Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by thegyufi, 10 Dec 2013.
a beautiful mac in the making ! keep it up
You sir, make all this mods look too easy.
Still waiting for plastic for my case, but learned a lot from this log...
Thanks a lot
Meanwhile I post some other pictures of the progress I made this week-end, could you find the 3 new little modifications on the case ?!
The first who find the answers will win .... my respect !!
sorry for my English, but I try
1. You made holes on HDD cage where the LianLi logo was
2. You instal 5.25 cage with slim DVD or BD
3. You fill with epoxy all holes on the old motherboard tray
and Yes - I'm a big fan of your work
We have a winner !! You win my respect
Even if for the optical drive, I switch the black adaptator for another in silver color.
Thanks for your last sentence, I realy appreciate
I hope I'll post last update this afternoon
Good news! I'll stand here waiting for update
P.S: I have Apple G4 case I want to rebuild for PC-hardware and I go to your thread as somekind of lessons
It's an Apple G4 Cube too ? If yes, I loved so much to mod this case
Nope, I have Power Mac G4, just like this:
But I remember your last worklog with cube - it was amazing! I want Power Mac because I have mATX motherboard
Ok, so as promise : Update !
This week-end, I realize the window on the door
some holes to let met cut
the cut with the jigsaw
the first finitions with a file and a dremel for the corners
The cuts on the rack's handles
and the door with the window
I hope you like the result !
I have 2 questions :
- do you think I need to move downwardly the rack to see all the handles with the door closed ?
- do you think it's a good idea to realize an opening into the window to allow access to the HDDs ?
Cool door! About questions: two NO
I agree with Shurika, i would answer both questions no.
I'd also go "no" on both questions. It's just fine as it is now.
Btw, did you happen to bump into a larger hot-swappable HD-rack while you were searching for this one? I'm asking because I got my greasy mitts on a G5 Mac Pro recently myself and I'm thinking about something along your lines, but I'd like to have a bigger HD-rack.
I don't think you need to move the rack down, looks great as is. Also leave the window whole as well. You have taken a classy case and improved it.
Thanks for your answers guys
About the rack, I know that model also exist in 2 or 3 slots. So maybe you can buy 2 racks x3 HDD ?! When I do my research, I found another model (the Icy Dock MB155SP-B ) but really expensive... I hope this can help you !!
Thanks for answering the question about the HDD-rack.
I must admit that this Lian-Li version you're using fits the bill much better here than the Icy Dock version (also I don't get the price-point for ID products myself either).
And to be fair, at least two of my drives are SSDs, so having four slots in the rack could be enough for me as well if I placed the SSD drives somewhere else like you did.
Keep up the great work!
Hi here ! It's time for a little UPdate !!
Saturday morning I was awakened early by the postman with my package from thelaser www.thelaserhive.com so I forgave him
as usual the package is perfect and all is well protected.
little goodie !! a USB bamboo key
So inside the package there is the aluminum plate for the MB tray, and the plexi for the window.
the little USB key in which we find all the instructions we need to install the differents kits to convert powermacs cases.
little zoom on the edge of the plexi, 0 default !
When I ordered the window, I didn't planned the shape of the cut. So I just ask a window do go inside this frame.
and when we see the result
the aluminum plate
this is why I didn't do it by myself : 3mm of thinkness
And now, you probably already guess that the next update will be about the MB tray full aluminum
It's time for a little UPdate about the MB tray upgraded to be full aluminum
As the aluminum is a 3mm thickness, I could directly tap in M3 for the standoffs
and inside the case
nothing really new, but now the MB tray is much stronger !!
See you soon !!
Goddammit it's so beautiful!
I love how you've completely maintained the original look by using all the aluminium parts, yet you've also totally changed all the layout and modernised things. This is looking to be my favourite G5/Mac Pro case mod ever, that window is simply to die for, not to mention the mobo tray.
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