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Old 12-09-13, 05:46 PM
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MMPMM: MadMarc's PowerMac Mod

I've been working on a new project that I'd like to share with you and hear your opinion. I haven't posted for a while now because I've been in the army for the last 10 months but now it's time to update my rig.

This is my first time to do some case modding and I'd like to modify a PowerMac G5 case to fit standard pc hardware, including a watercooling loop in the future.





First I bought a used PowerMac online for 50 Fr. (about 35£ for you guys in the UK), which was the cheapest I could find at the time. While the case did have some scratches it was generally in good condition.

After I cleaned the case from all the dust, I started taking the old components out:


The old CPUs and coolers were pain in the back end to remove as you'd need a very long screwdriver in order to remove some of the screws.






eventually I ended up with a completely empty case.

To get a new mainboardtray I found it was the easiest to buy another used case and take it apart. The second case also gave me a lot of beautiful brushed anodized aluminium panels:







Next I started designing the parts I needed to convert the case to ATX in SketchUp:


dividing plate to mount the PSU in the top of the case


rad mounting plate


...and a new mainboardtray, because the one from the second case wasn't very rigid


to be continued...
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Old 12-09-13, 05:52 PM
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Inverted ATX? And make it a Hackintosh!
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Old 12-09-13, 06:21 PM
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Inverted ATX? And make it a Hackintosh!
Yes inverted ATX, the way the G5 case is designed doesn't allow for a normal config, I also quite like how inverted ATX looks.

I've also been thinking about a Hackintosh, might do it a bit later
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Old 12-09-13, 08:41 PM
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I'm working on a G5 at the moment. It'll be interesting to see how you go about yours.
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Old 12-09-13, 08:47 PM
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I'm working on a G5 at the moment. It'll be interesting to see how you go about yours.
Cool, I'll also check out your build
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Old 12-09-13, 08:43 PM
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Oh wow I've always wanted to do this :l. I'm going to keep a good eye on this
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We'll you'll have a hard time doing that because I've not uploaded it
I'm going to post it as a continuous blog when it's done
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Old 12-09-13, 08:55 PM
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We'll you'll have a hard time doing that because I've not uploaded it
I'm going to post it as a continuous blog when it's done
This explains why I couldn't find it
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