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Analog's Project Silverine - ft. Apple PowerMac G5 case modding

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Last week I got may hands on a nice PowerMac G5 and as I am kind of fed up with my 350D I will be doing a build log in the nice new PC case. However as some of you may know the G5 is not standard by any stretch of the imagination and it will need a whole lot of work and modding to be able to accommodate my X99 system.

 

Follow my topic for lots of case modding, custom paintjob with automotive grade silver metallic paint and and overall awesome X99 build.

 

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CPU: Intel Core i7 5960X @4.5GHz cooled by Corsair H110 | MBO: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer | RAM: GEIL Evo Potenza 16GB DDR4 3333MHz | GPU: Zotac GTX1080 Founders Edition | SSD: 512GB Transcend 370S | HDD: 1.5TB WD Green Drive | PSU: Corsair SF 600W | Case: Jansbo UMX3 S

Check out the build log here -> http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/257949-analogs-project-rrh-red-riding-hood/           Another build log featuring Power Mac G5 case that I never got around to uploading the latest pictures of -> http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/454140-analogs-project-silverine-ft-apple-powermac-g5-case-modding/      Latest Build Log -> UPCOMING

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Will you add a case window :D

 

Well yes, it will have one by the time I am finished with the build log and it will be made of actual tempered glass.


CPU: Intel Core i7 5960X @4.5GHz cooled by Corsair H110 | MBO: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer | RAM: GEIL Evo Potenza 16GB DDR4 3333MHz | GPU: Zotac GTX1080 Founders Edition | SSD: 512GB Transcend 370S | HDD: 1.5TB WD Green Drive | PSU: Corsair SF 600W | Case: Jansbo UMX3 S

Check out the build log here -> http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/257949-analogs-project-rrh-red-riding-hood/           Another build log featuring Power Mac G5 case that I never got around to uploading the latest pictures of -> http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/454140-analogs-project-silverine-ft-apple-powermac-g5-case-modding/      Latest Build Log -> UPCOMING

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Posted · Original PosterOP

After a considerable delay, because of work an university related stuff, the project Silverine is finally happening. 

 

First things first, I had to empty out the case and figure out how it would accommodate a standard M-ATX, since as some of you may know these cases were custom made for non-standard Apple motherboards. I did look into simply putting in a motherboard tray that I had left over from my old case (Cosmos 1000) but it was too big and it would need  too much cutting in order to fit properly in such a small case so I opted against doing that. Therefore, I simply decided to use the pre-installed motherboard standoffs and simply rearrange them to the proper locations. 

 

This is when I ran into the first problem - sticking the motherboard standoffs to their correct locations. At first I used industrial silicone and although it did a decent job, it didn't like the smooth aluminum surface so I had to turn to something more suitable for the situation. After a couple of more failed attempts I found a very good epoxy based glue that handles 130kg of weight per square cm of coverage.

 

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With the super epoxy holding the motherboard standoffs in place I proceeded towards a test fit of all the hardware in order to see if everything would fit properly and where exactly to cut the back side of the case so that the IO could be reached without issue.

 

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Proceeding to the cutting. I had marked a bigger area to cut at first, which should have be substituted with one solid peace of aluminum with space for a 140mm fan, but decided against it in the end. I also mended one small imperfection in the case by drilling a whole as for external water-cooling and covering it with a grommet.

 

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Meanwhile I was also drilling holes in one of the horizontal plates that separate the case so that the PSU could breath

 

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More Updates to follow in the upcoming days. 


CPU: Intel Core i7 5960X @4.5GHz cooled by Corsair H110 | MBO: ASRock Fatal1ty X99M Killer | RAM: GEIL Evo Potenza 16GB DDR4 3333MHz | GPU: Zotac GTX1080 Founders Edition | SSD: 512GB Transcend 370S | HDD: 1.5TB WD Green Drive | PSU: Corsair SF 600W | Case: Jansbo UMX3 S

Check out the build log here -> http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/257949-analogs-project-rrh-red-riding-hood/           Another build log featuring Power Mac G5 case that I never got around to uploading the latest pictures of -> http://linustechtips.com/main/topic/454140-analogs-project-silverine-ft-apple-powermac-g5-case-modding/      Latest Build Log -> UPCOMING

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Any updates on this? 


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