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Hi everyone and please forgive my mistakes, I'm only a French teenager ^^"

I'm posting here because I'm gonna make a mod g5 with thunderbolt and fusion drive, and I'm finally posting here because I'm gonna have my computer (or my parts of computer) for Christmas and I need to make up my mind and be sure I haven't forgotten anything. This is my first hack (and even build) but I pretty much know how to do it.
I've picked up this hardware, and I'd like to be sure everything will fit in the G5 case :

Motherboard :GA-Z77X-UP5-TH http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LTB3QW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
CPU : Intel Core i7-3770K http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EOW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
GPU : GeForce GTX 680 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KC1R9E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
SSD : Samsung 840 pro 256GO x 2 (I'm taking two to make a Fusion drive with the first one and put windows on the second one)
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 2TO x 2 (one for the fusion drive with 1TO Mac os X and 1 for windows, and the second one for Time Machine and this kind of stuff)
PSU : Corsair HX650 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LVUPZQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
RAM : Corsair vengeance 16GB

I think I'll also buy a TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (TL-WDN4800) to be able to enable WiFi.

But this is (or not) pretty much a classic build... The thing I want is getting it work with a G5 case ! :D
So after a few research, I think all I need is : a G5 case obviously, and a
Mountain Mods Removable Motherboard Tray http://www.mountainmods.com/mountain-mods-modular-removable-motherboard-tray-p-56.html
But I absolutely don't know what fans take, and how many. So if you could help me, it would be really nice from you :D
I think this is pretty much it, thank you for reading and please help me if you can ^^

I'll post lots of pictures, to make a step-to-step guide and show overs how to build the same G5 with thunderbolt :)

OniSenshi

PS : Tell me if you want anymore information and if I have forgotten to tell you something please
 
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Hi everyone and please forgive my mistakes, I'm only a French teenager ^^"

I'm posting here because I'm gonna make a mod g5 with thunderbolt and fusion drive, and I'm finally posting here because I'm gonna have my computer (or my parts of computer) for Christmas and I need to make up my mind and be sure I haven't forgotten anything. This is my first hack (and even build) but I pretty much know how to do it.
I've picked up this hardware, and I'd like to be sure everything will fit in the G5 case :

Motherboard :GA-Z77X-UP5-TH http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008LTB3QW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
CPU : Intel Core i7-3770K http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007SZ0EOW/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
GPU : GeForce GTX 680 http://www.amazon.com/dp/B007KC1R9E/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
SSD : Samsung 840 pro 256GO x 2 (I'm taking two to make a Fusion drive with the first one and put windows on the second one)
HDD : Seagate Barracuda 2TO x 2 (one for the fusion drive with 1TO Mac os X and 1 for windows, and the second one for Time Machine and this kind of stuff)
PSU : Corsair HX650 http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002LVUPZQ/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=tonymacx86com-20
RAM : Corsair vengeance 16GB

I think I'll also buy a TP-Link PCI Express Wifi Adapter (TL-WDN4800) to be able to enable WiFi.

But this is (or not) pretty much a classic build... The thing I want is getting it work with a G5 case ! :D
So after a few research, I think all I need is : a G5 case obviously, and a
Mountain Mods Removable Motherboard Tray http://www.mountainmods.com/mountain-mods-modular-removable-motherboard-tray-p-56.html
But I absolutely don't know what fans take, and how many. So if you could help me, it would be really nice from you :D
I think this is pretty much it, thank you for reading and please help me if you can ^^

I'll post lots of pictures, to make a step-to-step guide and show overs how to build the same G5 with thunderbolt :)

OniSenshi

PS : Tell me if you want anymore information and if I have forgotten to tell you something please

I think your right on the ball as far as building a great Custom Mac. Good luck and keep us informed if you have any issues during the install.

Oh, I would suggest a larger Power Supply. Just in case you have plans to expand the computer in the future. TTYS :)
 
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Ok, so i'll take a 750watt instead
But what about the fans ? Does anyone have an idea on what fans I should take and how many please ?
 
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Ok, so i'll take a 750watt instead
But what about the fans ? Does anyone have an idea on what fans I should take and how many please ?
I don't have my graphics card installed yet, but my HX750 PSU barely flinches with AOE 3, cIV, ciV, or Tropico 4 just using the HD 4000 so far.. Heck, I've only been able to get the PSU fan to kick on twice for less than a minute each when I ran a CPU stress test! ..It's a good investment :D


As for the fans, depends.. What Kind of CPU Cooling will you be using?
 
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As for the fans, depends.. What Kind of CPU Cooling will you be using?

I'm not sure at all of which cpu cooling I should use…
Could you help me a little please ? ^^"
 
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I'm not sure at all of which cpu cooling I should use…
Could you help me a little please ? ^^"

Are you able to get self contained water coolers like the Corsair H100 or the Antec 620 in France?

They are excellent and quite as well.

If you would like a good performance and quiet case Antec makes the P280. Excellent modern case. Especially, for the price. Less then 100 US Dollars. :)
 
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Thanks for the advice, but I really want a G5, and I'm not sure if the corsair h100 will fit in the g5, what do you think ?
 
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Thanks for the advice, but I really want a G5, and I'm not sure if the corsair h100 will fit in the g5, what do you think ?
I fit a 240mm x 120 mm Thermaltake Water 2.0 Extreme radiator inside the front of my G5 case so you should be good :thumbup:

I personally have the 2 120 mm (IN) fans for the cooler in the front, 2 80 mm fans (OUT) on the MountianMods backplate, a squirrel cage fan in a PCI slot (OUT), and the PSU (OUT). You want to go for slightly negative air pressure inside the case (more air going out the case than in).
 
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Thanks for the advice, but I really want a G5, and I'm not sure if the corsair h100 will fit in the g5, what do you think ?

I'm planning my own G5 mod, and if you want to water cool your CPU, I'd recommend getting the G5 mATX backplate, matching motherboard tray from laser hive.com, and a Corsair H80i. They also say they're releasing a ATX backplate with 120mm fan hole.

For fans, I'm planning on using a couple of 140mm Silent Wings 2 from bequiet!.

http://www.amazon.fr/Corsair-Hydro-Series-Refroidisseur-processeur/dp/B009ZN03AA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355179197&sr=8-1

http://www.amazon.fr/Be-Quiet-SilentWings-BL063-Ventilateur/dp/B007IE3W1K/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1355179172&sr=8-2
 
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