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Toos his first G5 Mod *Buildlog Day 3

*First of all sorry for my horrible English i hope you guys don't mind ;).

Hi there.

So i did my first full working Hackintosh mod. But i was not satisfied.
The thing is. It is so easy to make a full working hackintosh with the guides. But build it in a beautiful Apple case in another thing. So i saw a G5 case and felt in love :p.

I hope i can enjoy you people with another G5 project.

Here is the hardware i'm using:
Motherboard: Gigabyte Z87X-D3H
Processor:
Intel Core i5 4430
Memory:
Corsair Vengeance Low Profile 8 GB (2x4)
SSD: Samsung 240 EVO 250gb
HDD: 500gb samung
Power: C
orsair CX Series Modular CX500M
Wifi:
TP-LINK TL-WDN4800 450Mbps Wireless N

And here is day 1 and 2 with the case:

The backplate and motherboard tray conversion set from The Laser Hive(many many thanks for the beautiful set). The new design with the PSU integrated on the top:
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And than the G5 case and the cutting:
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Day 3:
I cut some small pieces to make it fit right. Than i started to fit the hardware. I only have some trouble to fit the PSU. But pics say more :headbang:.
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Day 4:
Temporary PSU cable solution. And i have started to make an idea for the mounting of the front fan.

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Day 5:
I cut the dvd tray to fit next to the psu. I have to adjust it a little more but it almost fits perfect.
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Day 6:
Got my new fans and i did make a start with the cable management.
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Day i really don't know anymore :p.

The MSI Gaming GTX660 is in. Started with the fan holder and installed my new gadget the Cooler Master Seidon 120M. Next up is making a awesome fan placement and do something about the cable management. I am thinking about making an complete back cover and ground cover where i can place all of the cables.

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Made some acrylic covers with carbon wrap:
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Good start to a fine finish.:headbang:
There will be :banghead: on the way,
But with the help of the search tools you'll.
Git Ur Done:clap:
 
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Toos his first G5 Mod *Buildlog Day 3

Thank you all for the compliments. I have added Day 3 now :headbang:.
 
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"Day 3:
I cut some small pieces to make it fit right. Than i started to fit the hardware. I only have some trouble to fit the PSU.
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Hi,

Would it not be possible to turn the PSU around, 180°?
The cables would fit better into the case and you will not have the problem with the power input and the backplate.

Best,
mac_jop
 
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Would it not be possible to turn the PSU around, 180°?
The cables would fit better into the case and you will not have the problem with the power input and the backplate.

Best,
mac_jop

Thanks for thinking with me. I'm afraid he doesn't get enough cooling if i turn him. The fan is at the buttom now and he can lose his heat now.

Grtz,
Tjalling
 
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I have added day 4 in the start post. With a psu solution and the start for a front fan mount.
 
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Just ordered this fan grill for the front fan mounting.

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And i am thinking about buying this hdd hot swap case as my hdd tray.


Xigmatek 3in3 Hot-Swap HDD Cage
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That HDD tray will take a lot of the space inside the case. Where do you want to place it?

You are right. So what i did is order 2 of that fan mounts and i have 2 original g5 hdd brackets. I will paint them and place them between those 2 240mm fan mounts.

Thank you for your help.
 
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