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Gaming PC in Powermac G5 case?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all, hope y'all having a great day!

 

I'm back again with another post and this time I have upped my build to a new level.  Now before everyone starts suggesting to get a standard ATX full tower case, I am hellbent on using the Powermac G5 case and I will not be changing my plans to use it. 

 

Now with that said.  I plan on building my personal PC inside the 2005 Powermac G5 case as seen here (link to Ebay):

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/PowerMac-G5-empty-enclosure-case-build-custom-Mac-PC-Hackintosh-B-grade-/162188602959?hash=item25c331ae4f:g:wBoAAOSwh-1W2oJG

 

I have also decided that this build below suits my needs exactly and are within my budget (link to PC Part Picker): http://au.pcpartpicker.com/list/RKTH3F

 

Now knowing that the G5 case doesn't accommodate for standard ATX form factors, I want to get some opinions and suggestions on how I would mod the internals and the rear of the case to mount the motherboard and have the PCI slots line up with the PCI IO brackets.  Some people have put up walkthroughs, blog posts and youtube videos, however, I still don't quite understand the process fully but am really keen to undertake this project.  I am thinking about installing a Motherboard mounting plate but am unsure if this would put the slots out of alignment with the IO brackets. 

 

I am welcome to any comments and suggestions

 

Thanks ;)

 


My Specs:

  • Laptop: MSI GE72 2QL Apache
    • Motherboard: MSI GE72 2QL Apache MBO
    • CPU: Intel i7 5700hq 2.5Ghz (3Ghz boost)
    • GPU: Nvidia GTX950m 2GB
    • RAM: 16GB DDR3
    • HDD: 1TB HGST 2.5 laptop drive 5200 rpm
    • SSD: 128GB Toshiba m.2 SSD
  • Server/Retro Gaming machine: Lenovo S20 Thinkstation
    • Motherboard: Lenovo S20 MBO
    • CPU: Intel Xeon X5690 3.46Ghz (3.73Ghz Boost)
    • GPU: Asus OC Nvidia GTX 960 4gb
    • RAM: 12GB UDIMM DDR3
    • HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 500GB Western Digital Caviar
  • Powermac G5 2003:
    • Motherboard: Unnamed Apple Logic Board
    • CPU: Single Core IBM PowerPC G5 1.6Ghz
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6200 LE 256MB
    • RAM: 1GB DDR2
    • HDD 1: 80GB MAXTOR STM3 Serial ATA
    • HDD 2: 40GB WD WD400BD Serial ATA
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If you want an off the shelf solution for the build then go to the laser hive. They have a kit you can buy for this type of build. I am working on the same thing and will be starting a build log of my own but I decided to fabricate my own components as much as possible as I was told that what I wanted you cannot do. (By the Laser hive guys.) I got it and it can be done.


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SYSTEM 2: Modded G3 case with Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2L, Intel E8600 (O.C to 4.2GHz.), 4GB GSkill PC8500, Nvidia 8800GTS (512M), Cooling provided by Scythe Big Shrunkin, HDD 1 = OSX 10.9.5, HDD 2 = Windows 7 Pro X64. (Placed 3rd in MacMod  of the year 2012) (For info see:  http://insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285641-and-the-winner-for-macmod-of-2012-is/

LAPTOP: Inspiron 1720, Modded BIOS, X9000 Core 2 extreme OC'ed and undervolted to 3.4GHz (windows only) , 6GB DDR2 800, 8600M GT, 1920x1200 Glossy display, Sigmatel Audio, 2 Kingston HyperX 120GB drives (1 with Windows 7 x64 pro & 1 with OSX 10.9.5) X9000 Processor World Record Holder since 02/2013 on Geekbench 2 : http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/search?dir=desc&q=x9000&sort=score

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hmmm interesting.  Thanks Zanthros, I appreciate it, this looks like my job will be made easier


My Specs:

  • Laptop: MSI GE72 2QL Apache
    • Motherboard: MSI GE72 2QL Apache MBO
    • CPU: Intel i7 5700hq 2.5Ghz (3Ghz boost)
    • GPU: Nvidia GTX950m 2GB
    • RAM: 16GB DDR3
    • HDD: 1TB HGST 2.5 laptop drive 5200 rpm
    • SSD: 128GB Toshiba m.2 SSD
  • Server/Retro Gaming machine: Lenovo S20 Thinkstation
    • Motherboard: Lenovo S20 MBO
    • CPU: Intel Xeon X5690 3.46Ghz (3.73Ghz Boost)
    • GPU: Asus OC Nvidia GTX 960 4gb
    • RAM: 12GB UDIMM DDR3
    • HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 500GB Western Digital Caviar
  • Powermac G5 2003:
    • Motherboard: Unnamed Apple Logic Board
    • CPU: Single Core IBM PowerPC G5 1.6Ghz
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6200 LE 256MB
    • RAM: 1GB DDR2
    • HDD 1: 80GB MAXTOR STM3 Serial ATA
    • HDD 2: 40GB WD WD400BD Serial ATA
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This is a challenging build but very rewarding as it is an iconic case. It will turn heads if you go to a LAN party as everyone will say "A MAC? REALLY?" Uh.... yeah.....kinda. :/


