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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from Effendi in G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables   
    Do not send cable requests to EnjoyFebruary (They will not be answered).
     
    Please go to www.g5cable.com to purchase. 

    These cables let you hook up the front I/O connectors of the PowerMac G5 case to standard ATX motherboard headers. The cable includes connections for USB, Firewire 400, Headphones, PWR button and PWR Led. Thanks for viewing this topic. Take care, Dan.

    "Will this cable work for my case?" - This cable will only work for Apple PowerMac G5 cases with a single ethernet port.
    "How do I hookup the cable if I do not have firewire?" - If you don't have firewire built into your motherboard the best option in my opinion is to buy the Dell Adaptec (Agere Chipset) Firewire 400 PCI card. You can find these on eBay for around $9. Totally worth it and it saves me explaining how to create a work around . Trust me, it's easier this way AND you get firewire!




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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from Mr.D. in Apple Pro Speakers Mod   
    I always liked the design of the Apple Pro speakers from back in the PowerMac G4 days. I had a set with my MDD G4 and thought the sound quality was better than speakers for this size. So I thought it would be a cool project to mod a set to be used without a Powermac. It's pretty simple to do this if you have a little extra time and a soldering iron. Here is how I did it:

    1. On the Apple Speakers, cut the speakers off of the little round pendant Y thing. So now you should just have the two speakers with a good length of thin cable.
    2. Cut and strip the ends of the wires. You can get rid of the thick shield ground that surrounds the inner wire. You don't need it.
    3. You can use any male 1/8" adapter with a stereo tip. (this has 2 rings around it) I used a white 1/8" cable from monoprice.com. Obviously strip the cable down.

    Pinout:

    Speaker 1 Brown - Left Signal + Solder to: White Wire (Sometimes Black) - 1/8" Jack

    Speaker 1 Yellow - Combine with White -
    Shield Ground (Bare Copper) - 1/8" Jack
    Speaker 2 White - Combine with Yellow -

    Speaker 2 Blue - Right Signal + Red Wire - 1/8" Jack

    4. The most important thing is just that you connect the corresponding wires. Like if you are looking at the wires as they connect to the actual driver inside the speaker just say "Left connection is signal" and use that same corresponding wire on the other speaker. That way your signal won't be out of phase. Pretty simple hookup.

    5. I was a little bummed about lack of volume. An external amp of some kind is probably best. These speakers would be best for an environment such as a reasonably quiet office or bedroom.

    6. From what I've found on the web each speaker is rated for 10w at 4ohm each.

    Overall I still feel these speakers give a solid overall impression of the audio source. Very pleasant to listen to. Again, maybe too quiet for most sans power amp of some kind, but hey they look cool! Nice little hour long project.

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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from Mr.D. in Apple Pro Speakers Mod   
    I always liked the design of the Apple Pro speakers from back in the PowerMac G4 days. I had a set with my MDD G4 and thought the sound quality was better than speakers for this size. So I thought it would be a cool project to mod a set to be used without a Powermac. It's pretty simple to do this if you have a little extra time and a soldering iron. Here is how I did it:

    1. On the Apple Speakers, cut the speakers off of the little round pendant Y thing. So now you should just have the two speakers with a good length of thin cable.
    2. Cut and strip the ends of the wires. You can get rid of the thick shield ground that surrounds the inner wire. You don't need it.
    3. You can use any male 1/8" adapter with a stereo tip. (this has 2 rings around it) I used a white 1/8" cable from monoprice.com. Obviously strip the cable down.

    Pinout:

    Speaker 1 Brown - Left Signal + Solder to: White Wire (Sometimes Black) - 1/8" Jack

    Speaker 1 Yellow - Combine with White -
    Shield Ground (Bare Copper) - 1/8" Jack
    Speaker 2 White - Combine with Yellow -

    Speaker 2 Blue - Right Signal + Red Wire - 1/8" Jack

    4. The most important thing is just that you connect the corresponding wires. Like if you are looking at the wires as they connect to the actual driver inside the speaker just say "Left connection is signal" and use that same corresponding wire on the other speaker. That way your signal won't be out of phase. Pretty simple hookup.

    5. I was a little bummed about lack of volume. An external amp of some kind is probably best. These speakers would be best for an environment such as a reasonably quiet office or bedroom.

    6. From what I've found on the web each speaker is rated for 10w at 4ohm each.

    Overall I still feel these speakers give a solid overall impression of the audio source. Very pleasant to listen to. Again, maybe too quiet for most sans power amp of some kind, but hey they look cool! Nice little hour long project.

