I'm working on a 240 AIO cooled Mac Pro 2008 mod, most of the work is done except the power LED.
I've read through the forum including posts like this: https://www.tonymacx86.com/threads/mooners-hackpro-gigabyte-z68mx-ud2h-b3-in-mac-pro-case.20826/
However, some old images are lost...
This seems to be a normal behaviour, the Thunderbolt ports won't get recognised in macOS but they just work.
I have a Gigabyte Z590I Vision D, it has the same "issue".
Also it won't support Thunderbolt Hotplug.
I modded a 4,1 last year, but I'm getting a 2,1 for the new project. It also looks like there will be less cutting on the case, i.e., the 4,1 needs to cut the CPU tray support to fit the mobo.
I'm also interested to see if possible to install a 240 AIO in the front with minimum destruction.
It looks like the 2006/2008 cases are better for PC mod.
Firstly the front fans are two 120 instead of one 120 plus a 92, so there should be more airflow for the GPU chamber.
Secondly, the RAM cage is separate from the wind tunnel assembly, it will be easier to access to the CPU cooler.
Glad to see the progress you made further.
It's a pity to see you had to remove the upper part of the RAM cage. It looks like this will affect the wind tunnels for separating the CPU and GPU.
I haven't done anything on a 1,1 or 3,1 Mac Pro before, but for 4,1 or 5,1 cases, there is no need to...
Intel based Mac Pro cases won’t fit ATX and larger boards unless you modify the upper rack which holds the PSU and optic drives, or remove the lower rack which supports the CPU cooling tunnel. Either way, the back panel needs cut to accommodate the extra PCIE slots.
If the mod can fit ATX, then...
Thanks for sharing, that sounds good. I kept the original fans in case I can reuse them one day. Currently I'm using Noctua fans running at 250RMP for most of the time which is almost inaudible.
I know the Delta fans use dual ball bearings, so after a decade time should still perform relatively...
The G5 case looks more modern in a way that the PSU sits at the bottom, just like the Mac Pro 2019 and modern PC cases.
I'm wondering if one can reuse the metal plates on the heatsinks with G5 engraved on them.