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Good Old G5 Mod....

17 November 2012 - 01:24 AM

Hey, Thought I would post over here that I have two powermac g5 related items for sale...

1. A complete System with modded g5 case http://www.insanelym...tx-650-ti-fast/
2. Unmodded G5 case http://www.insanelym...wermac-g5-case/

Details and Prices can be found at the Links Above!

Thanks Guys! This community has been great!

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[Sell] Unmodified Late-2005 Powermac G5 Case

17 November 2012 - 01:12 AM

Up For grabs is an unmodified Late 2005 PowerMac G5 case with all fans and most dividers cables and other accessories. Also Included is an Early 2005 and Prior Front Panel Board to allow plug and play wiring with cables made here on the forums!

Price: $60 OBO + Shipping (PLEASE: Submit Best Offers Via Personal Message... I will review your Offer and provide an answer within 5 Business days)

Bought this as an extra parts case when I bought mine, Selling my other off now and I don't need this guy anymore.

If you have any questions please let me know!

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17 November 2012 - 12:37 AM

Hello Guys! Up for grabs is my current system, less than 7 months old... all installed nicely in a 85% done G5 Case.

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Here are the Specs:

Mobo: Asus P8P67-Pro (Rev 3.1) (Supports Ivy Bridge)
CPU: Intel 2nd Gen Core i5-2300
Cooler: Stock Intel Cooler (Was surprised by the performance)
Memory: 2 x 4GB 1333 MHz Ram (8GB Total) System Supports up to 32GB (4 x 8GB)
GPU: ATI HD 5450 1GB (Fully Working, except on some outputs requires sleep/wake for output)
HDD: Seagate 2TB 5900 RPM Sata 6Gb/s
Audio: While the Onboard Audio DOES work, you cannot plug it in due to the back panel, so I have an Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Installed.
Optical Drive: DVD Burner (Dont know Brand)
Power Supply: DiabloTek 550 Watt PSU Modded into the PowerMac G5 PSU Casing
Fans: Front CPU and PCI stock G5 fans wired at 5v to give a relatively quite and cool system.

So that is the Specs... as far as the case mod goes, I have made no cuts except on the inside dividers to allow room for the ATX Mobo. Pretty much everything is done except for what is listed below:

NOT DONE: Rear I/O Ports and Front Firewire (NOTE: I have made up a cable for the front power button, usb and head phone, although jack sense does not work)

Case Condition: Case is not in New condition but it is in better condition than most I see... No major scratches, however there are slight signs of ware and on the top near the back there are two small indents where the HDD Standoff's where attempted to be removed (See Picture)

Here are some pictures:

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Extra Stuff: I can also included upon Buyers Request the following:
Extra G5 Parts: Fans, Screws, Unused Deviders... etc
Original Hardware Boxes from NewEgg (Extra Shipping)

Now, the question you have all been waiting for, what's the price?
Well I have put over $1,200.00 into this rig when all is said and done, not to mention over a month and a half modding the case.

The Price: THIS ITEM IS SOLD AND NO LONGER AVAILABLE $745.00 OBO Plus Shipping (Shipping will be whatever is cheapest at the time of purchase)

If you have ANY questions please feel free to PM me!

NOTE: Due to the Guidelines set forth by InsanelyMac and the EULA set forth by Apple, I will NOT be providing any OS with this build! However an 8GB Thumb Drive with tools and instructions to create a working Mountain Lion Install Disk and all necessary Kexts, DSDT's and Other Fixes WILL be included.

Pre Modded Powermac G5 Cases

27 March 2012 - 06:45 PM

PLEASE NOTE: I really wanted to provide pre modded cases for the community. But due to some unforeseen health issues in the family and extra burdens both financially and "time consumingly" I will be unable to provide anymore of these cases, for those of you that have PM'd me I am sorry. I will be creating a topic outlining the progress of my own build shortly. I am sorry, and if the time is ever right to do this again I will, but it is just not possible right now :(

Hey y'all! I have become very much Interested in the powermac g5 modding.

I have severial G5's. I will be modding the first for myself (no cuts) and the rest I have no clue what to do with.

I was wondering how many of you would be interested in them, pre modded ofcorse.

Pricing would go as follows:

$250 for standard case modded for full ATX with front panel cable and All System fans pre wired.
$300 for all above plus rear IO from orig motherboard to atx headers
$350 for all above plus a 550 Watt 20/24 pin ATX PSU with either 4/8 pin CPU modded in the orig PSU casing.

All prices are subject to shipping charges Unless you are in Southern California and Local Pickup is an option..

How many think this is a good price? If so how many would be interested. At the moment I have the ability to make 2 but will think about making more.

Just for reference a nice aluminum (ugly) case from newegg runs you $250

(P.S. These are all Late 2005 G5 Models and the Blower is removed to allow clearance for the Motherboard.)

Let me know.

UPDATES: I have started working and have gotten the case cleaned all out and the motherboard in for test fitting (This is an old ATX P4 Board and ATI Card)

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I also notice that the rear fans will need some modification done because of the motherboard connectors

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Fixing the "boot0 error" on newer hard drives.

13 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

********THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE USING A HARD DRIVE WITH 4Kb sectors instead of 512byte sectors. What happens is Chimera will not install correctly and you will get a "boot0 error"************

To fix the Boot0 error you need to install the boot1h file manually to the boot partition, the procedure is as follows:

•Install lion (I used ###### as it was the only method that worked and is pretty much idiot proof)

•Before installing any bootloader, Boot into lion using the ######## stick and extract ####### (or a custom installer such as Andy's package) using pacifist and find the Chimera/usr/standalone/i386 folder and put the boot1h file into a folder called "Fix" on the root of your lion installer drive, ######. DON'T INSTALL THE ######## PACKAGE YET

•Boot back into the lion installer disk, don't worry we won't need to reinstall, and figure out the identifier of the partition you installed lion on. To do this, go to Utilities>Termanal and type "diskutil list" and find the identifier. Mine is rdisk0s2 the number 0 is the disk and the number 2 is the partition.

•Close Termanal and open Utilities>Disk Utility, select the partition you installed lion on and unmount it. THIS WILL NOT WORK WITH THE PARTITION MOUNTED. Close Disk Utility.

•Now in terminal Type "cd /Fix/" and hit enter. (cd stands for change directory.)

Then, if no error shows up, type: dd if=boot1h of=/dev/identifier

•You should see a message telling you that so may bytes have been written.

•Reboot. Boot using the ####### drive again and this time select the lion partition. Once in lion install Chimera via ####### or a custom install package that you extracted the boot1h file from.

Reboot and take out the ###### drive and see if she boots. If so, it worked!!

Notes: This may work with Chameleon as they are pretty much the same. Just make sure that you extract the boot1h from the installer you intend to use.

Also: If you ever install again or restore from a backup you may need to do this again.

Sorry if the formatting is weird. I typed this guide on my iPhone when I was bored. I will fix tonight when I get "Back to my Mac" hehe.
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