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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from SergeyKlimov in Hackintosh in XServe G5 Rack   
    Here is the revised idea for the hackintosh I plan on building:
    - XServe G5 case - I plan on cutting the case down so it's not quite so long. As far as the Sata backplane goes it'll just take a little PSU modification to power it. I'll use a small 220 watt Mini-ITX power supply which should be enough to power everything. I'm searching eBay everyday for a cheap as is Xserve case but they seem to be pretty rare.
    - Supermicro MBD-X7SLA-H-O - In doing some research I'm pretty sure that this board will be compatible.
    - Optical Drive - I just need a slim ide converter which will be attached to the motherboard end of the existing Apple cable.
    - Firewire 400- 2+1 PCIe 1x card connected via a flexible riser but oriented inside the case and not in a pci-slot.
    - Wireless N - So this server is going to sit in a closet so I would like it to be hardwired to as few things as possible. So I plan on building a 802.11n card to get it on the network. It's going to be an Apple Airport Extreme mini PCIe card married to a PCIe 1x adapter. To save space it will not take up a slot but I will mount it inside of the case and the antennas will be outside of the case. So the card will also be connected via a flexible riser as well.
    - Cooling! -Since i've moved to an Atom 330 board I feel that heat isn't going to be a huge issue though I will still have a pci slot blower to move the air around.
    - Storage - I'm going to use a spare 80Gb HD for the OS and two 2Tb Western Digital AV-GP drives in a Raid 1 for all my media.
     
    So yeah. Blah Blah Blah. I don't even have the case yet so i'll post updates when I finally get the ball rolling. Thanks.
     

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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from Mr.D. in Apple Pro Speakers Mod   
    I always liked the design of the Apple Pro speakers from back in the PowerMac G4 days. I had a set with my MDD G4 and thought the sound quality was better than speakers for this size. So I thought it would be a cool project to mod a set to be used without a Powermac. It's pretty simple to do this if you have a little extra time and a soldering iron. Here is how I did it:

    1. On the Apple Speakers, cut the speakers off of the little round pendant Y thing. So now you should just have the two speakers with a good length of thin cable.
    2. Cut and strip the ends of the wires. You can get rid of the thick shield ground that surrounds the inner wire. You don't need it.
    3. You can use any male 1/8" adapter with a stereo tip. (this has 2 rings around it) I used a white 1/8" cable from monoprice.com. Obviously strip the cable down.

    Pinout:

    Speaker 1 Brown - Left Signal + Solder to: White Wire (Sometimes Black) - 1/8" Jack

    Speaker 1 Yellow - Combine with White -
    Shield Ground (Bare Copper) - 1/8" Jack
    Speaker 2 White - Combine with Yellow -

    Speaker 2 Blue - Right Signal + Red Wire - 1/8" Jack

    4. The most important thing is just that you connect the corresponding wires. Like if you are looking at the wires as they connect to the actual driver inside the speaker just say "Left connection is signal" and use that same corresponding wire on the other speaker. That way your signal won't be out of phase. Pretty simple hookup.

    5. I was a little bummed about lack of volume. An external amp of some kind is probably best. These speakers would be best for an environment such as a reasonably quiet office or bedroom.

    6. From what I've found on the web each speaker is rated for 10w at 4ohm each.

    Overall I still feel these speakers give a solid overall impression of the audio source. Very pleasant to listen to. Again, maybe too quiet for most sans power amp of some kind, but hey they look cool! Nice little hour long project.

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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from Effendi in G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables   
    Do not send cable requests to EnjoyFebruary (They will not be answered).
     
    Please go to www.g5cable.com to purchase. 

    These cables let you hook up the front I/O connectors of the PowerMac G5 case to standard ATX motherboard headers. The cable includes connections for USB, Firewire 400, Headphones, PWR button and PWR Led. Thanks for viewing this topic. Take care, Dan.

    "Will this cable work for my case?" - This cable will only work for Apple PowerMac G5 cases with a single ethernet port.
    "How do I hookup the cable if I do not have firewire?" - If you don't have firewire built into your motherboard the best option in my opinion is to buy the Dell Adaptec (Agere Chipset) Firewire 400 PCI card. You can find these on eBay for around $9. Totally worth it and it saves me explaining how to create a work around . Trust me, it's easier this way AND you get firewire!




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    enjoyfebruary got a reaction from Effendi in G5 to ATX Front I/O Cables   
    Do not send cable requests to EnjoyFebruary (They will not be answered).
     
    Please go to www.g5cable.com to purchase. 

    These cables let you hook up the front I/O connectors of the PowerMac G5 case to standard ATX motherboard headers. The cable includes connections for USB, Firewire 400, Headphones, PWR button and PWR Led. Thanks for viewing this topic. Take care, Dan.

    "Will this cable work for my case?" - This cable will only work for Apple PowerMac G5 cases with a single ethernet port.
    "How do I hookup the cable if I do not have firewire?" - If you don't have firewire built into your motherboard the best option in my opinion is to buy the Dell Adaptec (Agere Chipset) Firewire 400 PCI card. You can find these on eBay for around $9. Totally worth it and it saves me explaining how to create a work around . Trust me, it's easier this way AND you get firewire!




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