- Mar 17, 2019
- Gigabyte Z390 M Gaming
- Vega Frontier Edition
Hi thank you very much fastone, I am very handy with tools I am also an RC enthusiast so I build rc balsa airplanes from scratch as far as I can see the mods are not too complicated but I do appreciate if you could share some picturesYou don't have to buy the Laserhive kit if you are handy with tools. I have converted two Powermac G5 cases. One full ATX and one mAtx. I used the motherboard trays from old computer cases and just attached them to the G5 case. For the mATX I left the pci card rack attached to the case and only modified the backplate and fan areas. This resulted in only minor cutting of the back case. If you like I could take some pictures and attach them with a reply.
The full ATX mod required extensive cutting of the back of the case. Are you handy with Hacksaws or Dremel?
The only thing that might get in the way of using the existing pci card case is that there needs to be 6.25" for the IO on the back of the case between the left most pci opening and the bottom of the case. If there is less than that that you will have to move the pci card rack.
I should have looked at a picture of Mac Pro 2.1 before I replied.
so just to clarify what I would like to do and please comment if I get it wrong.
1) Definately will use an mATX motherboard to use the upper 4 drive bays, just purchased the corsair carbide air 540 hot connector to use it. so that part I am ok.
2) would like to take out the internals of the psu and swap it with an ATX psu the only thing that I do not know if for example a 750 watt psu will fit in there, what should be the maximum dimensions of the psu to go in the original psu cage ?
3) I will use the original motheboard standoffs but what I do not know is I do not have a template of the mATX motherboard to use it for locating the standoff points how do you do it, I would like to use JB Weld to fix it but do not know if it needs a little bit higher or lower standoff to align it correctly ?
4) As far as I understand cutting only the I/O will be sufficient to complete the ATX Mode
5) Do you use the original front panel, luckily Dieteman shared the front panel wiring diagram hope I can do it without frying the computer.
Appreciate if you could help me with those questions.