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Case Mod - In Progress AppleCoreDuo

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

  1. cyberspyder

    cyberspyder Canuck

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    Wurth makes some good products...
     
  2. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Really good work, Cypro!
    I'm in love with your two pumps setup, if I have more free space...
    :)
     
  3. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    Yeah, you have so much extra room in your current project, what are you waiting for......LOL.
     
  4. jegerjon

    jegerjon What's a Dremel?

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    Indeed, very good work. I think that such a case would look great polished. But paint should be great though ;) Keep it up mate.
     
  5. SPQQKY

    SPQQKY Evil Modder

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    I don't think he could polish it because of the cuts and reworking. It would leave the epoxy putty exposed.
     
  6. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    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! :D

    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! :)

    Cyp.
     
  7. Mino

    Mino Ganzerli Mino

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    Can you tell that modding is an investment to my wife?
    :)
     
  8. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    LOL! :hehe:

    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 :D
     
  9. DoOb's

    DoOb's Overclocker/Modder

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    Hey Cyprio

    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.

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    But otherwise keep this thread alive, i wanna see this thing finished
     
  10. Mosha

    Mosha What's a Dremel?

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    Great choice on the beer ! ;)

    The mod is looking real good too, btw!
     
  11. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    You must have skimmed the pics but not read the thread. The caption for that photo:
     
  12. DoOb's

    DoOb's Overclocker/Modder

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    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
     
  13. dacust

    dacust What's a Dremel?

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    Yeah, Cyprio's doing an awesome job on this. High quality work.
     
  14. headala

    headala What's a Dremel?

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    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?
     
  15. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    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.
     
  16. Cyprio

    Cyprio G5 Supermodder

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    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. :)


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  17. Dean MF

    Dean MF PC Freak!

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    Wow man! The paint job is awesome!!
     
  18. HeXeN

    HeXeN Straight from Hell

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    nice contrast between polished aluu and this smooth black. good job. U made mac case looks better !!
     
  19. TTmodder

    TTmodder Hammertime

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    How much for the case when It´s converted to atx? (dammit shouldn´t brought a lappy)
     
  20. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    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.

    Excellent work! :thumb:
     

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