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  1. haggus

    G5 case mod on a budget

    It definitely takes a bit of reading to get the 690 working. The install is easy enough with the right stuff. I used the my171 rev 02 board with bios rev 08 both processors work it sees it as a mac pro. The boot flags are UseKernelCache=No GraphicEnabler=Yes PCIRootUID=4
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    Got the front panel cable done. It connected to the MB and reaches all the connectors. The firewire cable could have been longer. The MB is sitting roughly where it is supposed to go. Everything connected. Tomorrow is either fans or power supply work.
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    Some pictures nothing exciting just making a cable for the front connector.
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    I returned to this project after a bit of a delay Things completed I have the front panel connector marked up and ready to attach. All the internal parts are mocked up ready to go I have a free donor PC also Parts I am using The power supply USB,FIREWIRE, and AUDIO cables to attach the front panel connector I think I have 6 different SATA HD sitting there from 80Gb to 500Gb Things I need Thermal compund to mount the new heatsink. SSD is still desired but the budget and the amount of useable HD I have might eliminate this for now or it will be small and just for the OS. I'll get some pictures up after I download them from the camera.
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    I rough cut the back panel , cut the HD tray, and PCI divider on the weekend just temp fitting all the pieces before assembly. Things to do finish labeling the front connector for splicing need connectors for the fan modules(local source or online order) mount the cooler master heat-sink to the CPU re-use G5 cover over the MB power supply fitted into Tesla Converter tray need IEEE 1394 front panel cable Some more parts are on order but I have to go away for work so I will make more progress when I return. I took pictures and will upload them later.
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    I had some time to start marking out the back plate for my G5 project. The aluminium is a little marked up but once I get it cut out I will wet sand it and try to work the worst scratches out and give it a cleaning as well. Started to label some wires for making the front panel harness work with the atx board. This weekend I will order the PSU and SSD.
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    It seems my budget is going to have to grow. ASUS MB Core 2 Quad 75.00 Cooler Master and 8 Gb RAM 80.00 G5 case 20" Apple Cinema Display 50.00 Apple DVI to ADC 95.00 Total 300.00 Parts still needed PSU 90 -140 I missed one for 40.00 SSD 150 -250 there is one for 90.00 local Seems the parts I need are going blow my whole budget. I was trying to stay within the 350 range and it was looking good but even if I gow with a 600W PSU and 250 Gb SSD it still looks 200.00 which puts me in at 500.00. Going to have search for sales and deals to bring the price down
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    I think for the purpose of this build the G5 case is a good fit. I am doing this on a budget with 350.00 to work with and hoping to complete it as inexpensively as I can. Thanks
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    G5 case mod on a budget

    I did some more removal . I removed the power supply and I plan to replace the "Tesla Converter" internals with a 650W top cooled power supply with the fan removed. Also I need some molex connectors to wire the fans I plan to use the G5 fans running at 5V.
  10. I started a little project after seeing it being done by a few others. I really want to keep the G5 look as OEM as possible. I am pretty good at working with my hands and there is a ton of info on how to do this mod. I really love the the G5 case it is such a nice clean looking case. I do not have a ton of cash at the moment so the 1200.00 price tag for an i7 quad setup with all the new hardware is not an option at the moment. However I did get a deal on a Core 2 Quad from a friend who was upgrading his system. I currently have a old Pentium D 2.8 GHz with 4Gb of ram 2 500Gb SATA drives and 1.5 Tb external usb running SL 10.6.8 The G5 was acquired for 50.00 with a 20" Apple Cinema display, I started taking out the G5 internals today. I must say that these machines are put together really well everything is very secure.
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    G5 Front Panel to ATX I/O Cables

    I am interested in picking up one of these cables for my own G5 Mod. Thanks
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    Introduce yourself.

    I have recently added a pair of hackintosh to my household An ASUS eepc 1005HA and a Gateway 5012 GT. The netbook has an Atom processor and the Gateway is a pentium D. As of right now both are running SL 10.6.3 everything stable as far as I can tell. So if I want to test any further it will be on a separate HD. Anyway I think a MacBook will be in my future. If it wasn't for great sites in the OSX community I probably wouldn't have got this done, so Thanks to the people behind the scenes who put these modified kexts and helper programs out there for us all. Cheers Haggus
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    Atheros AR928x not working

    make sure your wifi is setup as b+g only that was the issue that worked for my eepc. I used AtherosWiFiInjector.kext and kexthelper to install it. I am only using SL 10.6.3 and I am afraid if I update I will break something.