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G5 Mod, is it worth it?


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I'm considering doing a G5 mod and need to decide fi i want to go on

 

I've found a broken G5 with mint case for 90€ (shipping included), but the front panel is 50€ and other 80€ for the blackplate (which i may be able to do myself, but still)

 

This would cost something around 160-180€, when most good PC cases are around around 100€

 

 

So i'm asking you, modders, what's your opinion? Is the G5 case worth it or is it something you regret a few months after doing it?

 

Best regards :)



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Where are you ? I still have several G5 front panel with wire, if you are interessed.

 

If you want the original Mac case look, it's worth .

 

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I'm from Italy, i'm sending you a PM



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unused G5 with mint case for 50 Euros:

http://www.ebay.de/i...=item20ead7c4d0

(I'm not the seller - just found it on eBay..)

There are even cheaper (broken) G5s on eBay currently - thinking about modding myself hehe



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Modding a G5 is definitely going to cost more than a regular PC case. Once you account for getting the case, the backplate, the front panel and various other bits and pieces, we're looking right around the figure you mentioned.

I think the value though, of bringing this work of art back to life with new parts merits the extra cost. It's a fun project, challenging but very rewarding. If you want plug and play, a regular PC case is the way to go, If you want a case with the mac aesthetic, there are aluminum cases out there.





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