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Hardly incidently I start my Hackintosh. I bought the huge Zalman copper cooler fan for my Geforce graphic card 6600

 

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and realize that I could not more close my G4 MDD case. I got the idea to take the PSU outside the case and attach it underneath. The temp droped and I had more space to install enventually an extra fifth HDD inside.

Afterwards, I fancy to move my MDD into a G5 case, watercooled it and in between start to read aqua-mac.com and later wanted to Hack the Tosh. That's how everything started.

 

You can see the pictures and some comments here : http

://aquamac.proboards106.com/index.cgi?...amp;thread=130

For the watercooling, I had to mod the plate of the MDD Heatsink to adapt it to the waterblock :

http://forum.macbidouille.com/index.php?ac...m&album=238

 

 

Here I start the mod of the G5 case for the MDD:

http://forum.macbidouille.com/index.php?ac...m&album=239

 

I wanted to keep the original door opening system from the previous G3, G4 PPC case. I used four panels and finally got it right . Now my Hackintosh is inside the G5 case and the LCS inside a Mac Pro case .

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I think it's harder to modify a G4 case then a G5. Good job.

 

i hate to clarify but its WAY easier to do up g4's and g3's

 

macpro's and g5 towers are harder.

 

also i wouldnt even comment on this thread cuase of the nature of how everything turned out... like $hit, but i had to add in my :) .

 

if you want challenge stick a hackintosh with core2duo cpu into a g4 powermac cube, and make it all work.

 

-D-

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DiaboliK, thanks for your nice words. :unsure:

I just wanted to explain how I came to mod a Hackintosh in a G5 case.

About challenge I dare yo to mod the heatsink from the G4 to dapt the waterblock as I did.

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DiaboliK, thanks for your nice words. :unsure:

 

About challenge I dare yo to mod the heatsink from the G4 to dapt the waterblock as I did.

 

thats easy, i am a machinist/welder by trade so converting hs to water blocks is a cinch, i can even make waterblocks from scratch out of any metal, silver is my favorite. :D

 

-D-

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I finally got the way to connect the original back fans from the G5 case. Hereby are some pictures to show how. In fact the are six cables, two doubles connecting both fans and four singles two per fan. Between the 4 combinations ony one will work : one double to the yellow wire (12V) , one double to black wire (neutral) and one of the singles to the red one (5V), the other single does not need to be connected, it is for the tours per min counter.I start with the doubles in position and tried one single at a time, did not work, then switch the position of the doubles and tried again the single wire and the fan started. Did the same for the other fan and then connect the two fans on the same plug, the two singles wires on the same connector

 

The two first were taken with a mobile

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I took these with a digi cam, you can see the double wires on the left side connected to the yellow and black wires and the two singles on the right connected to the red wire, the two others singles are not connected.

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Edit : I was reading what I wrote and pictured before and realized that I had first unplugged the wires. I use a spare couple of fans to make the connections with the wires in the original positions :

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...st&id=27712

 

With the plug in this position, connectors numbered from 1 to 6 starting from the bottom , the connections are :

 

1 to n/a or black : RPM fan A

2 to red : 5V fan A

3 to yellow : 12V both fans

4 to black : neutral both fans

5 to n/a or black : RPM fan B

6 to red : 5V fan B

 

views from the Molex plug :

 

@ 12 V speed, which is little loud

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...st&id=27711

 

@ 5 V speed, which is less loud

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...st&id=27710

 

1 to black : RPM fan A

2 to red : 5V fan A

3 to red : 5V both fans

4 to black : neutral both fans

5 to black : RPM fan B

6 to red : 5V fan B

 

thats easy, i am a machinist/welder by trade so converting hs to water blocks is a cinch, i can even make waterblocks from scratch out of any metal, silver is my favorite. :P

 

-D-

Congratz DiaoliK, you are a professional I am not and still could do it.I cannot finish my Hack the Tosh because I am waiting for a new MOBO now. I will let you know when it will be ready.

 

:DRouteZeroDesignI think I found the way to post pictures on the site.

This is the side panel view. Everything will be cover with a bended mesh panel.

