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Macintosh LC II MOD - Looking for suggestions

Hey Everyone, 

 

I am looking for some advice on a mod that I am just starting out on. I got a cool old school Mac pc and decided to build a gaming system inside of it. So far, I have taken out all the old parts and cut away a few pieces of plastic on the inside of it to get it ready for a new build. So I would like to ask your help in the next phase of this build.

 

Specifically, I am in the planning phase of putting a good 1080p gaming pc inside on an old school Mac LC II (also know as the pizza box). I would like to ask your advice on: 

1. Are the parts listed below good for a m-itx gaming pc? 

2. What changes would you suggest?

3. What cool/crazy mods would you suggest to make this case even more cool? (For example, I am going to use the Floppy disk port in the front as an On/Off button)

 

Here is a picture of the case I am working with. (I have 310mm x 295mm x 41mm on the inside to fit in a pc)

 

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(Please forgive the goofy pictures, this is my first time attempting anything in a non standard case :P)

 

Part List so far: (A lot of stuff was chosen to fit under 40mm)

Motherboard - GIGABYTE B360N WiFi - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07BKJQB6W/?coliid=I3MWIYC5QPOEQW&colid=30F6JXV58JFVS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

CPU - I5 8400 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0759FGJ3Q/?coliid=I1GOKN6F62I6DK&colid=30F6JXV58JFVS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

GPU - Gigabyte GTX 1050 Ti 4GB OC LP - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06WWLWWJM/?coliid=I31Q3MMYH3L4O5&colid=30F6JXV58JFVS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

CPU Cooler -  Thermaltake Engine 27 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01MCT9V18/?coliid=I2GP7AU4MHCUS7&colid=30F6JXV58JFVS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

RAM - Ballistix Sport LT 8GB Single DDR4 - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01M9E5DPN/?coliid=ID5B3XV2EXUXR&colid=30F6JXV58JFVS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

SSD - ADATA XPG SX6000 PCIe 512GB (M.2) - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075Y23Y37/?coliid=I33T87TU6JD4XQ&colid=30F6JXV58JFVS&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

HDD - 2TB Seagate 2.5 HDD - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01LX13P71/ref=twister_B07HD2W8XL?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1

PSU - (Already have a 320W external brick for this one) HDPLEX 400W HiFi DC-ATX - https://www.hdplex.com/hdplex-400w-hi-fi-dc-atx-power-supply-16v-24v-wide-range-voltage-input.html 

FANS - 2x Noctua NF-R8 redux (80mm) -https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KF7MVI2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_1?smid=A1Z5H6ZGWCMTNX&psc=1

PCIe Riser (Need this to mount my GPU flat next to my motherboard) - EZDIY-FAB New PCI Express PCIe3.0 - https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0778HNH29/ref=ox_sc_act_title_1_1_2?smid=A2A4XZZKQVDB4S&psc=1

 

Any advice on better parts/warnings on bad parts/encouragement that I am actually heading in the right direction, is very much appreciated!

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3 minutes ago, aquamatt said:

Part List so far: (A lot of stuff was chosen to fit under 40mm)

 

To make your (and everyone else's) life easier, use pcpartpicker.com

 

Also, not sure how well the Engine 27 will fare in that tiny box. A Noctua LH-9i might be better, although at 37mm it'll be close. Perhaps a few holes drilled above the cooler for extra airflow?

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5 minutes ago, Shiv78 said:

To make your (and everyone else's) life easier, use pcpartpicker.com

 

Also, not sure how well the Engine 27 will fare in that tiny box. A Noctua LH-9i might be better, although at 37mm it'll be close. Perhaps a few holes drilled above the cooler for extra airflow?

Yeah, this is one of the things I am questioning. I was trying to get away with not cutting the top of the case to preserve the original look of the pc.

 

I am hoping the two fans I have in the case with create some good air flow that will blow past the motherboard and exhaust out the back, but airflow is one of the things I need help with the most. Not matter what it’s gonna be a negative air pressure system, but it’s easy to open up and clean. Also, I intend to use this as a portable pc for “esports parties” in my area.

 

Thanks for the suggestion!

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21 minutes ago, aquamatt said:

Yeah, this is one of the things I am questioning. I was trying to get away with not cutting the top of the case to preserve the original look of the pc.

 

Yeah keeping it pristine would be ideal of course. Maybe try and position the CPU cooler under/close to the factory vent cutout in the case.

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