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    Flush PowerMac

    Well, a bit of an update - I drilled quite a few holes in the panel after filling with epoxy (sadly the 5 minute stuff) and err, the results weren't brilliant I'm not sure whether it's the fact that I was leaving so little of the epoxy or that it was the quick set variety, but it isn't promising Anyway, I'll try and work something out - if anyone has any input I'd appreciate it!
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    When your job hands you a G5...

    Welcome back!
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    Apple Keyboard driver for Windows

    Here are the updated drivers from Bootcamp 5.1 OSD display works perfectly Windows 8.1 x64 AppleKeyboardInstaller64.zip Same instructions to run BootCamp.msi as admin still apply
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    [Project] Toos his first G5 mod.

    It looks like the motherboard is holding the weight (at least some) of the PSU? I can't imagine that's particularly good in the long run
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    Apple Keyboard driver for Windows

    Latest file on this page still works on Windows 8.1 x64, however no OSD is shown
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    Flush PowerMac

    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.net/modding/2008/10/28/apple-core-duo-by-cyprio/3
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    Flush PowerMac

    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!
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    Phunczz's G5 Homage Project

    So you're soldering directly and can live with 2 USB2 ports?
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    Water cooled G4 Cube

    Excellent as always!
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    First G5 MOD

    Gigabyte boards are best - the Asus hasn't been confirmed working - look for a gigabyte 1150 board and it (most likely) will work. Again, the 4770K is the better CPU, but Haswell won't be natively supported until 10.8.5 The 770 is quite a bit faster than the 760, both are confirmed working. Decide whether you need the extra power vs price Everything will fit nicely on 650W
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    First G5 MOD

    In future, use UPS - http://www.parcel2go.com/ I've used the UPS access point service to ship 28KG of speakers from London to Manchester - not a dent on the cardboard! (gladly as the speakers themselves were wrapped with only a single layer of bubblewrap) Cost 18£ as I had to split the shipment into 2, and arrived the next day. --- As for fixing the G5, good luck!
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    First G5 MOD

    That looks pretty bad - I'd claim the money back rather than try to fix and buy a different case
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    [worklog] Darkmac Pro

    I really want to see this finished!
  14. You have my vote!