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Another G5 build Black RGB edition

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Posted (edited) · Original PosterOP

Hi, some months ago I finished my second mac case build, using a Mac G5 case.


I modified the frontal, adding a custom front white led power button, with a aluminium usb3 hub with card reader (the card reader has a small blue led inside).

On the cdrom window, I used a lcd text screen that fits perfect for that size. The screen has an usb controller, so I used an internal usb3 cable to power the lcd screen and the frontal usb hub.

On the Inside, a Ryzen 5 watercooled with a Corsair Hydro Series H100x, 3X 120mm rgb fan, and 2X 90mm rgb fan on the rear, using the original's case rear grid. (anyone noticed that it's hard to find good 90mm rgb fans?). The first 2 frontal 120mm fans are for the corsair water cooler, and the third one, gives extra fresh air for the Zotac 1080 amp extreme.

The paint job was a disaster, because the paiting cracked after some layers, but next time I will use a professional paiting, I have some more mac cases to work with :)

As a vintage addon for this build, I used cool old ibm power supply switch on the back, this way I can cut the power from the power supply.

I hope you enjoy this build as I did :)


In case someone is interested with the parts I used (the lcd screen is really cool)

Links to parts I used:


Aluminium case USB3 hub that I used in the frontal:
Link Amazon


Usb LCD text panel 40X2, with the same size of the superdrive cdrom front window
Link Aliexpress


Small power button in black with white led circle
Link Aliexpress


X3 120mm RGB with controller kit
Link Aliexpress


x2 90mm fixed color RGB fan, they can be buyed separated from the cooler. 
Link Aliexpress





















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Posted · Original PosterOP
On 7/31/2019 at 9:22 PM, peger said:

I'm simple man. I see g5, i love it :)

BTW cool LCD.

I added the links where you can find the parts I used on this build :)

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1 hour ago, Quiquon said:

I added the links where you can find the parts I used on this build :)

I still have my old 4x20LCD, i only need some "LCD2USB controller" cause you know LPT...

But I don't plan use it for now.  Maybe later as something that can be put on the desk under the monitor.

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Very cool case conversion. Gotta love the G5 case. Nice work ?

If you cannot say what you mean, you can never mean what you say. The details are everything.

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