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SYSTEM 2: Modded G3 case with Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2L, Intel E8600 (O.C to 4.2GHz.), 4GB GSkill PC8500, Nvidia 8800GTS (512M), Cooling provided by Scythe Big Shrunkin, HDD 1 = OSX 10.9.5, HDD 2 = Windows 7 Pro X64. (Placed 3rd in MacMod  of the year 2012) (For info see:  http://insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285641-and-the-winner-for-macmod-of-2012-is/

LAPTOP: Inspiron 1720, Modded BIOS, X9000 Core 2 extreme OC'ed and undervolted to 3.4GHz (windows only) , 6GB DDR2 800, 8600M GT, 1920x1200 Glossy display, Sigmatel Audio, 2 Kingston HyperX 120GB drives (1 with Windows 7 x64 pro & 1 with OSX 10.9.5) X9000 Processor World Record Holder since 02/2013 on Geekbench 2 : http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/search?dir=desc&q=x9000&sort=score

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Apple back in the days of the first iMac in 1998 and the G5 in 2005 and even the 2007 iMac are all really cool.  Old Apple tech from when Jobs had a say was cool and desirable. as such I love the G5 case, it looks so clean and modern for its age, and yeah, it is like a sleeper of computers. (A sleeper is a car that looks ratty/cheap/crappy but is super high performance).  Unfortunately nowadays, apple tech is just seeing how much stuff they can get rid of and call innovation until people notice


My Specs:

  • Laptop: MSI GE72 2QL Apache
    • Motherboard: MSI GE72 2QL Apache MBO
    • CPU: Intel i7 5700hq 2.5Ghz (3Ghz boost)
    • GPU: Nvidia GTX950m 2GB
    • RAM: 16GB DDR3
    • HDD: 1TB HGST 2.5 laptop drive 5200 rpm
    • SSD: 128GB Toshiba m.2 SSD
  • Server/Retro Gaming machine: Lenovo S20 Thinkstation
    • Motherboard: Lenovo S20 MBO
    • CPU: Intel Xeon X5690 3.46Ghz (3.73Ghz Boost)
    • GPU: Asus OC Nvidia GTX 960 4gb
    • RAM: 12GB UDIMM DDR3
    • HDD: 500GB Seagate Barracuda, 500GB Western Digital Caviar
  • Powermac G5 2003:
    • Motherboard: Unnamed Apple Logic Board
    • CPU: Single Core IBM PowerPC G5 1.6Ghz
    • GPU: Nvidia Geforce 6200 LE 256MB
    • RAM: 1GB DDR2
    • HDD 1: 80GB MAXTOR STM3 Serial ATA
    • HDD 2: 40GB WD WD400BD Serial ATA
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xD 90 ponds for this???

I got g5  case for 25 euro max shipped xD

yeah its beat up but 1 paint spray and some JB weld glue it will look better than new

Modding 1 yourself is easy if you know what you're doing and have the proper tools and knowledge  :D

If you have any questions i can try to help you out

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If you would like to see a good Mac g5 mod thread, there is one here on LTT: Here!

I know that being down under things are a bit more expensive. It is like being on an island, even if it is a really big one!


                  Did I help you to fix your problem or at least did offer somewhat valuable advice? Consider giving my post a "informative" or "thumbs up".

SYSTEM 2: Modded G3 case with Gigabyte GA-G33M-S2L, Intel E8600 (O.C to 4.2GHz.), 4GB GSkill PC8500, Nvidia 8800GTS (512M), Cooling provided by Scythe Big Shrunkin, HDD 1 = OSX 10.9.5, HDD 2 = Windows 7 Pro X64. (Placed 3rd in MacMod  of the year 2012) (For info see:  http://insanelymac.com/forum/topic/285641-and-the-winner-for-macmod-of-2012-is/

LAPTOP: Inspiron 1720, Modded BIOS, X9000 Core 2 extreme OC'ed and undervolted to 3.4GHz (windows only) , 6GB DDR2 800, 8600M GT, 1920x1200 Glossy display, Sigmatel Audio, 2 Kingston HyperX 120GB drives (1 with Windows 7 x64 pro & 1 with OSX 10.9.5) X9000 Processor World Record Holder since 02/2013 on Geekbench 2 : http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/search?dir=desc&q=x9000&sort=score

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