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Case Mod - In Progress Mac G5 Mod. arg-ist

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by arg-ist, 25 Nov 2014.

  1. arg-ist

    arg-ist Member

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    This time my case to mod is a classic. Powermac G5. One of the most popular and ,one of the most modded beauttiful case ever made. As robustness , ı can say it is a PANZER.


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    someone showed his love like ...


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    Some prefer to use such

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    Powermac G5 is one oft most modded case. but most of them, changed outlook of the case



    My goals for this Project were to preserve the look of the case at outside ;and fit my PC s hardware including a full ATX MB. And watercooling.


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    I will to mod at two stages

    First the mod on the case and and convert it for an ATX-reverse ( like BTX) MB …

    Thenn as second mod this case for Watercooling… with acrylic tubing and alphacool capecora passive rads 642+142= 742


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    To use an ATX(reverse) mainboard at this case, the back panel must be changed.

    İf we wannt to adapt the case to new motherboard. We must change


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    At the back panel, the fans must be moved off center, to make a new I/O. and a larger room
    for 7 slots


    There are a lot of mods, one of them is ,

    to make a half mask as Ben Katz did.

    Link: http://build-its.blogspot.com.tr/2011/04/how-to-fit-your-pc-in-power-mac-g5-case.html


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    and mount them to thecase


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    Or we can use a MB tray with backpanel as gibsonc did.

    Link : http://www.insanelymac.com/forum/topic/281165-powermac-g5-case-mod/


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    And cut the case, to make a space


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    And mount it

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    But I wannt to make a new back panel complett. With new fan holes , I/O and slots.
    I wannt to use the original fangrill as well.



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    Drawn at corel... but ı musst make nearly 3000 circles with 3mm Radius..


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    And sent to water jet for cutting….




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    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=288590

    PlayDoh Silverstone TJ07 - Acrylic tubing
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=267324


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    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=271227

    JUMBO CASE
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=266554

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    mmt 900D Case
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=266954

    How to make BENCH CASE from an old ATX
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=277334

    self made COSMOS II Clear Panel
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=277478

    Level 10GT Acrylic tubing
    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=269227
     
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  2. Jeffinslaw

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    VERY interested to see how this turns out! Will be following along :thumb:

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  3. MODZERO

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    Looking forward to seeing how this pans out, I've attempted a MacPro mod in the passed and have a G5 case in the loft I never got round to. I'm pretty sure their is a US company that will sell your the ATX conversion mod panel.. I'll see if I can dig out a link.

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  4. arg-ist

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    thanks... we ll see ıf ı can achieve or not...
     
  5. arg-ist

    arg-ist Member

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    update 2 29.11.2014

    İnside of the original case
    To start, ı completely emtied out the case, including the latching mechanism that holds the front side panel on;


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    but be carefull , we must use latching mechanism.


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    The new backpanel came from waterjet ,
    And this the new raw plate for backpanel that came from waterjet cutting


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    and and new backpanel bended.


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    Locations were determined to be cut in the old panel


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    marked places emptied with dremel.


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    Bended backplate temporarily mounted to the case


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  6. MODZERO

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    Nicely done sir.

    J.
     
  7. arg-ist

    arg-ist Member

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    Thanks, but there is much work to do.....
     
  8. TheL4mka

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    Very nice! :)
     
  9. Jeffinslaw

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    Wow! I am speechless! It looks amazing! Any details on the bending process? How did you do it?

    -Jeffinslaw
     
  10. arg-ist

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    not a very difficult task , Dude…

    With a little attention , a little patience and with a very simple crimping machine…

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  11. wahoomcdaniel

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    On the overlayed areas, will you need to redrill hole pattern so that both pieces line up?
     
  12. Jeffinslaw

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    Seems simple enough... thanks!

    -Jeffinslaw
     
  13. arg-ist

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    Yes ı can redrill, it is possible.

    But I'm afraid, to expand the main hole basis.expecially at dished places.

    Becouse ı can not use a benchdrill , ı must use a handdrill. And it is to much risky..

    And there are not much overlapping section.

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    But the bottom can be cut slightl a little more.

