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Powermac G5 Project - A new take on a classic

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So I have done alot of work on this thing, snapped alot of pictures so it's time for an update.

Pump mount - Silicone curing - Booring took ages to cure (1.5mm a day)

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Powersocket epoxied in

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Powersocket from the outside

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PSU wired up

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PSU wired up 2

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Upper case assembly mounted

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Love those HDD Brackets

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Pump base done and mounted with rivets to the bottom of the case

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RAD Mounted

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PSU hole - Now filled

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i7-3770K

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i7-3770K in the socket ready for TIM

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Fast forward.... GFX mounted - loop building in progress

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Loop building

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loop building and vent cover mounted

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Rear complete !

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That's it for now, waiting for a few bits and bobs before I can get the rest done.

/MrAhlefeld

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Reminds me of the first mod I did using x86 tower server case to hold a bulky Amiga 2000 mb. One more comment, with water cooling, it's a shame typical PC/ATX cases are over-the-top $'s or too small within budget range to hold all the hardware required to support liquid cooling.

Going for a simpler hack-job this winter---finding the right voltage match to bring lower-end x86_64 Mac up to 8 cores.

And, software hacking--forcing Mac OS X under Hyper VM (a hint of inspiration based on Mod CD).

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I swear I remember seeing that exact same case with the ding in the upper support somewhere else. Nice work on your mod - its always nice to see somebody putting the time into modding a G5 or Mac Pro case with modern/better guts. I have a G5 rig with the i5-3570k in it but definitely wanted the 3770 - just couldn't justify the extra $100 for hyper-threading and an additional 2mb of L3 cache.

Which OS(s) will you be running? I love ASUS boards personally even if they aren't as hackintosh friendly as the Gigabyte boards.

Keep up the great work - nice detail in the pictures as well!

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