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Powermac G5 Project - A new take on a classic

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Got the backplate back from the paintshop

He made a small mistake with the coating (see if you can spot it) :concern:

Good news.... ½ price :victorious::D

Anyways, as allways a bunch of pics for those who are watching / following :)

Prepping for epoxying (masking off stuff that does not want glue all over)

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More prepping for epoxying (masking off stuff that does not want glue all over)

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Backplate off (masking off stuff that does not want glue all over)

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Backplate (masking off stuff that does not want glue all over)

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Mixed up a big batch of epoxy and 4 minutes later :D (masking tape removed before epoxy dried) ;)

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Epoxy curing, random shot

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Epoxy curing, random shot

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Epoxy curing, random shot

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Epoxy curing, put the magnets back on for safe measure just for the night.

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The day after.... Fan grill mounted (without screws for the time being)

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Closeup of fan grill and backplate

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Hole for the RAD cut in the bottom.

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Hole for the RAD cut in the bottom.

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My daughter wanted to help me out :D (blurry action shot)

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Dad dad daaaaad :lol::D :thumbup: (blurry action shot)

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UuuuUh.. What is it ? looks cool from up here (and what are you doing down there on the floor ? :D

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Back with motherboard mounted

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Motherboard mounted, just had to see :lol:

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That's it for this weekend.

Next up...... HDD Cage

/MrAhlefeld

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Stardate 15-10-2012

Progress report....

HDD Cage mounted

Alu mount for pump fabbed

Hole for PSU done

Pump relay wired up for direct connection to mains power internally. Connection to PSU via modular cable, and encaged in hotglue (a litte more needs to be done)

AC cord socket fitted to be inserted in the original socket. (back needs to be moulded in hotglue and painted as well)

Front panel cable fabbed

Whole system, all parts exposed ;) note that it's the temp MB that is mounted.

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Hole for PSU

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Alu mount for pump done (not mounted yet)

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Power socket, Pump relay and AC cord.

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Cable for front panel fabbed (USB - AUDIO - POWER BUTTON - POWER LED)

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That's it for now :eagerness:

as allways hope you've enjoyed it.

/MrAhlefeld

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Incremental update 1.

PSU / PUMP / RELAY / AC Plug / AC Socket all wired up and encased in hotglue

Pump, Relay, Modular cable for relay/psu, AC socket, AC Plug, cables'n wires... :)

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How it's all connected up 1

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How it's all connected up 2

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That's it for now, more done allready but not documented yet...

/MrAhlefeld

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Fun with Alu and Copper

The VRM block requires a tight bend (no hose can do 90 degrees bend in 1.5cm) but with a copper insert it can :D

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Made some HDD mounting brackets in Alu and epoxied modded original drive-mount screws to them

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Mounted with HDD

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That's it for now... more to come

/MrAhlefeld

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