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  14. arg-ist

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    UPDATE 03.12.2014



    To mount MB tray ı bonded 3 piece 10x20mm aluminum profiles with Dewcon SF plastic steell.(epoxi)


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    MB tray (in 2 piece) mounted with standoffs.(they must be sanded, and painted)


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    I must make a place for PSU . to mount the PSU ı made a tray .


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    And mounted psu with this tray to the case


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    I made a duct from plexi for exhaust of PSU.
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    Mounted duct to PSU


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    And mounted the psu with exhaust duct to his place with PSU tray


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    This photograph is with a Corsair AX1200 photographed. İt is 200 mm long.

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    Therefore , if ı have a problem with MB , then ı can use an Corsair AX860i . It is 160 mm long…
    40 mm shorter, not to have a problem with MB and slots.

    MB tray painted alu and mounted

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  15. arg-ist

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    Original fangril mounted (from inside)


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    Backpanel with mounted grills (I must find 2.2 mm phillips self tapping screws fort he grill



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    The back panel brushed with 3M Abrasive Brush


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    The new backpanel with I/0 slots and fan grils mounted to the case


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    the latching mechanism that holds the front side panel is mounted again.


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    And the side window mounted with latching mechanism.
    Case with closed sidewindow

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    I must add an white vandal buton becouse the led of original Vandals is defect ,and two leds for ON/OF and HDD.

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    Made 3 holes 3mm and 16 mm diameter.


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    Mounted the 16mm Vandal

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    And 3mm leds


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    The slots painted with a alu spray.


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    Through the case...

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    The case before modding

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    And the new case with new backpanel

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    And final pictures from the new Mac G5 ATX-reverse ( l,ke BTX)


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    To compare.. Original Mac G5 and the new ATX -reverse compiant Mac G5- ATX reverse


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    Next update is a different modified passive Watercooling, with a Cape CORA 742
     
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  16. arg-ist

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    Thanks...
     
  17. arg-ist

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    UPDATE 12.12.2014

    I want to built a watercooling system, for my modified MAC G5 ATX-reverse

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    And cool CPU+MB+Videocard. And use a PASSİVE RADIATOR.(no more fans to cool)
    One loop but in two parts.as
    3XHF142 rad >CPU> MB> 4X HF 142 rad>EVGA 680 Classified> REZ. >POMP




    I want to see the case like this

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    Using a passive radiator , alphacool cape cora 7x142 mounted at rear sidewindow.

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    This radiators normally operate parallel .Like this

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    But ı want to use it as serial .Like this

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    Therfore ı must mod T-plug connectors of cape cora.. on the bottom.and block one side to to prevent fluid flow.

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    And make special fittings (adapters) for connection on the top between cape cora and EK-CSQ ADAPTER 90

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    using 7 piece bended 16 mm OD clear acrylic pipes, to see color of fluid.
    12mm acrylic pipe looks out very skinny to me…

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    I could use 16mm OD Copper pipes too… like this…in my 800D case..

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    http://forums.bit-tech.net/showthread.php?t=271227

    but ı want to edd a little color to the case…

    I planned to use EK-CSQ ADAPTER 90 BLACK

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    EK-HDC Fittings 16mm G1/4-black(is the best rigid fitting for 16mm acrylic)

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    and bıtspower case through hole fittings-black

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    UPDATE 13.12.2014


    But ı will change EK-CSQ ADAPTER 90 Black ,with Monsoon Light Port 90 Rotary Angle Adapter ¾ Black


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    and ı will illuminate the pipes from inline with Monsoon LED Stop Fitting Black(without monsoon comp. Fitting)


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    to get the illuminated efect with 16mm thick acrylic pipes like this


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    At last ı would like to see my MAC G5 case like this…with fluid color in bended acrylic pipes


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  18. Nexxo

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    This is going to be good...

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  19. arg-ist

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    UPDATE 02.01.2015


    Finally arrived radiators. We can continue to work.

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    I mounted every cooling moduls(Cape Cora 142) with self-tapping screws on two metal bars 20X5X400mm.


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    Every moduls are mounted with two self tapping screws to both metal bars

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    45 degree beveled ends of metal bars

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    And they are complet mounted with two metal bars to the back side window

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    And case with mounted cape cora 742

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  20. arg-ist

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    Thanks Nexxo...
    But these modification is nothing by your worklogs.
     

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