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I am interested too. Sign me up.

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what exact parts do you use? cant find fitting audio ports oO

PM'd. Remember my design is not finalized yet.

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Added to the list :)

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thx for PM ! i will probably create my own design ... if it fits and works i'll improve the design, if it doesnt work i'll take your design :D

i calculated costs for one plate: about 25€ without cables....but its not lab manufactored :D

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good luck! =)

Btw you can get boards made pretty cheap in Eastern Europe. I am not sure which country but there are factories that are wiling to make small volume boards out there.

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So I ordered another ipod extension cable from a seller on ebay who claims that all 30 pins are brought out to the other side. The cable arrived today.

The cable definitely look and feel thicker than the previous one, indicating that there are more wires in the cable itself.
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Here is the female side:
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Here is the male side:
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Another picture of the male side, yeah a masking tape!
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HOWEVER, there are only 17 pins been brought out instead of 30, and some of them are GND pins which I cannot use (The pins are grounded on the PCB side!) Guess I should make my own breakout board for the male 30pin connector?

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The connectors, cables and the board all arrived today. What a good timing! I spent the whole night trying to put them together... Man that frankencable is just too hard to solder! I am just thinking to revert to the second draft with smaller holes...

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I am interested in one... Will this work with a full size ATX mobo? Just received a donor G5, and starting to research the best way to do the conversion. Sounds like a great option terrorgen!

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Picture time!

The bare boards... for some reason purple and gold just look so good in my eyes...
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This is how it look assembled with the ports. I removed the iPod connector hours later after tired of soldering the frankencable.
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So I decided to solder the cables directly to the board... Final result:
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Mounting the board to the case! It doesn't take too much space as you can see...
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Plugging in the cables to their respective ports on the motherboard.
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How the ports look from the rear. Well the audio jacks should be placed a little more forward.
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So, looks like a second build is inevitable...

I am interested in one... Will this work with a full size ATX mobo? Just received a donor G5, and starting to research the best way to do the conversion. Sounds like a great option terrorgen!


As long as your mobo has two audio jacks, two USB ports and one Ethernet jack this will work! Added you to the list :)

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are YOU soldering the components onto the board or are those just engineering samples that are bare in the first picture?

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I would say specimen is a better word to describe them... And yeah I soldered the ports to the board.

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I would say specimen is a better word to describe them...


OK, are YOU soldering the components onto the board or are those just specimens that are bare in the first picture?

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I am still not understanding your question... Lol but for the first part of the question... Yeah I soldered the connectors myself.

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That is what I was wondering. Thank you!

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I decide to eliminate the second Ethernet jack. That make things easier and the cost will be down to $40 plus shipping.

If you need the second Ethernet jack though, I can still make it for you with the previously stated $50 plus shipping.

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definitely interested in the single-ethernet version! Count me in :wink2:

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Nice work! Looks great! I certainly don't need a 2nd ethernet port... One will do just fine, and the new price sounds perfect.

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Hi! Is it possible that you can specify how one should mount the board to the case? Will the board be attached to the back of the case with screws? Tnx!

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I'd also love one of these when you make them... sign me up!

Also, I've got a quick beginner's question for you: I'm going to be building up a G5 with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and an EVGA GTX 670. From what I've that others have done, I like the idea of putting the motherboard near the back of the case, so that the GPU can be in its normal place (like gouedi did here). However, this leaves the rear I/O panel very, very close to the I/O panel on the motherboard. What would you suggest as an alternative connection for the GPU, or a way to better position things? zammykoo's method here is ok, but looks a little bit funky. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

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Hi! Is it possible that you can specify how one should mount the board to the case? Will the board be attached to the back of the case with screws? Tnx!

You will need some sort of spacer like foam or a standoff. The Powermac standoff works well I think. Haven't tried.

I'd also love one of these when you make them... sign me up!

Also, I've got a quick beginner's question for you: I'm going to be building up a G5 with a Gigabyte Z77X-UD5H and an EVGA GTX 670. From what I've that others have done, I like the idea of putting the motherboard near the back of the case, so that the GPU can be in its normal place (like gouedi did here). However, this leaves the rear I/O panel very, very close to the I/O panel on the motherboard. What would you suggest as an alternative connection for the GPU, or a way to better position things? zammykoo's method here is ok, but looks a little bit funky. Thoughts?

Thanks in advance!

Which one do you need? The One Ethernet version or the Two Ethernet version?
I did the way Zammykoo did, but without the PSU cover. I placed my PSU on the narrower side of the rectangle... (I don't know how to describe the position... LOL)

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Single ethernet would be awesome.

Gotcha on the positioning thing. I'll just try to find some pretty and low-profile DVI cables. For the actual connection to the back of the case (this part), did you buy the connector? If so, where would you get one for the 670, or did you fabricate it yourself? If it isn't too much trouble, could you take a picture of yours?





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