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Another G5 - Finished the case..For now..

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hello! It is time for another G5 build here. But there are never enough G5 Pc's, aren't there?

 

Someone might remember when i told that i had got three of these G5's. I gave two of them to my friend and now I have decided to mod mine a PC. I am not sure yet what i am going to do with the finished case. My own computer won't fit there because that case takes only matx mobos. I was thinking to put my moms pc in there :P But there is also possibility to sell the case. If i had money i would build a Hackintosh in there. What would be the cheapest way to build a hackintosh?

 

Anyway, the case was a PITA to disassemble... It took a couple of hours for me to figure out how to take out certain parts. But now it is empty finally :) I have already epoxied the mobo standoffs there and made the power button and led to function (which was also a PITA with my VERY rough welding tools...) Tomorrow i think i will try to figure out how to put the PSU. I made a deal with that friend i gave those two G5's that if i gave my G5's PSU to him, he will make me a normal power plug to the back of the case.

 

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Update 2

 

Update 3 - Psu mounting (started partly :P )

 

Update 4 - Psu mount ready to rock :)

 

Update 5 - Power cable installed

 

Update 6 - Back IO cut and then there is that fan mount..

 

Minor Update 7 -Fans mounted

 

Update 8 - Finished... For now...

 

Waiting to be disassembled

 

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Whoah, the amount of stuff there!

 

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Some parts taken off

 

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The amount of trash on my floor now :angry:

 

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I cut the back IO from the mac mobo to fill the back of the case so that it looks good. But unfortunately it doesn't fit there when the mobo is installed.

 

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Poor mobo, it was still functioning before this...

 

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Here are the standoffs ready to be glued.

 

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Aaaaaannnddddd there is the mobo! ( It is just some veerry old mobo to give me the measures of a matx mobo)

 

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I made holes for a standard fan as the Apple ones are pretty loud.

 

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There's that very "professional" power button system :P

 

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Some pics of the current condition. That wire up there is a pci slot USB if you wonder.

 

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So yeah, this is just another G5 which you must have seen thousands :D

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Posted · Original PosterOP

the G5 is really an awesome case. If only someone sold something similar and with cable management. 

 

Oh, and it needs to be cheap. 

Yes it is a nice case but needs a ton of work to look good when pc stuff is in.

For me those three functioning G5's cost nothing :P


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Had to follow a national g5 build. What store are you getting the parts from?


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Diggin it mate, never enough G5  :D .  looking good.


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Posted · Original PosterOP

Had to follow a national g5 build. What store are you getting the parts from?

Till this point i haven't had to buy anything and i am not sure yet that what i am going to do with this case when it is fully ATX standardized. If i buy something, it is most likely be Jimms PC-Store where i buy my needings. :)

No such thing as too much G5, will definitely be watching.

Good to hear that everyone is not bored with this kind of builds yet ;)

Diggin it mate, never enough G5 :D . looking good.

Great, and true!

And sorry I havent had time to update as my school is really keeping me busy. But two progress steps today: I bought a better soldering iron AND i got that standard power plug my friend made. It was a tradeoff for G5 psu, 8 sticks of ram and powercable.

Cya!


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Till this point i haven't had to buy anything and i am not sure yet that what i am going to do with this case when it is fully ATX standardized. If i buy something, it is most likely be Jimms PC-Store where i buy my needings. :)

I haven't actually bought any from there just happened to be cheaper prixes at the time at systemastore, webhallen and verkkokauppa :)


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I haven't actually bought any from there just happened to be cheaper prixes at the time at systemastore, webhallen and verkkokauppa :)

The reason i use Jimms is that it takes only 10min for me to ride there ;)

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The reason i use Jimms is that it takes only 10min for me to ride there ;)

i'm pretty jealous of you. before there were a jimms pretty close by in arabia but it shut down a couple of years ago


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i'm pretty jealous of you. before there were a jimms pretty close by in arabia but it shut down a couple of years ago

What do you mean by "arabia" :)

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[uPDATE]

 

Here are some pictures about the stuff i did today (did not really do anything but fetch some things needed)

I hope i have time to make that psu mount soon. Next thursday begins the exam week... :/ So prolly no updates for a week after next thursday.

 

This is the standard psu plug I traded with my friend Razbit

 

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Again, huge thanks to Razbit for helping me AGAIN with this nice soldering work. He made that whole front panel IO to function!! And with proper connections.

 

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Not sure if i need to do something to those cables tho...

 

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Here is the soldering iron i bought used for 25€ today :)

 

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Btw how do you guys like my ghetto dvd burning pc :P Those rare times i need to burn something, it is great to have a dedicated pc for that :D Check that pwr button!

 

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I've got a good feeling about this build (not just because of my participation :D ). About those cables: yeah, you really should sleeve them, at least if ya ask me ;)

 Oh, and thanks again for giving me that other G5 case! We'll see when I've got the time & money required to get modding.. School & Redefine R4 have kept me all busy (not tryna to hijack the thread, but if someone is interested, there might appear an update in the R4 thread during the next weekend..)

 

Keep up  the great work, mate!


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I measured that it might be possible to fit a psu in the top of the case, with that metal "upper middle plate" there will be only a couple of millimeters of clearance :) BTW, does anyone have unneeded hdd cages lying around?

 

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[uPDATE]

 

Now i cut the upper "mid plate" and maybe tomorrow start to make a mount for the psu in the top.

 

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This is how some (not this one :P ) psu could look there. Should i make a cover for the whole upper section of the pc?

 

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I measured that it might be possible to fit a psu in the top of the case, with that metal "upper middle plate" there will be only a couple of millimeters of clearance :) BTW, does anyone have unneeded hdd cages lying around?

I actually do. From my phantom 410 it slides out.

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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I actually do. From my phantom 410 it slides out.

Why do i think you won't be sending one to Finland for free ;)


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Why do i think you won't be sending one to Finland for free ;)

Yeah I would give them to you if you lived within 5 min or payed for shipping.

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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Yeah I would give them to you if you lived within 5 min or payed for shipping.

Nice move from you but i think i will find something closer to me :)


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I found two G5's lying around in the trash at my dad's workplace :3 Not the trash but like the dump pile :P They are getting ready to trash them!

Give one to me

n0ah1897, on 05 Mar 2014 - 2:08 PM, said:  "Computers are like girls. It's whats in the inside that matters.  I don't know about you, but I like my girls like I like my cases. Just as beautiful on the inside as the outside."

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