- Mar 7, 2021
- Gigabyte Z390 Designare
- i9 > Need full model > See Rules!
- GTX 1050 Ti
- Mobile Phone
Thank you for your kind words, hope to have a update soon.@willaholic89
Thanks for sharing more photos, I'm trying to live through you bit since I'm not able to finish my own conversion project. I really dig the up close shots of the epoxy jobs. The fact that you took the time to space the front usb evenly instead of just using the existing firewire holes is a really nice detail. The backside with the 180mm fan turned out very nice, do you plan on painting with spray paint or something else? I was thinking I might spring for powder coating, your project is so nice it might warrant something like that. Another nice detail you did was on the back I/O plate, it originally had some extra bumps but you epoxied it out to make it uniform. Totally worth it! I found these PCI slots, they hole isn't exactly the same 3mm as the mac pro but it's really close and the look great on a mac pro/powermac case: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00F4Q69HI/?tag=tonymacx86com-20
Sad to hear that your conversion project has halted, may I ask what happend or the obstacle is?
the things i’m trying to work out are on solving/finding the best way to is straighten the back fan aluminum with out making it worse and finding the right dril-bit to make the holes that where filled by the epoxy open again.
I want those things to be done right , so I’m taking a little time to do it right and find the correct dril-bit That’s sadly been mis placed...
i am going to paint it was thinking of spray painting it but after your message I’m not so sure yet what to do, do it myself or paying a professional painter to do it. I have to look into it what the cost will be
sadly it’s probably coming down to how much money it going to cost.
every time I look at the front now after my usb mod I wonder how it will look when it painted because it looks so nice.
but the hard part is going to be making a new pcb or modding the original pcb
I saw usb3.0 cables they hot glued in place but alsoa diy pcb with breadboard and usb 3.0 heads
but i need to look into that. Here on the forum to find info on how others did it and where to buy the items
those back I/O shields look so nice and would definitely look great on the back, thanks for you tip
a lot off steps I did not really planned a head for, I know
but i though about how I would do it by myself the painting of the case I would follow these steps:
1) find a vinyl wrap store to cut 2 Mac Pro side panel size Apple logo and a usb/headphone icon
2) paint the first layer with the lighter toon the case
3) let it dry than if it’s perfect then apply the vinyl apple logo’s and the headphone/usb icon at the original position
4)and spraypaint it with the darker paint
5 when the paint is almost dry I will remove the headphone/usb icon and te Apple logo vinyl sticker
6 clear coding it
that was my plan I came up with that I thought would look good