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Apple Mac G5 UnRaid NAS Build

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Hi,

Welcome to my build thread for my first ever pc build which happens to be an UnRaid NAS in an Apple Mac G5 case. I have never owned a PC let alone built one, but as all of my films are being ripped to ISO format I am rapidly running out of space (not to mention my Lossless music files).

We are a mac only household that consists of iPhones, iPads, MacBook Pros, Mac Pro, Mac mini and an Apple TV and a 27 Thunderbolt Display. Which is why I have decided to build my NAS in a G5 case as it will be sat next to it in my home office. Being a Graphic Designer we are a slightly annally retentive bunch and we like things to match.

Several months ago I bought an empty case to convert which you can see here. They really are massively over engineered and offer a lot of scope if your prepared to get you hands dirty. Over the next few months I didn't do a lot apart from start collecting parts for my build. I also had an excuse as I have being having a few health issues (Graves Disease, Hyperthyroidism and Thyroid Eye disease) which has delayed my build a little. But I have managed to collect a few parts which I'll list at the bottom of this first post as it will become updated as I progress.

Having now had a Total Thyroidectomy (I won't share the 6 inch scar photo) clear.png I am ready to begin.


Build components so far...

Case:
Apple G5

HDD:
1. Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 64mb cache sata3
2. Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 64mb cache sata3
3. Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 64mb cache sata3
4. Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 64mb cache sata3
5. Seagate 3TB 3.5 inch 7200rpm 64mb cache sata3
6. Corsair Neutron GTX 480gb SSD

HDD Cage:
1. Corsair CC-8930108 900D HDD Drive Cage
2. Corsair CC-8930108 900D HDD Drive Cage
3. Corsair CC-8930108 900D HDD Drive Cage

Sata Back Plane:
1. Corsair CC-8930118 900D HDD SATA Hot Swap Cable
2. Corsair CC-8930118 900D HDD SATA Hot Swap Cable
3. Corsair CC-8930118 900D HDD SATA Hot Swap Cable

PSU:
Corsair RM750

CPU:
-

CPU Cooling:
Corsair H110 (will be removed as i can't use it with the Supermicro MB)

Fans:
1. Corsair SP120 quiet edition 120mm 1,450rpm 23dba
2. Corsair SP120 quiet edition 120mm 1,450rpm 23dba
3. Corsair SP120 quiet edition 120mm 1,450rpm 23dba
4. Corsair SP120 quiet edition 120mm 1,450rpm 23dba

Motherboard:
Supermicro X10SLL-S 1150 socket motherboard

RAM:
-


And we begin with the G5 Case


Then we begin by stripping the case down to the basics.

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