My First G5!

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  1. Supernauty

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    May 24, 2017 at 11:52 AM #1
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    Hey, I have just started my first g5 (first time modding anything) and want to share everything as i go, It's going to be a long process as i'm not exactly sure about a Few details, Questions or advice is always welcome.

    Parts!
    -Power Mac G5 (Obviously)
    -Laser Hive Full ATX Kit with PSU mount
    -Laser Hive Front Panel Kit with 4x USB 3
    -ASUS ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
    -EK CoolStream PE 240 dual radiator
    -Corsair SP120 Quiet Edition X3
    -primoChill 1/2" Rigid RevolverSX Series Fittings
    - Am4 ryz 1700x
    -msi x370 titanium mobo
    -EK XRES 140 Revo D5 PWM Pump/Reservoir Combo
    -EK Supremacy EVO cpu block
    -EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Nickel backplate
    -EK-FC1080 GTX Ti Strix waaterblock
    -EK AF Angled 2x45 Degree G1/4 Black Nickel
    -High Density Weave Grey Silver Cable Sleeve from Moddiy


    Current Progress!
    -Installed Back Panel
    -Installed Front panel
    -Installed motherboard Tray
    -Made a fan cover for the back not sure if ill end up using it)
    -Top tray cut and reinstalled
    -Radiator bracket cut, Finished and painted
    -Made mount for pump/res

    My Ideas!?!
    I'm planning on using polished copper pipe for my cooling loop.
    I want to make my Hdd Rack out of the G5 Cpu cooler cover plate.
    Im going to give the top tray a more brushed finish to match the case

    Pics ((sorry for the wall of pictures)don't mind the mess :mrgreen:)
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    I was originally going to have this next part cut for me but i wasnt happy with the prices i was getting so i did it myself for 1/15th the cost and im happy with the outcome, i just need to have the mounting point bent

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    Im hoping these will give a little more support to the rad bracket

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    The rad need a little more support so i made a bracket to hold the other side to stop the wobble then cleaned them up for painting

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    Bit more painting, im really happy with how they came up.

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    Have been really busy and havent done much but here is a test fit picture
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    Jul 29, 2017 at 11:22 AM #2
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    I didnt want to glue or put holes in the bottom of the case for the pump res so i used the psu case to make a bracket to epoxy the mount to

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    And my braining finally turned up, given the lack of room to hide cables im going to make everything the exact length it needs to be

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    Aug 1, 2017 at 7:53 AM #3
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    I was going to polish the copper to a mirror finish but i think i will finish it so it looks more of a flat copper as i like how it looks with the case
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    Aug 18, 2017 at 3:04 AM #4
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    Its all going to be a tight fit but it should look nice, im going to start cutting and braiding all the cables to length and im on the fence about painting the psu.
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  5. rickyreall84

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    Mac:
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    Aug 18, 2017 at 7:35 AM #5
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    Mobo:
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    Great work so far, will be following this build closely. I would recommend not painting the PSU because you might regret it in the future, also might void that nice 10 year warranty. If you want it a different color you could buy a sheet of acrylic and cut to size and paint that instead. You could use double stick tape to hold it in place.
     
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    Aug 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM #6
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    Thanks,
    i was going to be voiding the warranty by sleeving the cables that came with it anyway, some sort of shroud to paint instead is a good idea though.
     
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    Aug 19, 2017 at 2:23 AM #7
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    Well, if your going to void, then paint it. You have a lot more patience then I do. I just went with a cable of kit spacifically made for the rmx series
     
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    Aug 19, 2017 at 2:43 AM #8
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    Given the lack of cable management options with the case I'm going to make all the cables to the exact length they need to be, so I feel it's worth the effort to do then myself also its a nice learning experience
     
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    Aug 19, 2017 at 9:46 AM #9
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    Cut down and put a new connector on the internal usb 3 cable for the front panel, this has been the most tedious and annoying part yet and i still have one more to do
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    Aug 20, 2017 at 4:52 AM #10
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    First time doing it too :D
    Sleeving is killing me
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    The heat shrink at the end is bothering me but its the psu plug and it shouldn't be viable so im not changing it, Also 3d printed myself some cable combs and they look nice. :)

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