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has anyone had success using the original G5 fans?

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Heey,

I'm also building a Pentium 4 into a PowerMac G5 case. It's nearly finished, I only have to do some little thing such as the powerbutton an USB at the front of the case. Here are some pics:

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(My english may be not so good but that's because I'm from the Nethelands)

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That's wicked. One of these days I'll muster up enough cash and courage to take on such a task. Those white LED fans and the matte aluminum case come together like prostiutes and STDs (that was a compliment) :blink:

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Heey,

I'm also building a Pentium 4 into a PowerMac G5 case. It's nearly finished, I only have to do some little thing such as the powerbutton an USB at the front of the case. Here are some pics:

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(My english may be not so good but that's because I'm from the Nethelands)


I am going to do this mod also. Have the case just waiting to figure out how to do it. How did you mount the front fans and power supply?

Anyone have any tips or pointers?

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ahoi bob050,

great job !!looks really nice & clean - great !!

how and where you placed the power supply? and how you have fastened the board?
detailed pics would be nice....

greetz knobsi

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That is so slick. Kudos

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ahoi bob050,

great job !!looks really nice & clean - great !!

how and where you placed the power supply? and how you have fastened the board?
detailed pics would be nice....

greetz knobsi


That's not my rig, that's Dafut's

Right now im in the process of mounting the motherboard on the original standoffs but not in their original location.

Anyone know what size fans are needed for the back pannel? is it 92mm?

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That's not my rig, that's Dafut's

Right now im in the process of mounting the motherboard on the original standoffs but not in their original location.

Anyone know what size fans are needed for the back pannel? is it 92mm?




ohhhhuiiii.... shame on me; seemed to be blinded of this modded case during my post ;)


@ dafut: can you share your secrets about fixing the board with the case and the power supply placement?
would be great !!

tia, knobis

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I thing, like me some guys can use shuffle power supply...
they are pretty small and ca be installed in place of the original powersupply, under the small part of aluminium, at the down of the mainboard.

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I'll try to explain how i put in the mainboard and the powersupply.

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I started with a G5 case and a rear of a normal case (how do you call that in English?).

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I made a howl in the rear of the case so i could put in the normal rear. I fastened it in the original screw holes. (I also modded the normal rear so i could put in 2 80mm fans.)

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For the powersupply i made a kind of brace out of plastic. (I don't know how to explian it exactly in english)

My English ain't very good I'm srry for that. I'm 16 and still learning english at school(I'm Dutch).

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Nice work!
Can you post a pic of the rear side?
Thx in advance

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hey someone have tried out with an g4 case im wondering to get one from a friend but i dont know if it is possible

thx

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micro ATX is possible but not sure about Full Size ATX

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i Love the g5 mods but i truly dislike all this neon lighting and what not inside a g5 case..
is like people with honda civics with no taste....g5 ricers are disgusting.

none the less major props for accompishing such a task

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HOLY :hysterical: ;) :censored2: !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kudos to all who've done this! :D

My only question is, is there a way to set a button on the front of the case to eject the optical drive tray? Would the SATA cables that come with the G5 work with AMD/Intel boards? I assume they would.

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I know this is not it, but you might avoid all the work of having to mod the G5's case. Let me know what you think.

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Off course, if you don't like the color you can always use one of these: Posted Image

EDIT or this

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It's nice locuras, but it's still not as smooth, sleek, and sexy as the G5 PowerMac. B)

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That case stinks! I bought it thinking it might be the best look-alike to a PowerMac but it definately isn't. It's SUPER noisy for one (it sounds like there's a hurricane going on in there), and that's not metal in the front, it's plastic painted silver. To make things worse, the plastic looks really cheap, like the plastic you get from those cheap CD players people buy at walmart. The slots in the back don't fit your cards correctly either, so you might just be better off modifying an actual G5 case. Somehow that case ended up in the back of my explorer, where it now just tumbles back and forth at every stop. That's one crappy case I tell ya'...

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wow whattaboard nice project and pics and result im gonna make a board tooo. actually what i have in mind is to make 8-way system but a modded mac os x x86 pc is closer. woooh nice.!

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Guys any succes with original apple fans? I'm trying to figure it out but no luck so far. I looked up the original Apple PowerMac G5 service manual (page 101), and there is pinout for CPUs front (removable) fans. It looks like those two just an usual fans with PWM control, but i tried to connect those two in the drive bay, but it does not work.

Any ideas?

Or maybe does somebody know how to disassemble drive bay? So I could take a closer look at those fans inside... I cant remove the locking mecanism...





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