G4 Quicksilver mod: QuickSmith

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  1. tstorm2002

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    Dec 9, 2014 at 8:42 AM #1
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    For the full rundown, follow the imgur link. Otherwise, here's QuickSmith, my future file server.

    http://imgur.com/a/Pj1lF

    Hard drives came, now it's time to configure! Sorry, not running OSX, going FreeNAS.

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    Dec 9, 2014 at 6:52 PM #2
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    Great build regardless, I really like the look of it and what you've done with it, gives me some ideas!

    And haha at [h=2]"Yay, i wired this correctly."[/h]
     
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    Dec 9, 2014 at 9:17 PM #3
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    Thanks,
    Overall I'm happy with it. My first real case mod. I tried to make the write up as entertaining as possible. I'm glad I made you lol.
     
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    Dec 10, 2014 at 11:49 AM #4
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    If I'm loooking at this correctly... you got the inside plastic under the moterboard painted?

    This must've been professionally done?
     
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    Dec 10, 2014 at 7:09 PM #5
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    HA!, you're too kind. No I painted all of this outside. Lot of cardboard on a T.V. tray. I did at least 2 coats of paint on everything and a couple clear coats. For the plastic motherboard piece, I taped off that reflective part and used some semi-gloss krylon spray paint. All was going well until we hit a cold snap. That's when the paint started cracking. It's mostly fine (lotta sanding), but the green latch on the side panel was really cracked but at that point I was out of green paint and it was the last piece to finish, so I said "Good enough". If I didn't call this QuickSmith, I would have called it "Meh, GoodEnough".
     
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    Dec 25, 2014 at 1:31 AM #6
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    Just got my HDDs, spent the weekend configuring.
     
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    Awesome build! Do you have any documentation about how you did the front panel?
     

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