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So im preparing to do yes.... a G5 hackintosh. Original I know. I want to use the shell of the original power supply for the mod. I'm planning on buying a 1u PSU and swapping it's guts for the G5. I plan on buying this ATX PSU:

 

http://www.istarusa.com/server_power/1u_2u.../tc1u46pd8.aspx

 

Also, here is a simple layout of how I want to modify the power supply for the G5 case.

 

G5Layout-1.jpg

 

So based on the layout I want to consolidate a bunch of stuff into a single 20pin connector to feed the top of the case. Can I simply move power lines around? To add the 6pin PCIe connector I want to use the existing 4pin EPS +12, +12, G, G and then borrow another +12 and a couple grounds from one of the existing 4pin Molex lines. Can I do stuff like that? Any input would be great thanks.

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Are you trying to build an entire pc inside the case or just replace the PSU?

I think the G5 case is kinda ATX compliant at very basic level, so I'd consider about the lineup (you know, if the PSU's power button can be reached from outside without cutting the case)

There are a lot of adaptors so the pin number on both the mobo and the PSU doesn't have to be the same.

 

And why do you want to borrow the power and grounds from those cables?? Lighting or cooling or something?

I'd be very careful since you can short circuit and screw the PSU up...

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Are you trying to build an entire pc inside the case or just replace the PSU?

I think the G5 case is kinda ATX compliant at very basic level, so I'd consider about the lineup (you know, if the PSU's power button can be reached from outside without cutting the case)

There are a lot of adaptors so the pin number on both the mobo and the PSU doesn't have to be the same.

 

And why do you want to borrow the power and grounds from those cables?? Lighting or cooling or something?

I'd be very careful since you can short circuit and screw the PSU up...

 

I'm doing a hackintosh in the G5 case. So the power supply needs to be switched to ATX compatible stuff. The only reason to steal grounds and power lines is to create new connectors. For example, the power supply that I want to use is a server power supply so it doesn't have a 6pin PCIe connector for a good graphics card. I want to modify the PSU to have that connection. Look at it like this... Say you bought a power supply that didn't have any connections on it at all, just bare wires coming from the unit itself. You would have to assemble the different connectors from the available various power lines. What I want to do is along that line. Just scrap some of what is there and create something different. I'm not adding or subtracting anything. I'm just moving things around. The custom connection I want to assemble is to carry: 4x5pin SATA connectors (2xHD, 1xODD which leaves an extra connection), 1x4pin Molex (Upper Fan), and 1x6pin PCIe (Graphics card).

 

P.s. No lights no water cooling.

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