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Ira Aduro

Ira Aduro

Member Since 11 Jul 2011
Offline Last Active Jan 24 2014 03:31 AM
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In Topic: G5 // Legacy

15 March 2013 - 06:15 PM

I'm stuck at work so I cna't see the pics but I'll take a look at it tonight, thanks for sharing that.

EDIT: Took a look and that backplate is very very sexy. The holes are enough that it blends with the original design of the G5. So I'm guessing with just a few holes like that there wouldn't be any problem with warping while laser cutting?

This week ends my 5 weeks from Gehenna so expect actual progress now. I'm going to start fabricating the pieces I do have final designs for, the PSU holder, middle shelf, and start working on a top shelf.

In Topic: DISCUSSION OF [How-To] Remove the I/O PCI Slots Part from the G5 Case

15 March 2013 - 12:21 PM

Can't thank you enough!

In Topic: G5 // Legacy

15 March 2013 - 12:20 PM

Gotcha. Have you tried a completely flush backplate? I've been told the aluminum is .05" thick and that is a readily available thickness. Just curious if you or anyone has tried to make a completely flush backplate and how it went.

With the cost of producing new mesh, it would be cheaper to buy a second G5 and "donate" its mesh to the main G5. If you get a second one that works you could easily recoup the cost of it by parting out the things you don't need. I happen to have a second one. Hmmm.....

In Topic: G5 // Legacy

15 March 2013 - 03:33 AM

sadly no, water jet is to $$ due to all the starting and stopping. Laser cutting would cause warping due to all the 3mm holes cut in close proximity.

I'm contacting a second water jet company in town to get another quote.

Talking this over with the guy on [H]ardForums, most likely when apple made the G5 they used punches for the holes. Punches are cheap for large production but setup cost would be at least $200.

In Topic: G5 // Legacy

15 March 2013 - 12:58 AM

I rejected that one at the time as it would need too much finishing by hand around the cut out areas to make a smooth look


If the pattern is close but not an exact fit how would you go about making it blend with the original parts of the back?

I'm attaching an image to this post which shows why I'm designing the backplate how I am. I have a UD5h motherboard and my power supply is mounted where the HDDs were. Because of this the motherboard sits lower than mods that place the PSU in the original PSU enclosure. I've marked the two areas where the IO ports would be and the three PCI slots that match up with the bottom three expansion slots of the G5.

In the end I plan on making a few variants of this and one would conform to ATX standards for those that want to place the PSU on the bottom.
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