Posted 28 November 2011 - 04:35 AM
For the Optical bay, I've added a SATA power plug to the existing wiring, this allows me to plug in the burner without an adapter, and leaves a free molex for fans or whatever
To achieve this I used a punch-down sata power connector. just put the wires in the plug and snap it shut, it cuts into the cable to make the connections. easy! you can buy them here for instance: http://www.ebay.com....#ht_2579wt_1221
Got some Left angle and right angle SATA cables coming in to match the stock ones but longer, still need to mount the mainboard and psu
Posted 05 December 2011 - 02:04 AM
I'd like to put an ATX supply in the casing I've got, just wondering if the fans for the G5 psu will be sufficient at 5 or 7 volts, at 12 they're way too noisy.
Posted 12 January 2012 - 08:01 PM
Should I have any concerns with static elect if the mounting pins are not touching (grounded) to the case?
Advise is appreciated!
Posted 16 January 2012 - 08:36 PM
I'll post my Lian Li mod in a few days, then update when I have fitted the front fan array
Posted 27 January 2012 - 03:39 PM
Posted 12 March 2012 - 06:34 PM
I also started my own G5 Mod project and now i have a big problem…
I have no idea how to fix the motherboard backpanel plate into the g5 case...
as you can see on the picture below it fits great into the g5 case but i don't know how to fix it
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don't want to screw it into the case because i don't want to ruin my side cover.
Hopefully anybody has an idea for me.
And sorry for my bad english ^^ i need more practice
Posted 27 March 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted 28 March 2012 - 10:34 AM
It's about the cable management inside a G5 with the use of a motherboard tray (in my case a Silverstone-TJ07-tray). Is the space that is created by the original G5 standoffs (I want to use them to secure the tray in place) enough to rout all the cables under it (PSU-cables in addition to the SATA-cables)??? I don't have access to a standard ATX PSU and thus can't test the thickness of the cables... However I have already seen Mods that use this kind of cable management but I don't know if they might have used additional spacing to accommodate their cable management.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Greetings.
Posted 07 April 2012 - 01:48 PM
Posted 10 December 2012 - 09:52 PM
Im planning on using a mini ATX board and making a new back I/O and soldering cables off that to plug straight into the motherboard.
Posted 24 October 2014 - 10:22 PM
I'm going to mod some G5 cases-A Powermac G5 late 2005 for my dad, and a earleir G5 case for myself (Or a iMac G3/eMac) i think i'll enter it in the macmod contest when they set it up again it's going to be a gaming machine .
Posted 06 November 2014 - 01:17 PM
I said earlier I would use a G5 mobo part with the connectors in order not to cut in the case.
It's a mix of different peoples methods.
For now, Audio (both) and USB (both) are working.
The part itself fit perfectly, not a mm too much or too little.
Planning to do Firewire 400 and Ethernet aswell, but I couldn't find the pinout between the connector and the motherboard. Ethernet is 8 pins, and there are 10 on the motherboard (G5s). Besides my multimeter didn't get any conductivity between any of them.
Anyhow. I'm most satisfied with the beginning
Thank you amd_sony for the cut and fast shipping
USB and Audio are soldered.. Ugly solder, the small iron didn't warm enough, and the large was large.
Ready with USB header on one, and mini jack on the others. (keeping mobo audio header for other use)
Had to break the old ports in order to make the mobo border flush. Good riddance.
The standoffs are the ones from the case (low ones) sanded down a 1/2 mm
Yeay, nice ports
Posted 13 December 2014 - 01:52 AM
I was thinking of modding my iMac (G3) into an x86 machine, but gave up.. way to much work you have to have a non standard mobo, etc. Then there's the heat issues, lackof room for video cards etc. But anyway, that case is beutiful. Good luck.
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