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Brissinger6
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Hi guys!
 
I recently bought a PowerMac G5, it's really a beautiful case!
 
This is how it looks today:
 
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20130520 133614 LLS

 

My plan is to paint it, most likely the same colour, now there are a few scratches that really irritate me..

 

The power supply will go in the bottom, where the original one was

 

On components I'm not sure yet, but most likely a mATX motherboard so i can keep the top shelf free for SSD's, i'm not intrested in 3 or 4-way SLI/crossfire anyway. It will definitely be a gaming rig, maybe a even dualboot

 

I will upgrade it later on to a custom water loop but I'm going to start with an all in one set just for the CPU

 

One thing that i really hate about the mods I've seen so far, is the cable management

well it's hard to call it that with cables hanging loose everywhere.. I hope i can do a better job with the idea's i have

 

 

It won't be the fastest mod out there, still studying and finals are coming, so be patient but it will be worth it! :D



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Tan-M4-DMR
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ARGH. I really wanted to do something like this. Well, I just wanted to put my components in the G5 case... It really does look nice.

Anyways... If you could make it look good, I'd say go with a side window after you get the cables neatly managed and a full water loop in there. I think that would look pretty nifty. 

I also don't think you should paint it... possibly powdercoat it if the scratches are absolutely unbearable. 

I'm really looking forward to how this will come out.


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I have to agree, i would paint it and a side window would look nice


| CPU: Intel Core i7 4770k @ 4.3Ghz @ 1.280v | Motherboard: MSI MPOWER MAX Z87 (Painted) | GPU: MSI 780 LIGHTNING 3GB (1260Mhz Core, ~~~~Mhz Mem) | RAM: Corsair Vengence 16GB (2x8GB) 1600Mhz | PSU: Seasonic 750W SS-750KM3 | STORAGE: WD 1TB Se Enterprise Grade Drive | COOLER: Enermax Liqtech 240 | CASE: Semi-Modded Corsair 750D | OS: Windows 8.1 Pro Update 1 x64 | Peripherals: Corsair M65 ~ Microsoft Sidewinder ~ Steelseries QCK   Build Log(In Progress) DONT QUOTE MY ORIGINAL POST!!!!!

 


Brissinger6
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I don't think i'm going to put a window in it, i had to place it on the ground yesterday because it was so damn heavy, when i don't see it a window is pretty pointless..

 

I'm a bit concerned about the PSU, i hope it will fit on the bottom, otherwise all my plans were for nothing..



modnoob
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as for the psu i can tell you that mine did not fit in mine with the midplate installed unless you are willing to mod your psu 



Brissinger6
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taking the actual psu out of the case isn't that hard, i practised with an older one i had left
does it fit when it's out of the case?



modnoob
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yes it does i was talking about when its in its case you should be able to modify the original psu shroud to fit yours .



calebp123
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Man this is going to look really nice! Though don't paint it, it kinda takes away from the sleeker look. Also a window would look really good!







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