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2005 Powermac G5 Gaming/Editing build

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hey all!


Last Thursday, I created a post regarding using a 2005 Apple Powermac G5 Case for my new gaming and editing rig, which can be found here: 

But today I have three new questions regarding the use of this case for my needs:


  1. This question regards the front IO on the G5 case.  How would I be able to hook up the front IO (Power, Headphone/Mic, USB and firewire) to an ATX motherboard? (specifically the Asus X99 Deluxe II)
  2. Secondly, would a Gigabyte Geforce G1 GTX 1080 GPU fit within the case using this rear ATX conversion mod (http://www.thelaserhive.com/product/g5-atx-kit-psu-holder/)?  What are the dimensions of the case and card?
  3. And lastly, how would I go about making the apple logo on the side panels glow white when turned on, just like macbooks

Thanks all again for taking time to answer! :D I will create a build log and video log when I begin this build, and I will post here for y'all to see!   


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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