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chunyan0001

Member Since 28 Mar 2009
Offline Last Active May 09 2009 02:41 PM
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#1135406 MAC PRO Case mod project with EATX motherboard

Posted by chunyan0001 on 17 April 2009 - 03:36 PM

>>Hi digiboy Thanks for your interest Update project state. Original MAC PRO case can not install ATX or EATX MB because the SATA cable interference with it. For this issue. I got some SATA connector free sample from Molex sales yesterday. (The part number is: CD011170A but phase out now) Use this connector. The case can be install ATX/EATX MB without interference with SATA cable. The gap between MB and case only 1.5mm each side. For install Galaxy 1000W power supply I cut out the CD-ROM chassis and remove fan partition. And here is MB chassis concept. All the standoffs will remove for new MB chassis. The chassis will make by aluminum and CNC cutting. So now I need to check case inner dimension for new chassis kit.

#1129289 MAC PRO Case mod project with EATX motherboard

Posted by chunyan0001 on 10 April 2009 - 05:11 PM

TYAN S5382 The most powerful motherboard with Intel 5000P chipset and the same platform with MAC PRO. http://www.tyan.com/...il.aspx?pid=439 Maybe you will feel I'm a fool that use the same platform but needs so much refit the parts. Because my S5382 motherboard is the engineering sample from TYAN. It's a very good design in server platform. After look at the spec and design of motherboard. I decide use the MAC PRO case to do this project because the structure almost the same with MAC PRO mother board. But TYAN S5382 can support 64GB ram with 16 DIMM slot higher than MAC PRO original memory card. And I want to use 8 hard drive to build a RAID-6 system with Dell PERC 6-i RAID card. Yes~ It's also engineering sample from Dell. Here is my system quick view. All the power / signal cable will re design to fit my motherboard and power supply. Maybe I will take two or three weeks to do this project. Photo as below. Case inside The components block quick view Use t...
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