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I know this isn't an AUS store, but look for this power supply:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139009

I know it's not 1kW, but 850 should be more than enough even for a pair of GTX480's. 80+ certified, and about the same size as what you have to boot.

Double check the size though, I didn't see specifics mentioned, but I'm certain this will do the job for you if it fits in your case.

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awesome build mate - hope you can offer some help when i get project going!!

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Thanks for the suggestion Bluestone. There appears to be quite a few contenders however this bad bad seems to really fit the bill Kingwin ABT-1000MAIS.

Can't say this is a common brand down under - what's their rep stateside?

Modular connections, blue LEDs all over the shop :unsure: biggest thing for me also is the the fact the IEC point is flipped 180 degrees which would be the correct position for my IEC elbow connector.

To fit this sucker which is 30mm longer I'd need to re-drill my rivet positions for the screw mounts so it sits closer to rear of the case... any excuse to rip out the Dremel :D

Craterloads, feel free to hit me up buddy ;)

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awesome this is great ireplaced a hack pro

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Just picked up another G5 from ebay.

Thinking this will be "Stealth Mac: Mach 2"

After putting the new arrival next to the currently modded it really hit home how many bloody hours I've put into this thing :(.

Thoughts for Mach 2 are:

1. Professional Matte Black spary job with maybe some airbrushing.
2. new concept rear I/O (still trying to figure out the best approach over my current method)
3 HDD caddy for boot drives
4. New design RAID configuration for the 8 x 2.5" drives
5. Improved Front panel intergration (currently works fine, but want it better think sleeved cables)

Welcome any suggestions.... Let's make this the peoples Stealth Mac ;D

Of course once I start pulling this one apart I'll start a new Work Log, until then i'll collect the needed parts and use them for the current rig. (unless we're all happy for me to make this topic HUGE)

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Hey,
Im bought a G5 Case, just waiting for delievery, and if your wondering got it for 31 usd = 20 gbp

And I was wondering, what do you need to take the front panel off, is there a screw or is it more complex,
(on about the power, usb, firewire + audio)

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Hey Ravi,

The front panel has a removable metal shield which can be easily removed with a flat head screw driver, then there are two Phillip head screws that secure the front panel I/O board to the chassis.
Hope that helps.

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Hey Ravi,

The front panel has a removable metal shield which can be easily removed with a flat head screw driver, then there are two Phillip head screws that secure the front panel I/O board to the chassis.
Hope that helps.


I wonder how none commented on your Optimus Maximus keyboard ; ) Btw, your name reveals you're coming from Balkans, right?

Great mod man! Real class...

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I wonder how none commented on your Optimus Maximus keyboard ; ) Btw, your name reveals you're coming from Balkans, right?

Great mod man! Real class...


Hey an1ron, well I guess the KB isn't what we're to discuss - but you are the first to notice I guess (gold star sticker for you ;))... My name does originate from the Balkans however I've always been based in Australia.

All, got some updated pics of the StealthMac:
Replaced the two vertical disk enclousures with an all in one SAS enclosure (pictured is the SATA model
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Front view of the enclosures. Much more streamlined.

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Current layout from a far using flash to get past the bright blue LEDS, here you can see the addition Ballistix Tracer memory... money well spent!

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Shot with out flash... The new array enclosure fits perfectly and also allows for more valuable airflow to pass.

Next stage is upgrade the PSU allowing for the graphics to upgraded to the latest spec. This is the Kingwin 1220W Mach 1... Will be awesome to get the fitted - however that will require a full tear down and some dremel action to get it fitted.

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Pictures are great but Videos are better. I've put together a quick tour of the machine so you can get a better feel of what this thing is like. StealthMac YouTube Tour

Thanks again for all your support guys, this build aint over yet, nor do I think it will be for sometime. ;)

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That is going to be one serious computer!

Incredible work! Be sure to keep us updated

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Sorry Guys, more updates. Was testing out the new PSU, also bought a new DVD drive and modified the activity LED...
I'm going to paint this drive matte black also so it ties in with the case an PSU.

Something I realized when I got the DVD drive is that there's a smiley face (is upsidedown in this pic), I found that rather amusing.
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How did you attach the fans magnetically?

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more photo zoran ı'm following this topic :D

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UPDATE TIME...AGAIN.

Touch dry DVD-ROM drive panels baking in the hot Aussie sun.
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Finished product before install.
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PSU and matte black optical drive installed after more Dremel action.
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Kingwin 1220W Mach 1 PSU, this will be more than enough power - this thing has active cooling also, the sticker on the side is the chart detailing this.
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Front awesomeness so you can see the RAID array.
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Hey again,

Since getting all my memory installed I've noticed that there's a nice amount of heat pooling between all the DIMMs then I got to thinking "It's mod time again" but how to design a RAM cooler that would complement the rig as a whole.

Then I found this which is made by the same company (Crucial), personally I think it'll be a great addition plus it was designed to be used with my memory.


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Yeah... Another update!

Got the RAM cooler - must say it is well built
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The RAM LEDs light up the fans which give a nice effect on the fan blades
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The new side view
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At night... Arrggghhh Lights
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A lil more side on with a low light exposure
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out of the lot I'm actually quite of this shot (Download HighRes Shot HERE) open in photo view using full screen, it's awesome.

Enjoy

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Hi Zoran
your case is the best.
I've never seen one better than yours...

please help me to create the back as yours.

How did you do it?
What have you used?
Another case?

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How did you do it?
What have you used?
Another case?


Your questions don't seem very direct.

I did the mods in steps improving as a went along (see all the pics).
What have I used? In what regard? Tools, materials? My computer specs can be found in my sig.
Another case... not sure I understand the question.

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I'm sorry, it's my fault...
I wrote "case", but I mean "chassis".

However, I'd like to know how you have created the back
I don't want to cut it, but if I need to do that, I'd like to do it like yours

EDIT:

This here is the end of the first stage of modding here I used a Lian Li Mobo tray to hold all the components and after cutting away the ugly hole left by the previous modder I patched it up by mounting the the tray onto the chassis this you will see in my second stage mods.


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I think you're talking about the mobo tray! its the Lian Li PC6X... I cut mine so i could get a proper fit around the latch and other areas.





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