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Hello all, so as the title says, I just recently finished my first mod and its based on Apple PowerMac G5. As a past owner of various Alienware machines and current Apple fan, I wanted to build something quite powerful in Apple case, as none of currently available Apple products could achieve what I need. So I grabbed PowerMac G5 which was available and have started to think what with it. I found couple of really useful posts on the internet which gave me an idea how to proceed and this is the result:

 

https://www.facebook...=1&l=b897b99c8b

 

I apologize for premod photos, they are mainly from internet, as I dont have any premod photos of the case ;-)

I have used old ATX case as MB holder and back plate and overall it took me something around 40 hours to finish I think. Main usage is as gaming rig and home PC for everything.

Current specs is as below:

 

CPU: i5 4670k + BOX chladic zatial
GPU: MSI R9 270X Hawk
MB: MSI Z87 MPOWER SP
RAM: 8GB Kingston 2400MHz
SSD: 256GB + 128GB Crucial M4
PSU: 650W Cooler Master
 
Regarding some benchmarks:
3DMark 2006: 28157
3DMark 11: 8409
Windows 8 experience index: 8.1|8.1|8.4|8.4|8.2
SuperPI 1M: 9,813
 
I will try to add more detailed photos :-)


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Looking good! If you have any more detailed photos that you would share with everyone, we'd all appreciate it! Have you bench-marked the system yet? What are you planning on using it for? How long did it take to do the work? How much did you spend?

 

Looks great so far - but I think I can speak for everyone when I say, "More!"



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Thanks Mr.D. :-) I have added some more info, will add also some more detailed photos later.



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Will you be running a version of OS X on this system?



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Not sure yet, I was trying to install it on my previous machine using the process below but without success.

 

http://www.osxlatitu...e-installation/



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Hey Mr. D., guys, I am thinking about replacing BOX cooler with some water cooling, probably Cooler Master Nepton 280L. What do you think about this? Anybody this something similar? Thanks.







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