Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by Cyprio, 2 Dec 2006.
Wurth makes some good products...
Really good work, Cypro!
I'm in love with your two pumps setup, if I have more free space...
Yeah, you have so much extra room in your current project, what are you waiting for......LOL.
Indeed, very good work. I think that such a case would look great polished. But paint should be great though Keep it up mate.
I don't think he could polish it because of the cuts and reworking. It would leave the epoxy putty exposed.
Yeah, that's one of the main reasons why i am not keeping it bare metal - the front and back would look ugly. The outer cage will be polished to match the window panel. Which reminds me - my new panel arrived this morning from the States so i can get to work on that at the weekend maybe. So many things to do!
I have looked into clearcoating and polishing the black paint however and might be doing this depending on how the matt black looks with the polished aluminium.
I should have the last of the watercooling components tomorrow. I promised Weasal i will tally the cost... something i am not looking forward to i must say! I keep telling myself it's an investment!
Can you tell that modding is an investment to my wife?
I also try and explain it like that. But, I keep on telling my Fiance', its something I love and it makes me happy....and then I make you happy
Im absolutely loving you mod right now. MAC G5 case are so sexy. They are actually alot nicer than a Lian Li
But i saw this pic, it needs a bit more sanding there, seeing as it is the front. you will also still notice it even after a good spray job.
But otherwise keep this thread alive, i wanna see this thing finished
Great choice on the beer !
The mod is looking real good too, btw!
You must have skimmed the pics but not read the thread. The caption for that photo:
Lol my bad on that. i was kinda skimming through but reading as i was going. must not have seen that line.
Still loving this case mod though. At work we work on these, G5's
Yeah, Cyprio's doing an awesome job on this. High quality work.
I like the mod too, but prefer a New Belgium Abbey!
Quick question: you're installing OSX on this, right? Are you limited in your choice of motherboards?
Belgian all the way when i can get my hands on it - Duvel and Leffe Blonde my personal favourites. But dangerous to have them whilst modding i would have thought though!
I am planning on Vista (unfortunately, as i love the Mac OS) - i am however an avid PC Gamer (see www.brclan.net for my clan) and this is going to be my main gaming rig... for now.
Next update dependent on a couple of final deliveries - last watercooling connectors and some case finishing products like clear coat, 2000 grit paper and some 3M buffing compound.
After a day spent painting, then sanding, then painting and then sanding to get rid of imperfections i ended up with these.
I will let the pictures speak for themselves folks as im not sure what to say about them apart from apologies for the fingerprints, but the outer cage is not finished.
Wow man! The paint job is awesome!!
nice contrast between polished aluu and this smooth black. good job. U made mac case looks better !!
How much for the case when It´s converted to atx? (dammit shouldn´t brought a lappy)
I am deeply impressed. I have seen Mac G5 mods before, but because PC components have such a very different layout, a case conversion usually ends up hacking a beautiful case apart... Not so with your project. The black paint job is an inspired way of smoothing out the already well-executed case cuts. I think that in fact you have not just retained the clean G5 design, but radically improved on it.
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