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Getodachopa!s Powermac Build very simple but nice... i think

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Im not good at modifying cases so here is my take on the pc to powermac mod. First off all i dont liek the idea of cutting anything on the case, like to keep everything intact so taken everyhing out trying to decide how the hell anything will go in the case.

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Also i was moving my existing computer parts into this one, decided the best place for the PSU is up the top since it just fits (i'll figure out how to cool it later):

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After test fiting and thinking about how to this will actually turn on i relised i will have to sort out the front panel, i only did the power button power led and USB as thats all i want:

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something like this it turned out:

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while the parts just lied in the case i pluged it in to see if it works:

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And it did, that amazing, i didnt blow anything up:

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initially i had to take the cover off anytime i wanted to plug it in, and then:

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and added usb ports at the top:

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so this is kind off how i postioned everything. the mainboard is just mounted with plastic standoff that glued on. i can easily take them off and upgrade the mainboard and repostion everything if i want to.

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Since my idea of using laptop wifi areals didnt work i had to add these ugly things:

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the video card is on a psie cable and the ssd's are running in raid which is nice.

the specs are enough to run my steam games i5 2400 + 4gb ram + gtx 960

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You may also say HEY Chopa there is only like 2 fans for the cpu and thats it. But the natural design of the case makes it a like a wind tunnel in there so those 2 fans on the cpu are enough to cool everything in that big section. Ive added a small fan at the top where the PSU is to blow the hot air out that the PSU makes. and thats it. Im happy so far but i will be improving it as time goes on
 
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Spent another few hours redoing the cables, it does not look like much in the photos but ive replaced the sata cables with smaller ones, rewired the front panel cable with cover and heatshrink. cut of all unnessery psu power cables and made a custom one for t he SSD's i think compared to before its much better.

before:
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NOW:

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Well, indeed it is simple, but i like it. Nice work!
 
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Nice build! Very similar to what I am doing, except I am going with my PSU mounted on the lower case instead of the upper drive bay. But I love the simple approach! :D
 
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Well, indeed it is simple, but i like it. Nice work!


I totally agree with poljaap... this is one of the simplest G5 mod i have seen yet it's nice, neat indeed.
 
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