MacPro case mod

Discussion in 'Completed Mods' started by AlphaFox, Jan 30, 2017.

  1. jsahlen

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    Mar 18, 2017 at 8:19 PM #11
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    Cool, thanks! They really look like the simplest solution. Think I'm gonna go with them for my own future mod.
     
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    Mar 31, 2017 at 7:36 PM #12
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    FYI, 2x RX 480s dont work in skylake as I found out, no video.
    Sold the second card, almost everything works great at 1440p with a single card so its not a big deal.
     
  3. pit512

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    Apr 21, 2017 at 11:31 PM #13
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    Hi AlphaFox,
    Where did you buy the drive caddy please?
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    Apr 23, 2017 at 12:20 AM #14
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    Apr 23, 2017 at 12:28 AM #15
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    I replaced my single RX 480 with a EVGA 1080 FTW DT card now that there are pascal drivers, the ATX 3.0 cooler these things come with is amazing, probably the prettiest cooler I have ever seen. its black, aluminum and has RGB lighting, it matches perfectly with the build and the fans shut off with no load so its completely silent.
    I also replaced the corsair PSU with an EVGA one, the fans on the EVGA gold models don't turn on till 40% load so one less thing spinning, silence! here is a pic of how it currently looks, this is actually a 1070 card but the 1080 I have now looks exactly the same.
    Since I didn't need the 2x video cards I removed the PCIe extender cable and put the wifi card back in the slot on top where it was before (not shown in picture).
    the corsair fans I was using were not very good, they were only 3 pin not 4 so had no fan controller support for PMW as well as being noisy. replaced the two lower fans with Noctua case fans. extremely quiet, you cant even hear them under 30%, highly recommended. build is now almost completely silent for regular use.
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    Apr 23, 2017 at 7:28 PM #16
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    Thanks!
     
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    Oct 5, 2017 at 12:32 AM #17
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    Got 10.13 working with minimal issues. ordered a busted power supply and stripped off the aluminum plate and installed it so it all looks proper now!
     

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