 

EDIT 21/08/2008

All the pictures which are no more accurate, I just deleted them.

Edited by Baudouin

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I would like to thank CZ*DarkLight[, starting at post ?80 http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...525&st=60CZ for his detailed and well picturized "how to dismantle the case ", that help me a lot and save me time to take out the upper plate to rivet the support for the MDD's HDD's under the optical drive in the G5 case.

 

At this time I was thinking to install the PSU inside the case with the support plate from the G4 case. But it was to close to the MOBO when the door was closed

 

Finally with My Hack the Tosh, I used the case of the G4 MDD PSU to install the PC PSU.Inspired by the pictures from TribesMan http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?sho...=4525&st=40. I start by cutting the PC PSU case taking out the 120 mm fan and kept the bottom to which the PSU is screwed and cut the G4 MDD PSU case to insert two 80mm VERAX fans, put the PC CPU inside the MDD case and mod two pieces of mesh panel to cover the PSU

 

 

From the MDD I used also the power button because I wanted to see the light through the start button. The two lights, power's and HDD's come from a PC front board that I connected directly to the MOBO pins

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edit 06/05/08 : I forgot to mention that I have to bore the original hole to make it wider because the G4 MDD power button is bigger than the G5 one's. Did it gently an slowly to avoid any extern damage to the alu front panel.

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I just got my second G5 HDD tray. I will attach it to the support from the G4 MDD which I previously rived under the DVD drive .

http://forum.insanelymac.com/index.php?act...st&id=24134

 

Edit : done but took more time that I thought, because the G5 cage is wider than this from the G4 MDD, so I could screw on one side but have to rived the other side. I cut the upper plate from the G4 MDD HDD cage and attach it at the top of the G5 HDD cage.

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I have used the transparant About this Mac from Aqua-mac. That's great!!! Thanks aqua. :) .

 

Edit : sorry I forgot to thank "Macprodan & Torque3" who deserve the Credit for the "Quick Look" look!

 

Still have to delete the "Unknow" after the Proc speed.

 

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Edit :

 

In the meantime I change in About this Mac, the processor field with Core2 Quad @ 3.28Ghz(2.4Ghz) , which are real speed and (original speed).

 

In System Profiler I have changed nothing, quite happy with the infos, included real Proc speed :

 

Machine Name: Mac

Machine Model: 965P-DS3P

Processor Name: Intel® Core™2 Quad CPU @

Processor Speed: 3.27 GHz

Total Number Of Cores: 4

L2 Cache (per processor): 4 MB

Processor Features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM SSE3 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM

Memory: 4 GB

Bus Speed: 1.46 GHz

Boot ROM Version: Hack.88Z.int.0sh.061193037 (Award Software International, Inc.)

 

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As usual, I was too fast to try out and did not read carefully what Aquamac had written.

My SystemProfiler is now :

 

Hardware Overview:

 

Machine Name: Intel inside G5 case

MOBO Gigabyte: 965P-DS3P

Processor Name: Intel® Core2 Quad CPU Q6600

Original 2.4 GHz overclocked @: 3.27 GHz

Total Number Of Cores: 4

L2 Cache: 2x4 Mb

Graphic Card: Nvidia GeForce 7900 GTO 512 Mb

Ram Memory: OCZ Flex DDR2 @ 800 Mhz overclocked @ 913 Mhz WaterCooled

Overclocked Bus Speed: 1.46 GHz

Boot ROM Version: Hack.88Z.int.0sh.061193037 (Award Software International, Inc.)

 

Now I have understood. You can change anything you want. As long as you replace the left column first separate by ; and then replace the right column.

