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Project: Quicksilver G4 PowerMac mod

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Hi, here is a small presentation of my G4 QuickSilver mod.

Thanks to this thread : viewtopic.php?f=76&t=32279
It help me a lot.

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What is different from other G4 builds
No door drilling to fix the mobo - using a mATX adapter plate.
Improved cooling (cooling is an issue for this case) - using watercooling + additional fan.
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Specs:
G4 QuickSilver case;
i7 2600k
Sapphire FleX HD 6870
16GB RAM Corsair low profile heatsink
H60 water cooling from corsair
GA-Z68MA mobo
Vertex 3 SSD 120GB
WD HDD 1TB
2 fans from Noctua
Targus bluetooth dongle
1 adapter mATX plate from Lian Li
1PSU Termaltake Grand 650W
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Everything is working smooth, thanks to this forum.
It is running Lion 1.7.3.

HDMI audio is working with the DSDT edits for HD6870 ( DSDT-HDMI_Audio_Edits_v3.dsl file from viewtopic.php?f=162&t=31947 ).
wake/sleep - working perfect with usb wireless HP keyboard & mouse and with the magic trackpad (bluetooth)

Temperature - established in normal operation (Adobe CS / media) - 32-35°C CPU, 40max in the case (bios monitoring), 35-36°C HDD.
The PC is quite silent, the only vent I hear from 1-2m is the corsair one (from the watercooling).
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Check the pictures attached, here is the initial movie (sorry for my poor english):
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU4kIS24d5E[/VIDEO]
Here is a movie about the final set-up (sorry it is taken with my phone and my english is worst than ever :) )
[VIDEO]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ae2m4jzQpM[/VIDEO]
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Re: Project: Quicksilver Power Mac i7

ive split your post as it deserves its own thread.
if you press the edit button, you can change the title to whatever you want.
 
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Final face grille

Here is the final look of the face. I was hesitating between black or silver perforated grille and finally I choose black, as it is more harmoneous with the back panel.

Photos attached.
 

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that would be so sweet with a lil 7 inch monitor sitting in place of the drive bays
 
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