Hi everyone! Let me to introduce my project Noir G5 which is a case mod project of a Powermac G5. The goal of this project is to make a neat case in black, the color schema for now is black and red which is a common color schema but it choose it because of available of products. Todo list: [x] Take apart case [x] Cut hole for new backside [x] Make new backside [x] Attach new backside [x] Attach new motherboard tray [x] Buy water cooling parts and hardware [x] Make radiator stand/holder [x] Putty the edges of the new backside [x] Putty the holes on the case side left after removing screw spacers [x] Sleeve PSU in red and black sleeve [x] LCD in the front [x] Cut hole for the PSU in the shelf [x] Clean case for painting [x] Paint case in black when everything else is finished [ ] Install water cooling parts and hardware [-] Make HDD cage - Will use original from the case. x = Done s = Started Hardware for now: CPU: Intel i7 2600k MB: ASUS Maximus IV Extreme RAM: Corsair Vengeance 4x4GB GPU: Sapphire Radeon 7970 SSD: Samsung 830 128GB HDD: Western Digital Caviar Green 2TB PSU: Silverstone Strider Gold 750W This will be my first water cooled computer, any input would be very helpful. I will use a 240 slim radiator to cool the CPU because space isn't something I've got a lot of. Water cooling parts: Radiator: EK 240 Radiator Pump: Laing D5 with EK top CPU block: EK Waterblocks Supreme HF Acetal Reservoir: EK Waterblocks Multioption RES X2 150 Basic Fittings: Bitspower compression fittings 10/13mm Tubing: Tygon R3603 Fan: Enermax Magma 120 Let's start off with a couple of pictures, I hope you will like this project and I would be happy if you comment with your thoughts about it. The case in original. Started with taking apart the case, it is two assembled parts and with a bit of bending they split up. I marked the back where I was going to cut out the hole for the new motherboard tray I/O which is a Lian-Li one. The new backside is made in aluminum and have a patterns which will make it a bit different from other PowerMac G5 case mods and it will likely look neat in black. Because of the space limit in the case I will skip the ODD and have two HDD there instead. I cut out parts for the HDD cage which will be made in acrylic. Drawn where I was going to be cutting. Cut-out with a band saw and tested how the parts fit together. Next update will probably come in a week. I will work on the project when I have time and tools.