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ASUS P5GZ-MX Logic Board
1 GB DDR2
Maxtor 160gb HDD SATA (for MacOSX)
Western Digital 120gb IDE (For Windows XP)
Built in Video Card
Firewire Card installed.
Internal USB Card with BlueTooth attached.
Pioneer 108D DVD ROM (cut out a piece on the back corner)

Switching bootup (WinXP/MacOSX) via BIOS.

Sleep Does not work.

Here is a picture.
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Nice!! how do you like it? & how hard was it to make?

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The stock Intel HSF clears the PSU? Strange, because I didn't think it would, looking at my ASRock mobo + QuickSilver G4 case, which I have yet to mate...

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I've never liked PC's cases as they all "look the same" and looks cheap and I wanted something different and I had spare G3 case from blown up logic board.Power Suppy is standard PC's PSU 550 watt with 2 fans.The Intel fan does not touch the PSU - I think from memory its 1cm space. Common complaint I had was the RAM slots -> CD/DVD Drive touching - If you get LG DVD burner they're smallest then you might get away with it.CheersAPNot really hard to make - I had to remove the G3's screws and bolt ons and used PC's bolt on on the sheet metal - then logic board in - no problems.more photos to come soon.CheersAP

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Looks good :)

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Nice and clean!

Amazing that the HSF clears. I had a plan about modding an G4 QS and it didn't seem to fit.

Keep the pictures coming.

// Per.

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the B&W is classic :D

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good work. at last some 'no-g5 case-mod" ... :D






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actually, Mac Pro case mod is in the list of those no-g5 case mods :thumbsup_anim: haha

Hey dude, nice mod. I am looking forward for that next photos.

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See the PSU & CPU Fan - approx 10cm space between-
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Opened Case
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Hard Disk light & power on light, switches on PCB Mod for ASUS logic board
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SnapShot of the PC
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Have no intention of upgrading to faster CPU at this stage - but if I had $$ then I will - its hard as paying the house off.
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What did you use to mount your mobo? Ive been trying to figure out what to use for a while now and have no idea. Generic mount posts seem a bit short.

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The mounts have male screws with female types - same what we used to use in old PC cases that you screw them on the chassis before adding the mobo on with screws. - That what I used them. Its not touching at the base and the plastic door opener has been modified to intel mobo's holes.
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Looks nice :). I'm working on one of these myself (bah! you beat me to posting pictures of it :P). How are you dealing with the heat build-up? Mine stays within acceptable temp. ranges, but it gets really loud (CPU fan gets up to around 4500 or more RPM). Although I'm just using the stock Athlon64 heatsink&fan, which is a lot smaller than what you're using by the look of it. Should I be using something bigger/lower-RPM? I'm thinking a 100mm might take care of it, but I dunno if there's room in there for one or not.

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Congratulation! Looks very nice!

I'm doing the same job and I would ask you how you realize the Mod circuit for front Power on and Disk lig light.
Can you provide some help about that?

Tks

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Nice job there! I really like the old Powermac cases, especially the open/close side panel. I didn't even think to check whether the stock Intel cooler would fit - just assumed it wouldn't based on holding it in place as best I could and closing the door. I used a low profile Zalman. I should be happy as it does look pretty cool too:Posted Image You can see the whole build here:Hackintosh in G4 Case

Looks nice :( . I'm working on one of these myself (bah! you beat me to posting pictures of it :P ). How are you dealing with the heat build-up? Mine stays within acceptable temp. ranges, but it gets really loud (CPU fan gets up to around 4500 or more RPM). Although I'm just using the stock Athlon64 heatsink&fan, which is a lot smaller than what you're using by the look of it. Should I be using something bigger/lower-RPM? I'm thinking a 100mm might take care of it, but I dunno if there's room in there for one or not.

I cut an exit hole in the top of my case and mounted a 120mm fan to push air out. At the bottom of the case I cut two intakes with 80mm fans sucking air in from the underside. At the moment only one of these is in use (the rear one was too noisy - Noiseblocker - pah!). I also have a second 80mm mounted over the original side air intake. This blows air over the Asus Silent 7300GT heatsink (not shown in current pics). G4 case Hackintosh I have all fans going through a fan controller and the Zalman CPU cooler connected to the motherboard (with fanmate). All are set to the lowest setting. If I'm doing something CPU intensive like running Handbrake, the CPU fan goes up but otherwise the machine is very quiet - just the waft of airflow. My other main machine is a G4 MDD so I'm obsessed with fan noise!

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Now what's the temps on the cpu? Looking at it, it doesn't look like the Fan get's a lot of space.

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Idle temp 45 degrees C, when performing heavy processing it is hitting 60 degrees C. I switched the PSU round since that picture was taken so that it sucks the air away from the CPU fan.

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Great work both of them, definetly gives me some ideas for my old G3 powermac case... which has not have much to do this past year.

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I am having trouble with the power buttons. I would like to use the ones that came with the case, but dont know how can someone please help. I have the G3 Blue and Green Tower case

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Very nicely done!!! Now if you can get a metal piece on the back, this would look very good.





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