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G5 Mod - Cutting, but no JBWeld


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Just a few pics to show modding a G5 case with a Mountain Mod MB tray using the existing standoffs. Didn't need to use any JB Weld.

Only removed the long standoffs and a couple others that got on the way.


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Looks excellent! Very clean looking. I had never thought of mounting my PSU like that. Would have been a LOT easier.

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The PSU there works pretty well. The unused cables are in front, and the power cable runs under the lip where the side panel sits into the socket. I had a dead Cinema Display brick that I removed the socket, fits great. Use a 90deg power cable to reduce the overall width of the unit.

Used adhesive backed cable clips to route everything and modified the original front i/o cable bracket to route the AlohaCab i/o cable (which is great by the way).

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I saw that. I used the clips that came with the G5 I just cut the whole piece into little pieces. I need to use a better adhesive though as the glue I used does not hold very well. Either that or scuff up the surface. I mounted mine to the bottom using L brackets and it is not pretty. Next time I'm bored I may use your idea as I have a lot of space in the front.

I also have the AlohaCab cable which is VERY well made. I however did not read the description and had to order a Firewire PCIx1 card so I'm waiting for that to come before the front I/O will work.

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I used "carpet tape" to reattach the grey G5 cable clip. Just cut it to shape after sticking to the clip, then removed the backing and stuck it in place. Seems to be sticking well, and is removable.

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Just a few final pics of this build. Reoriented the PSU to have the fan point toward the front, and made a new bracket to mount it. Just a piece of 3/4" aluminum angle.

Also rewired and mounted the stock G5 fans up front. Flipped the fans so they draw in air, so needed 1 1/4" screws to hold them to the mount.

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That looks great! As for the 1 1/4 inch screws I could not find them. Haven't gotten around to 'really' searching for some other than the big box stores. I was also thinking about mounting the old fan enclosure to the front somehow.

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I got most of the hardware at an Ace, but used Bolt Depot for the things I couldn't get there.

http://www.boltdepot...px?product=4382

Mounting up front is pretty easy, just need to rewire the stock connector to Molex, and flip the fans in the enclosure.





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