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Case Mod - In Progress [project] the G5-yufi - done !

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thegyufi, 10 Dec 2013.

  1. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Hello Bit-Tech ! :dremel:

    After more than one year since my last project based on an Apple Cube, I started another one bigger based this time on the well-known Apple PowerMac G5 !

    If we like or not the brand with an apple, I think the design of this case leaves no one indifferent !




    Let's the party begin ! :dremel:
     
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  2. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    First Update !

    I started on the front of the case, by creating a new entry for a slot-in drive, it took me a lot of time for this but I'm quite happy with the result

    First aff all, some line on autocad, to be sure of what I'll do !

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    then the drawing
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    somes holes
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    with some little files
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    result
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    temporary support of the new slot
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    and, the cut on the case :dremel:
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    installation of the new slot on the case
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    and gluing with the epoxy
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    and, drill all the little holes with the help of a guide
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    When it's done, we take off all the parts to clean them
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    and we put it all together with some epoxy mastic
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    when it's dry, we sand
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    and again some drilling to unclog holes filled product
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    little spray paint to have an idea of the result

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    this part is finish !! All your comments are welcome !

    The next update will be on the front panel

    Stay around ! :lol:
     
  3. MattoDaLegare

    MattoDaLegare New Member

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    Very good start. :naughty:
     
  4. Nikozii

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    Stunning work. Respect!

    Continue! :thumb:
     
  5. TadZilla

    TadZilla tadbitnerdy

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    Amazing work! I've always wondered how people make these slots themselves. Great guide!
     
  6. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Nice work. Continuing the holes to make it look OEM is always a good plan with these cases. Most others just bolt stuff to the front/back.
     
  7. longyny

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    Amazing work dude! Waiting to see more stuff
     
  8. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Second Update !!

    This time, it's about the integration of a USB 3.0 frontpanel .

    As I done for the slot, I begin with some lines on Autocad
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    then some drawing and cutting
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    and I cut the case :dremel:
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    the two parts ready to be assembled
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    after some sanding
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    drilling
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    some painting to check the result
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    then we continue on the support of the frontpanel, my goal was to make it invisible from the outside of the case, so it take lot of time and holes !

    first, find some space to drill holes ont the frontpanel
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    the same on an aluminum corner
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    after many steps this is what I got, I think this part is not so clean than the other, because I redrilled all the holes in 3,5mm (instead of 3,0mm) to try to hide this support.

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    then we glue the support with an exoxy glue
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    and this is the result after some finishing
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    The next update will be about the integration of the lian li hotswap rack !

    Stay around :lol:
     
  9. mav2000

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    Awesome work man....just beautiful
     
  10. MegadetHCl

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    I hope you did not short that PCB on the aluminum support :)
     
  11. Nexxo

    Nexxo Queue Jumper

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    Finally someone who respects the holeyness :)p) of this case and doesn't just cut huge chunks out of it. Great work! :thumb:
     
  12. Cheapskate

    Cheapskate Insane? or just stupid?

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    Glorious work. :D I love how much work you have put into making this full retooling almost unnoticeable.

    @Nexxo- Ow...
     
  13. stuartwood89

    stuartwood89 Please... Just call me Stu.

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    Couldn't agree more. I'll be taking a leaf out of this book when I get round to doing my G5.
     
  14. Darkened

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    Now this is what a G5 mod is supposed to be!

    I've never seen anyone take such an approach this far and I sure hope you'll have the strength to pull out all the stops all the way.

    I'll definitely be watching this one.

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  15. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    thanks a lot friends for all your kind comments, it really helps me to keep my motivation !!

    Update!! SSD's @home !!

    Admire what the Santa Claus brought to me !!

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    Two beautiful Kingston's drives SSD HyperX 3k :jawdrop:


    Ok my rabbits, let me take a few more pictures of you !
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    Their finition is just perfect, these ssd got a look so classy while remaining sober, they smell good the quality as usual !! :clap: It will be very hard to wait until the project is finished !

    Stay around ! :lol:
     
  16. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Hi here !

    I'll probably post this afternoon some pictures of the psu during unboxing and some more progress with the hotswap rack !!
     
  17. thegyufi

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    Update !!! PSU @home !!

    The superb P-760 Hybrid by Seasonic has arrived safely, and visibly the travel was good !

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    Let's start the show !!

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    jolie assortiment de câble :D

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    et la voilà... vraiment bien protégé dans sa jolie pochette en velour tout doux [:bakk3]
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    and one last picture of the family
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    The PSU and the packing reflects the quality that we know of Seasonic ! ;)


    Next update will be about the integration of the hotswap rack !

    Bye!!
     
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  18. AlienwareAndy

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    Great work there. Shows a lot of respect for the original design, which is what mods should be about IMO.
     
  19. gardnerphotos

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    just awesome!
     
  20. thegyufi

    thegyufi New Member

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    Update !! about the installation of the HDD rack

    first, remove all I don't need !
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    for the integration I reversed the bottom with the top
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    Some M4 tapping
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    then the cut of the separating plate
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    Little Picture of all the parts
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    and, installation of all this parts
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    That's all ! Next update will be about the creation of the support for the 2x140 mm Prolimatech's fans !!

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