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nickjf20

Member Since 24 Oct 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 12 2014 11:01 PM
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#1937666 Flush PowerMac

Posted by nickjf20 on 09 August 2013 - 12:47 AM

If anyone can shed some light on a 'good' self etching primer and paint to gain a similar effect to the link below I'd be very grateful! I've got a basic idea of what to do, but before today I hadn't heard of a self etching primer http://www.bit-tech....duo-by-cyprio/3

#1937614 Flush PowerMac

Posted by nickjf20 on 08 August 2013 - 07:29 PM

So, here begins my second PowerMac conversion, this time armed with prior experience and more help from Minihack! The plan so far is to epoxy the plate flush with the rear of the PowerMac and then paint/powdercoat it as a whole unit, similar to Mike7060's Mod Here is the subject - a near mint condition PowerMac G5 that stopped working only a few weeks ago. Apologies for the pink carpet, I'll get some better vanity shots once it's home.  And here is the plate that Minihack created next to the PMac  It of course lines up beautifully   It's a shame I can't use the original IO - it looks brilliant, but it seems like too much fuss for 2 USB2 ports to cut and then solder the original IO  Upon opening the door, I think I can see why it's broken ... black heatsink - not good!  Any comments or advice on which epoxy to use (JB Weld, Generic Aluminium Epoxy etc..), or anything at all would be helpful!

#1913812 [Completed build] El's water-cooled Deskintosh

Posted by nickjf20 on 09 May 2013 - 04:01 PM

You have my vote!

#1912141 Minihack - a slightly different G5 case mod.

Posted by nickjf20 on 02 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Can't say I'm a fan of the front panel, but I really like the honeycomb pattern you've got on the motherboard tray!

#1909910 Minihack - a slightly different G5 case mod.

Posted by nickjf20 on 23 April 2013 - 03:37 PM

Very nice! Although I've always thought the idea of having the reservoir, pipes or radiator external to the case was ungainly I NEED a laser cutter now.

#1904642 DISCUSSION OF [Tutorial] Adding the Apple Chime to your Hackintosh!

Posted by nickjf20 on 07 April 2013 - 06:34 PM

I asked the seller if he could cut a specific size and he delivered! (4 more people have since bought it ... must have powermacs themselves :wink_anim: ) Very cheap as well (compared to the off the shelf dust filters) http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1439.l2649

#1903129 DISCUSSION OF [Tutorial] Adding the Apple Chime to your Hackintosh!

Posted by nickjf20 on 02 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

I've now added a nice dust filter to the front panel - I know it's not really chime related ... but the piece does contain the chime so ...

#1902103 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by nickjf20 on 29 March 2013 - 11:49 PM

I demand an update :)

#1901808 Minihack - a slightly different G5 case mod.

Posted by nickjf20 on 28 March 2013 - 10:33 PM

The lamptron looks very steampunk Maybe something like this? ;) http://www.bit-tech....he-year-2012/17 EDIT And what do you know - that build I linked uses the Lamptron

#1893884 Grafting power plug from bottom to top of G5

Posted by nickjf20 on 03 March 2013 - 10:49 PM

It's really nice to see this forum coming back alive with some great active input. It's been a long time coming but I think the mint condition working family PowerMac G5 is up for replacement verrryyyy soon so I'll have that to play with I'm thinking anodising but otherwise completely stock -- I'll solder to the original rear chopped down IO

#1893519 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by nickjf20 on 02 March 2013 - 06:56 PM

Right, started emailing around for anodising quotes ... it looks far too nice :wink_anim:

#1892731 [worklog] Darkmac Pro

Posted by nickjf20 on 27 February 2013 - 10:15 PM

That looks brilliant ... Need to find an anodizer willing to do this in the UK! Might see if the Lazer Hive can make me a matching backplate to the one I have now out of aluminium and then I could have the whole thing anodized in the same colour ... :thumbsup_anim: EDIT: Maybe you could offer to update their (2001!) website in exchange for some anodizing for your next case ;)

#1892728 DISCUSSION OF [Tutorial] Adding the Apple Chime to your Hackintosh!

Posted by nickjf20 on 27 February 2013 - 10:08 PM

I'm using an ISD1820 in my build and I've got the PLAYL held high with the 5V from the PSU (so everything is sleeved into SATA power rather than splicing into the power button) i.e. +5Vcc and PLAYL are connected together

#1846947 G5 Hackintosh (mostly done)

Posted by nickjf20 on 23 August 2012 - 07:53 PM

Would be very cool if you could have the original PSU cut to include the modular panel Otherwise looking good so far !

#1802778 Mounting Case Fans inside G5 Case

Posted by nickjf20 on 03 March 2012 - 03:25 PM

I'm making cut perspex sheets that fit up front in the G5 and house 2x 140mm fans. It's all being worked out at the moment as the laser cutter is broken, but they should be ready soon. They will look similar to this: http://theturtlelab.com/G5_08.html
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