work too. especially the waterblock for the graphic care.
ur project was the inspiration for this mod.

the bracket is design to be used with this converter.



it will fit exactly into the space in between.

beside that, the apple io port which i cut will fit into the original position without any problem with this bracket.

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