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G5 PSU mod to fit ATX PSU?

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So I know that some mods out there include taking a normal PSU and fitting it into the G5 enclosure. My brother, who knows a little more about this than I do, said doing that is very dangerous. However, I keeping thinking how great that would be to do one. I wanted to know how hard/dangerous it really is. Are there any detailed guides out there? Anyone with experience in this area give me some help?

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I've done this my self. Theres no much to it other than make sure everything is connected properly.

I used the original G5 psu chassis with new 6 mm fans (revoltec I think). Make sure the psu itself is grounded and well insulated from the chassis.

 

I've read theres a possiblity that the PSU holds charge (even if its unplugged) and you could get an electrical shock while working with it. I dont know if this is true. You could check the net for more information

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I've done this my self. Theres no much to it other than make sure everything is connected properly.

I used the original G5 psu chassis with new 6 mm fans (revoltec I think). Make sure the psu itself is grounded and well insulated from the chassis.

 

I've read theres a possiblity that the PSU holds charge (even if its unplugged) and you could get an electrical shock while working with it. I dont know if this is true. You could check the net for more information

When you say grounded and well insulated, what do you mean?

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I want to keep the PSU in the bottom, as that is where it was orginally, and if I move it to the top, then I move the HDD caddy, and then deal with that mess. So I seem to have two real options: take apart a fan-mounted-on-the-top ATX PSU and place it in the shell of the orginal LiteOn 600w TeslaConverter - OR - use a 1U PSU and place it in that same cavity. I can find 1U PSUs that go all the way up to 600+watts, but they are spendy. Has anyone ever used one of these in a G5 case? This is what I used when I hacked an AMD Athlon 64 into an IBM PC XT/286 becasue it was litterally the only thing that would fit.

 

I'll be putting into my G5:

ASRock Extreme4-m

i5-3750k NOT overclocked

onboard video - for now - but want the option for one kick-ass card down the road

2 SATA HDD and 1 SATA DVD burner

1 Professional audio card (m-audio) - minimal power draw, pulls power thru PCIe interface

 

Thanks in advance for your opinions! If this is the wrong thread, please redirect/move to the correct thread mr. administrator.

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