For example to change the seventh line, from :

 

Processor Features: FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM SSE3 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM

 

to Graphic Card : Nvidia Geforce 9700 GTO 512 Mb

 

I have changed : platform_cpu_features = "Processor Features";

 

to platform_cpu_features = "Graphic Card";"FPU VME DE PSE TSC MSR PAE MCE CX8 APIC SEP MTRR PGE MCA CMOV PAT PSE36 CLFSH DS ACPI MMX FXSR SSE SSE2 SS HTT TM SSE3 MON DSCPL VMX EST TM2 SSSE3 CX16 TPR PDCM"="Nvidia Geforce 9700 GTO 512 Mb";

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I was happylly surprised to get the original cables with the second G5 HDD Cage. I modded four double plugs to power the four HDD with the cables. One is the non used double 12V from my Power Supply which fire up the Proc at start-up, because I am using the one with eight pins. The three others come from old PSU's for PC soldered with the wires from molex plugs. The two black molex plugs of the HDD cables will be used to power the internal fans, upper fans and back fans.

 

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The back Audio is working but not the Front panel. I checked the forum : [How To] Solutions for Audio Problems, A Compilation (http://forum.insanel...showtopic=34075), and installed the drivers without succes .

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As I said before, I got the back fans working. It is a tricky connection :

 

http://forum.insanelymac.com/uploads/month...-1206059374.jpg

http://forum.insanelymac.com/uploads/month...-1206059361.jpg

 

You can see the pictures @ the posting 8

 

But I was reading what I wrote and pictured before and realized that I first unplugged the wires. I use a spare couple of fans to make the connections with the wires in the original positions :

 

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With the plug in this position, connectors numbered from 1 to 6 starting from the bottom , the connections are :

 

1 to black : RPM fan A

2 to red : 5V fan A

3 to yellow : 12V both fans

4 to black : neutral both fans

5 to black : RPM fan B

6 to red : 5V fan B

 

views from the Molex plug :

 

@ 12 V speed, which is little loud

 

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@ 5 V speed, which is a little less loud

 

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1 to black : RPM fan A

2 to red : 5V fan A

3 to red : 5V both fans

4 to black : neutral both fans

5 to black : RPM fan B

6 to red : 5V fan B

 

I have finished the definitive soldering with the plugs to connect to the Molex:

 

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Let's talk about watercooling :

 

-CPU : http://www.pc-look.com/boutik/Prod_Thermal...5__4151_en.html

 

-GPU : EK WaterBlocks - GRAPHIC CARD WATERBLOCK - EK-FC79 - Full Cover- NVidia GeForce 6800/7800/7900

http://www.pc-look.com/boutik/Images_EK_Wa...0__4394_en.html

 

 

-Ram :

 

http://www.ocztechnology.com/products/memo...flexxlc_edition

 

Northbridge : http://www.aqua-computer.de/images/product...c_c_pnc_500.jpg

 

Southbridge: http://www.aqua-computer.de/images/product..._gb_pnc_500.jpg

 

Voltage regulator cooler :

 

http://www.aqua-computer.de/images/product...er_quad_500.jpg.

 

The CPU and the RAM are already rolling :

 

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Just got the GPU WBlock :

 

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Waiting for the fittings Plug n Cool Connector - Straight - 1/4'' Thread - 06/08 Tubing.

 

The Bridges and Mosfets are ordered, should arrive soon.

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thats easy, i am a machinist/welder by trade so converting hs to water blocks is a cinch, i can even make waterblocks from scratch out of any metal, silver is my favorite. :P

 

-D-

 

congrats... you also got the {censored} of the year award...

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hes is fitting a G4 Mdd door style into the G5 case pretty interesting

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ive been watching this thread for a while. and still dont get what your doing..

 

buttt why lol.

 

Thanks amantheboy08. Btw, Pics and pinouts come tomorow, was too tired. :blink:

 

I wanted first to transfert my MDD into a G5 case to have more space, but with the G4 opening door system too. I changed my mind and decided to go for a Hackintosh after having read aqua-mac.com and discovered insanelymac.com.

Presently my Hack is working and I am busy to watercooling everything I can except the Power supply.

 

CPU and Ram :

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I am thinking not to use the original G4 door anymore but the G5 door and to use a transparant outside door.

 

But why ? For the fun and G4 MDD nostalgy to open the inside door and see the Mobo attached to it . And because it is a challenge to make it work. :P

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you know what would be sick making the G5 door opening the G4 door but motorize so when you pull the latch it will come down on its own now that would be nice.

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