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I recently finished my G5 Hackintosh with windowed side door. The components used were:

 

Asus P6T7 Supercomputer Motherboard.

3 x GTX 480.

1 x Apple Airport card in MINI PCIe to PCIe adapter.

Intel core i7 950 overclocked to 4.2 GHz.

2 x Corsair Reactor Solid State drives Raided together.

 

Running Snow Leopard 10.6.5.

 

motherboard tray from coolermaster wavemaster case.

 

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Some earlier photos below showing front 140 mm x 50 mm fans:

 

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I don't understand the point of making a side window if you hide the CPU and stuff by a cover. It is just to show people you have 3 gtx 480 which is useless.

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Thanks Smith@@ & geiman for the encouragement, I really enjoy doing this (but the day job keeps getting in the way!).

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Cheers blackosx, I'm really enjoying using this. The two 140 x 50 mm front fans really chill the CPU (40 - 42 degrees at idle and rock steady) even at 4.2 GHz. When you give it a workout as soon as you stop the temp plummets back to low 40's. Looking forward to some better drivers from Apple, I'm sure they will come soon.

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I was badly commenting about your window, thats just a choice you made.

Otherwise, you did a VERY good job !!

You could go for liquid cooling system don't you think ?

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Cheers blackosx, I'm really enjoying using this. The two 140 x 50 mm front fans really chill the CPU (40 - 42 degrees at idle and rock steady) even at 4.2 GHz. When you give it a workout as soon as you stop the temp plummets back to low 40's. Looking forward to some better drivers from Apple, I'm sure they will come soon.

 

How d'you go about making the cover metal plates? do you make 'em yourself?

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Hi there,

 

Yes I made them myself using equipment we have at work. The side is straightforward as it is just flat sheet cut to shape and drilled. We also have a folding press to for bending metal but this is possible to do by making a jig. For cutting the fan hole I used one of these:

 

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