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Void G5 Mark I

Hi everyone... I would like to show my very first Mod. Hope everyone will like it.
Thanks everyone...

Void G5 Mark I

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Reason for the build:

I really like how Apple made the Power Mac G5 and the Mac Pro. I always read the forums and saw all the creative works of the modders here and was really inspired on modding. So I took the plunge and started my first mod.

My Original Power Mac G5:


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It's so cool to see a part I designed being used by a fellow modder! Does it fit alright for you? If it helps, the mounting hole on the bottom right corner of the plate is supposed to snuggly fit over a round headed standoff, at least in my case.

I'm going to keep a close watch on this thread, I can't wait to see how your build comes along!
 
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thanks man! i didn't tried it yet. maybe later. :D i will check again your log how you put the plate.
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The Modding Part:
First, my idea was to make a seamless back plate to make it like an original case but decided to cut the back as clean as we could and put the back plate inside the G5 instead of fixing it in the outer part of the case.
After receiving the Laser Hive Full ATX Back Plate with PSU Holder, stiligFox's wiring plate and the motherboard tray, I immediately cut the back of my G5 with a Great Neck Rotary Tool.
Lots of cutting and filing. (Thanks for the help of my colleagues at work). i also removed the latch and drilled 4 holes to screw it on the backplate instead of using epoxy.(i hope i will not have any problem putting back the lock mechanism for the cover)
I think we made a great job on doing it.

After filing, I tried fitting in stiligFox's wiring plate and Laser Hive's Motherboard Tray using my old ssd.

Also showing before and after filing the gutted sides(lots of filing) :lol:
 

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Excellent start.

Are you going to blend in the backplate to the case?

:thumbup:

should i paint it? If yes, what color palette i will look for if same as the case color? Im also thinking if i will paint it black but maybe not. Maybe the logo only.

update:
i have decided to paint the body black but using plasti dip so i can still remove it if i dont like it anymore :)
 
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Painting the case:
I decided to use Plasti Dip for the time being as my future plan is to anodize the G5 case. My only problem with Plasti Dip is that dirt sticks to the casing easily. I use masking tape to remove the dirt every time we clean the house.
 

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WHAT?! That motherboard is selling for more then 300 dollars on ebay!

Yah. I even checked ebay before buying it. I tried ocing to 4.2ghz for now and it's great... Hehehe!

if budget permits i will buy the xeon w3690 on ebay to use on this mobo.
 
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What a steal!
Should run great :headbang:
 
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Updated - August 12, 2015

The Parts:

Case: Power Mac G5 2004 (Sold the internal parts for $150)
Motherboard: ASUS Rampage III Extreme (LGA1366) + i7 960(died from OC) - bought for $95
Processor: Intel Xeon W3680 6 cores (replaced my i7 920 and this xeon rocks) - bought for $95
CPU Cooler: Corsair H80i
PSU: Corsair RM850
RAM: Kingston Hyper X 2x8GB 1600Mhz
GPU: Gigabyte G1 Gaming GTX 970 4GB
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120GB (OSX) and Toshiba 120GB (Win 7)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 1TB (for storage)
Monitor: Dell U2412M 24" IPS Monitor
Keyboard: Dell KB212-B Keyboard
Mouse: Logitech G500s
Black CH Mod G5 Front ATX Adapter Cable
Laser Hive Custom Full ATX Back Plate and stiligFox's wiring plate (modified in the end to fit with the eATX motherboard)


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I changed the blue lights of the GPU to red but after a few modifications the small part that connects the lights was snapped.

I attached photos showing how the cables before I put the wiring plate and the fan brackets I bought from Laser Hive. and a photo showing the new plate covering some of the cables.

To cover the upper shelf that holds the PSU and some of the wiring, I used a black board and printed a sticker of RM 850 to put on it as a design and showing where the PSU is(will be shown in the final stage).

I also printed a sticker vinyl for the apple logo instead of painting it so that I can do future changes if I wanted to.

I had a very bad experience with the my H80i. I had 3 replacements of the cooler after every week. Luckily now I don't have to return it again(I hope so...)

Temporarily I put the HDD Cage on the bottom area of the case but thinking on using the upper shelf where the DVD Drive was placed and add a small fan to cool the HDDs.
As I am using an external DVD Drive now and most of the software now can be downloaded in google.
 

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