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Powermac G5 case mod with cable management and hot swap hdd tray

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Joined
Dec 28, 2012
Messages
18
Motherboard
Powermac g5
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Intel i5
Graphics
None
Mac
Classic Mac
Mobile Phone
Hey everyone, I know it has been a while since I posted an update. I ordered all the parts last week and I just finished everything today. I am not going to go into details about the install because it is common knowledge on the forum. I have managed to get hdmi audio working though. I used shanterg's guide here to make it work. Ended up reinstalling about 6 times before I finally made a backup, then after the backup I managed to get it working. Go figure. Anyways here are some pics for everyone. Enjoy!



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The final parts list is as follows.

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
CPU
Intel Core i-5-3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
GPU
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660
RAM
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Cooler
Corsair Hydro H60
PSU
Corsair HX650
Blu Ray Drive
LG UH12NS29
Hard Drives
Western Digital Green 3TB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Samsung Pro 840 128GB
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Here was my solution for supporting the hard drive bay. I put 4 screws in the top securing it to the section where the blu ray drive is, and then I put this fan controller under it to support it if needed.
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Here is one of the parts I used for the native wifi card, I bought if off ebay here

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and here is the native wifi card, also purchased off ebay here

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And here it is in its current location

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Monitors are 2x Asus ve-278q speakers are energy take classic

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Desk is Ikea expedit with a custom shelf installed ontop. You can see where I installed a 4 usb 3.0 hub in the shelf.

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Close up of the hub

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Samsung 40 inch tv. This install is in my bedroom

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Here are the led backlights around the TV on

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And here is the shelf with my av receiver, blu ray player, dvr box, and xbox 360.


What do you all think? Opinions are greatly appreciated.
 
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Hey everyone, I know it has been a while since I posted an update. I ordered all the parts last week and I just finished everything today. I am not going to go into details about the install because it is common knowledge on the forum. I have managed to get hdmi audio working though. I used shanterg's guide here to make it work. Ended up reinstalling about 6 times before I finally made a backup, then after the backup I managed to get it working. Go figure. Anyways here are some pics for everyone. Enjoy!



P1010031_zpse9656c4e.jpg


P1010033_zpsbec4aaf5.jpg

The final parts list is as follows.

Motherboard
GIGABYTE GA-Z77X-UD5H
CPU
Intel Core i-5-3570k Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz
GPU
EVGA SuperClocked 02G-P4-2662-KR GeForce GTX 660
RAM
Corsair Vengeance 16GB (2 x 8GB)
Cooler
Corsair Hydro H60
PSU
Corsair HX650
Blu Ray Drive
LG UH12NS29
Hard Drives
Western Digital Green 3TB
Seagate Barracuda 1TB
Samsung Pro 840 128GB
P1010034_zps9ede7d93.jpg


P1010035_zps71f9b883.jpg

Here was my solution for supporting the hard drive bay. I put 4 screws in the top securing it to the section where the blu ray drive is, and then I put this fan controller under it to support it if needed.
P1010036_zps2c3b66b5.jpg



P1010042_zpsd911ee60.jpg


Here is one of the parts I used for the native wifi card, I bought if off ebay here

P1010043_zps2e4b5a81.jpg


and here is the native wifi card, also purchased off ebay here

P1010046_zpsebdf5c5e.jpg


What do you all think? Opinions are greatly appreciated.

Great to see there's someone else thinking the same way I do. I actually designed something really similar to yours, but then realized that Corsair no longer sells the backplanes, so I made an adaptable version of yours, but with a bit more on the features side of things. A build log will be coming soon, although I don't know if I have the time. Here's my version in case you wanted to take a look at the prelim stages. Since I have space left over in my plexi, i'm also cutting a sideways mount 5.25" bay adapter for the top and I'm making a motherboard backplate adapter.
 

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