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    Default Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy, Update (26/11/08)

    Hi all, I begin my first worklog, it's a apple G5 conversion, I try to keep the apple look outside and inside but with my own choices.

    Hardware :

    Q6600
    DFI P35 UT
    4GB crucial ballistix tracer 5300
    Twintech 8800GTS 512 (to change with black pcb card)
    Samsung T166 500gb raid
    Corsair HX 520w
    Sony dvd burner

    Liquid cooling if budget can be complete
    Ek supreme
    Laing ddc 3.2 with Ek acetal top
    Ek northbridge cooler
    EK nickel block (depend from graphic card)
    Dual microcool 240 rad (stacked rads)
    10/16 compressions fittings
    10/16 white tubing

    Mod parts:

    Apple G5
    Lian li A10 motherboard tray
    Lian li rack drive
    TJ-07 watercooling rad supports
    Full white sleeving
    Nanoxia Fans

    Some objectives of the project:

    Try to keep the mac look with mods, painting of all parts to mac grey,

    Reuse powersupply plastic surround port in lian li motherboard tray

    Cover rads, bottom case with custom aluminium plate.

    Color scheme : white, grey, green.

    Repaint case to original grey.

    Sponsor : EK waterblocks






    Modding parts



    Case ready for some action



    First placement of motherboard tray



    Cut for opening door mechanism



    Motherboard tray inside



    Second cutting session and more adjustment



    Cutting back plate for door opening and lapping





    Adaptation of powersupply plastic surround port , final form of hole would be made with mastic



    Holes will be filled with bondo too

    I'll try some sketchup for final look

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    Cool. I can't wait to see more. Welcome to the boards!

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    welcome also... good start mate
    Quote Originally Posted by Drum Thumper View Post
    you tease!

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    Thanks guys, I hope make an update soon, I begun playing with mastic yesterday. Making precision lapping

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    welcome, looks cool

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    Welcome aboard! I think in general that we are all happy to see Apples get their guts ripped out.

    \m/ d(-_-)b \m/

    ATI 6850, Q8200, 8GB, 1.5tb - Nothing fancy, but it works great.

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    lol

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    I contact Eddy from EK watercooling, he accept to sponsor me, I'm really happy and want to thanks him because this is my first worklog.

    Tomorrow big update, I play all the afternoon with bondo, some parts are modded and painted with filler.

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    congrats on the sponsorship!

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    Default Re: Project: G5 conversion, Art is a philosophy

    Hard drive rack prepared for some modding (3 to 2 hard drives)



    Integration of apple psu hole



    backside



    superior side, there was an hole in the upper side, I cut a little plate from aluminium and filled with bondo.




    Rack drive modded and prepared with filler.




    Back motherboard tray finished





    Painted



    I'm not very happy with paint, it doesn't look professional, kind of plastic texture and don't match apple grey.

    Since I had planed to repaint the case ( to much little dents, and color dismatch because smoking) soon, I've ask a friend who work in a paint garage to resparay all the parts.

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