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Case Mod - In Progress AppleCoreDuo

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cyprio, 2 Dec 2006.

  1. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Larger pic for some fine detail:

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    And one more


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    Same procedure for the fan below it and viola! (the 2 areas look slightly unaligned in the pic but it must be the camera angle as they look spot on to me)

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    Here is a sneak preview of what the finished cage will look like... remember the inner cage will be black.


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    Signing out for now...

    Cyp.
     
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  2. KaotiK

    KaotiK New Member

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    Love the G5 case. You've done this case justice :thumb:
     
  3. Sandwich

    Sandwich New Member

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    This is quite an inspiring mod. I love what you have done with the mesh
     
  4. Dna14

    Dna14 New Member

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    I like the look of that. I would like to do something similar myself but It would probably take me forever and end up buying a case. Good Work!
     
  5. customh

    customh conflagration.

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    Great Job!! Look forward to seeing it finished, even if it is a while off.
     
  6. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    How long did it take you to drill all those holes???


    BTW great looking case
     
  7. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Thanks for the encouraging comments.
    The hole drilling took me the best part of 2 hours with breaks as i was using a normal hand held power drill and my hands were aching quite a bit!

    I finished quite late last night so the light wasn't good enough for a close up pic of the finished holes. Here you go:

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    Looks like i was a bit out with the fan holes along the bottom :( Hopefully with countersunk bolts this will not be as noticable.
    I used this for countersinking the bolt holes by the way:

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    I also forgot to add the window in the opposite side panel (door) was cut using a waterjet - the panels are 3-4mm thick and i didnt fancy tackling it with a dremel or jigsaw so sent it off to get professionally cut. They did a pretty smooth job and cut out the semi-transparent mirror plexi for a flush fit as well. Will post more pics of this in my next update.
     
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  8. cyberspyder

    cyberspyder Canuck

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    DAMN, DAMN, and DOUBLE DAMN!!!!!! HOLY CRAP THAT LOOKS GOOD! Submit it to ALL the modding contests you can dig up!!!

    Brendan
     
  9. Sandwich

    Sandwich New Member

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    Then apple being apple would prolly sue his pants off... then jack the design for themselves. and then steve jobs well do a press conference saying how great his designers are then proceed to grope himself.
     
  10. B[x]

    B[x] New Member

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    That's a really cool way to drill your own mesh. Those grills looks stock, great job.
     
  11. Predatator295

    Predatator295 New Member

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    Congratulations, I love this mod, and a lot of job have been made!!!!!
     
  12. Franklin

    Franklin New Member

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    Great job so far. It's not easy to mod a Apple G5 case and make it even look better. B.t.w. this reminds me of the Mr. Bean mod, but I hope you will finish it, Mr. Bean never seems to finish his mods :waah: I'll keep an eye on this worklog.
     
  13. Brett89

    Brett89 Active Member

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    Fantastic work on the holes, looks top notch. Amazing hand-work. I love the G5 case stock, and it's awesome to see someone improve upon it.
     
  14. GuardianStorm

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    looks good, 5* and subscribed :)
     
  15. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    OMG! that's a serious amount of drilling!! :eeek: Good idea with the guide plate!

    It's comming along nicely.. thought you had sacked the project there for a while, and I'm glad to see you back at it!! =D

    Will continue to follow this log closely... keep it up! :thumb:
     
  16. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    :thumb: Thanks again guys. Dont worry - i WILL finish this. I feel like that i have been living and dreaming this mod for so long now that any other conclusion is simply out of the question!

    I work full time for the National Health Service in London and so the only time i have for modding is weekends and for those of you who live in a big city you know how much stuff there is to do on Sat/Sun so its a bit of a battle for time. :)

    I have just received loads of bolts (countersunk and button head) and have also ordered some primer and matt black paint. Will update at the weekend... i promise. ;)

    Cyp.
     
  17. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Couldn't wait as they look so good! :)

    Now that is what i call "Snug":

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  18. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Good to hear! =) hehe, I hear ya.. I have this huge project that I'm still planning atm (came up with the idea about a year ago), and all I can think about is how I'm going to solve this and that problem, and so on and so forth. I really look forward to start buildning, but alas that's probably another 1-2 months of further planning away. <=)
    hehe, then you should be well aware of the downsides of consuming alcohol... heh, I not even sure what the NHS does..... aaanyway.. what I mean is, stay away from thoose beers and do some magic with them tools of yours instead! ;P
    Looking sweet!!

    Btw, perhaps I didn't :read: properly, but are you going to paint any part of the case later on?

    [edit] where did that extra word come from?? *deleted* [/edit]
     
  19. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    Yeah Macros, if you look at what i have done to the middle cage i am going to paint it matt black as i need to hide the epoxy. I needed to mod the rear quite a bit to make it PC compatible. I also had to change the front ports to PC compatible ones. :)
     
  20. Macros_the_Black

    Macros_the_Black Yup.. I'm a f-ing reptile

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    Goodie! That's what I was thinking about (the epoxy). Will probably look real nice with brushed alu and matt black... can almost picture it.. mmm, liking it.. looking forward to seing it done! :thumb:
     

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